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  1. Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Feb 15, 2016

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    For today...faithful 6309-7049 with NATO color options...

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  2. dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 15, 2016

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    Evening swap to ~1959.

    Alarm should be handy at dinner-time... don't want to be late!

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  3. Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Feb 15, 2016

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    Looks cool! :cool:

    Sounds cool?

    I've never seen or experienced a mechanical alarm watch of this type in person. So what does it sound like? Crickets? I've heard you dudes reference "crickets" here at OF...so I'm guessing it may sound like "crickets". Also, what specifically is banging around in there to result in an alarm sound?
     
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  4. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Feb 15, 2016

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    In my limited experience - I have a Bulova, a Wakmann and a Vulcain alarm wristwatch - the Vulcain is the loudest and has a higher pitch.

    But to me they just sound like old mechanical alarms.
     
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  5. Canuck Feb 15, 2016

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    Many of these mechanical alarm watches have a steel post inserted in a hole in the steel back, and riveted in place. The post protrudes into a space in the mechanism adjacent to the alarm hammer, but not touching it. The case back is usually two-piece, with the back itself keyed to the case so it only goes on one way. An outer threaded ring is screwed down, holding the back in place. When the alarm trips, the hammer vibrates against the steel post. The sound is louder if the watch is OFF the wrist, but the muffled sound on the wrist is enhanced by the vibration.
     
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  6. STEELE Feb 15, 2016

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    Wore the '62 in gold housing today ....

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  7. dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 15, 2016

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    Barking Metal Crickets!

    Here's the Vulcain Cricket, which sounds more bell-like than some:

     
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  8. Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Feb 15, 2016

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    Holy smokeroonies! I think l learned 53 things in that video! Like...I've been pronouncing "Vulcain" as "Vulcan"...as in Spock the "Vulcan". I've got a lot to learn. Thanks, @dougiedude! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Feb 15, 2016

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    Good explanation! I can visualize it! Thanks, @Canuck. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  10. khmt2 Feb 15, 2016

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    Gd Tuesday to all

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  11. Fernando Feb 15, 2016

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    Happy Presidents' Day
     
  12. duc Feb 15, 2016

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    Hong Kong delivers (edit : actually Singapore) ...I can't believe I haven't picked up on this little gem before now. Like many (all) others before me have said, it looks way better in the flesh. In honor of the 5 years I spent in Rota, Spain while my father was stationed there, I'm going to keep the day wheel set for Spanish. More bands on the way.

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  13. D YOUNG Feb 15, 2016

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  14. ricardorio Feb 15, 2016

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    Maverick and Iceman (Top Fun School) supporting more epic selfies from @Mad Dog and @JFingers !!!
    Sorry !!! Iceman wear a not qualified pilot watch ( Submariner 14060M, very rare indeed, but not pilot watch). I do (Speedmaster 145022-69 pre moon with decimal bezel).


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  15. ELV web Feb 15, 2016

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    This dude today
     
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  16. Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Feb 15, 2016

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    Since I've been wearing my faithful 6309-7049 today...I got a hankering to get the old b & p (box and papers) out...with bonus pics of my old PADI card...

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  17. bristnj Feb 15, 2016

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    Enicar Sherpa Super-Dive atop J.D. Salinger's "the CATCHER in the RYE". Two Classics!
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  18. aap Feb 15, 2016

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    The bright Sun making the hands pop out [​IMG]
     
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  19. bigdubnick Feb 15, 2016

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  20. Mad Dog “Kung Fu Grip” Feb 15, 2016

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    Dude!!!

    You're killing me...too dang funny!!!

    Rock on!!!

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