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  1. peterbar77 Mar 24, 2021

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    This is stunning. still one of the best vintage watches from Omega. Love that black dial with that patina...
     
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  2. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Mar 24, 2021

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    HAGD All! :)
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  3. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 24, 2021

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    Great photo - but I’d have thought it would be you ‘hurrying to get away' rather than the snake - I certainly would have :)[/QUOTE]

    Yes, understood. It's just that I've had a fascination with reptiles since my earliest memory, and have encountered so many rattlesnakes that I have a pretty good idea of how they'll behave in a particular situation. I gave the one in the photo quite a wide berth (the shot was taken with the 2x lens on my phone) because it was a juvenile, which are known to inject a very large venom dose compared to adult rattlers.
     
  4. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 24, 2021

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    Yes, the hills near our home (the Santa Monica Mts.) are unusually snake-y in my opinion. When I encountered that snake the other day I was on high rattler alert because of the weather condition that day: it had been very cold overnight, and when I was hiking it was warm, with the Sun shining from high in the sky -- perfect for illuminating a narrow trail surrounded by thick brush. Rattlesnakes, being cold-blooded, need to be warmed up to pursue prey, and to flee from predators. Lying in the shade on a cold morning just won't cut it for a warm-up, so they head for the first open spot they can find in order to sunbathe -- in this case, the trail. When I first saw this snake, it was stretched out full length on the trail, completely motionless as it soaked up the Sun.
     
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  5. Lou P YaY! Mar 24, 2021

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    1500 OP Date from Q1 1965...YaY!
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  6. Drewble Mar 24, 2021

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    Brought back to life with a new capacitor after many years in a drawer. Given by my Dad when I was in college. Nice alternative to his Seamaster 2255.80 that I wear daily.
     
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  7. micampe Mar 24, 2021

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    I wanted to brag about how well my new sweatshirt matches the lume on the sm300 and I noticed the bike matches too.

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  8. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 24, 2021

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    Hello, @Drewble , welcome to the Forum! That's a great start -- cool watch with a story. Looking forward to photos of your "Electric Blue" also.
     
  9. Njnjcfp88 Mar 24, 2021

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  10. Unfamiliar_Moon Mar 24, 2021

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    Matched up a rubber strap from a Planet Ocean (CVZ005863)

    It’s actually quite gray in person and matches up better than I could have hoped. So excited I didn’t even set time or date at first
     
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  11. skand Mar 24, 2021

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  12. Andsan Mar 24, 2021

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  13. LesXL Mar 24, 2021

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    Still reading...
     
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  14. CameronD Mar 24, 2021

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    Damasko DA44 for today. IMG_5714.JPG
     
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  15. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Mar 24, 2021

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  16. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 24, 2021

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    Splorin' :)

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  17. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Mar 24, 2021

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    Nice straps can make or break the pleasure you can get from a watch. Yours is a great improvement
     
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  18. amphib44 Mar 24, 2021

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  19. JPE.88305 Mar 24, 2021

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  20. allwoundup Mar 24, 2021

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    Sometimes it seems a watch just want to come out to play....moving watch boxes around this morning I noticed the seconds hand on this Marvin started to sweep....haven’t had it out of the box in quite sometime...it’s raining here, so today this Marvin “Hermetic” seems an appropriate choice and gets the nod.
     
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