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  1. Tako Yaki Mar 23, 2021

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    Seiko go (5),
    automatic 3-hander, day-date
    Blue dial, white-blue inner bezel,
    Ref. #6119-6040
    japanese home market model
    Build: July 1968

    Having a 6119 movement, constructed in the 1960s for realiabilty and durability.
    Introduced in 1967, it runs very well, like you expect from an old Seiko.

    They were new and are still today pretty cheap watches, but how often you see one ....?!
     
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  2. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Mar 24, 2021

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    [...came upon this fellow yesterday on the same track, a juvenile Western Diamondback about 20cm (8in.) in length. Not a great photo as it was hurrying to get away. This is my first rattler spotting of 2021 and will certainly not be the last.
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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 :)
     
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  3. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 24, 2021

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    With all the hiking I’ve done in the local mountains, and coastal preserves I’ve never seen a rattlesnake. Heck I even IDed and collected a snake that ended up expanding it’s recognized distribution. Kings, gophers, 4 types of lizards... not a single rattler of any flavor!

    im also the only person to dive extensively in the Bahamas and never see a nurse shark...
     
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  4. ezinternet Mar 24, 2021

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    IWC Ingenieur Skinny SL 3522, circa 1994
    Powered by calibre 887, based on Jaeger-Le Coultre 889
    A mini-version of the Genta-designed Jumbo SL.
     
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  5. Concretepuppy Mar 24, 2021

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  6. XXoF Mar 24, 2021

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  7. Russ1965 Mar 24, 2021

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  8. simomega Mar 24, 2021

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    First watch I bought:

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  9. ikanbilisclub Mar 24, 2021

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    Excellent Excelsior!

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  10. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Mar 24, 2021

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    What a lovely lady and these finger nails ::love::, belated birthday wishes from Scotland :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Mar 24, 2021

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  12. peterbar77 Mar 24, 2021

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    :))))))) so far the best
     
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  13. peterbar77 Mar 24, 2021

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    Wearing my Omega Geneve dress watch...
     
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  14. 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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  15. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Mar 24, 2021

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    HAGD All! :)
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  16. 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.
     
  17. 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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  18. Lou P YaY! Mar 24, 2021

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    1500 OP Date from Q1 1965...YaY!
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  19. 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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  20. 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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