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  1. frankfrank Jul 5, 2021

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    One of my favorites

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  2. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jul 5, 2021

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    Yes, they are soooo ugly and creepy. Commonly called a Potato Bug, sometimes called a Jerusalem Cricket. Makes a mighty fine meal for a Tarantula, apparently.
     
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  3. Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Jul 5, 2021

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    New colored vintage chrono! Love the broad arrow minute hand ::love::

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  4. Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Jul 5, 2021

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    Love it and miss mine!
     
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  5. Mpnunes Jul 5, 2021

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    DJ41 today
     
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  6. Zapatta Jul 5, 2021

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  7. skand Jul 5, 2021

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  8. allwoundup Jul 5, 2021

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    Birth year Seamaster today…
     
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  9. marcn Enough space to say witty Jul 5, 2021

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    Coffee with the kiddo at the mall.

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  10. ChiefMark Jul 5, 2021

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    06395A45-3654-4A29-AB22-DF33E8C43E49.jpeg Out riding on this perfect summer day; stopped and enjoying a lovely Yazoo Hefeweizen. Weizens are my favorite. Changed out to the Vostok Komandirski for the afternoon.
     
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  11. FL-Frank Jul 5, 2021

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    From 1962…

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  12. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jul 5, 2021

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    First I must make a confession: oftimes, when other OF members have solicited an opinion with questions like 'how does this strap look?' or 'does this make my wrist look fat?' etc. I have silently pooh-poohed them for appearing to be so insecure, or incapable of relying on their own intuition or sense of style. To these nameless victims of my haughty thoughts and behaviour, I offer my most sincere apology. Because now, I am desperately in need of frank opinions on a particular watch/strap combo. So much for my sense of security.

    I have always had a difficult time fitting the watch pictured below into my wearing rotation. It usually feels too dressy to be a sports watch and too sporty to be a dress watch. It also wears surprisingly large, even though the case is nominally 39.5mm in diameter; I suppose this is because it is mostly dial on top, without much bezel. Of course, I can't change the size but I hope I can at least mitigate the proportionality of the dial+strap+wrist assemblage.

    The strap shown here is an Omega OEM NATO. I have always had a love/hate relationship with Omega NATO straps, and I'd say mostly, hate. The unusually thick weave causes the watch to sit higher on the wrist compared to most non-Omega straps, and that one, loose keeper drives me nuts because it always seems to be in the wrong place, and usually seems to be cocked at an odd angle.

    Out of desperation to find some way of wearing this watch and liking it, I tried this combo. To make this physically work I did have to pull a set of curved springbars out of my bag of tricks, otherwise that crazy thick strap wasn't going anywhere.

    And you know what? I think this might work. It looks kind of Summer-y, and I might even want to wear this as a golf watch (if I can keep the crown from digging into my wrist when it is bent).

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    So now, I sincerely and humbly seek your frank opinions. Is this a viable combo? Like a really good combo, or a so-so combo, or a no-go?

    You may also pooh-pooh this solicitation, which I completely understand :)
     
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  13. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jul 5, 2021

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    I’m really sorry, but since you asked …….
     
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  14. ChiefMark Jul 5, 2021

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    Who cares what anyone thinks? Make it yours. In a world where style was dictated by what came before and the reaction we had to change, we might still be in togas. Personally, that reference is way on the dressy side of sport, and I’d probably stick to the bracelet for sport wear. However, I think that strap and watch have a fun, playful feel. You should rock it and if someone looks askance at it, that signifies a “them” problem rather than a “you” problem. :thumbsup:
     
  15. KeithS Jul 5, 2021

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  16. Lou P YaY! Jul 5, 2021

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    Today being an observed holiday in the US, it was a good day to do a bit of traffic-free driving around Silicon Valley including the "HP garage" where technology was first established in the region in the 1938 (well before Shockley brought the silicon transistor into the picture in the 50s, and his "traitorous eight" co-horts started Fairchild.)
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    Fast forward to today. Google. I believe the "Pie" at his feet was Android 9.
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    And of course these guys.
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    But did you know that behind that famous sign is an homage to the prior folks at this location?
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    The story goes that Zuckerberg wanted a reminder of what happens when you fail to innovate, so he turned their sign around and re-used it. Either that or he was just too cheap to get a new sign! :p
     
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  17. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jul 5, 2021

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    Wow, I remember when Sun mini-computers were the bees knees. How the mighty have fallen! Thanks @Lou P for the cool pics.
     
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  18. WestCoastTime Jul 5, 2021

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    Rado Captain Cook MkII, 1960's icon on the original expansion bracelet. Just really love the uniqueness of it.

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  19. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind Jul 5, 2021

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    Enjoying the nice cool evening tonight
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  20. ngo516 Jul 6, 2021

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    Wore this old girl on the 4th. Hope everyone enjoyed their extended weekend.
     
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