Forums Latest Members
  1. Paedipod Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    1,835
    Likes
    13,293
    Handset and dial on yours is better!
     
    Mach likes this.
  2. DeathandTaxes Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    140
    Likes
    2,363
    Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic High Frequency Observatory dial - out observing some water.
     
    20211011_132041.jpg 20211011_132221.jpg
    marcn, Dr No, Screwbacks and 16 others like this.
  3. ghce Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    1,586
    Likes
    17,327
    Geneve this morning.

    IMG_20220814_100934.jpg
     
    marcn, Dr No, Screwbacks and 18 others like this.
  4. Lou P YaY! Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    2,719
    Likes
    71,575
    Relaxing with POLM LE on sailcloth like ducks on an air mattress! :p
    POLM LE ws 1 ducks 20220813_164531.jpg

    POLM LE ws 3 20220813_164518.jpg

    POLM LE ws 2 20220813_164611.jpg
     
    marcn, KeithS, Dr No and 21 others like this.
  5. Walrus Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    6,579
    Likes
    27,844
    It is imo the nicest you have I really find it striking
     
    Alpha and rhetoric like this.
  6. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    3,648
    Likes
    26,423
    Wore this watch today whilst on a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, just a few minutes away from our home.
    IMG_2617.jpg


    I debated whether I should post these next photos in The Aviators Thread but decided to post them here. The Air Force One aircraft utilized by Ronald Reagan is on display at the Museum, as is a Marine Corps One aircraft.

    af1_640.jpg

    Now that I'm learning to fly helicopters I found Marine Corps One to be particularly interesting.

    mc1_640.jpg



    Getting back to Air Force One, I have an unusual and special connection to this aircraft

    640px-President_Ronald_Reagan_and_Nancy_Reagan_arriving_at_Vnukovo_airport_in_Moscow.jpg
    Image credit: Wikipedia


    It's a long story how this all came about, but in 1982 I was asked to drive a car in President Reagan's motorcade, as it traveled from the Salt Lake City Airport Executive Terminal to the downtown convention centre where Reagan would give a speech, and then back to the airport. Specifically, I was asked to transport members of the White House Press Corps to the speech venue from the airport. The day before the President's arrival, I was told to report to a certain room at a certain hotel at 5:00am on arrival day. There, I would be instructed by the Secret Service on how to drive in a presidential motorcade. The "instruction" probably took no more than 1/2 hour, and basically, it was to 'drive as fast as the car in front of you, without letting an appreciable gap form between cars'. And to never stop for anything. When my instruction was completed I picked up my assigned car from the hotel - a big station wagon - and drove it out onto the tarmac at the Executive Terminal.

    The official White House Press Corps was broken into two groups -- one group rode on Air Force One with the President, and the other group flew on a separate chartered aircraft. I was assigned to transport press members from the chartered aircraft. That aircraft arrived first (before Air Force One), a Boeing 727 that was painted vanilla white. The early arrival enabled these members of the Press Corps to cover the President's actual arrival on the ground. When both planes were on the ground, with Air Force One parked in front of the 727, my press people loaded up in the station wagon. Sitting on the open tailgate was the most sought-after position in my car. As directed by Secret Service people on the ground, I stopped the station wagon not far from the bottom of the mobile stairs that were set up at the front door of Air Force One. Thus, my press people were able to see and photograph the President as he emerged from the aircraft and did the traditional wave from the top of the stairs. Once the President was in his car, the rest of the motorcade was formed and we drove at a brisk and steady speed of about 80kmph (50mph) through city streets. I remember it was pretty exciting blasting through street intersections at top speed, regardless of the colour of the traffic signal. When the President's speech was concluded, we repeated the same process but in reverse order.

    I have made a few visits to the Presidential Library since it was constructed, and each time I walk into the room where Air Force One is displayed I say something like: "I'm willing to bet that I'm the only person in this room who actually saw President Reagan stand in the doorway of that plane". And then my wife would roll her eyes, again.
     
    Edited Aug 14, 2022
    marcn, KeithS, Dr No and 28 others like this.
  7. redpcar Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    3,227
    Likes
    6,738
    Rolex 16750 and a smoke :)

    16750.jpg
     
    marcn, Barking mad, KeithS and 22 others like this.
  8. Walrus Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    6,579
    Likes
    27,844
    Cool you were part of that, glad you posted the photos. I’ve seen motorcades go by, it’s an impressive sight to see.
     
    Dr No, Omega1, Spruce and 1 other person like this.
  9. sheepdoll Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    308
    Likes
    591
    IMG_3349.png

    Thought I would wear this venus 170 to the neighborhood block party as it seems to run.

    -j
     
    marcn, Screwbacks, noelekal and 16 others like this.
  10. BarbVl Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    202
    Likes
    989
    Small Speedy..

    IMG_0066.jpg
     
    marcn, Screwbacks, noelekal and 11 others like this.
  11. omegawatchlover Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    223
    Likes
    1,511
    Early Saturday for me.
     
    E27B24C9-9EE1-4743-AA4A-DC1D5DA9946A.jpeg 953F738C-87D5-4FA0-94BB-9882E683626C.jpeg
    marcn, KeithS, Screwbacks and 20 others like this.
  12. omegawatchlover Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    223
    Likes
    1,511
    Let me know when you grow tired of this! Dibs please amazing dial
     
    Omega1 likes this.
  13. Mad Dog 1234567891234567891234567 Aug 13, 2022

    Posts
    5,473
    Likes
    61,624
    Speedy says it took how long for me to assemble my recently gifted 2021 LEGO City Police Helicopter set?

    Pick one selection from below…

    1. 00:03:06.5
    2. 00:09:06.5
    3. 00:14:06.5
    4. 01:02:06.5
    5. 02:35:06.5

    6CC73277-B6E3-40A1-9B13-15F6F58C396D.jpeg

    NOTE: Bonus inclusion…the LEGO set in the upper left of the pic above is my original 1976 LEGO Police Units set.
     
    marcn, Screwbacks, noelekal and 9 others like this.
  14. maanu Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    1,620
    Likes
    24,260
    marcn, Screwbacks, Andreas and 17 others like this.
  15. Intime Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    26
    Likes
    60
    Nothing because It's just too hot today.
     
    JP0013 and befobe like this.
  16. SeaMSTR Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    220
    Likes
    1,617
    Forgot about this one on Fri...

    C7660C21-001A-41D5-877D-5C586F187202.jpeg
     
    marcn, Barking mad, Dr No and 21 others like this.
  17. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    14,449
    Likes
    118,629
    marcn, Osareckcin, KeithS and 18 others like this.
  18. Omega1 Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    2,988
    Likes
    37,625
    73311932-ED12-4D72-A2BD-4E52DEA75B00.jpeg
    Why thank you.. it’s one of my favourite vintage watches..(1973) of which I’m very proud to own….and the Dial is beautiful white Gold hour makers and hands… it’s a Sigma Dial… and it came as a full set… AE87336F-80B7-4AB7-BA2E-926A5558331D.jpeg A401C799-D920-49ED-AC4D-E705EB3311A5.jpeg 85A6ED0D-CBAA-4BDF-9C3D-DFD97232EDD9.jpeg
     
    marcn, KeithS, Screwbacks and 25 others like this.
  19. Omega1 Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    2,988
    Likes
    37,625
    Good Morning…. My Choice For Today…. 94BDCE20-EC66-4997-87A9-2AB6386E3ACF.jpeg EF86104B-351F-4ACC-AF07-76A594EE2FF2.jpeg
     
    marcn, KeithS, Dr No and 25 others like this.
  20. ghce Aug 14, 2022

    Posts
    1,586
    Likes
    17,327
    Relaxing with Mr Seiko.

    IMG_20220814_221118.jpg
     
    marcn, Dr No, Screwbacks and 19 others like this.