Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by loadtoad, Apr 30, 2007.
I nominate PSW for "coolest wife ever"
That's almost like Jesus saying the Jew's were right and he wasn't the son . . .
The custom Airwolf does not have the cut 6:
Now that's a sharp looking dail.....
I agree, although I prefer a sweep second hand...
It's there...just sitting over the hour hand. You can see the B at the center of the dial.
Uhh... Unless I am missing something, the Airwolf (not just the pictured one, any Airwolf) does NOT have a 'sweep second hand'. It's a quartz watch, so the second hand ticks like a quartz watch, rather than sweeps like a mechanical.
I think he just meant a center second hand. And some quartz watches do, in fact, sweep.
That is a sharp version, but I'm hard on my watches and can only imagine how scuffed up the rubber would get. If it was a hardened pvd besel I would think it would be a better idea. No surprise about the strap being so pricey...it is crazy how much bracelets and straps can be. Also, I believe the term is deployant, not deployment.
You sound like my wife...I can easily think of a dozen watches I would like to own.:icon_wink
Why not spend $125 on a good Wenger or other "Swiss Army" type & put the difference in a good, no-load mutual fundwith a strong track record? By the time you're 50, the fund will likely be worth 10X what you put in it and your Wenger might still be ticking as well as ever.
Because you might not make it to 50 and you can't take it with you, so you might as well enjoy it while you got it?
Same reason I blow all my per diem, rather than "save it".
+1, on that note, just laid down a deposit on the U-2 group buy...
Very nice and easy to read watch; Bremont was smart to make a version with no ejection seat handle on the second hand and no U2 stuff on it as well.
If one of their ADs was anywhere near where I live I would try to see a few of their watches (the ALT1-C, P, and Z, respectively).
Nice looking watch. What are the terms of the group buy you guys went with?
That is a really nice watch!
This thread is going to end up costing me thousands of dollars.
Aren't you on deployment? You can afford it...
You would think that one would be able to find 25 P-3 pilots and FOs, whose wives haven't squandered all of their money, in the fleet who would be willing to buy something like this watch with a P-3C emblem and a plane on it (or the Plane and their respective wings)...
I seem to recall an enterprising Pre-DH O4 put together the MPRF reunion this year... I'm sure it would be pretty easy for him, or one of the golden boy JOs who work for him, to contact everyone who attended and try to put this thing together.
Not currently deployed but getting ready to head out for a year to a mountainous tax free country so money will be no problem. I'll be number 2 on the list if anyone puts together a Breitling P-3 order.
Problem is, the watch would be hard down due to parts availability, red striped, or HONA....and really, who wants that?
I'm kidding. I'd be in for one.
So like the Omega watch buy... They've re-winged P-3s faster then the Swiss have made those watches.
All I did was say "I'm in" and provide my credit card info, I'll have to check with the guy who put it together to get details. I heard though that the Bremont guys were enthusiastic about the project and we're all pretty happy with what they came up with. Definitely a departure from the standard group buy options. I've only seen a couple of Bremonts in person but I was pretty impressed with their quality and presentation.
I'd be in for one minus the wings. :icon_wink
The face of my cheapie analog watch finally cracked, after making it through two years plus OCS. It's not worth replacing, so I picked this up today for those thinking frugally. Yes, I realize this doesn't stack up to the Bremonts and Breitlings thrown around here, but if I'm dropping that kind of coin I want it to be personalized and have platform or better yet JO fleet squadron (this mythical "fleet" does exist, right?). Only $65 from the NEX. Analog, date, clean look, and aviation related as it looks similar to an altimeter, or so I think. Good enough for this Enswine.
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