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post #481 of 4617
Damn it, that bund strap was pretty goddamn awesome. I'll probably get a black one for my diver Poljot.
post #482 of 4617
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Originally Posted by nemuu
Damn it, that bund strap was pretty goddamn awesome. I'll probably get a black one for my diver Poljot.

IMHO the ones made by Jurgen are the best made. He also takes custom orders, he even has real German military Bunderswehr straps, as well as a variety of military hardware sourced leather from which he can make a custom strap.
On the other hand, if you don't want to pay that much, this chap sells much more inexpensive straps of a decent quality. I have bought two bund straps and a WW2 US military style canvas one piece strap from him, quite reasonable for the low price.
I have also bought nylon NATO/Zulu one piece straps from Squinky on PMWF before, again excellent value.
post #483 of 4617
Nice Boctok. I don't know much about them, how do they compare to say other Russian brands like Poljot? Stowa is one of my favorite brands. The Antea is a great design and for 1/3 the cost of a Nomos a great bargain too and their Seatime diver with the massive caseback and all stainless bezel is one of my favorite divers. When I decide to make some larger purchases I will probably end up with both of these.
post #484 of 4617
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Originally Posted by visionology
Nice Boctok. I don't know much about them, how do they compare to say other Russian brands like Poljot? Stowa is one of my favorite brands. The Antea is a great design and for 1/3 the cost of a Nomos a great bargain too and their Seatime diver with the massive caseback and all stainless bezel is one of my favorite divers. When I decide to make some larger purchases I will probably end up with both of these.
A lot of Vostok were tougher utilitarian designs. Greater variety of movements IIRC but no iconic chronometer movements like the Poljot 3133 (afaik at least). Both companies/plants have had in the past extensive ranges of military timepieces as well as civilian versions and models. Nowadays of course both "brands" are fragmented with different designs coming from different factories and different firms... The good old movements like the 2416 auto and 2414 manual wind are not particularly pretty (never meant to be ornamental) but they are inexpensive and often very accurate once they are regulated. And they are seriously rugged, IMHO only Seiko can make movements that can take the sort of abuse and neglect some of these humble movements can take. Edit: I ended up with an Antea myself after seeing initially the Nomos Tangente. Nabbed this from some reseller: The history of Vostok watches dates back to 1942 when one of the Moscow watch-making plants was evacuated to a little town Chistopol located on the Kama River in the central region of Russia. All manner of Defence equipment was made at the factory during the war years. As soon as the war was over, however, they started to make mechanical wristwatches - the main production ever since. In 1965, the factory became an official supplier of the Soviet Union Department of Defence.
post #485 of 4617
Hitachi Travelstar 7200 RPM 60gig HDD for my little laptop, now the fun part of geting an OS transfered onto it from a computer without any drives (cept flash/PCMCIA slots)
post #486 of 4617
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Originally Posted by skalogre
A lot of Vostok were tougher utilitarian designs. Greater variety of movements IIRC but no iconic chronometer movements like the Poljot 3133 (afaik at least).
Both companies/plants have had in the past extensive ranges of military timepieces as well as civilian versions and models. Nowadays of course both "brands" are fragmented with different designs coming from different factories and different firms...
The good old movements like the 2416 auto and 2414 manual wind are not particularly pretty (never meant to be ornamental) but they are inexpensive and often very accurate once they are regulated. And they are seriously rugged, IMHO only Seiko can make movements that can take the sort of abuse and neglect some of these humble movements can take.

Edit:
I ended up with an Antea myself after seeing initially the Nomos Tangente.

Nabbed this from some reseller:
The history of Vostok watches dates back to 1942 when one of the Moscow watch-making plants was evacuated to a little town Chistopol located on the Kama River in the central region of Russia. All manner of Defence equipment was made at the factory during the war years. As soon as the war was over, however, they started to make mechanical wristwatches - the main production ever since. In 1965, the factory became an official supplier of the Soviet Union Department of Defence.

Do you stick with German and Russian militaries or also old US ones like Hamilton?

Before I decided on my diver Monster I was dead set on finding a Poljot Okeah but they are tough to find in good condition. They did remakes of them recently but they really charge a premium for them. Very unique looking watch, especially the dial.
post #487 of 4617
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Originally Posted by visionology
Do you stick with German and Russian militaries or also old US ones like Hamilton? Before I decided on my diver Monster I was dead set on finding a Poljot Okeah but they are tough to find in good condition. They did remakes of them recently but they really charge a premium for them. Very unique looking watch, especially the dial.
Well, I have not seen that many US/British watches that I liked and that were not thousands a pop so I am not looking in that direction. Plus many of the Soviet ones are more entertaining designs anyway Plus (2) many US-issue designs were explicitly designed to be disposable which irks me - there were several IIRC issued especially postwar/Vietnam that were like that, cheaply made, all plastic, non-serviceable. Similarly with German ones as far as price/availability is concerned, although some sellers like Jurgen have have awfully nice WW2 military issue watches for good prices... I agree, the Okeah is great and has an incredible pedigree, being a watch that has been used in the Soviet space program quite a few times among other things. You're right though, it is very hard to find in good condition. I would not pass up the opportunity to get a good one if I came across it.
post #488 of 4617
I just got a Pelikan 400NN, which is the bottom one: And a vintage Nardi wheel which is not Porsche:
post #489 of 4617
I just ordered one of these:



http://www.stewartcomponents.net/Mer...y_Code=BMWHPWP

It's an EMP Stewart OEM replacement water pump for modern BMW 6-cylinder engines. BMW water pumps in their 6-cylinder engines are notorious for destroying themselves, and basically become maintenance items --- you replace them every 60K to 90K miles. The Stewart is much stronger (lifetime warranty), and more efficient, but also costs something like 3x as much. A friend's pump up and died in his car this weekend, and since my car is in the water pump failure window (95K miles on the original), it's about time to replace it.

--Andre
post #490 of 4617
Thanks to some poker winnings I went out and bought myself this.

It's a HP Pavilion dv6000 with a dual core pentium.
I'm loving it and Vista is working good so far.
post #491 of 4617
Bought a new ornithopter. They're fun at the beach.
post #492 of 4617
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Bought a new ornithopter. They're fun at the beach.

You mean like the things in Dune? Neat. I want pics.
post #493 of 4617
. . . I didn't see Dune. But, here it is. I've had many of them. They're fun. Perverse, too. Lots of people don't like them.
post #494 of 4617
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
. . . I didn't see Dune. But, here it is. I've had many of them. They're fun. Perverse, too. Lots of people don't like them.

That is very very cool! How high can it go?
post #495 of 4617
Lots of ornithopter info, online. Do a google search: Ornithopter
Some can go very high . . . often they end up fighting with birds, in flight. Others, not so high . . . some have radio powered motors, and are used in competitive events. They're fun at the beach. Birds follow them. Sometimes hawks attack the 'thopter. It's an offbeat, oddball experience. Like me.
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