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Is this local lake Lake Erie? The scenery and the spacing of the towers really looks like the area around the Fermi nuclear plant and Pointe Mouilee near Monroe, Michigan.


Hah....nah...its the Rancho Sec lake here in Galt, CA. It's the old SMUD nuclear station that is shut down now but they continue to run the lake (I do fishing there as well and we haven't come across any green deformed 15 feet Kraken yet ;-)).

 

 

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Does anyone remember M+A+S+H?

 

One of my favorite characters, Colonel Henry Blake

 

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Of course.  I also remember this thread is about watches...are we coming to a point somewhere? :satisfied:

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Maybe his watch fell into a patient while operating. I could see that happening to Henry.
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Of course.  I also remember this thread is about watches...are we coming to a point somewhere? satisfied.gif

Fine then. The point somewhere is that "Henry blake" is a character from a wildly successful tv show and it sounds like a made up name for a watch company. Is someone at your company named Henry Blake?

Good luck with the watches. I hear the market for boutique brands is still hot.
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Do you guys remember that time where that guy posted that picture that was really funny and we were all like, "whoah, that's funny," and started posting our own funny pictures and everyone was laughing and using emoji's everywhere. . . . Yeah, that was really cool.
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Fine then. Henry Blake? I hear the market for boutique brands is still hot.

 

Doh. I remember MASH, from watching it about twenty-five years ago, but I forgot the name of the fashion watch brand from the previous page.  As I said, I guess I'm not their target market! :lol:

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I have received my Boettcher strap... alas it does not fit in between the Seiko's body and the bars, the strap being too thick.

 

I guess it's an excuse to go buy an 18mm-wide-strap watch.

 

Great smell though.

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I'm thinking I would like to put a burgundy leather strap on my recently purchased Seiko SNZF17J1:Image result for SNZF17J1 

Opinions on how that would look?

 

Also, would I go with a flatter strap like:

 

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or one with a bit more heft like:

 

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Thanks in advance!

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I would choose the one with less taper, like the flat one above - that makes more of a difference as less/no taper makes it look more solid, masculine and utilitarian like the watch.  Cordovan would be cool.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

I would choose the one with less taper, like the flat one above - that makes more of a difference as less/no taper makes it look more solid, masculine and utilitarian like the watch.  Cordovan would be cool.

Thanks.  I'm happy you pointed this out, as I actually wasn't even paying attention to the taper of the 'wide to narrow", rather only the heft or thickness of the leather itself.  What you're saying makes sense.  What do you think of the look overall of having a burgundy strap with this particular watch?

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I have tried a burgundy shell cordovan strap on two divers for a couple of years now, both a Seiko SKX007 and a Orient Mako XL (blue), but it just never felt right. I have now switched to a high quality steel band on the Seiko and a green perlon strap from Strapcode on the Orient and couldn't be happier. I would suggest trying out the brown perlon strap on the Seiko.

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Same watch,different strap.
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Not expecting much from this one but...

 

A robust automatic, thin and relatively small dial (<40mm), with 18-19mm lugs, PMW budget? Any ideas?

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