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I decided to bring along my Hamilton instead of my GMT for a week long trip to Ohio as it does not get a lot of wrist time anymore. The strap on this watch has be well worn and just fits perfectly on the wrist. The watch has its bumps and scratches but this watch been places my Rolex hasn't. I find the dial a little busy now but that does not affect reading the time or date with a quick glance. It is a great low budget automatic that I fell in love with.

As for Mont Blanc...we have one of their pens. It serves it's writing purposes fine but for some reason my penmanship is still bad.

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I decided to bring along my Hamilton instead of my GMT for a week long trip to Ohio as it does not get a lot of wrist time anymore. The strap on this watch has be well worn and just fits perfectly on the wrist. The watch has its bumps and scratches but this watch been places my Rolex hasn't. I find the dial a little busy now but that does not affect reading the time or date with a quick glance. It is a great low budget automatic that I fell in love with.

As for Mont Blanc...we have one of their pens. It serves it's writing purposes fine but for some reason my penmanship is still bad.

 

Lovely Hamilton -- on this note -- how do you guys travel with your watches?

 

I can't be the only one who brings few nice pieces for a weekend trip away.

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Lovely Hamilton -- on this note -- how do you guys travel with your watches?

 

I can't be the only one who brings few nice pieces for a weekend trip away.

I only travel with one watch and it stays on my wrist.  Perhaps its my line of work, dealing with insurance issues, disclaimers, and unfortunate events, but I'm not very trusting when it comes to leaving a watch in a hotel safe, or their vault/safe deposit box.  

 

A few months ago a watch-sub-forum of a car forum I frequent, had a post from a guy who left his green crystal Milgauss in his hotel safe only to get back and find it missing.  He didn't have a separate policy and his homeowners only covered him for I think $1K so he was out the watch and several thousand dollars. BTW, the hotel said according to the electronic key cards multiple people had been in his room to clean, make the bed, etc so there was no way to tell who could have done it and basically they are sorry but too bad for him.  

 

IMHO, its just easier to avoid the hassel, but YMMV. 

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+1. I only travel with one watch and it stays on my wrist the entire time. I shower and sleep with it on. Both of which I do not do at home.
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I only travel with one watch and it stays on my wrist.  Perhaps its my line of work, dealing with insurance issues, disclaimers, and unfortunate events, but I'm not very trusting when it comes to leaving a watch in a hotel safe, or their vault/safe deposit box.

 

A few months ago a watch-sub-forum of a car forum I frequent, had a post from a guy who left his green crystal Milgauss in his hotel safe only to get back and find it missing.  He didn't have a separate policy and his homeowners only covered him for I think $1K so he was out the watch and several thousand dollars. BTW, the hotel said according to the electronic key cards multiple people had been in his room to clean, make the bed, etc so there was no way to tell who could have done it and basically they are sorry but too bad for him.

 

IMHO, its just easier to avoid the hassel, but YMMV.

I agree, and generally only take the one I am wearing.

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I just choose one, usually robust, watch and stick with it. Too much risk otherwise.

 

On the subject of Mont Blanc, the only one I ever used (my wife's) leaked on my hand. I appreciate this isn't TPAT but here is my Cartier Dandy, which is made of ebony, so has a lovely feel and a grain which the photo doesn't do justice, and which has given me ten years of loyal service so far. And a Reverso to keep it relevant. Anyone else have any nice pen/watch combos handy today?

 

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Travel-wise, I usually take one of my Omegas, or if going somewhere beachy, sometimes the Monster....especially if I know I'll be doing active stuff. Really depends on the trip.

And I'm not much of a pen guy, so would you settle for a horrible phone pic™ of my Daytona and the humble Parker Jotter?



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And a Reverso to keep it relevant. Anyone else have any nice pen/watch combos handy today?

 

Great combination and photo!  I inherited my dad's love of cars and wrist watches, but not his interest in pens.  He has lots of them from Mont Blanc, Cartier, Omas, Montegrappa, Namiki etc., and while I appreciate their workmanship and beauty, it just isn't my thing.  Besides, I'm sure Mrs. Dino would say the last thing I need is one more hobby that involves collecting things.  Again thanks for sharing a cool photo with us. 

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Anyone else have any nice pen/watch combos handy today?

I used to have a pic of my Omega Speedy Moon Watch with my Fisher AG-7 Space Pen, but now I can't find it. It's a cheapie, but I really like it for how I use it.
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I used to have a pic of my Omega Speedy Moon Watch with my Fisher AG-7 Space Pen, but now I can't find it. It's a cheapie, but I really like it for how I use it.

I like the Space pens had one years ago.  I still have a a Sensa pen with squishy grip that uses space pen refills, which I bought to take the written portion of the Bar Exam (I understand now its all on a computer and not handwritten essays).  At $50 it was the most I ever spent on a pen.  

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I like the Space pens had one years ago.  I still have a a Sensa pen with squishy grip that uses space pen refills, which I bought to take the written portion of the Bar Exam (I understand now its all on a computer and not handwritten essays).  At $50 it was the most I ever spent on a pen.  

Same here. Not really a pen guy. I am constantly writing on drawings on our shop floor and they are typically nasty, dirty and hanging up on equipment being built. Having a pen that will write over anything including something hanging vertically comes in handy. I have one in black and one in red (for those rare occasions I make a mistake, haha).
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Off topic, because this poster of Eva Green was banned by the censors.

Keith, you're welcome.

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Eva. :inlove:

 

She has beautiful bewbs, lovely face, she's the whole package. :drool:

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Hayward, you are one accessorised ape.

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Love the Fisher Space Pen. Was so excited to get one when I was nine. Pestered my parents for weeks. It said it wrote upside-down, under water. I tested it in all these scenarios and they weren't lying. Nitrogen-filled or something? Really tactile ovoid thing with nice matt paint. I'm going to try to dig it out next time I go to see the folks.

Hayward, is that stuff just in your pockets on a day_to-day basis?
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