Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    OMFG.
     
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  2. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Always a good idea to look up reviews for the shops/service centers these days. As mentioned, they're not all equal.
     
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  3. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    You remember the Big Bambu paper that came with the Cheech n Chong vinyl album?
     
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  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Maybe it was Santa... Took one look and then didn't even bother leaving you any prezies! #intervensiontime
     
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  5. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 27, 2018
    I still have that ALBUM complete with paper!!
     
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  6. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    I have a really cool mechanical watch, a Muhle Glasshutte SAR Rescue Timer, but all I ever wear is a Casio. /shrug
     
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  7. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I wore it for a year as a daily driver before getting it CLA'd and it kept really good time in that period. It was just so sad that it maintained extremely good time pre-CLA compared to post-CLA.

    At this point, I'm wearing a Grand Seiko with Spring Drive these days that's keeping time within 2s/month so I'm not very motivated to send the Longine in. Maybe when I'm done with buying CPKs... then maybe I'll have the budget then. So basically never lol
     
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  8. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Sold the Seadweller over a decade ago. Still have an SMP and Omega GMT, but those only ever get worn for formal attire these days. After decades, it's back to a G-Shock (Rangeman) again, lol.
     
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  9. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    How is your Grand Seiko? I went in their shop here in NYC once and they were beautiful!
     
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  10. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I still need to get my hands on a G-Shock but I'm pretty happy with my Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire for my outdoor pursuits :)
     
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  11. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    I love the Rangeman. Mine is a protrek prw-30.
     
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  12. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I have the Snowflake and am beyond impressed with it. Not to knock on Rolex but my colleagues and I compared it side-by-side with their Day-Date, Explorer, Subs, Daytona, and a Tudor Pelagos and we all agreed that the the finishing/details on the Snowflake was noticeably nicer. My example also keeps time well beyond GS's spec of 15s/month (mine is keeping time @ roughly 2s/month) and the sweeping seconds hand is so nice and buttery smooth.

    I don't know if I can go back to pure mechanical watches unless it's a really high beat. I have a 28,800BPH watch and it looks so choppy next to the Spring Drive.
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    2 seconds a month is phenomenal
     
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  14. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    My Mido is running over a minute slow right now. This upsets Mark's OCD. I think a slow watch causes him physical pain.
     
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  15. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Yeah it's generally accepted that running fast is better than slow haha
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    My watch will be running 1 minute slow. His will be running 4 minutes fast. Objectively mine is keeping better time, but not so according to the man with the Rolex...
     
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Although I suppose it could also be argued that the man with a Rolex is keeping better time than the man with a Swatch, even if the Rolex isn't even running. Hell, at least now it's right twice a day. That's better than it was.
     
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  18. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    His sea dweller stopped at 6:20 a.m. this morning. I wish I would have thought to send him a text at 6:19 tonight, and said "hey man look at your watch! It's telling time again!"
     
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  19. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    I was wondering if anyone would mention grand seiko. The snowflake is on my list but I fear my wrist is not substantial enough to pull it off. The Grand Seiko SBGY003 has really caught my eye, though.
     
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  20. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    16086032142417270903726686886647.jpg That Deep Blue has been running fast since I got it, just cracked it open and bumped the adjustment a smidge...all this watch talk had me feeling frisky:eek:
     
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