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Ferret619

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With the super engineer bracelet this guy weighs a ton.
22mm no taper, solid end links and screw in links-
I have got some nato straps on the way, when I swim I prefer a bracelet however.
I have also sold off the VAST majority of my pocket knives (I think I’m down to 3) and with some of the proceeds have ordered a watch which reflects my enthusiasm for election tampering.

 

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I have also sold off the VAST majority of my pocket knives (I think I’m down to 3) and with some of the proceeds have ordered a watch which reflects my enthusiasm for election tampering.
Did you advertise them here?
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Anyone able to recommend a reputable pocket watch restorer in Shitney?
Inherited two pocket watches that were my Grandfathers and want to do the right thing, in getting them up and running again, particularly the NSWGR one.
 

RustyBlade

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Anyone able to recommend a reputable pocket watch restorer in Shitney?
Inherited two pocket watches that were my Grandfathers and want to do the right thing, in getting them up and running again, particularly the NSWGR one.
Guy in Enmore (Newtown) is highly regarded. So much so he is a registered Seiko part supplier (which is rare).

Couldn't agree more, Eggs. Zenith is pretty much my favourite brand. I acquired the XL-Tronic in the early '00s.

See below my most prized Zenith - love my Chronomaster, with the brilliant El Primero movement.

Lovely watch and also a Zenith fan though more interested in the object supporting the watch.
Is that metal? And if so what technique was used to make that pattern besides the obvious bend and fold please?
 

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Guy in Enmore (Newtown) is highly regarded. So much so he is a registered Seiko part supplier (which is rare).


Lovely watch and also a Zenith fan though more interested in the object supporting the watch.
Is that metal? And if so what technique was used to make that pattern besides the obvious bend and fold please?
G'day Rusty. It is a custom Damascus knife made by renowned Knife maker David Brodziak of Albany, Western Australia.
Here are the specs and metallurgy:

David Brodziak Custom Hunter (made 1998; it was delivered to me personally by Dave)
Blade: All Stainless Damascus in raindrop pattern hardened to Rockwell 58.
Guard and Buttcap: 416 Stainless
Handle: Desert Myall (Goldfields, WA)

Here are a couple of photos of the actual knife:



 

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Fuck me that's nice!
Doubt there's enough Polsilvers to convince you to part ways with it either ;)
 

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I don't buy good watches any more as I lose them. Several Seiko's, G-shocks, a Citizen or two, Swatches (when I was much younger), a Tissot T-touch and a Heuer (pre Tag) chronograph have all slipped through my hands at one stage or another, so instead I buy at the opposite end of the range compared to many of you here.
Last year I had the urge to buy another auto as I really wasn't impressed with the Vostok Amphibia I own, so I hunted high and low for something of value. I just about managed to stop myself from pulling the trigger on several great deals advertised on Watchuseek because they either had zero water resistance or were realistically above my price range. Eventually a deal popped up for an Invicta 892x (can't remember the model number but its the blue version of the 8926ob) - cheap, bombproof, reasonable movement - in short a watch I wouldn't be afraid to wear and wouldn't care too much if I dinged it when out in the field.
For what it is, it's a nice watch. There are a few little things about it that I'm not particularly happy with - INVICTA engraved into the side of the watch case, and some of the embellishments on the dial are a little over the top for my liking but nothing that bad.
However it really has pretty bad timekeeping as it runs a minute or more out per day, which considering it's a Seiko NH36 movement is quite disappointing. I know it probably only needs some regulating done, but I have no idea how to do so, and don't want to jump down a warren of Youtube videos, getting sucked in to needing to buy more and more stuff to make the watch run as it should so thought I would ask here is regulating easy, and do really I need extra equipment?
 
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My GD350 G-Shock keeps time within 10 seconds per year, which is pretty amazing in my book. It also wakes me up with a vibe alarm without waking anyone else, which is the main reason I have it. Just replaced the battery myself ($2) following online instructions after a few years of regular daily use of the vibe alarm.

I previously had a Tissot analog (quartz self winding) for 20 years but then I broke the integrated bracelet. Now I have a vibe alarm though, there is no way I would go back. I use it for everything from timing food in the oven to regulating screen time for the kids. It rocks!

I can't stand conventional digital watch audio alarms - you either can't hear them when it's noisy or they sound terrible when you can...
 

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G'day Rusty. It is a custom Damascus knife made by renowned Knife maker David Brodziak of Albany, Western Australia.
Here are the specs and metallurgy:

David Brodziak Custom Hunter (made 1998; it was delivered to me personally by Dave)
Blade: All Stainless Damascus in raindrop pattern hardened to Rockwell 58.
Guard and Buttcap: 416 Stainless
Handle: Desert Myall (Goldfields, WA)

Here are a couple of photos of the actual knife:



Whoa, that is a very lovely and a serious knife (y)
Never heard of raindrop damascus before, absolutely beautiful. Hardness rating is impressive for damascus steel, is there a harder centre core?
 
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