Knife & Watch

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby Barkdog » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:40 pm

Agree w/ Evil D (watch is essential). Fumbling for cell in the middle of the night to check the time? Not for me. (It helps that I've worn one since i was a kid, too...)

The question is, which watches are Spyderco worthy? I offer two submissions.

For dressier times: Sinn 556i, with DragonFly (Nishijin/ZDP-189).
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For wilder times: Heavily-modded (by me) G-Shock Rangeman, with everybody's favorite (PM2).
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby Barkdog » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:42 pm

Evil D wrote:GWS G10 Pro Diver
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I think you just sold one (that watch)... love it. Definitely Spyderco-worthy!

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:53 pm

Barkdog wrote:
Evil D wrote:GWS G10 Pro Diver
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I think you just sold one (that watch)... love it. Definitely Spyderco-worthy!
I absolutely love it. Pics don't do it justice. If you like a clean watch face and a field watch design, I don't think it can be beat. The only thing I miss is having the day along with the date, and I wouldn't mind if they made the numbers glow in the dark along with the tritium, and I would love it if the 3/6/9 numbers were orange like 12 is, but those are just minor details. So far it has been dead nuts accurate and I rarely take it off.
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby spyderwolf » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:03 am

Another Combo,for blue days.
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby sh00ter » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:43 pm

I'm new to Spyderco & this is my first post. I got a couple for Christmas & love the PM2. I'll be getting more!

This is the stuff that goes with me daily but the guns, holsters, & fountain pens are rotated out regularly.
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:24 pm

IWC Pilot Chronograph (3777)

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby remnar » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:36 pm

Nothin' fancy, just pulled the knife and phone out of my pocket and snapped a picture. :) :spyder:

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby DigDug72 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:47 pm

beatup oyster perpetual w/ modded techno:
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Archimede Pilot Chronograph in the style of a German Flieger Uhr. Archimede is a German company located in Pforzheim. They are relatively unknown unless you happen to know a lot about German watch manufacturers that make Flieger-style watches. They have produced some of the best German watch cases for the past century and started making their own complete watches about 20 or 30 years ago. They make an incredibly good watch for the price.

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby SpyderNut » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:58 am

jimmyjohnjohn wrote:Archimede Pilot Chronograph in the style of a German Flieger Uhr. Archimede is a German company located in Pforzheim. They are relatively unknown unless you happen to know a lot about German watch manufacturers that make Flieger-style watches. They have produced some of the best German watch cases for the past century and started making their own complete watches about 20 or 30 years ago. They make an incredibly good watch for the price.

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Very nice indeed. I hope you don't mind if I ask where you can purchase an Archimede?
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:33 am

Sure thing. You can buy them directly from Archimede. It takes about two weeks for them to assemble and ship your watch, from my experience. Archimede makes all the parts, except for the movement, which is a Swiss ETA/Valjou 7750. The watches are made-to-order depending on selected options, so they don't assemble it until you order it. And since you're not in the EU, you get it for the cheaper, tax-free price (no VAT).

http://www.archimede-watches.com/watches/pilot.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Other popular watch manufacturers that make Flieger-style watches are Stowa, Laco, and IWC. Flieger watches were originally designed for the German Luftwaffe in WW2. The design was meant to maximize legibility for the pilots. It was such a great design that it has persisted to this day and is still in great demand from watch buyers. Stowa, Laco and IWC all made Flieger watches for the Luftwaffe, but dozens of other companies have introduced their own interpretation of the design.

Watchmaking is a fascinating craft, much like the business of making innovative, high-end knives. They have a lot in common: keeping alive the knowledge and arcane skills passed down to us from previous generations of craftsmen, improving upon it and then passing that down to future generations.

There is an outstanding documentary (link below) about watchmaker George Daniels, who invented the coaxial escapement found in the current Omega movements, and his apprentice, Roger Smith. It does a great job of expressing exactly what being a watchmaker is all about.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2958390/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Watches and knives are my two guilty pleasures in life, so this thread really speaks directly to my personal interests.

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby SpyderNut » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:06 pm

jimmyjohnjohn wrote:Sure thing. You can buy them directly from Archimede. It takes about two weeks for them to assemble and ship your watch, from my experience. Archimede makes all the parts, except for the movement, which is a Swiss ETA/Valjou 7750. The watches are made-to-order depending on selected options, so they don't assemble it until you order it. And since you're not in the EU, you get it for the cheaper, tax-free price (no VAT).

http://www.archimede-watches.com/watches/pilot.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Other popular watch manufacturers that make Flieger-style watches are Stowa, Laco, and IWC. Flieger watches were originally designed for the German Luftwaffe in WW2. The design was meant to maximize legibility for the pilots. It was such a great design that it has persisted to this day and is still in great demand from watch buyers. Stowa, Laco and IWC all made Flieger watches for the Luftwaffe, but dozens of other companies have introduced their own interpretation of the design.

Watchmaking is a fascinating craft, much like the business of making innovative, high-end knives. They have a lot in common: keeping alive the knowledge and arcane skills passed down to us from previous generations of craftsmen, improving upon it and then passing that down to future generations.

There is an outstanding documentary (link below) about watchmaker George Daniels, who invented the coaxial escapement found in the current Omega movements, and his apprentice, Roger Smith. It does a great job of expressing exactly what being a watchmaker is all about.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2958390/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Watches and knives are my two guilty pleasures in life, so this thread really speaks directly to my personal interests.
Hey thanks, man. I really appreciate that. :) I will certainly check them out. I have a few watches that I'll try to post here shortly. Thanks again for the info!

(Sorry for the thread de-rail, guys. :o )
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby Knivesinedc » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:18 pm

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:51 pm

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:22 pm

A pair of Gayle Bradleys with a Citizen Promaster. This watch is Japanese-domestic-market only. Solar-powered Eco-drive, daily atomic clock synchronizing, dual time zones, micro-adjustable titanium bracelet, timer, chrono, etc. It even has an analog slide rule just inside the bezel.

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:17 pm

Shouldn't this thread be in the Picture Forum?



Anyway, here is what I've got today (have a Mule also, but wasn't gonna balance 2 knives and try to take a photo 1-handed, lol):
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby hudsonhawk » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:11 pm

Great thread idea! I am always shocked at how few people wear watches anymore. Working in Law Enforcement, a watch and a knife (or two) are essential carry items (as well as the gun obviously).

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And lightweight/dressed down
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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:58 pm

I normally wear my mechanical watches, but I absolutely love my G-Shocks. They are amazingly durable and are "their own person", so to speak. The design is purely Casio's own, borrowed or copied from no one. It stands on its own two legs and deserves every ounce of respect it gets.

That Seiko is a terrific watch as well. Seiko (unfortunately and undeservedly) doesn't get the respect that Swiss watches get, but Seiko is the only watchmaker besides Rolex that manufactures every part that goes into the watch themselves, including the lubricants. They are all excellent, from the bottom of the brand to the top.

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Re: Knife & Watch

Postby SpeedHoles » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:03 pm

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