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Old 03-26-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default The Tachymetre



A few years ago, we featured an article on Otto Crocker that was published in a 1951 edition of Popular Mechanics. Otto was a watch maker with an intense interest in both time and speed. He began to m...

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Old 03-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Tachymetre

I need a new watch... hmmm...
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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Great. Now I'm out $380. Thanks a lot Ryan. That is the last thing I needed right now.

I ordered one.

P.S. I have always wondered what the tachymeter thing was for.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #4
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Mmmmm, that seiko is nice.

I wear the seiko diver, indestructible...



or you could get the best of both with this....

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Your nerdiness is wearing off on me.............I want one.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:40 PM   #6
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How do you pronounce "tachymetre" without sounding, well, tacky.... ?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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I have used mine to write speeding tickets. I taught every officer I had trained to do the same. No need for radar when you have a tachymetre and a mile marker.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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Whats the chances of a JJ watch?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:54 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot Ryan, something else I want now!

Let's see, the Otto Crocker would have a crusted salt face with engine turned hands and bezel, and the alarm would sound like an uncorked flathead... right? I'll take two!
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:56 PM   #10
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And just in case they make a Jalopy Journal version like the one pictured above, I'll take one of those too, with a distressed leather wrist strap please.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:34 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot Ryan, something else I want now!

Let's see, the Otto Crocker would have a crusted salt face with engine turned hands and bezel, and the alarm would sound like an uncorked flathead... right? I'll take two!
If it looked like daddio's description, I'd order one, too!
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:14 PM   #12
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And just in case they make a Jalopy Journal version like the one pictured above, I'll take one of those too, with a distressed leather wrist strap please.
A huge + 1 on this one. I love my old pocket watches and my wind up watches. Wouldn't mind it being a quartz to keep it super accurate.
So maybe that's a plus two then.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:49 PM   #13
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In the aviation world the Breitling is the watch to have. The Tag Heuers are the walmart of watches compaired to a Breitling. With that said, i never be able to afford either.......

http://www.breitling.com/en/index.php#/home/
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:01 PM   #14
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In the aviation world the Breitling is the watch to have. The Tag Heuers are the walmart of watches compaired to a Breitling. With that said, i never be able to afford either.......

http://www.breitling.com/en/index.php#/home/
That's a false generalization if there ever was one.

Breitling has made some incredible watches... and they still do... but we are talking about tool watches here... not bling watches.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:07 PM   #15
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You guys are killing me here!!!! watches are my krux!
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:08 PM   #16
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In the aviation world the Breitling is the watch to have. The Tag Heuers are the walmart of watches compaired to a Breitling. With that said, i never be able to afford either.......

http://www.breitling.com/en/index.php#/home/

The wallmart of watches, haha thats nuts. I guess I like race cars more than airplanes.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:17 PM   #17
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I am just happy I am not the only watch Geek Here!!!
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So what would it take to get a JJ or HAMB watch?
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:45 PM   #19
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I still want a Nixie watch from Squirrel

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Old 03-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #20
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That's a false generalization if there ever was one.

Breitling has made some incredible watches... and they still do... but we are talking about tool watches here... not bling watches.
To say that Brietling watches are "bling" is sacrilege. Rolex is bling, Movado is bling, Brietlings are function first, they just happen to make them look like the quality time pieces they are. You truly get what you pay for.
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