Register now to get rid of these ads!

The Tachymetre

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 1995
    Posts:
    14,885
    Location:
    Austin, TX

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

  2. zman
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2001
    Posts:
    16,543
    Location:
    Garner, NC

    zman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I need a new watch... hmmm...
  3. FeatherWeight
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Posts:
    12

    FeatherWeight Member

    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.
  4. the-rodster
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Posts:
    5,239
    Location:
    Glasgow, KY

    the-rodster Member

    Mmmmm, that seiko is nice.

    I wear the seiko diver, indestructible...

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. Tman
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2001
    Posts:
    29,841
    Location:
    Beautifull Black Hills of South Dakota

    Tman Member

    Your nerdiness is wearing off on me.............I want one.
  6. Big Mac
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Posts:
    1,538
    Location:
    Highland, UT

    Big Mac Member
    1. Utah HAMBers

    How do you pronounce "tachymetre" without sounding, well, tacky.... ?
  7. chucklz
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    170
    Location:
    KC

    chucklz Member

    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.

    Attached Files:

  8. Whats the chances of a JJ watch?
  9. daddio211
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Posts:
    4,925
    Location:
    St. George, Utah

    daddio211
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    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!
  10. daddio211
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Posts:
    4,925
    Location:
    St. George, Utah

    daddio211
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    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.
  11. If it looked like daddio's description, I'd order one, too! :cool:
  12. grego31
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Posts:
    424
    Location:
    Sac, CA

    grego31 Member

    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.
  13. Agentx66x
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Posts:
    65
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ

    Agentx66x Member

    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/
  14. Ryan
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 1995
    Posts:
    14,885
    Location:
    Austin, TX

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    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.
  15. sinks88
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Posts:
    611
    Location:
    1st ring, minneapolis

    sinks88 Member

    You guys are killing me here!!!! watches are my krux!
  16. 54BOMB
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Posts:
    2,002
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX

    54BOMB Member


    The wallmart of watches, haha thats nuts. I guess I like race cars more than airplanes.
  17. Lunchboxlbc
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Posts:
    182
    Location:
    East Dallas

    Lunchboxlbc Member

    I am just happy I am not the only watch Geek Here!!!
  18. Lunchboxlbc
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Posts:
    182
    Location:
    East Dallas

    Lunchboxlbc Member

    So what would it take to get a JJ or HAMB watch?
  19. VirgilHilts
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Posts:
    2,316
    Location:
    A town called Malice, Ontario Canada

    VirgilHilts Member

  20. lamy_chop
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Posts:
    131
    Location:
    New Orleans, LA

    lamy_chop BANNED

    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.
  21. Ryan
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 1995
    Posts:
    14,885
    Location:
    Austin, TX

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    Rolex and Breitling are both fashion watches these days... Mostly... Breitling does still have a real pilot watch or two available however...

    That said, Rolex is one of the ultimate tool watches... Behold the military submariner:

    [​IMG]
  22. redlinetoys
    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Posts:
    4,247
    Location:
    Midwest

    redlinetoys Member

    Yes, from another watch freak... I love chronographs, military watches, diver watches, etc. Will be interesting to see where this goes...
  23. Grinder~deville
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Posts:
    33
    Location:
    Roseville, CA

    Grinder~deville Member

    This is still my favorite watch purchase? + it helps when I drive my buick because the speedo does not work.

    [​IMG]
  24. Big Mac
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Posts:
    1,538
    Location:
    Highland, UT

    Big Mac Member
    1. Utah HAMBers

    REALLY????? I just googled "Breitling" and saw a $100,000 watch! Most were $5k - $20k. What exactly does a $20,000 watch do to justify saying "you get what you pay for"?????? What are you really getting for $20k?

    Face it, expensive watches are an ego boost, that's about it. I have a $50 watch that keeps great time. What else can it do to make it worth thousands?

    I'm not knocking you guys that collect watches. I can see how someone would dig collecting watches. Cool pieces of machinery. I just don't get why someone would pay so much.:confused:
  25. VonMoldy
    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Posts:
    1,439
    Location:
    UTARRGH!

    VonMoldy Member

    I like watches and enjoyed this I also finally learned what tachymeter or whatever is. Now I need to buy a new watch with it.
  26. Lunchboxlbc
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Posts:
    182
    Location:
    East Dallas

    Lunchboxlbc Member

  27. Ryan
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 1995
    Posts:
    14,885
    Location:
    Austin, TX

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    No TJJ watches fellas... Not really something I'm into... Otto Crocker watch on the other hand... :)
  28. flamingokid
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Posts:
    1,429
    Location:
    Olathe,Kansas

    flamingokid Member

    Personally,I like IWC.But maybe we can get a group buy going.Let me know.
  29. 54BOMB
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Posts:
    2,002
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX

    54BOMB Member

    Ive liked these Panerai watches for a long time, some of them have a very classic look. Not really everyday "tool" stuff but I wouldnt complain. :D

    Attached Files:

  30. Chairmnofthboard
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Posts:
    41
    Location:
    So Cal

    Chairmnofthboard Member

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.