You should buy a Scurfa dive watch

TL;DR It’s sold at cost and you literally and actually cannot buy a more legit dive watch. $268 at your door. Framing the narrative Back when diving was dangerous and new, companies like Comex and militaries like the French navy commissioned then-new watches to be used for measuring elapsed dive time. Advances in materials and […]

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School 3D

Older daughter’s school has printers too and a high power laser cutter. Damn. And my Scurfa arrived! More to come on this.

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Trivial news

Uncle Seiko makes decent straps. My friend has a epic cool home hacking setup. I got a Motiv fitbit ring… works well so far. Here’s a beach volleyball game, middling effort: Life goes on! Lastly a two part scale for bad watches, from the WPAC 2019 thread.

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The 9F as an adventure watch

Took the SBGN001 for a weekend jaunt. Hiking, snow, desert. It did great. The wear comfort on this 39mm size is fantastic.

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What I like

I’ve come full circle on quartz as I transition from watch geek/writer into ‘person who needs a good watch’.

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My SBGN001 arrived

19mm lugs… bad. Really limits strap choices. Some of my 20s can be fitted as shown. More as I wear it! And yeah, I shot it next to the Bolt, both are personal milestones.

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Graduation watch

I chose this at Costco, and my then-girlfriend and mother both contributed to it. Basic Seiko, 7T32 quartz with chronograph, alarm and lume dial. Served me all through grad school and Fermilab, only to be replaced by a Blue Angels Citizen when I started flying. I recently sent it to Seiko in NJ for a […]

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