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Re: I am considering posting this in the open - thoughts?
Fingers = steak tips cooked in red wine.
Hello & WELCOME to WatchinTyme, the friendliest, most easygoing watch site on the interwebz, or, as I'm very fond of referring to it as, "a safe, well-lighted place" in which to enjoy this wonderful hobby, er, pastime, um, er passion, uh, obsession we all find ourselves sharing. But more than just being friendly and/or safe, this is a place where mutual respect for each other and our various watch choices is both a concept and a practice that each of us adheres to without exception. This is because many of us, including myself, have belonged to quite a few other watch forums on the 'net, many of which are, at best, run by nuts for nuts, to put it plainly. They talk a good game about being 'open-minded,' 'uncensored,' or other such lofty concepts, but in the end they're places where you need to toe the line, OR ELSE.
It was at just such a site that I was lucky enough to find myself a couple of years back, and it was there that I was also 'lucky' enough to acquire my very own stalker, who, when I made the mistake of questioning his word as the absolute truth in all areas of Horological endeavor, went on a two-year crusade to smear my name and "prove" to all concerned that my 26-year USN aviation career was all one big lie, to include the awards & medals I received along the way. Now I bring this up not to try and drum up tears & sympathy for myself, but rather show you just how wise a choice you made when you joined us here at WIT. Our founder wanted this place to be friendly, laid-back and free of personal attacks, 'bullying' & obscenity. Our moderators are pretty much the same in both temperament and performance, and they are never officious or heavy-handed. And, finally, our membership is also uniformly enthusiastic about "The Watch Thing," and very respectful of each others' opinions and hardware choices.
So please, take the plunge, come on in and feel free to show off your watches, share your knowledge or seek answers from your fellow WIT members. We all love watches here, and abhor the silly playground tactics that so many people on the internet should have left behind so many years ago. Again, welcome to WIT, and thanks for joining our terrific site. We hope you'll enjoy your time with us, and are very glad you're here...!
Yep, time to exercise the nuclear option. KABOOM!
Wow! Am I looking forward to seeing your products! I'm a retired USN Aviator who started his career in A-7E Corsair II's (AKA "The SLUF"), after which I transitioned to the F/A-18C. I guess I qualify as being officially one of those old fart pilots who get all misty-eyed and agog over my SLUF(F) days, but rarely think of the "gadget-laden" Hornet. Still, it was quite the upgrade! And that's about as far as I guess I should go; I once got thrown off a watch site because I talked too much about the Navy and my career therein, so I'm very gun-shy about mentioning it too much, especially since that site now goes around telling people that I'm a fake, engaging in "stolen valor."
I mention all of this by way of telling you that WIT does NOT ever engage in this type of behavior, nor do we prove our leadership in the watch world by engaging in personal attacks and smear campaigning. There are no "preferred" nor "prohibited" brands here; at WIT, the most important thing is how much you, the individual member, are enjoying this or that watch, while perhaps not enjoying a third one too much. Bottom line: We respect each other and each others' watch choices. If there's something we don't like about a given watch or brand, we spell it out respectfully, and do NOT go on the attack.
For those of us who purchase your products, we will give you an honest, objective assessment of the timepiece, and provide you with the appropriate feedback, as time permits. Oh, and if you have a TERIFFIC product? We'll sing your praises to the hills and beyond! In the end, WIT truly IS "a safe, well-lighted place" in which to enjoy this shared hobby (read: obsession we all share. WELCOME ABOARD! We're very glad you're here! (y)
PS - Your official callsign for WIT is now "Tube." ;)
PITOT watches said:
Thank you very much for your kind and honest words :) Maybe that "Tube" name will stick know forever ;) I guess it is a good match!
I'm sorry I reply late, to be honest, I have been very busy getting all the pieces in the puzzle to fit and also get the economy going. Corona did not make it easy also!
We already did a design of the F/A-18 Hornet but decided at the last minute to change to a new design for the F/A-18 Super Hornet since they fly the Super Hornet in the new Top Gun: Maverick movie, and it would be a good time to release close to that one. I have attached F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet design :)
The crown on the Super Hornet is inspired by the Jettison selector button in the cockpit to release the different loads on the pylon station. Subdials button inspired by the exhaust. The wing profile has inspired the front design near the rubber strap attachment, and the small bend, inspired by the foldable wingtips when onboard carrierships :)
We gonna do the F/A-18 Super Hornet then F-16 is planned.
Kindly regards "Tube"
Hey, Tube! Welcome back!!
I actually have about 250 hrs in the single seat Super Hornet (F/A-18E), so I'm certainly looking forward to seeing it come over the horizon! The above shots are amazing!
W/R, "Sammy" (My last name is Turdling, and I'm a junior, so I got "Sammy" for a callsign...)
I could never be like Mister Jingles then.
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