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Re: Micromilspec U.S. Space Force

Post by 3Flushes » June 17th 2023, 4:25pm

Datsun240Z71 wrote:
June 17th 2023, 3:02am
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First thing that came to mind seeing the dial. Watch looks silly IMO.
This.

Although, interestingly enough, astro-physicists speculate that the reason we have not found ET life is because they are in a different time zone, so to speak. They further speculate that in the future earthlings will crack the code of time travel through black holes the inside of which I suspect probably look much like the above rendering.
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Post by conjurer » June 17th 2023, 7:41pm

The Time Tunnel was the shit. I was seven when it aired, and I thought James Darren was the prettiest fellow on TV--thankfully, we didn't have a color television yet; if we had, I'd probably be marching in the Seattle Pride parade, wearing a rainbow wife-beater and ass-less chaps.

It's a shame the fucking Nazis killed Mr. Darren on Navarone, though.
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Re: Micromilspec U.S. Space Force

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » June 18th 2023, 4:09pm

Frankly, that brand's sheer concept is baffling to me. They started by offering watches to special forces operators, claiming them to be worthwhile watches for active duty, which is pretty much BS. No SF operator would wear something that would identify him. Let alone wear something with unit insignia while on a mission.
Besides, the largest militaries have ditched mechanical watches a longer while ago in favour of the likes of G-Shock and Suunto - stuff that can be put through hell, and if by whatever odd chance it doesn't survive that hell, it's cheap to replace.

I suppose that with the Space Force, the difference is that it doesn't really have much to do yet, and it'll be probably decades before they actually come in handy. So, well, they can wear whatever they please, it won't see any action anytime soon. So, the watch is just a trinket for this particular unit, and the civilian version is Steve Carrell's TV show fan merch.
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Re: Micromilspec U.S. Space Force

Post by jason_recliner » June 18th 2023, 4:12pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
June 18th 2023, 4:09pm
Frankly, that brand's sheer concept is baffling to me. They started by offering watches to special forces operators, claiming them to be worthwhile watches for active duty, which is pretty much BS. No SF operator would wear something that would identify him. Let alone wear something with unit insignia while on a mission.
Besides, the largest militaries have ditched mechanical watches a longer while ago in favour of the likes of G-Shock and Suunto - stuff that can be put through hell, and if by whatever odd chance it doesn't survive that hell, it's cheap to replace.

I suppose that with the Space Force, the difference is that it doesn't really have much to do yet, and it'll be probably decades before they actually come in handy. So, well, they can wear whatever they please, it won't see any action anytime soon. So, the watch is just a trinket for this particular unit, and the civilian version is Steve Carrell's TV show fan merch.
That about sums it up.
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Re: Micromilspec U.S. Space Force

Post by 3Flushes » June 19th 2023, 6:11pm

Alas, the G-shock is the military watch of choice, particularly of the SEALs. The G, ridiculously durable, cheap, readily replaceable, and perhaps most vitally, it's dead-bang accurate.

Everything else is a trinket for civilians with various motivations for buying watches with military story lines. My friend Maryann Chase built an entire brand, and a fortune, by selling military themed watches to such folks. Why, I myself bought a few Chase-Durers and used to pretend my car was an F-15 as I tuned to Miramar Air Base air traffic on my scanner and mach-speeded my way down the freeway determining my speed on the tachymeter bezel by precisely timing a mile on the chronograph. Good times, by golly.
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