Protractor and slide rule watches

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Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby koimaster » February 11th 2016, 4:04pm

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Re: Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby foghorn » February 11th 2016, 4:11pm

Problem with slide rule watches are that they are too small to read and nobody uses a slide rule anymore.
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Re: Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2016, 7:02pm

Yup. The only time I ever used a slide rule was in aerodynamics class in flight skool. I personally think the only reason folks wear a slide rule watch is to show everybody (a) how smart they are, and (b) why they have that big ridge of bone over their eyebrows. :?
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Re: Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby conjurer » February 11th 2016, 8:38pm

I recall a humorous thread started at WUS by some goof who was pissed off that an Orient they ordered had a E6B dial that didn't work right; apparently, the boffins at Orient totally fucked up the numbers or the scales or something and this resulted in the sliderule functions, well, not functioning. I responded, probably after a drink or two, that he could always use, you know, a calculator. This didn't placate the goof, but it caused me to laugh heartily.
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Re: Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby Wasp » February 12th 2016, 7:46am

I always liked the look. Back in the day uncle Bob was going through Charles de Gaulle airport and had two Slide Rules in his pocket. The customs agent queried: Why do you need two of these? The reply...."the short one is for small calculations" A nod of the head with raised eyebrows and the gendarme passed him through.
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Re: Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby biglove » February 12th 2016, 11:35am

Wasp wrote:I always liked the look. Back in the day uncle Bob was going through Charles de Gaulle airport and had two Slide Rules in his pocket. The customs agent queried: Why do you need two of these? The reply...."the short one is for small calculations" A nod of the head with raised eyebrows and the gendarme passed him through.


Couldn't use a slide rule to save my life. My Dad gave our son his college slide rule when my son was in engineering college. I still have it at home since the boy ditched that major for mathematics then sold insurance and is now in Nashville writing and singing.
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Re: Protractor and slide rule watches

Postby Bigjimzlll » February 12th 2016, 7:23pm

I like mine
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