Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby Dr.Morningwood » January 24th 2016, 12:06pm

For those of you old enough to remember the old Timex commercials with John Cameron Swayze, and with some encouragement from Mr. Smellody, I deciced to put the Admiral though one of those old fashion Timex test.

Since yesterday when I did the first pass clearing snow, we received another 10+ inches of snow. I decided to strap the Admiral to the snow blower:

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Here is what we had to tackle today:

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Some of these might be repetitive:

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Put him back on wrist to do some final shoveling:

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Back inside warming up. Gonna sit back and watch football today. Thanks for looking

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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby smellody » January 24th 2016, 3:57pm

Love it. Great job, that was a real test. The Admiral held up and deserves respect!
   
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby artman » January 24th 2016, 4:07pm

That would've killed lesser watches.
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby biglove » January 24th 2016, 4:14pm

None the worse for the wear!
The Admiral is at home in the snow as he is on the high seas!
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby Tzimisces » January 24th 2016, 4:20pm

The Mighty Hydromax would have destroyed itself and the snowblower, like putting a cinder block in a washing machine
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby TemerityB » January 24th 2016, 4:45pm

Tzimisces wrote:The Mighty Hydromax would have destroyed itself and the snowblower, like putting a cinder block in a washing machine


Absolutely.

The Admiral gets a real JCS-type test!!! AWESOME post.
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby Nuvolari » January 24th 2016, 5:25pm

Holy shit, I was told they don't build em like they used to... But he survived? Top Notch!
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby foghorn » January 24th 2016, 5:43pm

I think , if the Admiral makes it to auction , that we all should take a step back and consider why we spend so much on so many wonderfully marketed watches when a 35 dollar watch pretty much kicks (many) of their asses in real world watch wearing. I'll never give up my "high end" watches but each time I strap one on I'll give a knowing wink to my Scouts and Weekenders. It makes me respect Timex , as a company , more than most brands. For 60 or so years they haven't changed their claims. And based on this stupid little experiment they don't need to.
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby smellody » January 24th 2016, 6:58pm

Fine.
$44.95. Cash


foghorn wrote:I think , if the Admiral makes it to auction , that we all should take a step back and consider why we spend so much on so many wonderfully marketed watches when a 35 dollar watch pretty much kicks (many) of their asses in real world watch wearing. I'll never give up my "high end" watches but each time I strap one on I'll give a knowing wink to my Scouts and Weekenders. It makes me respect Timex , as a company , more than most brands. For 60 or so years they haven't changed their claims. And based on this stupid little experiment they don't need to.
   
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Re: Admiral Day 4: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Postby JAS1125 » January 24th 2016, 7:13pm

Nuvolari wrote:Holy shit, I was told they don't build em like they used to... But he survived? Top Notch!



I'm surprised as well...
Compared to the vintage Timex models, I didn't think the new ones would hold up like this.
Outstanding......Now let's all chip in and buy a Hydromax while they're cheap and put it thru the same test and see what happens
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