A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby koimaster » June 30th 2017, 8:20am

Review: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial: Hamilton.

Jun 25, 2017,05:40 AM



If I tell you that Hamilton is an interesting brand, you may be surprised. And you are wrong, as they made a few lovely and interesting watches, in their History. The watch I want to introduce you shares a special dial you already know, but in another color.

Here are these special dials, but in white:

http://www.watchprosite.com/horological ... 497202654/
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1946-2006

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With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby Thunder1 » June 30th 2017, 8:56am

Some good looking chronos here..
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby AlbertaTime » June 30th 2017, 3:53pm

Spectacular post. Thanks, Alain--that brightened my day :-)
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby Thunder1 » June 30th 2017, 4:48pm

AlbertaTime wrote:Spectacular post. Thanks, Alain--that brightened my day :-)

Welcome back, sir...
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby AlbertaTime » July 1st 2017, 2:37am

Thunder1 wrote:
AlbertaTime wrote:Spectacular post. Thanks, Alain--that brightened my day :-)

Welcome back, sir...


Appreciated, Thunder :-)
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby conjurer » July 1st 2017, 8:21am

AlbertaTime wrote:
Thunder1 wrote:
AlbertaTime wrote:Spectacular post. Thanks, Alain--that brightened my day :-)

Welcome back, sir...


Appreciated, Thunder :-)


Quite so. Where have you been, you crazy-ass Canadian??
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby AlbertaTime » July 1st 2017, 8:48pm

conjurer wrote:Quite so. Where have you been, you crazy-ass Canadian??


Well...it's a story...

After I got back from China last trip, summer of 2015, so two years ago, plans were (and I may have mentioned this) to set up new housekeeping with a woman I'd been seeing for a couple of years. My digs were small, she wanted a bigger place, and if she was gonna be chipping in, seemed OK to buy a bigger place, at twice my regular payments--so I did. Like I said, we'd been seeing each other for a couple of years, and she told me this was for keeps...

...and three weeks later, she gave me the "this isn't working" speech and off she went.

So saddled with doubled "rent" and expenses, I soldiered on--right in time for the oil price crash to hit oil-price-dependent northern Alberta, resulting in reduced pay. I did manage to increase some hours from what were already two full-time jobs, which helped financially, but the overall result was still lots less money, even fewer free hours, never enough sleep, and no way to save to go back to China.

And, as with many folks, I'm sure, every time I did get a bit ahead, it seemed "life" would happen and the saved dollars I managed to squirrel away would head on down the road. It's meant pretty much no watches or other extras, no saving, no chance of a return to China...just work and...more work, for a good while now.

I mean, not everything went wrong. I did have that very nice article in the Financial Times in mid-January--but even that wasn't what I'd hoped. I'd hoped the writer (who is really a nice guy, so I don't mean any slight on him) would concentrate more on the China's developing horological abilities and less on me, But he found my personal story more interesting, so even that really nice thing was kinda disappointing. Maybe that was the last straw before my crash. Who knows.

In any case, I kept up pretty well emotionally and physically till about late January or February or so, and then just hit a wall. I was demoralized, depressed, and freakin' exhausted.

One thing was very clear to me: I *had* to get more rest, and that meant less internet, and less involvement most places. I hung on Facebook some (still trying to stay in the game a bit) but I've stayed way from forums for the most part. Maybe a visit occasionally but, yeah, I've been purposely laying low. And I've slept more, grabbing hours where I could between my jobs (both of which, thankfully, I've still enjoyed) and I've concentrated on just resting, eating better and taking better care of my self.

Anyways, about two months ago, my nephew and his wife asked if they could rent my upstairs! :-) That put my "rent" payment back about where it was, so...good! Very good. That helped.

Then, a month and a half ago my overnight employer (where I've been 5 years now on my second job) offered me a great promotion, right up my alley as far as past work and experience :-). I'm now running the HR department of the company along with another co-worker that I really like, and the company actively wants to treat its employees well. The pay is enough that I no longer need two jobs, and I will now be able to pay my bills and still save. I might even get to China by late fall or something. Next spring should be no issue if all goes well.

Short version: it's been a tough couple of years but I'm much more rested, there's lots of light not very far up the tunnel, I'm feeling lots better generally, and I have more time to spend with friends :-)
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby bedlam » July 1st 2017, 9:19pm

Glad you hear things are shaping up for you AT :okk:
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Postby Thunder1 » July 1st 2017, 11:05pm

bedlam wrote:Glad you hear things are shaping up for you AT :okk:

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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby Racer-X » July 2nd 2017, 12:16am

Great news after a rough run there. All the best, Ron, on your new ventures.
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby AJC » July 2nd 2017, 5:38am

Nice. All of them.
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby biglove » July 2nd 2017, 6:33am

Hate to hear of your troubles, Ron; but, glad things are now working out for you.
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby AlbertaTime » July 2nd 2017, 2:57pm

biglove wrote:Hate to hear of your troubles, Ron; but, glad things are now working out for you.


Thanks! I appreciate everybody's support, here.

All ya gotta do is get up one more time than ya get knocked down :-)
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby 3Flushes » July 2nd 2017, 3:34pm

I like all of those.

Cool to hear you persevered through the adversity, Ron. Love eh?

I'd seen your name in the roster, nice to see you back in the swing of things.
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Re: A family of military chronographs, with a special dial

Postby conjurer » July 2nd 2017, 7:32pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
biglove wrote:Hate to hear of your troubles, Ron; but, glad things are now working out for you.


Thanks! I appreciate everybody's support, here.

All ya gotta do is get up one more time than ya get knocked down :-)


I'm glad of this, too. A-T's one of the gentlemen in this thing of ours, and there's goddamned too few of them to go around.

Welcome back, you crazy-ass Canadian!
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