New guy from Texas

Re: New guy from Texas

Postby foghorn » December 22nd 2018, 11:07am

Very nice.
I was wondering what a SRPB55 was.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby codguy » December 22nd 2018, 2:06pm

mley1 wrote:
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Nice one (despite being japanese).
Now reach in your sock drawer and scrap all of your quartz, spring drive & solar wartches!!

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Oh, and please don't tell us you own guns........
Us british types hate the thought of private gun ownership.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 22nd 2018, 3:18pm

Welcome to the joint, Martin.
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That's a nice Seiko. I like the gilt print on the bezel.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby smellody » December 22nd 2018, 4:26pm

Welcome! Seiko appears to make a range of watches.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby mley1 » December 22nd 2018, 4:29pm

codguy wrote:
mley1 wrote:
Oh, and please don't tell us you own guns........
Us british types hate the thought of private gun ownership.


:D Well, being from Texas you KNOW I'm gonna have an extensive gun collection. So, I won't tell you about it. Hell, I'm wearing one on my right hip as I type this, but I ain't saying nothing about it.(it's a 9mm Glock semi auto pistol. You know an evil black pistol that has lots of bullets.) :lol: :3
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby mley1 » December 22nd 2018, 4:48pm

Codguy, here in Texas we even teach our daughters to shoot, and our wives to shoot. It's in our culture. We hunt, target practice, and I'm in law enforcement. My daughter, and her twin brother are both security officers for large security firms, and they carry firearms for their jobs. They both also will be getting their license to carry firearms off duty. I taught them from an early age that being a victim is unacceptable. They're pretty good with their firearms, and I pity the fool that ever tries to rob or hurt them. It will not turn out well for the bad guy I assure you.

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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby biglove » December 22nd 2018, 10:11pm

Welcome and watch out for flying poo on the job.

Marathon watches are a step up that can take some.massive abuse, too.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby tomsimac » February 8th 2019, 8:23pm

Be really careful when asked questions that seem to be off the wall.
You will be tested by the inmates here. Many never leave the basements I hear.
Good luck and thanks for your service.... you are doing good for society

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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby mley1 » February 9th 2019, 7:40am

tomsimac wrote:Looking forward to your essay on “why walls work” should be fun having all the professors here
Grade your work.


LMBO!! Walls work, especially when you shoot the bastards if they try to climb them!! :D End of essay.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby tomsimac » February 9th 2019, 9:35am

Love yah....
Interesting info. A few years ago I found out that my meek wife was actually Annie Oakley’s reincarnation
We were invited to go to the local indoor range for a gun party?....
Seems a few hot shot hubbies were quick draw enthusiasts.... and wanted to show. Me, nah, I’m kinda blind and my guns are more dangerous since I’ll just point and shoot when threatened. At my age the longest time served is life, so let’s say 5 years.
Anyway, wife wanted to go as her good friends were in town and it was the only option... hubbies vanities... wife asks to use one of my guns.. I lent her my revolver.. a Ruger GP 357 and put 38 mm
In due to recoil. Well, it was her first time shooting and she had a blast. When she beat the guys she was hooked. Fast draw guys... hmmm a joke somewhere in that
Now she has a concealed carry permit in Orange County, Ca ( yes California) and bought herself a small 9mm SW plus she owns a Barreta full size 9mm. Heaven help the perps
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby mley1 » February 10th 2019, 12:35pm

Thanks tomsimac. Sounds like you've got a keeper for a wife.
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby robatsu » February 10th 2019, 3:00pm

Intersectionality.....

I got my first Seiko while working at Camp Schwab rifle range.

Very scenic range, what with the mountains behind. And if you turn around, you have a broad vista of the Pacific Ocean. Plus, range staff wear pith helmets, how cool is that?

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The watch I got was Seiko 6458-600A, like this:

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Hard to believe it was only 38mm, seemed massive at the time. I abused that watch beyond belief and finally managed to destroy it after about 4 years. It took a lot of effort, I will say.

Been off of firearms for decades now, but still love me some Seikos (and Orients!).
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Re: New guy from Texas

Postby mley1 » February 10th 2019, 3:11pm

robatsu wrote:Intersectionality.....

I got my first Seiko while working as a range coach at Camp Schwab rifle range.

Very scenic range, what with the mountains behind. And if you turn around, you have a broad vista of the Pacific Ocean. Plus, range staff wear pith helmets, how cool is that?

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The watch I got was Seiko 6458-600A, like this:

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Hard to believe it was only 38mm, seemed massive at the time. I abused that watch beyond belief and finally managed to destroy it after about 4 years. It took a lot of effort, I will say.

Been off of firearms for decades now, but still love me some Seikos (and Orients!).


Nice! Great picture of the range. Love the Seiko. Unfortunately, the ranges I frequent aren't that scenic. You mention the 38mm size of the case. I am finding the size differences interesting between the different era of watches. The way style trends change, and thus cause the watch manufacturers to change their designs, is very interesting to me. I'm beginning to see a trend in the watches I'm gravitating to, mostly automatics 40-45mm.
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