For many years, I assumed I enjoyed the heavy weight of a watch on my wrist, that the heft gave me a sense of security, but I'm re-thinking that assumption now that I'm wearing the lightweight titanium Citizen Promaster Sky. There's something to be said for a watch that is so light and comfortable you don't even feel it on your wrist. The watch that is swinging its bat on the on-deck circle is the stainless version of the black one shown here.
I don't have any problems unclogging a toilet with a snake. The problem is cleaning the snake after I'm done with my job. The snake is disgusting, so much that I'm afraid to describe in detail the difficulty in cleaning it.
Let's put it this way, Mr. Man Points, I put the snake under the faucet head and spray the snake with chlorox spray and there is still concrete-like particulate matter stuck to the snake's claw-like tip. Shit, man, cleanup is a nightmare.
What do I do?
You need to carefully break apart the particulate matter with both a disposable plastic fork and/or use an old toothbrush. Wrap the snake in a towel, dry it off, and put it back in the garage. Then take a long shower. Keep in mind, the cleanup takes five times longer than the actuall unclogging. You can do this, man.
I was looking for a more classic look to complement the "Rolex" cues on the Orient Saturation Diver, so I oped to take off the Super Engineer II and put on the Endmill, both bracelets by Strapcode, which has been offering high quality bracelets on Amazon for a reasonable price.
I had two links taken off the Endmill but need another link taken off because it's a bit loose, causing the crown and case to dig into my hand.
So what am I going to do with the 2mm Super Engineer II? I'm chomping at the bit to buy the Seiko Solar Fieldmaster SBDL021, take off the rubber strap and put on that SEII.
Was I going to get flop sweath from a regretted watch purpose? Was the Citizen Promaster Aqualand BN-2029 going to be too big in a ostentatious Las Vegas kind of way evidencing a man taking steroids to overcome his shortcomings?
My anxieties were pretty bad. The eBay seller sent me the wrong watch last week and I had to go through the hassle of sending him the $200 watch to get this $530 monster.
Right out of the box I knew I was in good shape. The purported 53mm plays more like a 50mm since the bezel is 49mm and you don't get the full 53mm unless you add the depthmeter and crown on the left and right.
Then there was the matter of the rubber strap. I'm very picky about those as many cause my wrists to itch and sweat. However, this one is soft and kind. The strap is long so that there is a little overlap, not much, as I fit it over my 7.5 inch wrist.
I love the deep dish dial and analog crown setting. I haven't tested the lume yet. I'm wearing it as I write this and the watch feels light on the wrist.
About two weeks ago I made the shift from Mach 3s to a double-edge razor, specifically a Merkur 38C Heavy Duty. The blades used to cost me, at two dollars a pop, about $130 a year. Now the blades cost me, a ten cents each, about six dollars a year.
But that's besides the point in a way. I actually look forward to shaving now. I shave every other day and I'm always a bit disappointed on my "off" day.
I'm using C.O. Bigelow Eucalyptus Oil shaving cream, which keeps my face moist (the Trader Joe's mango shaving cream left my face dry with a bit of a sting).
I'm not shaving in front of the bathroom mirror. I'm shaving in the shower, using nothing but a washcloth to apply the cream.
I like to keep things simple.
The shaves are closer and the whole process is far more enjoyable. Success.
Fourth shave with my Merkur 38c and the blade it came with, presumably a Merkur double-edge. No signs of dulling after four shaves. I'm dipping the blade in mineral oil since I have already invested in it. I suspect it helps.
I also bought a razor bank to protect children and animals after disposal. I think it's worth it. For seven dollars, I have a safety bank that should last a year or two.