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October 15, 2013

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Angelo

I'm guessing you did this to "declutter" and avoid the pests (Some of them are quite persistent.); not because you want to get rid of any tempations. Seems as though the Tuna scored a knockout punch against the fashion lobby. They're down for the count.

Angelo

Great photo by the way. I love how purposeful this watch looks. It's got a lot going for it---no-nonsense black face, industrial grade stainless steel build---and to me, the band earns its keep. It's a startling contrast of at once, having the rugged image of tank tracks----but a delicate, precision look of fine jewelry. It all works.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tank+tracks&qpvt=tank+tracks&FORM=IGRE

StarHalo

The evidence suggests the capacity of the human mind is unlimited, but we know for sure that your time is finite; best to cut away that which doesn't contribute much..

Gary

New C. Crane catalog:

https://www.ccrane.com/instruction-manuals/ccrane-catalog.pdf

Page 20 shows a new radio model due out soon: the CC Skywave.

StarHalo

Gary: Good catch, it looks like they want to fill in the hole left by the Grundig G6, and that's a hole that should be filled..

Gary

StarHalo,

Although the G6 has SSB. I don't see any mention about SSB in the CC Skywave description.

jonnybardo

You must feel a psychic release, Jeff. I'm a bit jealous, although also looking forward to purging.

I think I "unfriended" Invicta back during the first cleanse about a year ago. I never re-friended them.

herculodge

Tempted to sell the last 3 fashion watches, get the new M Force and have a 9 watch collection.

Tom Welch

New Sangean dsp radio http://www.sangean.com/products/product_spec.asp?mid=154

jonnybardo

I'm going to keep one Invicta for a few reasons: As a reminder, in case I somehow end up with another craving for bling, and on principle. My Capsule 6661 isn't going anywhere but all the others are gone.

StarHalo

Gary, good point.

And I hope they refine the ad copy before it goes to market; "If you are a bit paranoid it is good to know nobody can monitor your radio listening"? Is the demographic just Alex Jones listeners?

Angelo

Something comes to mind. One sad by-product of this Jeff (and Jonny)----is that I guess you won't be watching Shop NBC (or Shop HQ or whatever the hell they're calling it now) when the fashion watch people stop by. When you were actually interested in those watches, it probably made for good television. My cable changed----and that channel now requires a box (and I only have one box, not on the TV I watch at night) so I don't see it as much as I used to, just flipping through channels. But I always enjoyed the watch shows, particularly Invicta.

jonnybardo

Angelo, I never watched it other than a few clips on the website.

I'm not completely opposed to Invicta - in that I might be a bit more mild than Jeff. I haven't worn any Invictas since my "fever" in July and August, but I still like the look of certain styles - in particular the Capsule, Subaqua Specialty Reserve, Speedway Reserve, and Venom. They're fun, bold, and rather garish. If and when I'm in the mood for that, I'll always have the Capsule.

Also, as I wrote a few months ago here and on my blog, if you look at Invicta as simply and only "fun watches" then they aren't so offensive. I find that the Serious Watch Crowd (like Watchlords) lose sight of this playful quality.

By the way, I'd be keeping my Subaqua Specialty Reserve if it weren't so damn big (52mm x 20mm). I just can't live with wearing a watch that big, but I love the look of it.

herculodge

I used to love the Shop shows. I was a little kid in the candy store. The magic vanished as I became drawn to functional lume diver tools.

Angelo

Jeff: Do you think the toolish dive watches (like good Seikos) could be successfully distributed through a shopping channel---or would it be like putting steak in the big glass candy counter? Invictas played well on television because of the bold size, colors, textures, variety of styles and ability to slash prices once in a while. It's like gumballs, jelly beans, Swedish fish in a rainbow of colors, jaw breakers, licorice, Hot Tamales, cotton candy and Hersheys Bars in the candy counter----except it's watches showcased instead. For adults, a good steak would likely be chosen over the candy----but a good steak might not look appetizing behind the glass, the way candy does. I just wonder if they could tout the virtues of functional, high quality, stainless steel tools like your Tuna----they way they would some 52MM Invicta model that's available in five different colors, marked down from $1500.00 to $99.00? You might call them hucksters, but this formula has moved quite a lot of watches and not only by Invicta. I can't even get $30.00 off the retail price of a Tauchmeister I like----but with Invicta, you routinely get 80-90% off.

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