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November 26, 2014

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Gary

Jeff,

I'm glad the dental floss helped. I guess the idea with the waxed floss is that it can both clean and lubricate the threads. Some people use a small brush to clean the threads.

Gary

Areil Adams' Tech Crunch 2014 gift guide for watch lovers.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/25/a-gift-guide-for-watch-lovers-the-guys-edition/

Gary

Oops. Typo. Ariel Adams.

jonnybardo

The OSD, Sumo, and SUN019 offer a nice range of black bezel/dial Japanese divers. Interesting that they all have black bezels - I remember you used to prefer silver bezels.

Angelo

Can you post that link (i.e. waxed dental floss)?

Gary

Here it is, Angelo.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/sumo-crown-449646.html

BTW, I still think the Sumo is the best looking dive watch under $500. It has a beautiful, classic Japanese diver style.

Gary

Here's a real tool watch. The hands look like wrenches, the case and crown look like nuts, and the strap looks like tire tread.

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/greco-hexagonal-nut-watch/

Paul

A eulogy for RadioShack
http://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories

jonnybardo

That was a fun article, Paul. I had heard Radio Shack was bad but didn't realize how bad.

Angelo

I still like Radio Shack, but admit that I rarely pay full price for anything in there----always wait for those red tag deals where they sell things for up to 90% off! And unlike Invicta, it really is 90% off prices that some items actually sold for. Most of the time, it's between 50-75% off, but still, Radio Shack isn't making much on me. But one thing happened that bittered me toward them: I bought a little hand held television set you could bring to the beach or take out in your yard, etc. The problem is that it wasn't holding a charge----I could only use it if it was plugged in, which sort of defeats the purpose of a little television set you hold in your hand. Anyway, twice, they sent it back to their techs to try to fix it. Both times, it came back with the problem not fixed. The second time, it came back without it's telescopic antenna. When I asked where the antenna was---the guy at the counter said, "Didn't it come with a plug-in antenna too, with cord on it?" "Yes," I told him, I have that one at home----but that antenna is detached from the set----with cable----not something to use on the go. His response was that since the battery isn't charging anyway---they just couldn't fix it----I wouldn't be using it on the go anyway, and the corded antenna is "better." He told me there was nothing else he could/would do for me. So they fixed nothing and took a part from me. Oh, and he told me since that TV was no longer made, they couldn't even order me the stationary antenna. This is why some retailers make it---and some don't.

jonnybardo

Awful, Angelo. Did they not offer to refund the whole thing?

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