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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us. herculogical@verizon.net
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website: http://herculodge.typepad.com/
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I'm off the Sumo. My top three if I could only keep 3 would be the two Promaster Sky models and the Tuna. The watches I want to re-buy: Seiko SRP307 and CGT. Close re-buy but variation of one I owned: Citizen BN2021 to replace the BN2024. And I want a new Citizen, the blue dial NB1031-53L to complete the collection.
Angelo, to defend your decision to not let go: There are 3 watches I sold that I'd like to re-buy. And remember my Sumo problem.
“People Like Us,” by David Brooks One. What explains our hunger for sameness in terms of the people we surround ourselves with? We’re anxious and alienated from “people who aren’t like us.” We’d rather feel connection and comfort from being... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakthrough Writer
The good news is Seiko movements can be serviced by most US dealers, so you don't need to send to Seiko for movement repair.
Paul has apprised us of this special for the Panasonic RF-TJ10 travel emergency radio. Related articles Does Your Watch Collecting Have an Endgame? Too Bad I Had to Return the Largish Trask Gary Chukkas Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
Purchased for $95 the Timberland EK Brook Parck Chukka in red brown. I wear a size 12.5 and tend toward wide, so hearing that Timberlands wear big I went with 12 Wide and the fit is perfect with a regular... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
You mean rethinking more selling or buying even more refined watches? In any event, I'm happy with the jewel-like refinement of the Citizen Promaster Sky. I doubt I'll get a 45.5mm Omega any time soon.
The superior refinement of my Promaster Sky models has made me rethink some of my other watches.
Option 1 In a 5-page essay with 3 sources, support, refute, or complicate Kristof's argument in "Prudence Or Cruelty?" that in spite of the food stamp abuses cited by opponents of the food stamp program, providing food stamps for the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
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Since picking up my silver and black Citizen Promaster Sky models, I just don't have time for a lot of my other watches, so my Benarus Megalodon and Benarus Moray Dart 44mm are now on the eBay auction block. Related... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
KI6H writes: Essential Seiko reading: Jack Forster waxes poetic on the Seiko 5 and the 7S26 movement, which he pronounces "as brutally efficient and stripped to essentials as a Kalashnikov, and like a Kalashnikov, it is designed to work, as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
Amazon Selling the Seiko SRP627 for $286 Plus $5.50 Shipping Related articles Does Your Watch Collecting Have an Endgame? Too Bad I Had to Return the Largish Trask Gary Chukkas Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
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Posted 4 days ago at Critical Thinker
As much as I like the Sumo, I'm too embarrassed to buy another. Good luck with the Darth Tuna. If you're not put off by the battery change, then you've found an appealing watch.
Yes, I do. Here's the hierarchy: 1. Black Promatser Sky. 2. Silver Promaster Sky 3. Seiko Tuna 4. OSD 5. Seiko SRP637 The rest are negligible.
Gary has apprised us of Gary DeBock's Ultra-Light Radio Shoot-Out on SWLing Post. Related articles Does Your Watch Collecting Have an Endgame? Jay Allen Reviews Eton Field 550 Radio A Radio to Get Excited About? The Sangean WR-15 Analog Tabletop... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
I don't need a sleeper timer and I listen mostly to FM. I had a Tivoli Model One about 10 years ago but too much FM drift and weak on FM so it had to go. If I were to keep a Tivoli Model One, I would have to hook it up to a roof antenna.
I have no lesser watches though I'd say my two favorite are my black Promaster Sky and Seiko Tuna on the Super Engineer. Man, my life would be a lot easier if I just had those 2 watches. If I were to keep a third, I'd go with the silver Promaster Sky. Three watches would feel clean. Jonny is right. Having 4 gems like he has diminishes the rest of his collection.
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Don't you love first world problems. How many watches can I maintain in my collection without going crazy? How can I choose which one to wear? How can I deal with the anxieties? I have a theory: Everyone has a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herculodge
Yes, I believe it does based on everything I've read and my dealer said he can change it.
"Why Do We Read and Write Essays? They're Just Someone's Opinions. Aren't All Opinions Alike? " Some people say after reading an essay, “Well, it’s just an opinion.” But are all opinions alike? Robert Atwan in his American Now textbook... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
My 20-year-long friend Tom the college wrestling coach came over to the house yesterday to see about adopting the neighbor's yellow lab Simba, but Tom's recent neck surgery has rendered him too weak to handle the 120-pound hyper beast. It... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herculodge