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What about "Momotaro" - the little Japanese boy in the picture?


Here is the first paragraph of Momotaro from Wiki -
"Momotarō (桃太郎[sup]?[/sup]) is a popular hero from Japanese folklore. His name literally means Peach Tarō; as Tarō is a common Japanese boy's name, it is often translated as Peach Boy. Momotarō is also the title of various books, films, and other works that portray the tale of this hero."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momotarō
 

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junlon said:
What about "Momotaro" - the little Japanese boy in the picture?


Here is the first paragraph of Momotaro from Wiki -
"[b]Momotarō[/b] (桃太郎[sup][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Installing_Japanese_character_sets][color=rgb(0, 0, 238)]?[/url][/sup]) is a popular [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero]hero[/url] from [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_folklore]Japanese folklore[/url]. His name literally means [i]Peach Tarō[/i]; as [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taro_%28disambiguation%29]Tarō[/url] is a common Japanese boy's name, it is often translated as [i]Peach Boy[/i]. [i]Momotarō[/i] is also the title of various books, films, and other works that portray the tale of this hero."

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momotar%C5%8D]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momotar%C5%8D[/url]

Interesting....but [b][i]Taro [/i][/b]reminds me of the taro root! hahaha! [b] Catalin's Taro.[/b]..hmmmm naw....[b][i]Momotaro[/i][/b] is too long a name IMO hahaha! I still like my [b][i]RONIN[/i][/b] suggestion, once others get to know what it means in the Japanese Samurai world... :P ;D ;D ;D ;D
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OK, after 3 days it is pretty much a tie - 1:4 here at SCWF, 9:5 at WUS and 1:2 at PMWF - for a total of 11:11 - but since I voted 3 times for the same choice (once in each poll to start things rolling) and since IMHO most of the people that I know that own one have voted for the 'Black Ninja' I will have to declare that the more likely winner - for the references to small, stealthy and deadly-accurate (vs. the reference of 'unappreciated' in the 'Black Ronin' which still holds true
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So that's it - I am wearing my own 'Black Ninja'
 

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Catalin said:
OK, after 3 days it is pretty much a tie - 1:4 here at SCWF, 9:5 at WUS and 1:2 at PMWF - for a total of 11:11 - but since I voted 3 times for the same choice (once in each poll to start things rolling) and since IMHO most of the people that I know that own one have voted for the 'Black Ninja' I will have to declare that the more likely winner - for the references to small, stealthy and deadly-accurate (vs. the reference of 'unappreciated' in the 'Black Ronin' which still holds true ).

So that's it - I am wearing my own '[b]Black Ninja[/b]' [img]
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you might want to check out the already existing, naturally developed (not forced), nickname of the black version of the limited edition Samurai (SNM015):

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Isthmus said:
you might want to check out the already existing, naturally developed (not forced), nickname of the black version of the limited edition Samurai (SNM015):


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I have to admit that for some time I was thinking about that and I have immediately posted references to that matter in the other forums once it was raised here - but apparently everybody is referring to those as the Samurai LE (as you just did), and since it is neither widespread, small, stealthy, deadly accurate or anything the other voters (especially on the WUS, and I believe more than half of them coming from HEQ and owners of SBCM023 or other color variations) have decided to just neglect that - for me the last part (widespread vote from actual owners) was the deciding factor (since I have myself started the polls rooting for Ronin, which was suggested initially by Thian).

Anyway of course that 'no name' is also a perfectly good general option for people that instantly remember Seiko reference codes, but I am not one of those (at least not on the long term) and I really need a good name (with some suggestive link in the meaning) for most of my watches to avoid embarrassing confusions :)
 

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I agree with you on the preference of names over reference codes, for pure ease of mental cataloging. however, the issue I have (and which a LOT of long time collectors have) is how a nickname is pegged.

More often than not, watches get nicknames either officially or unofficially when they are either new, or new to the collecting community. Usually that nickname develops organically and is reflective of a feature of the watch, the person who used it/introduced it, the overall style of the watch, or just some off-handed comment. Forcing a nickname by committee rarely results in a nickname people are happy with (eg, the Sumo - I learned my lesson with that one). This is especially true of watches that have already been on the market for a long time (such as this one) and have done so without a nickname. Forcing a nickname this late in the game, especially one that is already in use by another model (whether it makes sense or not), is a little silly.
 

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How about Shirley? Shirley that's not the right time! :p

Well to each their own. Call it what you want, just realize that no one else will be talking about the same "black ninja" as you will...
 

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sjbrook said:
Why a nickname? Doesn't it deserve a name of it's own? My 6105-8110 is named Yoshi and my 6309-7049 is named Farouk.
I think it is down right daft giving a watch a real name !! I asked Harry and he agreed with me :)) :))

 

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minidriver said:
Catalin, are you still happy with this watch? What's been your accuracy experience so far?

I am considering it....

I've had one for over 4 months now and I just checked it against the atomic time that I set it by. It's one second slow. Not too shabby I'd say.
 

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minidriver said:
Catalin, are you still happy with this watch? What's been your accuracy experience so far?

I am considering it....
Quite happy with it (and so far it seems to be even more accurate than the JDM 8F56) - there even was like more than one month when I was wearing it almost every day ;)
I plan at some point to write a little more about this one and two other 8F33 models (plus some other Citizens) as a 'sequel' to my article on 8F56/E510 from http://caranfil.org/harrison/harrison_legacy.html ...
 

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Thanks, Catalin. The only disappointing aspect of this watch is the absence of solid end bracelet links. I am going to wait for the exchange rate to improve a bit and make a final decision then. This Prospex diver is the only enticing 8F equipped piece that seems worth a try (The other would have been the 8F56 GMT but those are out of production).
 

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So you made three separate threads about this?


wow.
 
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