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I haven't posted much since finding this great place several years ago, but many of you have contributed greatly to my limited knowledge and (now) limited funds. ;)
Now that I've found an online home for some of my photos, I thought I'd let you see what you have wrought. And for that you have my thanks!

My first "nice" watch, now nearly 9 years old:


My first Seiko, and still a favorite:


One of the most captivating dial / markers / hands combinations, currently being let down by a dinged crystal:


My favorite sporty / travel watch, thanks to the alarms and other features:


Lightweight, ridiculously legible goodness, that I would have never seen without this forum:


I eventually wanted a diver nice enough to wear to the office, so I picked up this old standby:


And a while later, I found myself craving some sunshine I could carry around under my sleeve (by far my daughters' favorite):


Then I thought something in a military style (and low-maintenance) might be nice, though the carbon strap dresses it up a little:


And lastly, I just picked up a great summer knock-around watch. Unfortunately, the battery died after 2 weeks, but that'll be remedied shortly:


That's about it for my Seiko / Citizen / Casio collection at the moment. They keep company with a few German, Swiss, and American friends in the drawer, but so far detente has prevailed. I hope you enjoyed the pictures, and thanks to everyone for sharing your knowledge and eye-candy so readily here.

Craig
 

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Oh, I was thisclose to picking up one of those OS's a few years back. I spent the funds on several vintage rangefinders instead. ;) Unfortunately, using the RF's for watch photography is a looong way from instant gratification, and I don't have that much patience.

Thanks for the comments and compliments!

Craig
 

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Haha, you noticed the petri too. :D
I was gonna post that too. I was looking for a long while for one of those.
I remember there were a few different companies that released the same design under other names.
Prices seem to have gone up as demand has increased.
Some nice cameras, old school stuff. I must break out he analog stuff and get back into the darkroom. ;)
Nice collection, 011 is still a fav and on the want list.


Cheers, Dave.
 

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The Petri was / is my Father In-Law's, which he picked up in Okinawa while stationed there in the late 50's. From the looks of it, it still has some Okinawan sand on it. I thought about sending it out for a good clean and spruce up, now I think I'll leave it as-is and let it decorate my shelves and hold up my watches. At least until my girls may be ready to explore vintage photography in another decade or so. For now, it's ready for a rest after several thousand slides. And I have an Argus, Olympus, and Canonet that are always ready to go out to play.

Sorry to get off topic a bit. Here's an old group shot to get things back on track...

 
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