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Orsa watch forum douchery

Posted on 27 June 2008 by John Biggs

What the heck?

Man! I joined the Orsa forum on 3′Ts back in Feb 07 but never posted (didn’t bookmark the site, my bad) and recently found it again…started posting…and got locked out! To make a long story short the stupid IP address that comes out of the company I work for all comes out the same so when a coworker signed into the forum they thought I had 2 accounts and locked us both out! Serious bummer! Now I can’t post about Orsa watches on their forum…..the moderators response was and I quote “our records show you joined in Nov. 07′ and not one post till’ today? Looks like you’ll live without us….enjoy the forums you call home” …believe that?! Sooo bummed! Does anyone know if Orsa has another forum?

Here is the full thread. Trust me, guys: I’ll never block ANY of you. Unless you curse.

Update – It was Orsa, which is a little more understandable.

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Lasik or a Panny

Posted on 31 October 2007 by John Biggs


If I didn’t want a Panny so bad I’d probably puke.

I’m probably asking the wrong crowd,but. I can either get lasik surgery to correct my eye and do away with dreaded glasses or buy another PAM. Below is my sole PAM. I do have a few other quality watches, but since I have been following this forum, I’ve become addicted. I was thinking about either the PAM 88 or going for a Rad with the 183 or 232. What do you guys think?

*** Paneristi Public Forum ***

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Now THIS is a Lume Test

Posted on 31 August 2007 by John Biggs

Here’s a great lume test of a Seiko, Ball diver, and Luminox Traser. Excellent work.

Lume Test: Ball EMII Diver, Seiko Monster, Luminox. (MANY pics) [Watchuseek Watch Forums]

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Are Watchmakers Doomed?

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs

watchmaker.jpgA nice thread about the creation of movements and the death of watchmaking.

Among many other speculative reasons, my friend and recognized world wide authority in the world of fine timepieces, proposed an idea I had heard before, whispered between old timers for years, in this niche, curtained world of magic and mythology that is Haute Horlogerie – “modern movements are designed on, by, and for computers and automated production, and thus, leave no room for the world of true skilled manual watchmaking. The world where an experienced, gifted watchmaker adjusts, files, polishes, tunes, something that was conceived with more ‘human, real world’ tolerances.”

Industry Old Timer [WatchRap]

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The Watch Zen Koan

Posted on 19 March 2007 by John Biggs

Some prose poetry about watches… read it if you dare.

Sure, if you want a traditional basic watch, you can easily find many, at any price range you want. So my point isn’t that these are going away—of course they aren’t. But the stuff that makes the news, the stuff that gets the attention and the ad space and the buzz—in short, the stuff that seems to be swaggering through the world of horology with shoulders as broad as a linebacker and a voice as loud as a rock band in full cry, shouldering everything else into the corners—seems to be stuff designed with little purpose in mind other than to holler, as loudly as possible, “look at MEEEEEE!!!”.

Long and Rambling [WatchRap]

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Watch Joke… Ahem…

Posted on 23 February 2007 by John Biggs


An Italian parks his brand new BMW in front of the office,
just down the street from Casa Napoli, to show it off to his bros. As he’s getting out of the car, a truck comes speeding along close to the curb and takes off the door before speeding away. More than a little distraught, the

Italian grabs his cell and calls the police. Five minutes
later, the police arrive . Before the policeman has a chance to ask any questions, the Italian starts screaming hysterically:
“My BMW, my beautiful black BMW is ruined !!!! No matter how long at the body shop it’ll never be the same again!”
After the Italian finally finishes his rant, the policeman
shakes his head in disgust: “I can’t believe how materialistic you bloody Italians are,” he says.”You guys are so focused on your possessions that you don’t notice anything else in your life.” “How can you say such a
thing at a time like this?” snaps the Italian. The policeman replies, “Didn’t you realize that your right
arm was torn off when the truck hit you.” ?

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What’s the Deal With Blued Screws

Posted on 21 February 2007 by John Biggs

Great thread on PMWF about blued screws. Some screws have the slot “silver” and the rest of the screw. Visit for the answer to the riddle.

What I expect is >>

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Airport Advice

Posted on 19 February 2007 by John Biggs

Good thread on WuS about airport watches.

Just a general question about airport security. How do you all handle the special watches you don’t want marred or scratched rolling around in those little plastic tubs? Maybe I’m just being a little ‘anal’ but i’ve seen some of those things come rolling down the exit side, with content flipping and flopping all over, or even worse, a 50 lb bag landing on top of it.

About Airport Screening [Watchuseek Watch Forums]

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