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    Just when you though you'd seen it all..

    http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009...d-watches.html

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    cool site thanks
    I'm a fan of nixie clocks and crt tube clocks

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    If you search CPF, you might find a thread where a CPFer posted some pictures of a nixie clock or two that he made.

    Oh, here you go, I found it for you: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ht=nixie+clock
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    cheers for the links guys
    all good stuff
    I bought a nixie clock a while ago and I love the colours of them...
    that feint blue glow and the retro look of them is so cool

    the really nice ones get very expensive though...
    had to laugh at the wife when she said ... but why?

    back to OP that site has tons of amazing photos etc
    theres just not enough time in the day

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    Some *very* nice shots of clocks!
    "...and the diode multiplied and grew in brightness. And God saw that it was good."

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    The Concord Quantumgravity is pretty cool...

    Another link

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    SLPP 4 AA LUX; AT-100 10 LED; ARC AAA P; photon 1;Pewter 2C M@G with LED drop in; NEXTORCH Saint HID; SF E1B; RR 2AAA headlight; Vector 1 MIL CP spotlight: Q-Beam 2 Mil CP spotlight ;Sams HID; L2D RB 100; 6P

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    Here's an amazing video of a unique watch... If you have $200K to spare..

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    Well I'm in a good mood. My favorite (limited edition) watch (left column) is soon to be followed by not one, but two new editions (center and right columns):




    Thanks Jumpmaster!

    Last edited by ElectronGuru; 06-20-2009 at 01:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum View Post
    I bought a nixie clock a while ago and I love the colours of them...
    that feint blue glow...
    Blue Nixies????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectronGuru View Post
    Well I'm in a good mood. My favorite (limited edition) watch (left column) is soon to be followed by not one, but two new editions (center and right columns):




    Thanks Jumpmaster!

    Are those russian watches?


    i like the Danger Bomb alarm clock. Make me actually wake up. I have a tendancy to turn an alarm off i my sleep, and if i put it across the room, i tend to throw things at it. It is strange to wake up hours late only to find everything that was on your nightstand on the other side of the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentK View Post
    Are those russian watches?
    Yup, a company called Poljot. They bought Swiss machinery, so its Swiss quality mechanicals and Russian styling, and you don't have to sell a kidney to buy them. Clicking any of the six images will bring up a link to the specific model from a Swiss vendor. Some models are also available states side.

    Edit: Thinking about it more, there's a powerful cultural aspect here as well. Many countries make aircraft and many countries make watches. Very few make both. Like the Surefire Aviator, Russian aviator watches include a certain inspired function/design/presentation thats hard to find elsewhere.
    Last edited by ElectronGuru; 06-22-2009 at 11:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
    Blue Nixies????
    if you look at them close,they have a cool blue glow,
    only feint but still noticable

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    Never, ever heard of blue ones.

    I know you can get purple (argon?) high-speed dekatrons, but never seen a Nixie tube in anything but standard orange. Don't know how it's chemically possible to get blue - what gas you'd have to use.

    Fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectronGuru View Post
    Well I'm in a good mood. My favorite (limited edition) watch (left column) is soon to be followed by not one, but two new editions (center and right columns):




    Thanks Jumpmaster!

    Poljots! Some of my favourite watches... I have a number of vintage specimens and a re-issue Strela which got me into the whole collecting lark. I'm holding out for an original Strela, but prices have recently shot through the roof so I'm seeing if they level out a bit.

    My coolest clock by far is an AChS-1 from a MiG fighter - gets loads of comments.

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    TURBINE by Perrelet

    http://www.thewatchquote.com/The-Per...ch-No_7084.htm

    $7-9K just a wee bit beyond by price rance
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