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Here are my two recent additions:





The orange Mako is not as "pretty" as my blue was, but it is more casual and really unique. So far it is running at -3sec/day. It has completely satisfied my desire for a mechanical.





And - since I got my Pathfinder, I have completely stopped looking at digital watches!



I don't know if I am cured or just in remission but, for once, I am not coveting any other timepiece. Maybe all it took was the right pair :roll:.
I would like to thank the members here for all their help and advise :-!.

Along the way I also picked up a new pen:




And a new strap for my "Sunday" watch:




I wish everyone all the best in your collecting endeavors,

- Chad
 

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Nice Orient, and I have six pens like yours! Those pens are getting hard to find.
 

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What kind of ink does that use? I need to get one of those... Where did you get yours Chad?

Tribe... You should sell me one at a good "used" price?!

Where can I find one?
 

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What kind of ink does that use? I need to get one of those... Where did you get yours Chad?

Tribe... You should sell me one at a good "used" price?!

Where can I find one?
eBay is the only place to find them now. They take standard ballpoint refills. Expect to pay $50.

I would sell you one at a good used price, but sadly five are unused, and the other is in use. ;-)
 

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You will want to look for "rotring 600" - but this is the old style with the knurled grip. Also, a lot of the ones out there have "levenger" written on the shaft (branded for another company I think), so the regular ones can be tough to find. They come in a matt black colour too... but more expensive.

$50 is what I paid. There is an ebay seller that hooked me up with a lifetime supply of rotring refills (before I realized that the refills were universal). A little persistence and I'm sure you will find a nice one. Sorry for giving you one more thing to spend your money on. For example, I am trying to completely ignore tribe's comment about the pencils he has... (please no more temptation) :-d

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You will want to look for "rotring 600" - but this is the old style with the knurled grip. Also, a lot of the ones out there have "levenger" written on the shaft (branded for another company I think), so the regular ones can be tough to find. They come in a matt black colour too... but more expensive.
Yes, I should have said that 'Rotring 600 old' is what you should type into the search box. The Levenger ones are the real thing, only a serious collector would object to the text on the shaft.

I am trying to completely ignore tribe's comment about the pencils he has... (please no more temptation) :-d
OK. :)

By the way, it's computers that caused the Rotrings to go out of production. The pencils were mainly used for engineering drawing, which is now done by CAD. The line became unsustainable.
 

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Orange seems to look better on someone else's wrist, than mine :think: .

That orange Mako is definitely a looker alright :-!.
 

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I'm the same way... I always like orange on pics but when I triied one in store it did not look right for me...

O well.

By the way, that button at 1 o clock is for remaining charge no?

Wear it in good health mate! :-!
 

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Thanks Duke,
Actually the two o'clock pusher is Orient's curious way of advancing the day - I have grown to prefer the two crowns.

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Doesn't that protrek come with more than one strap?

which one is it on, and have you tried both? If so, what are your impressions. I've been ogling (sp?) that one myself!

Neil
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After owning the Protrek/Pathfinder for a couple of days, would you say it's a watch that you could wear on a daily basis? I'm thinking of picking one of those up, but I'm just not sure if it's going to be too big and clunky to wear, say, to work. Or out for drinks. Or anything other than hiking, really :-d
 

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Doesn't that protrek come with more than one strap?

which one is it on, and have you tried both? If so, what are your impressions. I've been ogling (sp?) that one myself!

Neil
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Neil,
I will try to take a photo of both straps for you. The one strap is just a stretchy elastic band with velcro. It is really long and looks like it can be used to wear the watch on the outside of a jacket if you chose.
The band that I am wearing it with seems to be a two-layer nylon job. It feels like it is water proof and has roughly the same thickness and stiffness as a resin band. It has a metal buckle and metal riveted holes. I was initially dissapointed that the band wasn't resin but I now love it. Super comfortable and really a looker with the orange underside...

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After owning the Protrek/Pathfinder for a couple of days, would you say it's a watch that you could wear on a daily basis? I'm thinking of picking one of those up, but I'm just not sure if it's going to be too big and clunky to wear, say, to work. Or out for drinks. Or anything other than hiking, really :-d
Without a doubt. The watch is actually quite understated. It has a very thin profile and does not draw a lot of attention to itself. While I think that some of these ABC watches can have a somewhat toy-ish appearance, this one is actually a very professional looking watch.

I don't even really use the sensor functions; I love this watch for look of the display, the case, and the solar/ atomic functions! Time visible in all the modes and 5 alarms is cool too. As is being able to toggle the date display above the time to show either the day/date, eg, "SAT 1" or the full date, eg, "07 12- 1".
HTH

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The band that I am wearing it with seems to be a two-layer nylon job. It feels like it is water proof and has roughly the same thickness and stiffness as a resin band. It has a metal buckle and metal riveted holes. I was initially dissapointed that the band wasn't resin but I now love it. Super comfortable and really a looker with the orange underside...

- Chad
Same here. I did't really go for that strap at first, but now I like it a lot. Quite comfortable, and the band doesn't escape from the keeper.

Yeah, love it.
 

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Awesome!

Thanks!

Neil
 

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Hi Ninjafish, after seeing your pictures I decided I had to have the orange Pathfinder. I just ordered it about one minute ago. Could you tell me the width of the band? I'm going to try to find a black Zulu with an orange stripe.
 
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