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Page 3 - Standard 7750 Versions460 views
Reflections of the Night432 views
Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow by anjizkit408 views
Seiko SKX-011405 views
Reto394 viewsLife: Born in 1956 in Switzerland. Graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich as an Electrical Engineer. Has been working in IT, IT education and management consulting until 2001. Living happily married with Patt in Bangkok, Thailand since 1995. Two Children: Philip, 23, a textile engineer is working in Switzerland. Reya, 12, is attending an international school in Bangkok.

Watch Life: was founded by Reto in late 2001 and has been steadily expanding. Looking after the ever growing was a natural continuation of the IT activities. And combining this with the passion for watches, has made this a perfect journey.
Today is a full-featured watch site with many forums and plenty of additional resources. It takes a great PMWF Admin Team to cope with all the aspects of running a very active site like

PMWF Role: Site Management (site owner), Team Management, Business Management

PS: The picture was taken from a trip to Otaru in February 2010
Page 5 - Bicompax 7750/7760 Versions367 views
Page 4 - Special 7750 Versions365 views
T15348 viewsI would have called this box of Ken's the "Russian and Invicta" box but the Swiss Military and Seiko just ruined it for me! I wish my picture of his Rolex Explorer had come out, it's hiding just to the left of these! I didn't realize how small the Explorer's are, but to me it's a plus! I like "smaller" watches!
Dan Byers341 viewsLife: US Army Veteran Daniel Byers was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1949. He has been an ER nurse for the past 28 years and is currently a supervisor in an emergency room. He has been married for 36 years and has raised four sons.

Watches: Dan began his watch collecting over 20 years ago and presently owns close to 30 watches. He joined PMWF in February of 2002 and has been a part of the Admin staff since 2003. Dan created the PMWF "WIS of the Month" contest in 2003 wherein a forum member is recognized and honored for their contributions. The contest still runs today and has been expanded to include a WIS of the Year as well. Dan has enjoyed is time with the PMWF where he has had the opportunity to learn a great deal about watches and the people behind them. He finds the PMWF to have a cozy atmosphere where people who like watches can communicate with each other all on the same level, regardless of the value of their watches.

Role for PMWF Today: Admin, WOTM Contest
Page 8 - Standard & Special 7751 Variations337 views
Page 6 - Tricompax 7750 Versions335 views
The Dude335 views
The Dude324 views
je12. Hamilton and Ball320 viewsAnjan compares his X-Wind to Chris L.'s Ball. Singular.
BrandonZ318 views
Suunto Vector318 viewsPersonally, I like Luminox, but to see two of them up there that to me look so similar means that some other watch is being overlooked.

Having deployed to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces (CF), I came across several common watch brands being worn. Obviously Timex is one of them. The reason being they are so inexpensive that guys don't mind if they bang them up or loose them. And most guys want an alarm function.

But another brand that was pretty popluar between the guys who looked at thier watch as more of a tool to aid in several tasks (rather than just telling the time or using for an alarm) is Suunto.

Many guys had the Suunto X9i (me included which I subsequently replaced with an X10) and even more had the Vector.

The X9i/X10 were popular for thier GPS feature as GPS aren't individual issue. So you saw guys in leadership positions weaing them (those that would have to call in a quick sitrep or contact report.)

The vector on the other hand is popular becuase of the digital compass. The CF works on mils (6400 mils to a circle) but fast air and aviation works on degrees. So some guys had the vector in the case they had to call in fast air or aviation. Also, our Forward Observation Officers get them issued.

So I propose that either the Vector or X10 (as thier current GPS watch) get the nod for inclusion in the Top 10 Service Watches and the Luminox Traser or 3000 gets pulled.

Pictures pulled from stock Suunto pictures.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2010 05:35PM by Ray C.
Bjorn Keizers314 views
Chris Moy314 views
T14309 viewsOh man! What's in this picture, a complete set of Orient Beasts, a White Knight, and gorgeous Tissot, a pair of Orient Explorer's, then just a Marcello in the foreground and couple of humdrum Omega's on the left! Okay, I take em!
Page 7 - Special 7750/7760 Versions299 views
Chris Moy298 views
Tim Marshall290 viewsLife: Born in 1972, my first seven years of life growing up in Montreal, Canada. Moved to southern Ontario, Canada in 1979. Have lived in greater Toronto area since. Have lived life working numerous different jobs, anywhere from a line cook in a restaurant, to professionally detailing cars, and moved into a passionate area of IT/computer work. Have been for most part a Systems Administrator, IT Helpdesk role for past ten years.

Watches: I came across Poor Man's Watch Forum in late 2002, early 2003 when I was seeking information on one of my early watch purchases (a vintage Seiko 6139-7002 chronograph). I've made PMWF my home base for watch forums/websites since! Like others, my interest in watches came early, as I grew up as a child with my first wrist watch, a mechanical Timex (which I still own to this day). I fell in love with automatic/mechanical watches due to how they function/operate mechanically. I've bought and sold many watches since being here at PMWF, but have settled with a couple special ones to keep now. Not to say there isn't plan to get a few more in the near future! I have taken an IT role for PMWF, consisting of assistance/setup of hosting of the website through a few different providers, helping move the website when problems with particular host(s).

Role for PMWF Today: Forum/website admin
Anjan Shenoy285 views
Bas283 views
Ace282 views
08 - Seiko 6139281 views
chrise2469259 views
BrandonZ256 views
Jakub Ostrowski255 views
Blangga251 views
Bill J.250 views
Bill J.249 views
Brian Uziel244 views
Chris L's Vostok collection. Very nice239 views
greg honeycutt239 views
Michael (Micha)239 viewsMichael (PMWF name Micha)
Life: Dutch national, living in Germany, YOB 1976, married to Jasmine.
Watches: Michael started collecting watches in spring 2003 and discovered PMWF when looking for a place to discuss watches for a student’s budget. PMWF quickly became his new home in the www. Late 2003 Michael joined the PMWF admin team.
Role for PMWF today: icons manager and sales forum doorman ;-)
BrandonZ237 views
Jeffc235 views
07 - Debaufre233 views
Zeb233 views
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