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Leon M. Bodevin "Do right and fear no man" RSS Feed (Lemoore, CA)
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Citizen Men's JR3125-55E Skyhawk Eco-Drive Watch
Citizen Men's JR3125-55E Skyhawk Eco-Drive Watch

5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, Wears Smaller Than You Think, August 28, 2008
I've had this watch for about a week, picked it up for $125 on shnoop.com and it is quickly growing on me. Fit & finish is great and it has a very nice bezel. It took me a little while to size the bracelet but not a big deal. This is my first eco-drive and the solar engine works very well. A day in the sun and the watch is charged for several months; if it goes into power saver mode the watch can go two years on a full charge. I wouldn't worry about the weight on this one: it isn't nearly as heavy as a watch with a stainless steel bracelet. And it wears much smaller on your wrist than you would think. All the functions on this watch are intuitive and easy to use. I've got a dozen or so watches in my stable and the best I can describe how this watch fits into my collection is as follows: a great everyday watch, good for a "daily driver" that looks like it could take quite a beating and keep going. Certainly not a dress watch but one you could use for working out or a trip out to the lake (100M WR). Lots of functionality for those who travel between different time zones. A press of two buttons and the watch changes the analog hands to the time zone you are in.


Hamilton Khaki King Scuba Stainless Steel Mens Watch H64541153
Hamilton Khaki King Scuba Stainless Steel Mens Watch H64541153

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superior Fit and Finish, August 13, 2008
This diver is a cut above any other diver in this price range. For a relatively modest price you get Swiss quartz, sapphire crystal, and a very nice brushed stainless steel bracelet. This watch looks like it shouldn't cost any less than $500.


The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
by Barry Schwartz
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.69
270 used & new from $1.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, Never Boring, August 12, 2008
In this book, Schwartz explores why people make strange decisions, why we can often make decisions that are totally irrational and why the plethora of today's choices make it hard for decisions makers to be content with the decisions they've made after they've made them. Schwartz presents the latest research on why some people seem so happy with a decision they've made when presented with few alternatives and why some people fret over decisions where no avenue has been left unexplored. Nothing too deep here but I found the book very engaging. This would be a great book for someone to read over a weekend.


Irreversible
Irreversible
DVD ~ Monica Bellucci
Price: $9.48
54 used & new from $5.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horrific and Shocking, August 10, 2008
This review is from: Irreversible (DVD)
I'm not sure that this movie qualifies as a "good" movie. It's so gruesome that watching it will probably make you physically ill. Even by today's standards this is probably the most disturbing movie ever made. For those that can sit through it, it is a good exploration of what chance plays in our life and the horrible inhumanity man is capable of.


Obama: From Promise to Power
Obama: From Promise to Power
by David Mendell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.46
231 used & new from $0.01

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fair and Objective, August 10, 2008
I was expecting something of a hagiography when I read the book cover that described Obama as the "savior of the democratic party." Instead, I came away very impressed with how objective Mendell stayed throughout the entire book. It is not a hatchet job either. It is simply an accurate account of a very complicated man, who carries with him both the idealism instilled in him by his mother and the cunning intuition of the most skilled politician.


Seiko Men's SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch
Seiko Men's SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch
Price: $255.50
13 used & new from $175.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity is the key, July 7, 2008
This diver has become my daily driver, replacing a very nice Citizen diver I still have. Its appeal for me is the simple design. It is sort of old-fashioned looking: it looks like an old classic Seiko diver. Very versatile watch as well: I've tried several straps on it and all of them look great. Very highly recommended.


Casio Men's AMW330-7AV Stainless Steel Watch with Black Resin Strap
Casio Men's AMW330-7AV Stainless Steel Watch with Black Resin Strap
Price: $73.80
23 used & new from $61.10

4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best looking watch, June 16, 2008
Purchased this one to use as a beater watch for working out. Looks good online and keeps good time but looks kind of cheap in person. I would suggest spending a few more dollars for a G-Shock as these seem to be more attractive watches.


Spring Bar Remover Swiss Design Tool
Spring Bar Remover Swiss Design Tool
Offered by FindingKing
Price: $5.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchase this one, June 16, 2008
You need a metal spring bar remover as a plastic one may break on you. I have two spring bar tools. I like this one better than my other one (which was actually more expensive) because it seems to do a better job of removing straps that are hard to get off (like rubber straps).


Hamilton Men's H77616533 Khaki X Chronograph Watch
Hamilton Men's H77616533 Khaki X Chronograph Watch
Offered by Watch Expo
Price: $1,139.99
9 used & new from $1,125.00

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Watch, June 16, 2008
This watch looks like it's worth many times its $1K pricetag. Everything about this watch says quality. The leather strap is very thick and looks like it is worth $100 just by itself. The watch has a lot of heft to it and has a nice size face. The valjoux 7750 movement (which another reviewer mentioned) is used in almost all Swiss chronographs and is considered to be a durable, workhorse automatic movement. Most of the watches that use this movement (such as Breitling) sell for thousands more than this watch. Only problem with this watch is that all your other watches will pale in comparison to it. I never want to wear any of my other watches these days.

Surprised to find that some reviewers had a bad experience with this watch. If you look on the watch forums online you will find that this watch is considered to be the gold standard for affordable Swiss chronographs. This may be the kind of watch that you should purchase from a jeweler (I bought mine at Kay Jewelry) so that the salesperson can explain to you exactly what you are buying.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it is supposed to do, April 23, 2008
I am using this cable with my presonus headphone amp and it works great. Don't pay $50 for a cable just because it says "Monster" on it: this cable will do the job.


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