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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    Watches
    Knives
    Motorcycles
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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    1. Motorcycles (well... one motorcycle, lots of stuff for it)
    2. Tinkering (I'll just buy this old pen plotter and try to convert it to a vinyl cutter)
    3. Tools (which applies directly to the previous two)

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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by k7lro View Post
    I tend to cycle in and out of hobbies. When I met my wife, it was ham radio and old Land Rovers. I had six or eight radios and built half of them. I don't think I have any now.

    I also had three old Series Land Rovers - or 3.5 if you listen to my wife. One was a SIIA Dormobile version. I had a Discovery also. I don't have any now.

    I did the rc airplane also - until I got bored with it.

    Motorcycles? Yep, had a BMW F650 Dakar and then a KTM 950. My favorite destination was the Copper Canyon part of Mexico. I sold them also.

    Now, it cycling and kayaking. I have a Salsa Fargo bicycle and a couple of kayaks. One is a folder that I've kayaked on both the Alabama River and the Amazon River/Rio Negro.

    And watches - yep - but, my buying days are over for a few years by choice.

    What I'm proud of most is that my wife trusts me not to break the budget. In fact, we're less than 3 years from being 100% debt free (maybe, just maybe only 12-months away from that goal is something breaks right for me) and 8 years from retirement. We live a modest lifestyle to say the least.

    Hobbies are good - in moderation, they're a good escape but done wrong, they'll impact your family in a negative manner.
    Thats quite the assortment of hobbies! Cant say mine are as exciting:

    1. Watches
    2. Skiing
    3. Beer sampling (does that even count?!)
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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    -Mechanical gadgets ie automatic knifes, hand guns, and now watches, just convinced myself I have to have a PVD dive watch now.
    -Bikes, Motorcycles (Ducati, and now an old Honda that will be a cafe bike) Fixed gear bikes.
    -Home theater, Plasmas, front projector, Denon AVR, Klipsch speakers....yikes
    -Lastly old vintage books, specially from the beat era.
    Yikes, I make myself poor.

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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by cottontop View Post
    I am so glad that I am not married.
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    Custom knives.
    Watches.
    Books.
    Art. (Ceramics, prints, photographs, paintings.)
    Music.
    Stereos.
    Bamboo fly rods.
    Fly reels.
    Guns.

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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAB View Post
    My wife cannot understand my 3:
    Watches
    Cigars
    Golf
    She's not alone.


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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdano View Post
    Hello all, So the other day my wife confronted me with a problem.She said that i was putting us in the poor house, let me explain. I have three hobbies that I love, #1 Remote control cars and Helli's, #2 I love watches and #3 I really love to collect handguns and semi auto rifles. so as you can see i really couldn't pick 3 more expensive hobbies. I think the biggest problem is when I see a gun or watch within reason I will buy on the spot then later think about what I have done. So does any one else have my problem?



    Having read through all the posts in this thread, I'm really surprised that no-one mentioned cameras or photography. In my experience, watches and cameras seem to appeal to the same kind of mind. At least, that seems to be true in the limited sample of watch enthusiasts that I know.

    They tend all to be accuracy freaks, like me, so maybe I should have said high accuracy watches and cameras seem to appeal to the same kinds of minds.

    I've just bought a camera that can take 40 frames a second or movies at 1000 frames a second, and I'm looking desperately for things that move fast enough to test my new toy!

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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    1) Watches
    2) Audio Equipment
    3) Vintage Landcruisers....FJ40, FJ60s and the like...
    Researching Divers and Vintage Divers....If anyone has any suggestions, please PM me. Thanks....

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    Re: My three bad hobbies

    My bad hobbies

    Aircraft (also my profession)

    Cars


    old saying, if it float, flies, or fks rent it lol

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