Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

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    Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    Hi guys,

    in some posts I read about Stowa owners that ride motorcycles too.
    Many of us seem to be infected by that "Virus mechanicus", living in watches and motors.

    I think there is a strong connection between those so beloved engines either in our Stowas and in our motorcycles.

    Let's talk about another subject our wifes believe to be too expensive and totally redundant.

    I will start to confess:

    Suzuki Bandit 1200, SV 650 and KTM 640 Duke and some Honda vintage bikes (1970 to 1973).

    It's your turn now!!



    Volker


    PS: Show this thread to your wifes as a testimony that you are not the only one.

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    What about mechanical watches and diesel-powered cars? I like the simplicity and superb design of both.

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    Suzuki Bandit 1250s, BMW R1100R, Yamaha Maxim X 700.

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    BMW F800S



    KTM 620 Duke



    Stowa's are Flieger Original #25 and Marine Original (Brushed case and new shiny dial)

    /Jens

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    My trusty (sort of) 2000 SVS turned into a naked bike once I met a larger vehicle....oops.
    Oh and I just received my Flieger Auto a few weeks ago.

    I know, she's dirty, really needs a bath.

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    Me and Harry had this discussion before, LOL...Here's my current rides:




    This will probably replace the aging sv at some point:


    Steve

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    I am pretty sure I once saw a photo of Jorg Schauer posing in front of a Harley....(Sorry for the lack of an umlaut, I cannot get this computer to cooperate.)

    I do not ride, alas. But I suggest you riders check out Stepan Sarpaneva- he, along with Schauer, is one of my favorite contemporary watchmakers. Many of his watches, notably the Time Tramp, are based on a motorcycle clutch pinion. I don't have any photos but you can see the Tramp here

    HARDCORE - New Finnish Design

    and here is his home page

    Sarpaneva Watches - Home

    Hopefully the Schauers won't mind my plugging the competition on their forum-

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    Triumph Tiger 955i for me.

    Pig ugly, but such a nice bike.

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    Re: Riding a motorcycle and winding a watch (not at same time)??

    Ducati Sport 1000 SE:

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    That's my wife's SV650 in the back.

    I also just picked up a used Yamaha TT-R230 to try dirt riding. :)

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