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    --Knocking on wood--

    Knocking on wood - in Britain the phrase is "touch wood" - is an apotropaic tradition of literally touching, tapping, or knocking on wood, or merely stating that one is doing or intend to do so, in order to avoid "tempting fate" after making a favourable observation, a boast, or declaration concerning one's own death or other unfavorable situation beyond one's control.

    The origin of the custom may be in Germanic folklore, wherein dryads are thought to live in trees, and can be invoked for protection.

    OK, the "beast" did - knocking on wood



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    Re: --Knocking on wood--

    Lol....nice.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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    Re: --Knocking on wood--

    Oh my! Ich werde grün vor Neid (I am turning green with envy) a saying originating in Germany in the medieval ages. Poor circulation can bring this color phenomena in the eye, as already observed in those days. A similar thing can be triggered by increased envy, like seeing this watch in somebody else's possession, first the fainting effect and then the green in the eyes.

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    Re: --Knocking on wood--

    Mike,

    that is a wonderful watch! It is on my list. I am going to revise my collection by the end of the year and I am whittling down watches in play. this will likely make it down to the last 2 or 3. I would be curious as to how it is as a timekeeper. Have you tried it with any other straps?

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    Re: --Knocking on wood--

    Have not tried any other strap yet. And to be honest I do not feel the need. The rubber strap is a perfect fit/match.
    The watch is regulated in 6-positions, accuracy isn't an issue though. On the wrist and after exactly 24 hrs it was +5. On the wrist for about 15 hrs and 9 on the night table (crown up) it was +2.

    There is a lot to like about the Mühle Glashütte Seebataillon GMT

    * titanium case
    * Mühle finish of the ETA 2893-2
    * the military tie
    * build quality (the Seebataillon is a tank) + visual wrist presence
    * regulation
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    Re: --Knocking on wood--

    I had an opportunity to try on the Seebatallion at a local dealer last week and was very impressed. It really is a beautifully executed watch. I'm not usually a fan of Ti watches but this one had sufficient heft and solidity. It does wear fairly large for a 44mm - I was wearing my 45.5mm Omega PO 2500D at the time and the Seebatallion looked larger on my wrist - but it certainly didn't look overpowering. The Seebatallion may have leapfrogged the SAR Flieger Chronograph as my favorite Mühle Glashütte.
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