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Proof of Concept: I'm always trying to figure out what to do with all the damn watches I tend to accumulate--and especially how to store and organize them without spending more money on the method, than the cost of another watch. Awhile back I hit on the idea of using slices of a kid's swim noodle to fill a small three watch travel pouch. Today I tested that method with a kitchen utensil drawer insert. It worked like this: the plastic utensil tray I used is two-sided, with a divider running in between (it's the kind you'd use for longer mixing spoons and spatulas.) I measured the inside dimension of each side and then sliced up eight pieces of foam to be just slightly wider than the inside dimension (in my case, about 4 1/8" wide--just right for two watches). Cutting the slices over-size is what keeps each slice of foam and the watches firmly in place. The diameter of the noodle I used was about 2 1/4" which turns out to be slightly smaller than most of my sized bracelets. When the bracelets are fastened down, they compress the foam and hold the watch in place nice and tight. After that I just popped them two by two into the slots, and et viola, Bob's your Uncle, instant watch storage/organizer on the cheap ;- ) So far I've completed one tray and I'm working on another. The method is workable and should be very adaptable (drawers, utensil trays and peoples wrists come in all sizes so the first thing you need to do is find a swim noodle that works for your watches). If you're lucky, you can steal one your kids aren't using and when your wife asks what happened to that tray in the knife drawer, you can just play dumb. Good luck and don't forget to show us what you came up with!
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shortontime
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Jan 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the kid's treading water in the pool...
RayF
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Jan 23, 2021
It's sink or swim around here, buddy.
mclose
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Jan 22, 2021
Is it time to start collecting watches with bi-directional bezels in this long overdue era of greater acceptance?
RayF
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Jan 22, 2021
I remember a time when people wouldn't ask such questions and they certainly wouldn't tell! When it comes to bezels, I'm fairly tolerant. As long as they tell me when to turn the steak, I can go both ways.
bigred25929
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Jan 20, 2021
Also Ray you don't like Seikos do you? Lol
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RayF
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Jan 21, 2021
A deaf, dumb and blind kid?!
RayF
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Jan 22, 2021
My father grew up with pinball machines and was what one might call an advanced player (used a lot of body English, but was good at avoiding the TILT penalty ). Early on, I never really paid much attention to pinball--the machine were old and the themes didn't appeal to me. Well one night my father was passing through Tucson and he only had time to meet me for dinner. On the way we stopped at a convince store for smokes. On the way out, he noticed a pinball machine in the back and asked if I want to play a few games. I said sure, why not... Long story short: we didn't leave the place until 6:00 AM the next morning. It was one of those nice father/son moments that just happened to last about twelve hours longer than most.
bigred25929
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Jan 20, 2021
Ray we all know you're witty but I guess we now know you're crafty as well!
RayF
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Jan 20, 2021
I'm told it was Plato who said: "Necessity is the Mother of Invention." But I doubt he ever met Zappa, or any of the other Mothers either, so I don't put much credence in that theory.
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