My DIY Audiophile Headphone Stand (for adults)
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Click on the photo for full size; MD's new revamp only shows a cropped view--kinda sucks if you ask me. WARNING: This project requires a steady hand and clear thinking. Most importantly, it should not be attempted in one sitting. My advice is to start with a full bottle and work slowly towards your goal. Remember that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.

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deanr
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Dec 21, 2020
I would have loved this many moons ago when I was decorating a dorm room and thought empty bottles of booze were somehow trophies and looked cool.
RayF
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Dec 22, 2020
Plenty of full bottles where that one came from.
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It's supported/ lifted up by three (3) fingers... must be three time as heavy than my Focal Elegia, I can lifted it up with no fingers, just one thumb! Just kidding, enjoy both (hobby) mate
Watchtrain
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Dec 20, 2020
LOVE IT!
hypnoticdcime
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Dec 16, 2020
Hey Ray, itsd me the headphone guy that over indulges? Remember me? I want to ask you about watches please. Movado? Skagen? Invicta? Swiss movement and bold and chunky are what I think I want please. Thank you, Dave
bipolarman
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Dec 20, 2020
Hi, I'm a UK eBay pro-seller and have been buying (importing) and selling worldwide for the last 10 years. I started as most 'fans' do collecting for myself, but when I began to collect models in whole series it (and I) began to get serious. Invicta have gone through a number of ownership changes - not always for the best. When I first started almost all 'quality' models were 'Swiss Made' & up to a couple of years ago that meant that 50% or more of the total value of the item had to be made in Switzerland, the watch also had to be 'cased' and tested in Switzerland... only then could the words 'Swiss Made' appear on the dial and case-back. This is extremely important. There is a huge mark up on all jewelry and watches are no exception. Even a Swiss Made quartz movement would often cover 50% of the manufacturing cost so it was easy to offer a good range - if you weren't to greedy about the final selling price. In the beginning they would put an RRP of £500.00 on a watch that would sell for around $150 - $200.00.... This is part of the 'Trade' and every one does it. The prime example are of course Rolex. An English company that moved to (neutral) Switzerland during (or between) the 1st & 2nd wars when labor was short. In the 70's The USA was creating a lot of millionaires and Rolex set these Nuevo Riche as their target. They don't want everyone to be able to buy a Rolex - so price them accordingly. I'm not saying its a bad watch, but someone has got to pay for all the tennis and motorsport advertising and for the most part it will be the Rolex owner. What do I like about them? 1) Each watch takes 6 months to make and very few parts are machine made. 2) Every watch they make is a 'Certified Chronometer' (that means quality) 3) they manufacture their own gold. What I don't like: a) They are a registered charity so don't pay any tax. b) There is no record of anyone ever receiving or saying they have received any donation. c) Being still a wholly private company they don't have to post any turnover or profits - actual or forecast. Its all smoke and mirrors. I just wanted to give you the other end of the scale so what comes next will make more sense. Back to Invicta. Watches with a 'Swiss Movement' can and are made anywhere, mostly China & Malaysia or anywhere the labor is cheap. The current NEW Swiss made rules state that 60% (by value) now has to be Swiss Made The current owners have adopted what can only bee called a 'slash & burn' pricing policy. Still sticking with crazy inflated prices but now making cheaply & in such numbers that even the guys that know the business (including authorized Invicta sellers) are being ruthlessly undercut. Example: I bought an Outgoing model of a Swiss Made (RRP $1,295,00) 1,0000 Meter diver when stocks were short and the price (at the time) of getting it into the UK was just short of £150.00 (about $200.00). That watch looks the same as the current model but now with 'Swiss Parts'. One (new) sold on eBay last week for $85.00 Its Nuts. The 'New' Invicta is crap, 80% themed ...Star Wars, DC Thompson action (B. Man / S. Man / Spi. Man) AFL, SpongeBob SquarePants & Micky Mouse. Literally! Along the way Invicta have picked up some other brands (the mid priced 'Skagen') and also 'Technomarine' (I have some pre-Invicta 'Techno' originals that were all Swiss made and top quality...but not cheap) and most recently the prestigious 'Glycine' brand. They have already taken the sword to 'Technomarine' and have sucked all the quality, life, style and innovation out of the brand. It could easily go the same way for 'Glycine'. You can buy a good Invicta. Forget the model 'Names' each watch has a number. All the 'Old' watches - still a few available as new old stock have a FOUR digit model number. These are where you will find real (50%) Swiss Made models. You will also find 'Swiss Movement' 4 digit models but most of us agree that 'old stock' are still better made than the new 'Chinese' stuff. Remember you are paying for what's on the inside and some have a $8.00 movement and sell for $120.00. Steer clear of ALL five figure numbers. That's about 80% of what you will see. Beware...The bad stuff still LOOKS just like the good stuff. If you want an 'Eastern' watch...buy a Seiko. They have hundreds but they all have the same 'look' & name. As a collector one final word of advice. Never buy on impulse. Always check out the price and stats, because if it seems too good to be true - it is. Also from my own experience...buy the best you can. to make it 'real' it has to hurt just a little. If you buy cheap, you will see the price every time you look at it. Then you wont look at it... then you wont wear it. Your watch will say something about you. Do you want it to say 'I'm cheap'? Try some searches for less well known Swiss brands. Some have great history at a 1/10th of the Rolex price tag. They are great value and while they wont increase in price you wont feel disappointed every time you look at it. Also go for a Manual Wind or Automatic Movement. Buy well, have it serviced every few years & look after it and it will be a watch for your son. Look at the 'Zodiac' brand. . Great Quality ...OK price. Look on watches.com for some ideas but there are plenty of other sellers out there. Oh,, and forget 'Tag' too. Anyone who sells (or buys) a quartz watch for $1,500.00 needs their bumps felt. Swiss Made or not. Tag Hauer were a genuinely great company. 'Tag' is not Hope this has helped.... ALL are just my opinion's for you to ignore as you wish. Have a good journey.
mdeous
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Oct 22, 2020
Bose & booze! (also, what are those syringes next to your watch?)
mdeous
153
Oct 23, 2020
Got it sir! Won't ask more about it! (it's mean for my curiosity tho)
hypnoticdcime
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Nov 16, 2020
BOSE - Buy Other Sound Equipment
Knightrider7007
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Jun 29, 2020
Just joined Drop and I'm glad I did. Very funny mate.
Elsid
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Jun 12, 2020
They are only good stands if your glass is half full.
Elsid
691
Jun 12, 2020
After a couple, it ends up on the floor.
RayF
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Jun 12, 2020
As I said, requires a steady hand!
yerdem
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Mar 14, 2020
r/woosh
Frykauf
34
Nov 6, 2019
For those who are not able to fit it on the bottle properly (too wide band/slippery material) - ergonomic solutions: 1: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2263144 - really good support 2: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1729644 3: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3445445 Hopefully you will find one that fits your drink well :)
RayF
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Nov 8, 2019
Well, I hope you're satisfied--that was my one chance at the big time--it's all up in smoke now.
realy i love this one
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