Chris Hamm
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Chris Hamm's Discussions

Sport Jacket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark J Dove Nov 1, 2011. 1 Reply

In the needle in a haystack category........... I have been away from the community for quite some time now (although now as I look around I struggle to remember why).  I remember back and back…Continue

The Importance of Looking a Woman In The Eyes

Started Mar 17, 2010 0 Replies

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Universal Laws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ilya Mar 16, 2010. 9 Replies

My dad sent these too me and I thought some of you might enjoy them.  What "laws" would you add? 1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch…Continue

The Official TYAWTKBWATA Thread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hamm Mar 15, 2010. 102 Replies

Every so often I think, "Hmm....I wonder if other guys have chest hair as straight as mine?" or "Am I the only one who finds Drew Barrymore vomit inducingly unattractive?"Whenever such thoughts cross…Continue

 

keeping the black dog at bay.

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Cory Ross replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I've always worn one, and doubt that will change. At this point it is simply a part of me, and along with my wallet and wedding band, and I am more likely to leave without my phone than my watch. It is interesting to learn that this is…"
Jan 25
Liam Strain replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I posted this on another forum and the very first response was: "I have a problem with "homage" watches. For me, they are one rung on the ladder above counterfeits.""
Jan 25
Liam Strain replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Right - and they don't try to put any of the Panerai markings or anything - nobody is trying to pass these off as the genuine article. But it does fall into an ethical grey area for many people, if not a legal one. "
Jan 22
Jack Bauer replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Not exactly.  You can copyright artistic works, but not "useful articles" ... like watches.  If somebody drew a unique picture for the watchface, you could copyright the picture, but still not the whole watch.  The artistic…"
Jan 22
Leonard replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"sweet"
Jan 22
Rick Shelton replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Can't you copyright an appearance?"
Jan 22
Rick Shelton replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"""steampunk" style watch" please explain or provide pictures."
Jan 22
Jack Bauer replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Gotcha.  Can't patent an appearance. JB"
Jan 22
Liam Strain replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Because it's a design knock-off of a much more expensive watch. Some people disagree with that practice. "
Jan 22
Jack Bauer replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Now I'm curious as to how somebody could 'disagree' with a watch 'on principle'. JB"
Jan 22
Liam Strain replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I couldn't resist getting a custom Panerai MM clone as well. Beefy well made hand-wind movement, domed crystal, the works. It's a beast. I know not everyone agrees with these on principle - we can have that conversation in a different…"
Jan 22
Sam replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have a watch on at all times. I have my el cheapo electronic one for work (we aren't allowed to carry phones into the jail) and a dressier watch for things like interviews, off duty use, things where I'm not worried about them getting…"
Jan 22
Jason Springston replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I don't wear one per-se but carry my great grandfather's pocket watch, but still rely on my phone more. Another conundrum is alarm clocks,any one try to buy one as of late? Our local jack of all trades master of none storm had 6 of them…"
Jan 21
Randy Walton replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Sweet looking watch - a classic!"
Jan 21
Randy Walton replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Recently, I got away from wearing a wristwatch as I'm always near a clock, computer or iPhone.  I feel a little incomplete without a watch, though, and may be asking for a "steampunk" style watch for Valentine's Day or my…"
Jan 21
Chuck Knight replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have a 214 Spaceview in a cushion case. Spectacular watches. And so different. Very sophisticated. The micro machining needed for the ratchet pawl and wheel was quite remarkable."
Jan 18

Profile Information

Interests
Whittling, hiking, anything techie. I really love learning to do things for myself. I'm discovering life is good when it's been built with your own blood, sweat, and tears.
Books
Reentering the world of literature...
Portrait of Dorain Grey
His Dark Materials Trilogy
C.S. Lewis
Movies
I Love You Man
Patriot
Gladiator
Shaun of the Dead
Music
Anything, just depends on my mood. Being trained as a musician I find there's always something to enjoy. Overall I'd say piano and a capella vocal jazz are my favorites.
Quote
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” - Baba Dioum

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A Tattoo To Remind Me

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:43am 4 Comments

So I've been thinking of getting another tattoo and here's my thoughts. I've had issues with depression for about as long as I can remember. I've come to the conclusion that it is probably something that will never be "cured" just as an alcoholic will always be an alcoholic. I will, someday, learn to control it and not let it rule my life but there will probably always be episodes where the black dog will return from the shadows and haunt me again.…

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Real Bad Day

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 10:40pm 7 Comments

Anti-depressants not cutting it anymore. Not interacting with my kids or wife. Staring at the computer screen. Everything grey. Things have to get better.

Great Times

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 8:11pm 2 Comments

Nothing profound I just felt the need to let everyone know I had a great night with my girls. They're great kids and I'm having a moment where I realize how lucky I am.

To the Little People

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 9:44am 16 Comments

I just wanted to thank all of you who have made my rise to the 50th Manliest Manly Man on the Art of Manliness possible. I couldn't have earned my points without all the little people (although I did do most of the work myself). To thehuman, Michael Austin, Will......here I come.

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At 7:44am on March 21, 2010, Ian said…
Thanks for the birthday greeting back in Feb - I only just saw it - I am so behind!
At 6:45am on March 16, 2010, Anand Bongir said…
Thanx a million! What do i say? I did not a expect such a strong reception...!
At 12:03am on March 16, 2010, David Dickerson said…
Thanks!
At 1:49am on March 15, 2010, Sunil Setlur said…
Thanks Chris! Very thoughtful of you :)
At 7:34pm on March 2, 2010, Alan Poling said…
Thanks so much for the cake, I did notice it was missing quite a few candles however!!
At 8:29am on March 2, 2010, Gary Dumbauld said…
At 12:53am on February 25, 2010, Jeff Boshers said…
thanks for the b-day wishes as well!
At 12:53am on February 25, 2010, Jeff Boshers said…
I'm loving the bag... it's absolutely great... I take it everywhere... you breaking in the wallet good?
At 10:11pm on February 23, 2010, Chris Hamm said…
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At 1:13am on February 19, 2010, Preston said…
Well aren't we the little welcome wagon. Really made my day. Glad to be aboard and look forward to further communication.
 
 
 

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