I was talking with a few friends yesterday and we were trying to think of products that our grandfathers would have used regularly that are fading away or are no longer existant today. We came up…Continue
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"Both my grandfathers passed on while I was very young, so I have no memory of them.
My mother and other relatives have shared with me their impressions of them so that I would have something to pass on about them to my kids:
They were both assholes."
"I never knew my grandfather (either of them; they both passed before i was born. From what i have heard of them, i think it a blessing in thin disguise). However, from my paternal grandfather, i was given his shaving brush and tobacco pipe. I…"
"Pocket Watch, handkerchief, pen knife, suspenders, notebook with important phone numbers, addresses, quotes, appointments, etc. He had a hanging calendar that he actually used. He always wore an American Flag pin on whatever suit he wore. He also…"
"Sure Brian. By uncommon (speaking pretty broadly) I mean a watch brand not commonly seen everyday (not just people wearing them but in advertising like you mentioned) in the USA. Luxury watches I would consider common (in the USA) would be…"
"I have watches from Molnija, Slava, Raketa, Poljot and Vostok, some pre-fall and some post-fall.
They're all based on Swiss calibers, the Poljot 3133, for example, being based on the Valjoux 7734, but modified to have a higher beat…"
"Could you define uncommon . I find that most brands target different demographic groups or throw there advertising budget to a particular region or country . When I travel abroad I always pop my head into the local watch store and will always see a…"
"I can second most of this but whish to make out that there is no need to be "nice" whatsoever with women, being confident is key in my experience, being nice or not so nice does not make much difference.
I've had very good female…"
"Everybody's known this. That is the point of the unbound delegate. They aren't bound to any candidate until they cast the first ballot at the convention.
If Trump doesn't have the delegates going into the convention,…"
"Hartmann has made good bags for decades. Might be hard to find one for $50 though.
Generally - look for top grain, not split grain leather - the thicker the better. Sometimes you can find "belting" leather - that is great. "
I'm looking to buy a used leather briefcase and/or messenger bag for college. Probably won't buy until later in the summer, but I'm trying to get some research in. Does anyone have any vintage or modern brands to recommend? Right now I'm looking at something along these lines. Hoping to keep it under $50.See More