Hammer (Login HammerHammer) High Heid Yin from IP address 22.214.171.124
Last Update 04/12 ....
For the benefit of all Risti m8tes that have seen the last update maybe just start at bottom @ PS , PSS and go down
For the benefit of all Risti m8tes that have NOT seen it , maybe start at the top and read down
For the benefit of all risti m8tes that still have good mental health ? STOP Now
And NO I have not got the Kinks out yet
Think last one started with a Subject Line like :
Kaka... Finally got to OPEN some Draws >>>>>
Stop at anytime , and yes , im a very sick and twisted unit , signs of insanity Imminent , no confirmation needed ;-(
NO NOT THOSE DRAWERS ,, What were you Thinking ,, Ouuuuuffffff
KaKa ..... I got some Mo Madness recently I wanted to Share , New additions mixed in here n there
WOW its been a crazy week of sorts with lots of .. well ,,, erm ,, u know really ,, it just doesnt matter much at all when i think about it .... LOL u bet ..
I feel like a dog in the butchers shop waiting for 09:00 .... YUMMY
Been reflecting on the past allot this week ,, i wanted to remember the good times and memories and the best way to do that for me was too work on my shrine post , everywhere i turn , or roll , or look here ,, i am surrounded by the best Mates ive been blessed to make on risti since 2000 , when times are bleak i can always open my eye's and be remindered with a visual stimulation about what risti means to me , My M8's & Our Watches
ive had to merge a few posts from 2003 , 2005 , 2007 and on to 12013 , so its kinda jumbled ,, ill have to get the kinks out this year before posting it again BUT at the end I added the latest updates thanks to many mates , i so love my OP Shrine hope u will also or at least respect the complete LUNACY that runs rampant in my head and heart
BIGGEST Geeday m8tes from the chair down under
since the accident one thing that has driven me NUTS was that i couldnt access all my panerai treasures that i have collected over the last decade ,, some were in plastic storage boxes , some at my old office above which i never go to anymore , some in my shed ,, after my discharge as most of u would know i had to build a new place to live
FINALLY WITH THE HELP OF $699 AND TARGET ,, I HAVE WHAT I NEED TO ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING IN 1 PLACE ,, BUT BUGGER ME AND TWICE ON MONDAY I'M MISSING JUST ONE THING WELL A BLOKE CAN DREAM CANT HE
Uber sorry about the shite pic's , but i can only lift 1 arm at a time , or i fall out of the chair , so impossible for me to hold a camera with 1 hand and shoot with the other , its bloody funny to watch , i hold and shoot with 1 hand using the other to stop from falling to the floor , which im told is even funnier ,, hahahahaha ,, i shake like buggery but my trusty iphone is used to dat >>>
Here we Gooooooooooooooooooooooo , Lets start at the old office where i held most all of my TREASURES >>>>
had a few mates asking me about my panerai shrine and where it will fit in the new shack
hmmmmm ,, bugger not sure
the reality is i cant access that office as i used 2 , but pic's did help
my insane panerai shrine
wanna talk about addicted ,, should i confirm that now ,,, or ?? >>>
Yeah I know ......... I am one SICK Unit but hey Panerai Passion Flows DEEP DU , U Bet
Mind U I bet there is at least one or 2 other BUGGERS Out there that will look and UNDERSTAND the Madness , Say it is So Mates ???
OK now moving on after the accident i had to find a new place to live and it gave me the chance to surround myself with nothing but panerai and paneristi M8's
Wverywhere i look i'm reminded of something ever so special ,, come have a cap't cook (look)
KABOOM >>>>>>>>> Lifestyle Change
i built a small unit in the backyard , next 2 my shed
then when the time came to decorate it i decided to do this that way
now every which way i turn , every moment of the day , i am reminded of the people i love and the times i cherish , whilst i was in hospital some gr8 m8tes sent some kool things , some small and some large , anyway i kept each and every one ever sent ,, U BET ,, and i have them surrounding me everyday , kakakakaka that is what life is all about , gr8 m8tes gr8 watches and gr8 times , look closely and u might notice more than u think u see , patrizia , volker , and , kevin , rob , bo , donny , tj , angelo the list goes on and on , so 2 each and everyone ,, Tanks a Bunch ,, It brings me SMILES all Day
This is my new home and i'm surrounded by my m8tes 24/7 ,, KICK ASS U BET 8-0
Thanks M8TES ,, Come on In >>>>
Well here is what I can reach this morning for books etc etc >>>
And some VHS & DVD's >>>>
So what's in the draws she asks >>>>
M8 POWER >>>
This is über KOOL , a dinning table cloth from the Decima Mas dinning Room >>>
Some old stuff I have at home not with watches >>
1 Spare Crystal for my vintage Pam's , nice insurance
Did someone say STRAPS >>>>
Next ill have to do magazines , then OP clothing , but that's gunna be a long one
Albeit a few sneaked in here but I'll one day do a complete grab of all of those
Gots more to go , i'll get there or will I >>>>
DID I SAY THANK U TO ALL MATES U C THINGS
,,,, 2day M8tes ,, my Shrine comes ALMOST 2gether iin 2012 , and where i can both reach , touch , feel and ENJOY ,, Proud as Punch >>> Almost Tere
Volker & Ralf's NEW Book is TOTALLY KICK ARSE X 10000000 >>>
NOTICE ANYTHING THAT LOOKS ODD ,, WELL MORE ODD THAN NORMAL 4 ME
Can u see it >>>
OK a bit closer >>>
So is it a Torch ?? Or a Lanten >>>
YOU can project the light source by using the threaded shroud in a direction OR allow ambient light
KOOL match for a 54
Something WEALLY Special >>>
NEW ADDITIONS Salute
Now it's HARD to get good help but when ur only 5ft tall u take what u can get
Win : Ewit your tape is not 100% Vertical >>>
Win : Ewit your tape is not 100% horizontal >>>
Win : here this is better , remember the earth's axis @ 16:00 >>>
Ewit : Win , the tape won't hold the frame , we will use a hook for that >>>
the little engine that could ,, I think I Can >>
I think I really Can >>>
I'm sure I Can >>>
I KNOW I Can >>> TaaDaa >>>
Butt bugger me dead ,,,,, it's CROOKED >>>
Bucket List , Ticked >>>>
EVERY AUSSIE BLOKE NEEDS A SHED THIS NOW IS MINE >>>>
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY RISTI THAT MADE MY HOME MY SHRINE TO MY PASSION ,, CHEERS M8TES ))
PS ...... This year I hope to finally FILL the last cupboards . One final step 2 Come ;-
PSS ...... its SO GR8 when mates come visit it really makes me proud to have them here in my Risti Home
START HERE M8TES for Feb 2013 >>>>>>>
What Da ? I see something NEW >>>>> Can YOU >>>>
DEFFO ,, Never seen this before ???
Whazat ?? ........
Its NOT one treasure but TWO
Muchas KOOLAGE ....
First the DAGGER ? OMG ...... Stoked to add Dis >>>>>
LOVE Italian Craftsmanship and Smell
Gotta sit down for this one >>>
AFAIK the edition was sold out ... Chuffed to land mine ... Shill Radar OFF ....
Huge thanks to Alessandro Bettarini & Indy , for helping me make this addition to my shrine . i remember my first connection with Sig Bettarini back in the early 2000's , I'm yet to find another like him , as most of you would know of his connection to Panerai ??
In the early Eighties, Officine Panerai, based in Florence, was still only a small producer of instruments for scientists and the Marina Militare. At that time, the head of Panerais mechanical design department, Alessandro Bettarini, found some old records and drawings in the archives from Panerais days making the now-FAMOUS Vintage Panerai watches (The Love & PASSION of my life and ,, im sure for many others here , the DNA footprint of our Brand) for the Italian and Egyptian navies then having been a part of so many designs and creations , his 1000 prototype's etc etc , he is really just a True Genius & More Over a GENTLEMAN on Every Level
Millie GRAZIE Sig Bettarini
Gunna get back to that other bugger u bet >>>
Here is the history id never be able to type all this , interesting but I thought and wanted to Share >>>>
Nice super fine details ,, stamps , paper has impressions >>>
Hope this one is Clearer anyway worth to read again just in case >>>
Stamping & Florentine Pressing >>>>
MORE >>> Check out the Date of this design >>> KaKa >>
Juzz a great thing I think .... And hoped some mates might look at same way
How did I get back here ......
Now I remember , from some buggers I know ,, INDO RISTI RULE >>> Über GREAT >>>
This Strap is HUGE even BETTER , the Signatures of my INDO Bro's >>>
Anyone wanna talk about TAIL >>>>>
Now to my INDO BRO's .. Terima Kasih ,,,, muchas ,, LOVE IT >>>
Ive got a couple more things to complete ,, photograph frame and place but buggered for now !!!
My unit represents everything in my NEW life ,, post Injury , in the old house remains many many reminders of a life id worked Hard for ,, and LOVED but Lost , sure its nice to see them most of the time ,, even if some make me But the Unit is all about moving forward and everything , I mean EVERYTHING , inside is post injury and about my life after the paraplegia , they say when your in trouble u can count ya real friends who will come to your rescue , as true mates , for me , I'm blessed to have had so many special mate ships , its a bit like being in church here , albeit a different religion
This is PANERISTI Dude
Fwiw (your milage will vary) I swear for me ,, in my unit ,, its like being in a Panerai & Risti Toy shop , as a lover of all analogies lol , like a dog in a butchers .... when look i around ,, the only view I can see are of things that make me feel better .... So many times and some sadly lately .... I find myself thinking (thats always a scary thing for me to do I'm told) or am i not thinking , I'm not sure ... Have to ask the cheese and kisses (my misses) she seems to be the one to tell me what I'm feeling thinking or doing , and be sure ??? its always WRONG LOL
Simply put there is No way I can ever express how much my mates & my watches mean to me .. Life can be pleasant some Times u bet
When I'm in a dump ?
I roll around my unit and I can always see something that brings back a SPECIAL Memory or a Special time , Hard not to wanna smile
What else makes me SMILE ??? Ohhhh Yeah >>>
WINNING .... My 448/449 GRAZIE Millie Sig Bonati execution is PERFECTO >>>
Words can't express my feelings about these 2 >>>
Single Serve >>>>
LOVE THESE DNA Inspired war bird Rad's >>>>
HAPPY to add em to the collections fo sure and u bet and DUNNERKEIL
Oh and a quick WARNING to BT .... Brad I found anther Krazy Kool BRONZE machine to add to my bronze watch collection , just a warning m8 Bronze is just a metal that I have LOVED since a young kid working on a boat so try to humor me brother
Have I placed my order for the new PR Bronzo , DOH !!!! YES !!!!!
In 13 years the collection of related items and treasures has slowly grown , as with the watches .. My only hope when I leave this planet is that it all ends up somewhere more accessible than my unit DU , I think ill send it all to JF Cheers ,, Hammer
PS .... Slowly I build my watch making tools .... DANGER .... With which comes new ways to break Shet UP >>>>
Thanks Gregko ....
U totally are to blame bro
(hope ur doing well greg ,, best from DU , thanks bro , for inspiring me to want to do more with my watches myself ,, more than just wearing ,, cleaning , detailing etc etc ,, ugly duckling 1 ignited a flame inside me that has lead to allot of Joy ! Got me through some really dark places , (martin u know its just like you maatje) at times i NEED to get lost ... and the amount of pleasure I get working on a watch myself ,, when I'm building them ,, restoring em ,, trying to fix them ,, or fecking them up (I do that allot) but .. I find its like Paneristi ?? Away to loose myself ,, I call it clinically speaking ,, a "down unders diversion strategy" ,, it works for me ,, loosing myself like that has got me through some really tough times ,, that's for sure ... The funny thing is that by loosing myself ... I find myself .... Richard .... Mate I'm not sure your the Expert ?
Mate does that even make sense ? Just how many meds should I be on bro ?
CHEERS & HNY .... 2013 looking forward to it ...... HAGWE M8TES
Sent from my iPad
So much MORE than just a Watch
What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS
A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI
And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP
Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer
Its certainly an incredible collection and an epic journey m8.... still see that Pav 93 >
February 10 2013, 11:06 AM
hanging around brudda .... I just sat and re read ya whole post and gotta say it m8...I'm bloody knackered!!....again!!! You've managed to collect all the things the rest of us loons wish we had managed to either hold on to or simply acquire.... its amazing .....and I love every special piece and placement of it Bushy, memories and love embedded from each and every one of us fella, powerful stuff m8, powerful stuff indeed!
Hope ya feelin' a little stronger now m8 and love, light and happiness to ya, D and the tin lids fella! xx
The mecca for all things Panerai:)
Amazing would be an understatement!!!!!!
"Life's an adventure, you might as well wear a Panerai"
Richardson Hwy, Valdez, Alaska-- The Brooks Range via Dalton Hwy Alaska--Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Arctic Ocean Alaska--Dawson Cr, Mile Marker '0' Alaska Canadian Hwy Alberta Canada--Yukon Territory, Al Can Highway--Crossing the Yukon River via The George Black Ferry from Dawson City--Poker Creek, population 2, furthest northern border crossing in Alaska. The Forty Mile River Region/Top Of The World Highway