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Carrera Watch Collection

As a bit of a intro, I am a 22 year old male that has just graduated college. I have been dreaming of getting my first automatic luxury watch for a long time now, but never had the means to. I recently got my first real job as an engineer and have decided to buy a watch with my sign-on bonus ($6500 > $4800 after tax approx). After wanting a rolex explorer for a long time, I decided to look at other watch brands. I have been looking for a year now at many different brands and AD’s and found a excellent deal on a brand new Tag Heuer Carrera Day-Date that really struck my eye. 

Carrera Day Date

I like the look of this watch because I am a big fan of motor racing. I also got it at a very reasonable price of $3000 shipped new when it usually retails for $4400+7% sales tax. I have also never seen this particular model in outlets in NY, FL, etc. I think it is the best looking Tag Heuer by far. I plan to wear this every day to work in a corporate environment with a shirt and tie. That being said I am not a huge fan of Tag Heuers; always thought they were all marketing- but after reading Steve Jobs book recently, and owning every iphone yet, and a Macbook I can say that some very good products are also marketed very well. I prefer the vintage Heuers more such as this one Jack Heuer 80th and the only thing keeping me from this Carrera 1887 300 SLR is that brown/orange isn’t a good choice to wear daily. This is the start of my collection and don’t want anything too expensive to wear everyday. I want to have a Carrera watch collection. My next watch will be Men’s TAG Heuer CARRERA Heritage Automatic Watch.

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Reid Supply

reid_knobshandleshandwheelsI have an old beater Sears Craftsman (King Sealy) drill press that a  friend wants to use. Unfortunately it does not have handles. So I am looking for two or three drill press handles.

Any handles will probably do as the press had a home-made big steel hub  to fasten the handles to. I looked at speed handles for mill vises, but  at 4″ long they were a little short.

I searched online for the parts that I need. This site that has wide array of knobs, handle,s hand wheels, etc..  I also ordered some of the parts that I need for my other equipments and pieces of furniture. Great service and easy transaction. I recommend them for easy sourcing of knobs, handles, hand wheels, clamps, tooling components, fasteners, hardware and much more.

Zoom Q2HD

Zoom Q2HDThe video is ok  but the sound quality is pretty nice. I bought mainly for you tube clips for my nephew he is getting killer on the bass. I have recorded a few concerts with it and sounds pretty killer and is easier to control the clipping I thought than the Q3. Most of my YouTube clips are recorded with the Zoom Q2HD video. I find the Q2HD just so easy to use, and I use it more often. The Zoom video recorded is great for recording kids’ school performances. I got my classic zoom q2hd at Musicians Friend.

Acoustic Bass Case

gl bassGator makes a nice cross between a gig bag and a hard case called GL-BASS case. You can get them for less than 140 bucks and they are really sturdy and great for storing instruments under beds and in closets etc. They offer much better support than your typical gig bag. Investing in a Bass Guitar Cases is good idea if you’ll be gigging/practicing in other places, for moving all your stuff between home and school, and for just giving you some peace of mind.

MXR 10 Band EQ

MXR 10 band eqThe MXR 10 band eq is a great pedal and the MXR does not run on batteries, it is 18v and you have to consider that when you setup.

Lots of gain, great adjustability in the lows/ low mids. I like the mxr 10 band eq at musicians friend than my other equalizers better for this reason, more adjustability, easier to pinpoint a certain freq, or raise/lower  a “shelf”.

It is real good at adjusting your normal setup for diff rooms, but I can do that with my pre-amp.

Again Great pedal, one of the nicest EQ pdals I’ve used.

 

BOSS ME-70

boss-me-70I’ve got drawers full of old vintage effects, many that are collectible.  I don’t use ‘em anymore. I don’t have to. The OD1 and Blues settings on the ME70 cover the same territory as a vintage Tubescreamer, except the entire boss me-70 at guitar center costs less than one vintage Tubescreamer. And it’s still under warranty. Likewise, the built in compressor on the ME70 gives me plenty of squish, but no “pumping” sound. And the delays are amazing. It’s just a great pedal. Combine the sounds, size, and ease of use with the fact that it will run on batteries if needed, and I really think it’s the best single pedal I’ve ever owned.

Hair Transplant New Jersey

If you want good services related to hair transplant you can try out Hughes Center. They are experienced and very popular. They have centers in  based in New Jersey and  Philadelphia. You could look up their website online, it gives more info regarding the treatments offered.

For Hair Transplant New Jersey,  try contacting them (Hughes Center). Their hair technicians are very accomplished in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplants. Hughes Center do excellent work and have long reputations in this field. If you are close to their New Jersey clinic, you can set-up a time to meet with Dr. Susan M, Hughes and see more examples of her combined work over your lunch hour.Their Hair Transplant Philadelphia also have very good and most trained hair technicians in the field employed by the Neograft company.

Most people routinely lose between 70 and 150 hairs from their scalp each day, mainly through washing, brushing, and combing. Scalp hair starts to thin when more hairs are lost through normal shedding than the scalp is able to renew. About 40% of the density of scalp hair has to be lost before thinning of the hair becomes noticeable.

People facing the problem try numerous methods such as magical hair restoration potions to wigs and hair extensions. With the advancement in the technology now you can restore your lost or thinning follicles. hair transplant is a popular surgical procedure which is effective in treating male pattern baldness, scarring, and facial reconstruction efforts as well.

 

Cheap Luna Guitars

Ive had the opportunity to play 2 of the Luna models, have recorded with them, and they are very fine guitars. (Fauna Phoenix, and Fauna Dolphin). One of the things about these guitars is they are designed for the female player.

The Luna Phoenix was my favorite of the 2, and has great onboard electronics that recorded very well. The inlay on this guitar is hard to find on guitars costing several hundreds more, and the fit and finish was right on. Here are some cheap luna guitars available on the net.

 

Platinum Equity

 

Tom Gores, according to people who’ve done deals with his firm, Platinum Equity, is very, very good. “Platinum is the most competent, best private equity firm I’ve ever seen,” said Paul Brown, vice president of capital markets for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Robert Joubran, partner, is responsible for its mergers and acquisitions transition and integration functions for newly acquired companies. He also oversees all treasury activities at Platinum Equity’s corporate entity. He joined Platinum in 1996 from a position as vice president of sales for Banyan Systems. “Following two years of complex international restructuring AEES is now thriving as a profitable, growing business. Combining with PKC is a logical and exciting next step,” said Rob Joubran, partner at Platinum Equity. “We are proud of the role Platinum Equity has played in establishing AEES as a leader in North America and look forward to continuing on with the organization as a shareholder.”   Robert Joubran’s wife, Annie Joubran is also a partner at Platinum Equity.

The state agency turned to Platinum when it was looking for investors to save the Four Winns boat manufacturing business in Cadillac, after the owner declared bankruptcy.  “Platinum absolutely saved the company and the jobs in Michigan,” Brown said. Salvaging troubled companies has become the stock in trade for Gores. But Platinum doesn’t operate like turnaround firms that snap up troubled companies, strip off some valuable assets to sell and scrap the rest, all while paying themselves big fees as the wrecking crew.  Instead, Platinum identifies foundering firms that, through mismanagement or failed strategies, have swamped their solid core businesses, but can be restructured to make a profit. Then Gores inserts Platinum’s management expertise to put the business back in the black and enjoy the string of profits.
The approach combines value investing, distressed assets, financial turnaround and management consulting into a process Gores has trademarked as “M&A&O” — Mergers, Acquisitions and Operations.  “They’re good negotiators,” said Todd Jadwin, senior managing director in the Los Angeles office of Houlihan Capital. “They’re very good at getting a good price. Most value players are good at that. But one of (the) things Platinum is known for is inserting strong management capabilities into companies, not just making a financial investment. They’re very much about turning companies around. That’s kind of their forte.”  Strong gets stronger

 

 

Discount Fashion Jewelry

I love to look cute, with that comes a ton of fashion needs such as new clothes, purses, shoes and jewelry. I need to be better about my spending & have found plenty of retailers where I can score deals on most the items I need, with an exception of discount fashion jewelry. If you like fashion pendants, then I would suggest Cheap Wholesale Jewelry. They have really beautiful pendants for both men and women. The best thing about pendants is that they are interchangeable. When you have a couple of pendants, you can change them out to wear with different outfits.