Indonesia - returned home - Watch Freeks


Like Tree23Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2016, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GoodWatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
My Photos: View
Posts: 4,872
Default Indonesia - returned home

I'll sneak this one in. Coming Friday we will leave for a three weeks vacation to Indonesia. Her doctor said it's okay, her treatment will be scheduled 5 days later. We have not been able to go on vacation for 1.5 years and are really looking forward to it. Jakarta, Yogkakarta, Malang, Bandung and the lovely Bali are on the menu. We'll go with the flow, only the first hotels and inland flights are booked. Mrs. Hens speaks the language and when she goes into a hotel lobby to book a room I'll stay out of sight . This will cut down the rate. But when they see the 'Belanda' (Dutchman), enter the lobby, they sometimes don't look happy because of the money lost . Easy prey we are not.

So if I drop off the grid for three weeks, y'all know why. Just a few days left to wrap up some work and arrange for a project to be taken over and we're off. I'll take pictures and do some watch hunting, I promise
cabfrank, #four, Reflex and 2 others like this.
__________________
* Benrus MIL-W-46374 re-issue | Borealis Estoril 300 DW | Borealis Sea Storm | Crepas L'océan 1200M | Dan Henry 1970 W&W | Deep Blue Juggernaut II | G. Gerlach Kosmonauta | G. Gerlach Navigator | G. Gerlach RWD-6 Pilot | H2O Orca Dive | Heimdallr 6105-8110 homage | Heimdallr Sea Shepherd | Heimdallr Sharkey 62MAS | Helberg CH1 | Helberg CH6 | Helberg CH8 | Helson Sharkmaster 600 | Helson Turtle | HMT Pilot | Marina Militare M-7040 | No-name Seventies LED watch | Seagull 1963 Pilot Chronograph | Seiko 5 7S25A | Straton Spéciale | Vostok Amphibia 1967 Diver *

* Incoming: Pancor P03 | ??????? | * On the radar: Bulova Computron Reissue | JENNY Caribbean 300 | Squale 101 Atmos *

"If word gets out that I'm missing, 500 girls will kill themselves"



Last edited by GoodWatch; 10-24-2016 at 05:37 AM.
GoodWatch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-26-2016, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Healdsburg CA USA Earth
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,713
Default

It sounds wonderful. I hope all goes well, and you enjoy your trip!
GoodWatch likes this.
cabfrank is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2016, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
#four's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 11,016
Default

Hope you enjoy it Frans!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
GoodWatch likes this.
__________________
Stowa Seatime | Stowa Seatime Prodiver | Tudor Pelagos | Tudor Black Bay | Sinn U1T | Sinn U1 Professional | Sinn 142 ST II Space | Sinn Military Type III LE | Muhle Glashutte SAR Timer | Damasko DA373 | Damasko DH3.0 | Damasko Dsub2 | Kazimon Funfhundert B | LACO Squad Ocean | Omega SMP Ti | Tutima DI300 (2) | H2O Orca (10) | H2O Kalmar II (2) | Pacardt 1Thousand | Tutima Grand Classic 80th Anniversary LE (2) | Seiko PADI Turtle | Seiko "Nemo" Turtle | Seiko Mini Turtle (3) | Seiko Frankenmonster (2) | Seiko "Monster" 2019 | Helson SD42 Bronze | Helson Stingray 43 Bronze | Helson Porthole | Citizen Skyhawk | Tissot PRS516 Triple Seconds | Tissot PRS516 7750 Chronograph (2) | Vostok Amphibian 1967 Bronze | Zodiac Oceanaire | Lum-Tec Combat B31 Bronze | Prometheus Eagle Ray Meteorite
#four is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-26-2016, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GoodWatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
My Photos: View
Posts: 4,872
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by #four View Post
Hope you enjoy it Frans!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
We will my friend, we will! Not thrilled about the long flight but once we get there that's forgotten. Our first hotel is in Jakarta, opposite of Museum Indonesia, a must see. We went there before but didn't have enough time, now we will do it properly. Time is of no concern.
#four likes this.
__________________
* Benrus MIL-W-46374 re-issue | Borealis Estoril 300 DW | Borealis Sea Storm | Crepas L'océan 1200M | Dan Henry 1970 W&W | Deep Blue Juggernaut II | G. Gerlach Kosmonauta | G. Gerlach Navigator | G. Gerlach RWD-6 Pilot | H2O Orca Dive | Heimdallr 6105-8110 homage | Heimdallr Sea Shepherd | Heimdallr Sharkey 62MAS | Helberg CH1 | Helberg CH6 | Helberg CH8 | Helson Sharkmaster 600 | Helson Turtle | HMT Pilot | Marina Militare M-7040 | No-name Seventies LED watch | Seagull 1963 Pilot Chronograph | Seiko 5 7S25A | Straton Spéciale | Vostok Amphibia 1967 Diver *

* Incoming: Pancor P03 | ??????? | * On the radar: Bulova Computron Reissue | JENNY Caribbean 300 | Squale 101 Atmos *

"If word gets out that I'm missing, 500 girls will kill themselves"


GoodWatch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2016, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
okcmco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: OKC
My Photos: View
Posts: 375
Default

Goodwatch Have fun. I love Indonesia. Such friendly people. Such GOOD COFFEE!!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
GoodWatch likes this.
okcmco is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2016, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Administrator
 
andrema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 11,412
Default

Have a great time!

I'll be in Portugal the 2nd week of October for work!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
GoodWatch and FunkDaLicious like this.
__________________
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

Go check out the Dive Watches FBG -->> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131038630296057/
andrema is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2016, 08:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
FunkDaLicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,629
Default

That's fantastic, Frans! Congratulations! We know you've been waiting on this for a long time! Soak in the sites, save no time for regrets, and be present every moment with that Lady of yours while your there! We'll look forward to your return!

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
GoodWatch likes this.
FunkDaLicious is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2016, 09:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zed073's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Retired in Ottawa
My Photos: View
Posts: 3,088
Default

Fantastic Frans.

Cherish every minute of it(I know you will).
I'll be anticipating some great stories and fantastic photos.

All the best and Godspeed.
GoodWatch likes this.
zed073 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2016, 06:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bapackerfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Wisconsin
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,863
Default

Sounds like a fantastic adventure for you and your wife!

Your comments remind me of traveling in Italy with my wife. She is a native of Napoli, but she does not look southern Italian at all. Her dad was German, so she is tall and thin with a fair complexion, clearly taking after her dad's side.

Especially when I'm with her in a shop or restaurant, we look like typical American tourists. It has happened more than once that locals would make a comment about us, not realizing she is one of them. And she's NOT afraid to look them in the eye and reply with some very expressive Italian! It's fun to sit back and watch it all go down

Looking forward to amazing photos!
GoodWatch likes this.
bapackerfan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2016, 09:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Will3020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,490
Default

Make the best of it and have a good flight. I spent a few weeks there in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Kardiri and Borjunogoro.

Amazing country, great food and wonderful people. Enjoy !
GoodWatch likes this.
__________________
Will3020 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2016, 09:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 3,937
Default

Frans:
Enjoy the trip.
Do you think the trip might offer any good watch purchase possibilities?
Lower pressure watch market? Currency rates of exchange advantages?

I'd be pounding the bricks in Indonesia seeking possibilities and opportunities.

Lou Snutt
GoodWatch likes this.
arogle1stus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2016, 11:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GinoLicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Binbrook, Ontario, Canada
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,126
Default

Well enjoy that vacation. You will have a blast.
GoodWatch likes this.
GinoLicious is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2016, 03:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GoodWatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
My Photos: View
Posts: 4,872
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arogle1stus View Post
Frans:
Enjoy the trip.
Do you think the trip might offer any good watch purchase possibilities?
Lower pressure watch market? Currency rates of exchange advantages?

I'd be pounding the bricks in Indonesia seeking possibilities and opportunities.

Lou Snutt
The larger and more up scale malls have luxurious watch shops that carry a wide array of the usual suspects: IWC, Patek, Rolex, Montblanc, Omega, etc. Then you have the brand shops: Casio, Seiko and Citizen. And there are the smaller, counter like, displays that carry 'Swiss' brands made in China. Like Swiss Expedition. A lot of watch for your money if you're into that. And last... the seedy part of watch land with many, ehhhh, 'replicas'.

Only the watches in the brand shops are less expensive compared to Europe and carry a larger selection.
__________________
* Benrus MIL-W-46374 re-issue | Borealis Estoril 300 DW | Borealis Sea Storm | Crepas L'océan 1200M | Dan Henry 1970 W&W | Deep Blue Juggernaut II | G. Gerlach Kosmonauta | G. Gerlach Navigator | G. Gerlach RWD-6 Pilot | H2O Orca Dive | Heimdallr 6105-8110 homage | Heimdallr Sea Shepherd | Heimdallr Sharkey 62MAS | Helberg CH1 | Helberg CH6 | Helberg CH8 | Helson Sharkmaster 600 | Helson Turtle | HMT Pilot | Marina Militare M-7040 | No-name Seventies LED watch | Seagull 1963 Pilot Chronograph | Seiko 5 7S25A | Straton Spéciale | Vostok Amphibia 1967 Diver *

* Incoming: Pancor P03 | ??????? | * On the radar: Bulova Computron Reissue | JENNY Caribbean 300 | Squale 101 Atmos *

"If word gets out that I'm missing, 500 girls will kill themselves"


GoodWatch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2016, 04:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GoodWatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
My Photos: View
Posts: 4,872
Default

We are back, finally I must add. Whilst the away flight was a 13.5 hours direct connection, the return flight was not. First leg 1.5 hours Jakarta - Singapore, where we had to leave the aircraft. Only to take one corner with all our cabin luggage and go through all the security procedures again. Passport, boarding pass and full luggage and body scan. To wind up at almost the same place where we had to wait for our connecting flight which had over an hours delay. I'm grateful for tight security but before we could board the aircraft in Jakarta we already had gone through three of the same routines as described above, the last one about 50 meters from the boarding lounge.

Next leg: 12 hours to Amsterdam. I can never sleep during a flight, just dose. After we had landed we had to wait for almost an hour before our luggage showed up. And then our taxi driver called me that he had a breakdown. The fuel rail of his diesel engine came off and he was stranded on the ramp not 200 meters from where he was supposed to pick us up, waiting for a mechanic. I told him I was not happy with this and asked him what he was going to do. He called his boss who then called me. He wanted to explain what had mechanically gone wrong and that the repair was likely to be in the thousands of Euro but I interrupted him. I told him we had a rather disappointing flight that lasted almost 17 hours and that we really, really wanted to go home now. It took them 50 minutes to get a replacement taxi van and at 13.05 I put my key into to lock of our front door.

Anne's sound asleep now, after she called the family here and in Indonesia to tell we returned home safely, she unpacked all the gifts we took home, took a shower and went out cold

I will post some very nice photos and stories soon but now will just have another cold beer. Cheers!
Reflex, zed073 and bapackerfan like this.
__________________
* Benrus MIL-W-46374 re-issue | Borealis Estoril 300 DW | Borealis Sea Storm | Crepas L'océan 1200M | Dan Henry 1970 W&W | Deep Blue Juggernaut II | G. Gerlach Kosmonauta | G. Gerlach Navigator | G. Gerlach RWD-6 Pilot | H2O Orca Dive | Heimdallr 6105-8110 homage | Heimdallr Sea Shepherd | Heimdallr Sharkey 62MAS | Helberg CH1 | Helberg CH6 | Helberg CH8 | Helson Sharkmaster 600 | Helson Turtle | HMT Pilot | Marina Militare M-7040 | No-name Seventies LED watch | Seagull 1963 Pilot Chronograph | Seiko 5 7S25A | Straton Spéciale | Vostok Amphibia 1967 Diver *

* Incoming: Pancor P03 | ??????? | * On the radar: Bulova Computron Reissue | JENNY Caribbean 300 | Squale 101 Atmos *

"If word gets out that I'm missing, 500 girls will kill themselves"


GoodWatch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2016, 04:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
FunkDaLicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,629
Default

Glad you both are home safe! I hope the trip was gave you both some loving and lasting memories!

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
GoodWatch likes this.
FunkDaLicious is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2016, 05:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Healdsburg CA USA Earth
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,713
Default

Glad you're home safe, hope you had fun, looking forward to pics.
GoodWatch likes this.
cabfrank is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2016, 07:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
#four's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 11,016
Default

There's no place like home Frans. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
GoodWatch likes this.
__________________
Stowa Seatime | Stowa Seatime Prodiver | Tudor Pelagos | Tudor Black Bay | Sinn U1T | Sinn U1 Professional | Sinn 142 ST II Space | Sinn Military Type III LE | Muhle Glashutte SAR Timer | Damasko DA373 | Damasko DH3.0 | Damasko Dsub2 | Kazimon Funfhundert B | LACO Squad Ocean | Omega SMP Ti | Tutima DI300 (2) | H2O Orca (10) | H2O Kalmar II (2) | Pacardt 1Thousand | Tutima Grand Classic 80th Anniversary LE (2) | Seiko PADI Turtle | Seiko "Nemo" Turtle | Seiko Mini Turtle (3) | Seiko Frankenmonster (2) | Seiko "Monster" 2019 | Helson SD42 Bronze | Helson Stingray 43 Bronze | Helson Porthole | Citizen Skyhawk | Tissot PRS516 Triple Seconds | Tissot PRS516 7750 Chronograph (2) | Vostok Amphibian 1967 Bronze | Zodiac Oceanaire | Lum-Tec Combat B31 Bronze | Prometheus Eagle Ray Meteorite
#four is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2016, 10:09 AM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 3,937
Default

Frans:
1st and only question. Did you eat Satay?
Always good to get back home isn't it.

Lou Snutt
arogle1stus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2016, 10:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zed073's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Retired in Ottawa
My Photos: View
Posts: 3,088
Default

Glad you're home safe and sound. I'm sure the cold beer went down nicely.

Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your photos.

Welcome back!
zed073 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2016, 07:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bapackerfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Wisconsin
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,863
Default

Wow, what an ordeal on that return! Congrats on making it through all of that.

Welcome home!
bapackerfan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Forum Navigation

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Watch Freeks forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
just joined from indonesia tagheuer6000 Introduce Yourself 20 01-27-2016 10:05 AM
Greetings from Indonesia Declan79 Introduce Yourself 32 06-07-2015 02:44 PM
Hi from Indonesia strapfreak Introduce Yourself 0 04-24-2015 07:14 PM
Regards from Jakarta Indonesia yjoe989 Introduce Yourself 19 09-18-2014 07:18 AM
Greetings from Indonesia GTR83 Introduce Yourself 26 03-01-2011 10:08 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.