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For this week's community showcase, we have Orlando (@bo_lando77) from San Diego who has been working as a veterinary technician for the past 8 years. Orlando is a committed family man, and spends his free time at the zoo or the beach with his family. Read on for the full details of his highly utilitarian and functional daily carry!
Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
This was a birthday gift from my wife, and the significance of this watch is beyond special. The craftsmanship of the movement and the overall look to it is amazing. I can wear it with jeans and a t-shirt, or I can wear it with a tux. It's just so versatile. I mostly wear it with rugged NATO straps though. It's an exceptional piece of gear and number one watch pick.
My name is Orlando and I'm 32 years young. I live in San Diego with my wife, Ashley, and my 4-month-old daughter, Olivia. I work in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician, and have been doing that for the last 8 years. When I'm not at work, I'm at the zoo or just hanging out by the beach with my wife and daughter.
I've been doing the whole EDC thing since I turned 18. It started with an old pocket knife my dad gave me and it just grew from there. I remember my dad telling me that "a man should always have a good knife, a good light, but a great watch". He was the one who got me into collecting watches as well. For me, a watch is the most important EDC piece I can carry. Time is the most valuable thing someone can waste. A watch on my wrist reminds me not to.
Other things I'm into are sketching comic characters, reading graphic novels and playing the guitar. I'm a huge comic nerd. In my opinion, Batman is the EDC king. His utility belt has EVERYTHING. We are mere amateurs compared to Batman and his gear.
Favorite EDC Tool:
As far as my favorite EDC tool goes, I would have to pick my Hamilton Khaki watch. The reason why I didn't pick my Luminox or Suunto is because their battery will run out sooner or later. In contrast, with just a quick wind and or movement of my wrist - my automatic Hamilton will always start. It's just so reliable and it looks stylish too.
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