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Why Are Fossil Watches Are So Popular?

Fossil Watches are classic, yet contemporary, simple and warm – this is the modern vintage – This modern vintage is the exclusive style perspective that defines the Fossil brand and its many products. It successfully translates the mid-century modern art and architecture design impression into forms and fashions that are distinctively relevant for today’s shopper. These watches are very nice to wear, and will not cost you a bundle. Most of my favorites run from $65 to $85, well within most people’s budget for a quality watch. These watches are available in both digital and analog mechanisms and with leather or metal bands.

Fossil watches are easily found online or at local department stores. It is one of the most sought-after names in popular watch brands. These watches are made for both men and women and are offered in an array of sizes, styles and materials. Watches with charm bracelet links to watches with leather bands and everything in between can be found both in Fossil men’s and ladies watch line!

These watches are found in a variety of ranges. The men’s line has casual, dress, chronograph, titanium, motion dial, midsize and pocket watch ranges. The ladies watches are made in gold, silver, leather and designer styles that are fully functional with interchangeable dials and special adjust-o-matic features, which make it fit perfectly on any size wrist.

Fossil watch tins were introduced in 1989 to reflect the company’s 1950’s Americana style of branding that has made the company so popular. Every new watch is packaged in one of these distinctive tins and you can find collectors actually buying and selling the tins alone on eBay and at flea markets.

To this very day, Fossil has kept true to its philosophy of testing the limits of design, innovation and technology, as evident in all their products. Truly inspired, that’s the heart and soul of Fossil watches. The uniqueness of Fossil watches, lies in the brand’s aim of changing timepieces from time reading devices, into a style statement. Fossil was the pioneering American brand to make the banal looking wristwatch metamorphose into an item of vogue. With a look that’s all on its own, Fossil provides sports, casual, and fashion style watches that go great for any occasion.

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Source by Jeff Glasser

Brain Tumor Headache Vs Normal Headaches Content – Walking Better

Have you ever wondered about any of the following:

• Are brain tumors and headaches related?

• What symptoms exist for a tumor vs a regular headache?

• How are these kinds of tumors diagnosed?

1.) Are Headaches And Brain Tumors Related?

Headaches are a common issue that can happen in an otherwise healthy person. Approximately 50% of people who actually do have brain tumors have a headache as a recurring complaint. If a person has seizures or persistent neurological symptoms, then this is more of a sign that they may have a tumor.

Some common “red flags” that a person needs to look out for:

A.) A change in previous headache patterns

B.) Headaches that are unresponsive to therapy

C.) Motor weakness or visual problems

D.) A change in memory, personality type

E.) Prolonged vomiting

F.) A headache that is worsened when someone bends over, coughs or sneezes

*We do have to note that any of these symptoms are possible with a regular headache as well. Just because you have these symptoms, does not diagnose you has having a tumor.

2.) How Are Brain Tumors Diagnosed?

An abnormal neurological exam is a common predictor of a brain tumor. Typically, an MRI scan of the individuals head with contrast is the best way to diagnose the problem. Neurosurgeons and oncologists are often times involved in the care of patients to determine if they have a tumor and what to do after it is discovered.

3.) Problems With Walking, Due to a Brain Tumor

Loss of balance and irregular walking patterns can be exhibited when patients have a brain tumor. Although this is unfortunate, there are some things that a patient can do to help them walk better. The use of a special walking brace called an AFO (ankle foot orthosis) can help people walk better if they are having trouble. These braces are made by orthotists (brace specialists). Another device is available that is called the WalkAide for patients with brain tumors. This is an FDA approved device and it is strictly used for patients that have foot drop due to certain conditions, such as a brain tumor. With impulses directed to the lower limbs, from the WalkAide, patients can actually walk more effectively in many situations. Not everyone with drop foot is a candidate for a WalkAide so it is important to discuss this with your local, licensed orthotist if you should get one.

*Note: This is health information. Consulting your phsyician for medical advice on tumors is the best route to take if you are concerned you or someone you know may have one. Medical advice on bracing and the WalkAide should also be provided to you by your local, licensed orthotist.

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Source by Daniel Rinella

Reverse Gears: Functions and the Evolution of New Technology

Gears are an integral component of most mechanical devices that are in use today. Gears have wide ranging functions, but they are used for transmitting motion between two shafts. Moreover, they provide torque to a device that a fast spinning small motor cannot provide. Another important feature of gears is that they give direction to the process of rotation. This article provides information about just these types of gears, specifically reverse gears.

A pair of gears, one present on the counter shaft and the other on the output shaft are used to implement the process of ‘reverse’. As opposed to forward gears that are meshed together, there is some amount of space between the reverse gears. Another point of differentiation from forward gears is that reverse gears are joined to their shafts. There is no free rotation around the shaft. There might develop a scenario when a small gear that is known as the reverse idler is slid between the two gears. The function of this gear also called the idler gear is to mesh the two gears together. This enables it to change the direction of the rotation, but it does not hamper the gear ration in any way.

The method of working of reverse gears is not as complex as it seems. When the reverse gear is selected, the gear teeth of these gears are meshed. There is absolutely no aid from the mechanism that seeks to synchronize these gears. This is one of the primary reasons why the output shaft must now move, once a reverse is selected. That mean a car must be stopped when you want to select the reverse gear. Many automobiles have a mechanism wherein the input shaft also stops spinning when reverse gears are selected. This decreases the grinding that accompanies the selection of reverse when there is an inertial spinning of the input shaft.

Car companies do not necessarily uses the same reverse technologies across all makes. Advanced technologies make possible the use of sophisticated reverse gears in modern cars. Of course, these cars come with a hefty price tag. But, more often than not a mechanism is used which stop the transmission of the input shaft. If this is not done the vehicle produces a whining sound. This is why all car manufacturers use the idler that, as aforementioned, can be inserted between the two gears. This procedure reduces the accompanying noise to a great extent and in the service manual of many companies; you can find a mention of this system as a “noise reduction system”.

A new kind of reverse technology has entered the market in the recent times, called ‘spur reverse technology’. This technology has made a few improvements to the one that have been listed above. But, it has compromised on a few aspects like, robustness, engagements, and noise. But it has found acceptability because there is limited driving that takes place in reverse.

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Victory Vision

Victory Vision

Posted by Jean-Noël Chauvelot on 2013-08-11 08:54:21

Tagged: , victory , vision , victory vision

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Cool square tank

Cool square tank

At the Cafe Racer Tent. As seen at the Vintage Motorcycle Days on July 23rd, 2011.

Posted by Tim Burke Kiosk Guy on 2011-07-25 02:25:44

Tagged: , motorcycle , vintage

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Greenwich Concours 2009

Posted by guardrailal on 2009-06-08 13:04:54

Tagged: , Vincent

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An interesting piece of Korean engineering.

Posted by dstarcher on 2006-05-22 23:22:29

Tagged: , motorcycle , trike , korea , korean , propane

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Royal Enfield Constellation

Royal Enfield Constellation

1961, 700cc.

Posted by kinsarvik on 2011-12-09 12:56:10

Tagged: , Craven Collection , Craven Museum , Royal Enfield , Motor Cycle

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