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    Amazed By Insanely Complex Custom Watches

    https://i.imgur.com/Hmpqz0t.jpg

    Joe Rogan and Matt Farah Amazed By Insanely Complex Custom Watches (Dec 6, 2019)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMROb-KOX_I

    There is a fine line between actual...
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    The Weems' is a 60 second bezel and the Airman's...

    The Weems' is a 60 second bezel and the Airman's a 24 hour bezel. What do you mean by copy? The idea of bezels goes back to the 20s... we might argue as to who first put it on a watch but bezels were...
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    Maybe I am getting too old, but to me it looks...

    Maybe I am getting too old, but to me it looks like a toy. Too much colour and too much definition.
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    It's great to be trying new things. That looks...

    It's great to be trying new things. That looks terrific.
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    The shape of the bezel of the IWC is quite...

    The shape of the bezel of the IWC is quite different to the Smiths military. It has an additional angle and that makes it look more square.
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    What you say couldn't be further from the truth....

    What you say couldn't be further from the truth. The truncated hour hand was made so it couldn't at any circumstances get confused with the minute hand... as was the previous case of the double...
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    On the affordable end I'd say Nomos but for some...

    On the affordable end I'd say Nomos but for some reason people don't like them... so they are good bargains on the second hand market.
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    Is it mechanical or quartz? All I can find is ...

    Is it mechanical or quartz? All I can find is "ETA Swiss movement".
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    https://i.imgur.com/z5TaNVI.jpg Speaking of...

    https://i.imgur.com/z5TaNVI.jpg

    Speaking of the future... How do people feel about a Smiths Weems?

    I just picked one randomly for the picture. Dial, Hands, Size, Bezel and Lock-crown can be...
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    https://i.imgur.com/xLlAnob.jpg The 36mm...

    https://i.imgur.com/xLlAnob.jpg

    The 36mm Smiths De Luxe GS Military. I am all up for that as I also find the Mk II above to be too close to the PRS29-A (W10).
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    I thought the Adelphi was discontinued.

    I thought the Adelphi was discontinued.
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    This one (the really expensive one) is the one in...

    This one (the really expensive one) is the one in the WATCH CHRONICLER video, unless the seller is using someone else's pics....
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    Terrific buy by the way. It rocks.

    Terrific buy by the way. It rocks.
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    Are you absolutely sure about that? It looks like...

    Are you absolutely sure about that? It looks like they are bolted on. After removal you could use the same bolt to attach a strap.

    Let someone who knows what they doing, have a look at it.
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    Jay-Z can probably buy producer Michael ten times...

    Jay-Z can probably buy producer Michael ten times over.
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    If you bang it you are going to feel silly. If...

    If you bang it you are going to feel silly. If you don't care about that... go on... use it for everything. It is capable of taking it.
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    I will do. Thanks. Sounds exciting.

    I will do. Thanks. Sounds exciting.
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    Wow!!!

    Wow!!!
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    Amazon is adapting William Gibsonís The Peripheral into a TV series
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/17/17247828/amazon-william-gibson-the-peripheral-novel-series
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    I bought Harkaway's Gnomon (it was only £1 on Amazon) but I haven't started it yet.

    Angelmaker looks good as the protagonist is a clockmaker... but Gnomon looks more interesting. You do know he...
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    https://i.imgur.com/wlwks9S.jpg The Watch That...

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    The Watch That Came In From The Cold
    https://www.hodinkee.com/magazine/the-watch-that-came-in-from-the-cold

    Another amazing watch story from hodinkee.
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    The Watch That Came In From The Cold

    https://i.imgur.com/1YI0vEe.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/OFLHgyD.jpg There's even...

    https://i.imgur.com/OFLHgyD.jpg

    There's even one on Jubilee. It must be a ladies Everest. http://yoursmiles.org/ssmile/fun/s0211.gif
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    This year and over two holidays I have managed to...

    This year and over two holidays I have managed to finish The Peripheral. Absolutely f*cking wow!

    It took me 40 chapters* before I got any idea about what was going on. (The book is 124 chapters.)...
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    I don't think that is true. Many if not most that...

    I don't think that is true. Many if not most that are considered "British" are actually "Swiss designs". For example the CWC G10 in your picture is a Gallet design that was farmed out to CWC,...
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