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    More Hodinkee madness

    I like the design a lot, except that, for me, the brightness of the white hands and lume doesn’t work with the aged lume markers and faded grey bezel.

    p.s. The white isn't so bright and the...
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    Unitedís overall squad looks poor and the rate of change seems slow. Iím pessimistic, it has the feeling of the McGuinness/OíFarrell times.


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    Perhaps COMAC will break through and fill the...

    Perhaps COMAC will break through and fill the gap? I bet the FAA will be all over it though, unlike the 737Max.


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    And didnít Evans used to play for ............?


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    Premier League 19/20

    ďManchester United are the only club interested in signing Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire, but the Foxes want £85m for the 26-year-old.Ē

    What does every other club know that United...
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    If the roof is natural slate, thereís a good chance they are cheap, poor quality with lots of pyrites from Spanish quarries. We have suffered. They rust, delaminate become friable, break in the wind...
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    John Senior ...

    John Senior

    http://www.obsoletewatchandclockparts.com/


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    Pulsar G10 repairs.

    Iíve never had a problem with the Seiko service centre in Maidenhead.

    Otherwise Andy Leftley (v. Busy), Olivier/ONAtlier?


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    Thereís a really useful thread titled Excellent Watch Repairers thatís worth looking at. Thereís a specific call out for Dreamboat10 for his relume work.


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    The Master Control Date has caught my eye. I...

    The Master Control Date has caught my eye. I think even more so the previous 37mm.

    Does anybody own a current or earlier model?


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    Even more convinced that the DE_______LUXE...

    Even more convinced that the DE_______LUXE doesnít look right.


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    Consigned to a box in the loft or cupboard, never...

    Consigned to a box in the loft or cupboard, never seeing light again. Or, recycled as unwanted birthday and Christmas prezzies.


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    If to buy a desirable watch you first have to buy...

    If to buy a desirable watch you first have to buy a bagful of undesirable, gaudy, over priced tat, then I guess it makes the grey market a reasonable channel?

    Unfortunately the practice also...
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    Chernobyl was an excellent series. Sorry to...

    Chernobyl was an excellent series.

    Sorry to sound like a stuck record, as I've mentioned it a couple of times before, but I throughly recommend this book:

    https://i.imgur.com/wBfi5h3l.jpg
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    Itís all new to me again, I read the book, must be nearly 40 years ago.


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    Catch-22

    Hereís a summary of the Lt then Gen. Scheisskopf and Mrs characters.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheisskopf

    Looking forward to this series. The book is great, the 1970 film is just okay....
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    Iíve owned 3 x 6Bs and have one left. It was the similar looking and size Hamilton Khaki that I bought in the USA in the early 90s that set off my interest in military watches. I liked the...
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    Omega 53 - on my right wrist Hamilton 6B - on...

    Omega 53 - on my right wrist

    Hamilton 6B - on my ankle a la Joey Essex.
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    A firm favourite. Hear what you say about...

    A firm favourite.

    Hear what you say about prices, haven't bought anything for yonks, limited supply and sky high prices for military timepieces.
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    I might just pop along and have a nose. To...

    I might just pop along and have a nose.

    To wear, or not to wear an IWC Mk11? That is the question.




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    Any good New TV Series worth watching

    Catch 22 C4 George Clooney.

    Hoping it will be good.

    P.s. I thought it was and am looking forward to next weekís.

    Surprised myself and enjoyed the Katie Puckrik two parter on BBC 4 on Yacht...
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    Just out of interest, I have an small oak...

    Just out of interest, I have an small oak jewellery case that I use for watches made by a soldier/sailor of the Royal Naval Brigade interned in The Netherlands during WW1. Also a matchbox cover made...
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    Motorbike Trip to France & Belgium.

    Many thanks for an interesting read. Lovely photograph and a cracking moustache.

    I did a similar trip last autumn, in a van though, I have a great uncle buried near Lens, also Gloucestershire...
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    Expedition prototype

    Agreed, I really donít like 20% on the lower three lines, nor
    DE (big gap) LUXE, nor bracelet. Nice looking watch, but a leather strap watch for me.


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    The space between DE and LUXE is still wrong. ...

    The space between DE and LUXE is still wrong.


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