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    That's a nice hourly rate. £3 for the battery, 20 minutes tops for replacement & test.
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    In: Tissot T660 Sicura Memostar Vulcain hand...

    In:
    Tissot T660
    Sicura Memostar
    Vulcain hand cranker
    Carpentier auto day/date
    Lanco Autolub

    All are mint, the last three were NOS, the first two barely worn. Done? Well, I don't have an itch...
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    That's awful. he was a regular contributor in the...

    That's awful. he was a regular contributor in the watch forum over there and seemed like a nice guy. I didn't know him other than the occasional chatty post in that forum.

    On the positive side:...
  4. Thread: Ee bah gum !!

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    They settled that in court? I would have thought...

    They settled that in court? I would have thought a few rounds of Ecky Thump would have been more appropriate.
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    I have a 90's day and night. I think they are...

    I have a 90's day and night. I think they are about £7.5K new, I paid about a third of that. It was a steal, but they don't hold their value from new.
    Fabulous watch. I think they're far nicer than...
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    Going off topic, I had my prostate checked a...

    Going off topic, I had my prostate checked a couple of years ago. On the couch in 'the position' and waiting for the doc, I heard him say:
    "Is it hot in here? I think it is. I've got a desk clock &...
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    Since you ask, Malone Skunk & no, I find being on...

    Since you ask, Malone Skunk & no, I find being on the phone far too distracting.
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    Whilst I agree that this is a tragic event and...

    Whilst I agree that this is a tragic event and empathise with the bereaved, I feel no shame in making a light hearted joke. The two are separate and distinct. Laughing at the misfortune of others &...
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    Croque monsieur, or Monsieur croaked?

    Croque monsieur, or Monsieur croaked?
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    Fortunately the majority of the population is...

    Fortunately the majority of the population is capable of understanding that issues like this, drink driving, the wearing of seatbelts, and excessive speed can be contributory to accidents, or to the...
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    I have one of these:...

    I have one of these:
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Hd0AAOSwdJtdFJEE/s-l1600.jpg
    £10 off ebay. It's a pile of junk, doesn't keep time & I don't much like it.

    It is however the (same model as)...
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    You appear to be confusing your inference with my...

    You appear to be confusing your inference with my implication, which was that if you weren't being deliberately offensive, don't feel bad when someone takes offence at what you say. There will always...
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    The problem with posts is that whilst the...

    The problem with posts is that whilst the original author may have only intended a light hearted poke, the recipient may not always take it that way.

    For example, I posted this:...
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    Yes, it looks genuine. That's a 50's Powermatic.

    Yes, it looks genuine. That's a 50's Powermatic.
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    I got bitten by a tick on Saturday. No bullseye...

    I got bitten by a tick on Saturday.
    No bullseye rash and no flu symptoms (yet). The bite did swell like a mosquito bite and was itchy.
    Fingers crossed the tick wasn't carrying the disease.
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    Was I too cruel? I honestly didn't think Boris...

    Was I too cruel?
    I honestly didn't think Boris would be offended. I'm sure he has heard (and will hear) much worse.
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    Buy the Lange not the Vacheron. And whilst...

    Buy the Lange not the Vacheron.
    And whilst you're absorbing opinions, I'll anticipate and answer your next questions...

    Corbyn is actually a worse prospect for the UK than Boris, but it's...
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    I believe that (unless your neighbour is a young...

    I believe that (unless your neighbour is a young man) that's known as SABLE.
    Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.
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    Jolly good then. :)

    Jolly good then. :)
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    Just seen (a picture) of the £50 note. Please tell me that's not Colossus in the background.
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    For me the father of modern computing was Tommy...

    For me the father of modern computing was Tommy Flowers.
    Turing was a genius and deserves most of the reverence he gets, just not that particular accolade in my very humble opinion.
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    Agree. If the screw is stainless it won't work.

    Agree. If the screw is stainless it won't work.
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    The problem there is that the screw will be...

    The problem there is that the screw will be harder than the bracelet. So the drill will tend to veer off and enlarge the hole. Drilling that out would be very difficult.

    The next step I'd suggest...
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    What is there to know? It's a Seamaster, looks...

    What is there to know?
    It's a Seamaster, looks all original, on it's original bracelet. 60's I think. Serial number inside will give a year.

    I'd get the crystal changed and maybe give the dial a...
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    https://thumbsnap.com/i/kQVPd3Dr.pngr

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