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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

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/kQVPd3Dr.pngr
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    Thermal shock. Heat it up, then use a can of...

    Thermal shock.
    Heat it up, then use a can of freezer spray (from an electronics wholesaler) to cool it. The metals should expand and contract at different rates, destroying the bond between them....
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    Well for starters there's no Reverso and no...

    Well for starters there's no Reverso and no mechanical alarm watch in your collection.
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    You can call 'em what ever you like. They can't...

    You can call 'em what ever you like. They can't hear you. :)
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    Does it say something about our relative social...

    Does it say something about our relative social classes that whilst you were given playing cards to use, my mates and I were doing exactly the same thing with beer mats?
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    Well I just lost a rather expensive bet. I just...

    Well I just lost a rather expensive bet.
    I just bought a nice house, a real forever home, but beside a busy 30mph road. I wagered that within 10 years, the passing traffic would be getting quieter....
  12. Thread: The TZ Chain

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    When you wish upon a star - Little Jiminy.

    When you wish upon a star - Little Jiminy.
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    Ah. Now there you may have a point. ( My...

    Ah.
    Now there you may have a point.

    ( My greatest fear is that, should I pass before my wife does, that she'll sell my collection for what I told her it cost me! )


    Edit to add...
    Thinking...
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    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?452660-Stea...

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?452660-Stealth-Wealth-Watch-Brand&p=5135773&viewfull=1#post5135773

    Isn't this the same question, just asked in the negative?
    Surveys have a habit of doing...
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    The only time you should give a monkey's left...

    The only time you should give a monkey's left testicle about what other people think about your watch, is when those people are likely to be coveting it nefariously and planning to part you from it...
  16. Thread: The TZ Chain

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    Instant replay - Dan Hartman.

    Instant replay - Dan Hartman.
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    By 'eck Shep. Yeah I remember that too. I'm...

    By 'eck Shep.

    Yeah I remember that too. I'm watching it with fresh eyes now. In the 90's I was heavily into caving and did a lot of rope work. Just about every single thing they are doing is...
  18. This. Speak to Dominic. He's a top bloke and from...

    This. Speak to Dominic. He's a top bloke and from my experience will spend time to help and chat even if he doesn't have a watch to sell you.
  19. How do you feel about letting European hotels...

    How do you feel about letting European hotels take a copy of your passport when you check-in?
    It's something they're legally obliged to do in some countries. If you refuse, they won't check you in....
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    How about searching for the position of " Rd", "...

    How about searching for the position of " Rd", " Road", "Cl ", " Ave" etc.?
    Then return everything between the first comma (or number) before that and the end of your search phrase.

    It sounds...
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    Wish my wife would have a surprise birthday. But...

    Wish my wife would have a surprise birthday. But no, she remembers exactly what day it is, year in, year out.
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    It's not how large your wrist is that's...

    It's not how large your wrist is that's important, it's what you do with it.
  23. Thread: Parnis

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    Parnis are a mushroom brand. They sell movements,...

    Parnis are a mushroom brand. They sell movements, dials and cases wholesale to sellers who assemble and sell on. Quality is somewhat dependent on the skill of the assembler.
    I have one from...
  24. Thread: The TZ Chain

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    Solo - Clean Bandit.

    Solo - Clean Bandit.
  25. Not just me who doesn't get the CW thing then....

    Not just me who doesn't get the CW thing then.
    It was understandable when they were starting out and their watches were 300 ish, they compared favourably with their competition.
    Now they have...
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