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  1. I miss Cornwall.

    I miss Cornwall.
  2. It's a good job that Japan is in the Northern...

    It's a good job that Japan is in the Northern hemisphere too - otherwise all the Casio digital watches would be running backwards!
  3. Yes - but things didn't move clockwise before...

    Yes - but things didn't move clockwise before clocks were invented, did they! The M25 must have been closed due to ongoing roadworks between junctions 4 & 5 in a "sundialwise" direction in those...
  4. "Hands move clockwise in imitation of the sundial...

    "Hands move clockwise in imitation of the sundial because they were invented in the northern hemisphere."

    Dichotomy, anachronism (yes - I know), familiarism, xenophobia, or something else -...
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    My latest love: ...

    My latest love:

    https://i.imgur.com/H2Yqh0F.jpg?1
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    Oh, I don't know. I thought I detected an element...

    Oh, I don't know. I thought I detected an element of frippery in the opening overs of this thread.

    To give it some kind of context, I find that I am over 30% up the scale despite being on OAP + a...
  7. Thread: Enough

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    I'm feeling quite smug here. If I have a few bob...

    I'm feeling quite smug here.
    If I have a few bob to spare, I will consider purchasing a fancied offering from SC.
    If I don't, I won't.
    So it's not so much a fixation with must-having the current...
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    God Almighty, do you pay them to work there?

    God Almighty, do you pay them to work there?
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    Not often do I find myself wearing something...

    Not often do I find myself wearing something worthy of the Friday thread, but today:

    https://i.imgur.com/H2Yqh0F.jpg?1
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    I am prepared to endure the flak from the...

    I am prepared to endure the flak from the anti-profiteering brigade on here - I will happily give you $60 for it.
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    That's the one.

    That's the one.
  12. I heard that the refit also applies to the...

    I heard that the refit also applies to the Dreamliner?
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    Positives: Eleanor Tomlinson is in it. ...

    Positives:

    Eleanor Tomlinson is in it.

    Negatives:

    They blew up the George & Dragon in Great Budworth.
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    For "anyone watching it?" substitute "Eleanor...

    For "anyone watching it?" substitute "Eleanor Tomlinson is in it". Self-answering question.
  15. Watching - I edit an A4-size-based car magazine...

    Watching - I edit an A4-size-based car magazine and have just upgraded my PC. A better-size monitor would be lovely.
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    I have on my pretty little CWC G10, which is...

    I have on my pretty little CWC G10, which is being auctioned as we speak over on SC, the proceeds going to Children in Need.
    If anyone wants to bid but doesn't have access, PM me and I will bid on...
  17. Thread: Drill DIY

    by unclealec
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    All my pro tools (Milwaukee mainly) went with my...

    All my pro tools (Milwaukee mainly) went with my business; I have been re-equipping for a more DIY lifestyle with Erbauer, the in-house range from Screwfix, and find them a good balance of...
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    Well said, Dave.

    Well said, Dave.
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    Guys, guys, you are blowing this out of all...

    Guys, guys, you are blowing this out of all proportion.

    Just sit down with the offspring, have a calm and reasoned conversation, treat them like adults.
    Explain your concerns, tell them that they...
  20. I have just bought a Navitimer 0861 mainly...

    I have just bought a Navitimer 0861 mainly because it is a bit of a ratrod and therefore eminently suitable for wearing without worrying.
    I have sold a few watches because they were too minty to...
  21. I would suggest either a Ball Master Engineer II...

    I would suggest either a Ball Master Engineer II in green, or an Archimede bronze.

    You never know, there may be one of each available on SC.
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    Apparently Facebook posting traffic doubled just...

    Apparently Facebook posting traffic doubled just after Jeremy Kyle went off the air.
  23. Thread: Breitling

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    Bit of a broad question, but fwiw I have had a...

    Bit of a broad question, but fwiw I have had a few period pieces; currently in love with an 816 Twinjet recently bought from SC.

    No experience of the more modern modes.
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    An amusing anecdote. I rcently sold my Escort...

    An amusing anecdote.

    I rcently sold my Escort van on Gumtree. I asked £600. The first contact was from a guy with a Scottish accent, who said he would have it. No questions, he'll have it. He will...
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    Taking this a bit left field, I have a vial of...

    Taking this a bit left field, I have a vial of ashes being the mortal remains of a good friend who died and I took his Riley (it's the one in my avatar). His family asked that because he loved his...
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