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    Iím not sure just buying stuff for the sake of it is a hobby - thatís just called shopping isnít it? - for me the hobby is the forum and learning about horology - I still enjoy wearing and owning...
  2. Thread: Rolex theft

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    Trouble is, neither a house nor a car can be...

    Trouble is, neither a house nor a car can be stuffed into a pocket and whisked away into thin air. If you think like a criminal for a moment itís easy pickings. I do agree that a bit of situational...
  3. Thread: Exit watch £4k

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    I bought my BB58 black on bracelet back in April and Iíve struggled to take it off - itís become a 1 watch collection even though I currently have others to choose from! - the Pelagos is probably a...
  4. Thread: Tudor P01

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    Trouble is it doesnít look old imho - just like somebody has taken a dremel and sandpaper to it. Thereís wabi sabi, and thereís destroyed, and that just looks destroyed!


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    I sourced a red and a yellow resin set for 2 of...

    I sourced a red and a yellow resin set for 2 of my vanilla 5600ís about 6 months before that set was released!! Something about a yellow G!


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    I worked for a film magazine for a while and had...

    I worked for a film magazine for a while and had a very drunken night in the company of Leslie Nielsen and Peter Cook - the former wore enormous hearing aids and was naturally very funny, Peter Cook...
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    First thing I thought on the seeing the yellow...

    First thing I thought on the seeing the yellow bezel was Ďoh, the new Omega Wee-masterí - absolutely awful, the bezel and the dial are individually bad, but together itís the stuff of nightmares!

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    I am looking at the cheaper end of the EV market...

    I am looking at the cheaper end of the EV market (I have spoken to VW about the ID3 and 4 - looking at 18 months plus at present) - Iíve always had European cars and might be a bit biased against...
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    Electric cars-got to be a viable option now?

    Yes, a manual gear shift - not the sensation, more the involvement. Maybe Iím weird but my wifeís the same. I should add we live in a rural location with country lanes so traffic jams or heavy...
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    Famous People You Have Spotted In The Wild

    I used to work very near to the BBC on Great Portland Street and around soho - so in 25 odd years I saw an awful lot of famous people when I popped out for lunch or had a meeting. The oddest one I...
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    Wearing two watches.

    I wear a mechanical watch so totally agree. I donít need another phone strapped to my wrist! - wearing 2 watches imho looks a bit daft, a watch and a band is a different thing. But each to their...
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    Corona property prices

    I lived near there and worked in Kingston for 6 or 7 years and itís not as posh as youíd think - a couple of huge notorious estates round the corner and not somewhere Iíd go drinking late at night...
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    Genuinely - is it really more convenient plugging...

    Genuinely - is it really more convenient plugging your car in every other day or so, as opposed to visiting a garage for 10 minutes or so every couple of weeks? I was totally unmoved by my EV driving...
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    Looks like the Seiko Lassale series from the 80ís


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    Seriously? I find mine very slim and easy to...

    Seriously? I find mine very slim and easy to wearhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20221119/40b445d3960184fedab05ecad61bdb59.jpg


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    Quite. My parents divorced when I was young, as...

    Quite. My parents divorced when I was young, as did my wifeís. We havenít had a big multi generational Christmas in 30 years - and as a result we donít have many gifts given or received, itís...
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    I walked into my local coffee shop yesterday and...

    I walked into my local coffee shop yesterday and the father of one of my sons friends called across Ďmorning Rob, what watch you wearing mate?í - I had to look as I couldnít remember!


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  18. Thread: Tudor P01

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    Thereís something about these I really like - not sure Iíd spend the cash on one, but thereís something unique about the design, sort of retro without being derivative. So many watches are a...
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    Wearing two watches.

    Considering the latest Apple Watch does such a good job of showing the time - the one I had needed a tilt of the wrist to switch the display on which is the main reason itís in a drawer - there is no...
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    Am I alone in absolutely refusing to ever go on a...

    Am I alone in absolutely refusing to ever go on a waiting list for a watch? Actually I donít remember the last time I went on a waiting list for anything. But I find the whole pantomime of speaking...
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    Any thoughts on the car sickness feeling? Odd as...

    Any thoughts on the car sickness feeling? Odd as my wife and I both noticed it as passengers. Neither of us ever feels sick in a car ever, is this a known EV thing??


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    I donít think the MG is designed for a tall, chunky rugby player type frame (I donít mean massively obese, just prop forward size!) - whereas VW group cars seem to be designed for my build, even the...
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    Having driven mostly VW - golfís, an Up, a Tiguan and a Scirocco plus a Volvo XC60 over the last few years, some from new, some of them - especially the Up - pretty cheap and/or secondhand - I was...
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    I read an article yesterday - canít remember where - saying they donít generally save you any money at all. Most people override them and then you might as well not bother. I know Iím a curmudgeon,...
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    Electric cars-got to be a viable option now?

    Test drove the MG4 Trophy today. On the plus side, I enjoyed driving an EV for the first time as did my wife, we both agreed itís obviously the future - the seamless power and fluidity of the car...
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