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  1. I'd be happy for them to join the discussion...

    I'd be happy for them to join the discussion...
  2. Thanks Neil, I'm always delighted when you enjoy...

    Thanks Neil, I'm always delighted when you enjoy something I write.
  3. The box to access is Box 22 of 'Client files...

    The box to access is Box 22 of 'Client files 1948-1986' and the specific files to access are 'Rolex--Print advertising, 1948-1981 and undated'. I suspect that this will be two files of nothing but...
  4. The central fact that the whole thing is designed...

    The central fact that the whole thing is designed to frame and throw into sharp relief is that, shortly after the event, a representative of Smiths asserted that Smiths were the sole watch on the...
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    The almost certain location of Irvingís body is an open secret. The problem is that the approach taken to Malloryís remains was unfortunate and make fundraising and permissions problematic. The...
  6. Cheers all, a bit of positive feedback is always...

    Cheers all, a bit of positive feedback is always a pleasure, although the fact is that this has been a decade or more of increasingly well informed debate with a lot of people who are better informed...
  7. It’s by double checking the tiny quibbles and...

    It’s by double checking the tiny quibbles and correcting accordingly that stuff gets better. I’ll never complain when people help me get better. You can see that I incorporated the discussion about...
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    I just canít get this simple maths right! Thanks for the correction. Iíll correct. Thanks.
  9. There you go. Have fun. I'll say it again, I...

    There you go. Have fun.

    I'll say it again, I think Mallory made it in '24 and my research for that is a damned sight more detailed.
  10. So what was on the summit?

    So how about the positive case? This is simpler and requires a lot less typing.

    I'll start with a simplifying assumption. Given that there is already solid written evidence that Hillary wore a...
  11. Smiths were the only watches worn on the summit of Everest in '53. The proof.

    The fact is that the 1953 Everest expedition was equipped with watches from both Rolex and Smiths. These were distributed unevenly across the team, with some members ending up with multiple...
  12. I don’t post on WUS any more. I’ve almost given...

    I don’t post on WUS any more. I’ve almost given up on forums as it is. Here and IWL sporadically is about it.
  13. After what happened last time, would you?

    After what happened last time, would you?
  14. I know, the problem is that I tend to write then...

    I know, the problem is that I tend to write then proofread, as I already had a thread in the library, it was booted across before I'd made corrections and it wasn't worth bothering a mod about. ...
  15. I'm always astonished at how much influence...

    I'm always astonished at how much influence threads like this can actually have in changing what is 'common knowledge' (or the price of a class of watch on ebay!) and I reckon, having been banging...
  16. I'm personally absolutely convinced that George...

    I'm personally absolutely convinced that George Mallory easily made it to the summit in '24, which puts a Borgel on the summit.
  17. They absolutely didn't. The closest that Rolex...

    They absolutely didn't. The closest that Rolex got within a decade of 1953 was about 100m below in '53 and 250m below in 1952. Even the Chinese had got a Tianjin to the summit by the time Rolex...
  18. For what it's worth I rewrote my contribution...

    For what it's worth I rewrote my contribution here, with a fair bit more research to really tighten up just how clearly Rolex had been caught out, and reposted it here:
    ...
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    Except, of course, the history of Swiss, or even...

    Except, of course, the history of Swiss, or even British, watchmaking doesnít support that claim. Leaving aside the military specification watches, of which most modern Smiths are far clearer...
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    On the gold theme, one of the less common 1340...

    On the gold theme, one of the less common 1340 powered Tissot:

    https://i.postimg.cc/DZwML9hZ/IMG-3365.jpg
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    Plenty of steel ones, but... ...

    Plenty of steel ones, but...

    https://i.postimg.cc/Y02Gy6y7/goldbird2.jpg
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    The radium is the better looking, but hereís a little video I made a few years ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlOmIcsc_E&list=UUhHEPQz8gXfQGzvqnz7B4Hg&index=4&t=0s

    Thereís also the minor...
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    And while it had a lot of the features of a great...

    And while it had a lot of the features of a great film, it seemed to have been edited into a turkey.
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    *tips hat*

    *tips hat*
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    Burlington arcade is a joy to stroll down, but...

    Burlington arcade is a joy to stroll down, but only a fool would buy or sell a watch there. As such it can hold the rare and unobtainable, because when the occasional fool parts with either watch or...
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