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    Pencil actually, so I can correct my mistakes. ...

    Pencil actually, so I can correct my mistakes.

    Also I can't stand Grammerly as I find it overly prescriptive and lacking in nuance.
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    Surely grammar is concerned with syntax - the...

    Surely grammar is concerned with syntax - the arrangement of words? The examples you give seem to be mostly concerned with semantics - the meaning of words.
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    https://i.postimg.cc/j2NnhRKt/z3.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/j2NnhRKt/z3.jpg
  4. Thread: Rolex DIY project

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    I bought a battered watch a week or two ago that...

    I bought a battered watch a week or two ago that was apparently a 'barn find'. A handy crossover from motorcycles.
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    After being pulled apart by an idiot armed only...

    After being pulled apart by an idiot armed only with pliers. The same old story.
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    Everything here depends on the condition of the...

    Everything here depends on the condition of the movement and, surprisingly, from my experience of buying extremely battered stuff just like this from eBay, which is a guilty pleasure of mine, the...
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    Because you have bought a sport model that isn't...

    Because you have bought a sport model that isn't designed to be thin?

    https://i.postimg.cc/PJjTS7cr/Seiko-thin.jpg

    You want thin, buy a Seiko dress watch?
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  8. I'm sure you have plenty more to contribute and...

    I'm sure you have plenty more to contribute and will carry on with your usual class. Good luck with it all.
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    I researched it all pretty thoroughly and spent...

    I researched it all pretty thoroughly and spent some time at Ta'Qali. I'm pretty sure they don't have one there. There's been talk of getting the I dived up for years, but they have the Hurricane to...
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    Malta. I researched the wreck and wrote it up...

    Malta. I researched the wreck and wrote it up somewhere here, but a quick search hasn't found it.
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    https://i.postimg.cc/65vDQm8t/DSC00954.jpg ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/65vDQm8t/DSC00954.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/1z9TJRJ3/DSC00836.jpg

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    Complete agreement on Hyperion - among the best. ...

    Complete agreement on Hyperion - among the best. I also agree that Dune has aged well, Asimov less so.
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    The trilogy that started with Ann Leckie's ...

    The trilogy that started with Ann Leckie's 'Ancillary Justice' is very good and deals with machine intelligence where Asimov left off. Becky Chambers is very good and Charlie Stross is very clever...
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    I guess the important question is which one? I...

    I guess the important question is which one? I thought that Seiko made the only quartz chronographs issued in the eighties and I’m keen to be wrong…
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    You are The Moose Brothers and I claim my five...

    You are The Moose Brothers and I claim my five pounds.
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    While it remains possible to buy a decent vintage...

    While it remains possible to buy a decent vintage watch on ebay for less than thirty quid, I doubt this is true.
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    I think there are a few more options. As I wrote...

    I think there are a few more options. As I wrote elsewhere:



    So, why not simply for the history of the thing? The idea of a connection between now and then is pretty profound.
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  18. Smiths certainly did use radium lume, but almost...

    Smiths certainly did use radium lume, but almost certainly not on something as late as this, as it's probably from the seventies. If it was then after decades of ionising radiation, while the radium...
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    I suspect that the urban myth about playing golf...

    I suspect that the urban myth about playing golf is as a result of this being a situation in which wear is likely to be noticed as it certainly will get a rotor to spin - but a spinning rotor is no...
  20. Something for the Yorkshireman who likes rugby league, watches and history.

    This:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZPEAAOSw7dhi1ZgI/s-l1600.jpg

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295100778744?hash=item44b56088f8%3Ag%3AHvAAAOSwWSli1Zf%7E&LH_Auction=1
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  21. There was a Bantam cub that went for well under a...

    There was a Bantam cub that went for well under a grand a few days ago. It's odd that anything in a mess seems to be pricy - I'd go for something like a bantam as they are stupidly easy to work on...
  22. Thread: Not for me!

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    They're turning their back on a reverso?

    They're turning their back on a reverso?
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    There was a similar discussion elsewhere years...

    There was a similar discussion elsewhere years ago about this or some other watch and I vaguely remember that the symbol of an eagle looking left while clutching a swastika wasn't introduced until...
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    There was a similar discussion elsewhere years...

    There was a similar discussion elsewhere years ago about this or some other watch and I vaguely remember that the symbol of an eagle looking left while clutching a swastika wasn't introduced until...
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    You can't get much nicer than that.

    You can't get much nicer than that.
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