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    No, none at all. I have sold some lovely...

    No, none at all.
    I have sold some lovely watches, some of which i may have liked to have kept, but i have always used the funds to take my collection somewhere else that i wanted to go more.
    So...
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    The problem is the methane, not the CO2, cattle...

    The problem is the methane, not the CO2, cattle produce a large amount of methane, which is over 30 times more powerful a global warming gas than CO2.
    That diagram glibly suggests methane is...
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    South Western corner of France. I could surf...

    South Western corner of France.
    I could surf near Biarritz, get into the pyrenees easily, head over to Spain with ease as well.
    Geographically, it's perfect.
  4. Thread: Wetherspoons

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    When he started he was portrayed and seen as some...

    When he started he was portrayed and seen as some sort of folk hero, liberating the pub business from the hegemony of brewery ownership, and beating the brewers at their own game by selling well-made...
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    The Farer is so much better looking now that they...

    The Farer is so much better looking now that they have decided not to stick to the (slightly wierd) affectation of putting a bronze crown on every single model.
    Some really quite characterful and...
  6. Thread: Lockdown food

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    Photos now added above. We had some as part of...

    Photos now added above. We had some as part of lunch today, yummy.
    The extra ingredients (over a traditional biltong recipe) of a little sugar, worcester sauce and balsamic are noticable in the...
  7. Hamilton Greater WR Greater Power Reserve...

    Hamilton

    Greater WR
    Greater Power Reserve
    Harder Crystal
    Nicer crown
    More elegant dial font
    No crow's foot (as neither is an issued piece, I personally think neither should have issue marks)....
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    Thanks for the update. 1,000? They really do not...

    Thanks for the update. 1,000? They really do not want to supply you, do they?
    The Ronda is great in terms of battery life (10 years), but it is also date only, isn't it?
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    Flue outlet seems mighty close to the roof...

    Flue outlet seems mighty close to the roof structure........
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    Dear Eddie I know you have a lot going on right...

    Dear Eddie
    I know you have a lot going on right now, but is there any progress on the new 3. or any ideas what, if any, timetable will apply to this model?
    Thanks
    Dave
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    Okay, here you go. Recipe based on just over 2kg...

    Okay, here you go.
    Recipe based on just over 2kg silverside cut into strips up to 3/4" thick, cut along the grain.

    1 - overnight vinegar soak. This can be simple, but I complicate this, my mix is...
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    I do not own one, but have been to a GTG of...

    I do not own one, but have been to a GTG of theirs and have inspected almost all of the range at that time (18 months ago). I was impressed by the fit and finish.
    I make no comment on the designs...
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    Just finished drying and slicing a batch of...

    Just finished drying and slicing a batch of Billtong - made not because of lockdown, but because it is delicious and had been meaning to do a batch, and now have more time to do so.
    Yum
    D
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    And both hand sets, neither of which a www-like...

    And both hand sets, neither of which a www-like or fit the watch properly.
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    Okay, thanks for the clarification. One of the...

    Okay, thanks for the clarification. One of the composite sheets had a bezel descriptions with, for example on the yellow - "Bezel: Matt 130C/Black Applied/ X1 C3" on it so I assumed there was lume on...
  16. The EJ sale had some pretty cool Seiko Tunas in...

    The EJ sale had some pretty cool Seiko Tunas in muted colours.
    Like this one

    https://d34qiagx43sg99.cloudfront.net/4124898-1490.webp

    Now 240. There is a green or blue version too

    D
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    As discussed above, I think the "yellow" is near...

    As discussed above, I think the "yellow" is near to the perfect orange, and the orange is too dark.
    The H and M hands look a tad wider than I thought the renders looked, but they do look purposeful....
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    Slightly odd re-issue from Breitling there. The...

    Slightly odd re-issue from Breitling there.
    The colour is very rare in the original, AFAIK. Even if there were some coloured ones, most of the originals were monochrome. There are 78 Top Times for...
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    We have used the term grail a lot, one that was...

    We have used the term grail a lot, one that was originally used in the watch sense by the late Chuck Maddox.
    He used the term for his Grail Speedie, as he had so many misadventures in trying to find...
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    Interesting that: Gagnebin has been...

    Interesting that:
    Gagnebin has been re-established as of 2014, and now once again produces watches.
    Its website features this ad, top left is a very similar watch in style to your own.
    ...
  21. Thread: Rolex marketing

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    Their genius is that they have always just been...

    Their genius is that they have always just been there.
    The green, with the gold coronet, and the same font.
    Always the same, just there at the event. Wimbledon, golf, yachting, and now F1.
    Never...
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    These both would restore very well, but the value...

    These both would restore very well, but the value realised is a bit steep.
    I enquired after a similar model of Chronostop (the one with the internal bezel) from a dealer in Germany that was selling...
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    Special model may be pushing it a little:smug:....

    Special model may be pushing it a little:smug:. Rare, certainly.
    Lemania were/are known for a bit of a parts bin manufacturing philosophy. They seem to have tried out most of the combinations of...
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    The external bezels on both are also not...

    The external bezels on both are also not original.
    Nice 1040-powered Seamaster chrono (originally) and Jumbo-case Chronostop.
    But now? What a mess
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    Sure It does stand for South African Air Force....

    Sure
    It does stand for South African Air Force. They issued Lemania chronographs to their pilots, and the last one they issued was a Lemania 5012 powered one.
    Rikus Basson runs the definitive site...
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