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  1. First Generation Seiko Laurel Alpinist - A Restoration Tale

    That really is a wonderful watch and a fascinating story. The finished result is testament to the skills of all the parties involved.

    Many thanks for posting this - it is exactly the type of...
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    Living not far from Bristol we see a lot of hot...

    Living not far from Bristol we see a lot of hot air balloons.

    When I am out very early in the mornings in the summer they often appear overhead, only noticed because of the roar from the gas...
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    Thank you.

    Itís pretty much as nature intended - after removing the honeysuckle I have just sanded it down by hand.
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    The Angling Trust suggest all anglers refrain...

    The Angling Trust suggest all anglers refrain from fishing, so on what basis are you suggesting it should be allowed?

    https://www.anglingtrust.net/default.asp
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    This thread has proven to be hugely...

    This thread has proven to be hugely enjoyable......and hugely infuriating!

    Somewhere I know I have the Corgi model of the German Sdkfz half-track rocket launcher with trailer (the trailer held...
  6. Thread: Will kits

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    They are. My wife is the book-keeper for a...

    They are.

    My wife is the book-keeper for a group of solicitors and they are all working, primarily from home though there is still the need to visit the office for some essential work. Moving...
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    Yes, working on a manual task can be very...

    Yes, working on a manual task can be very therapeutic.

    In my case, and having spent Saturday cleaning the moss from the garage/workshop roof (another of those jobs I've been putting off for...
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    I set up a Zoom account for our village, and last...

    I set up a Zoom account for our village, and last night we held our first virtual Pub Night.

    It turned out to be both successful and hilarious, and provided a great opportunity to both socialise...
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    Hopefully not here! ...

    Hopefully not here!

    https://i.imgur.com/wSPUhwt.jpg

    A final hour or so of smoking and then it will go in the fridge ready to be vacuum packed.
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    Wore one Monster to take the other Monster for...

    Wore one Monster to take the other Monster for his daily constitutional!

    HAGWE all

    https://i.imgur.com/w11AvGj.jpg
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    Corgi die casts from the 1960's

    What a lovely thread - somewhere I have the Beatles yellow submarine....or was that a Dinky Toy?

    If you havenít seen it already, on Netflix there is a series called Car Masters: Rust to Riches. ...
  12. Well, the other old saying I was going to quote...

    Well, the other old saying I was going to quote was ďone up, one down, one polishĒ!
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    Reminds me of the old saying, ďIf itís brown, flush it down - if itís yellow let it mellow.Ē


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    If itís near you then you canít be far from me!

    Have you been to any of the quiz nights at The Fox?
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    Funnily enough I have had Niger seeds up for a...

    Funnily enough I have had Niger seeds up for a couple of months, and today is the first time Iíve seen birds eating them. The sunflower seeds, by contrast, have been left untouched.
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    Yes, thatís the case.

    We often get raw game out of the freezer, cook up a whole batch of a recipe, have some for that day and then freeze the rest. Very often it improves with subsequent...
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    I had a root through one of the freezers...

    I had a root through one of the freezers yesterday and dug out a number of trout, sea trout and even the last of the salmon.

    They have all been in the freezer for a while so we decided to make...
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    So very sorry to hear about your loss.

    So very sorry to hear about your loss.
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    @seabiscuit, thanks for posting that. In our...

    @seabiscuit, thanks for posting that.

    In our little village the church is not particularly well attended, but for the (largely) older members of the village it is one of the constants that they...
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    I wondered about a sailcloth strap with white...

    I wondered about a sailcloth strap with white stitching?


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  21. Thank you. Interesting point about the hands...

    Thank you.

    Interesting point about the hands that I hadnít really thought about until you made it.

    The hour and minute hands are very legible, but mostly because of the large contrasting area...
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    Itís not a difficult job - and I say that as someone who is definitely at the rank amateur end of the ďfettlingĒ spectrum!

    Hopefully you will find a proper watch repairer who will do the job at...
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    A replacement 7S36 is £52.50 from Cousins or a compatible Hattori NH36 is £30.95.

    If it was my watch I would just do the movement swap, as I would think either would be cheaper than a full...
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    What movement is it? It might be more cost...

    What movement is it?

    It might be more cost effective to simply to swap in a new movement.


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    I had 80 of the Starbucks capsules turn up...

    I had 80 of the Starbucks capsules turn up yesterday from Amazon. I am not sure if my Nespresso machine is particularly finicky, but I find the Starbucks capsules work well in it. Some of the others...
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