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    Blimey. We were doing Chelsea Bridge back in the...

    Blimey. We were doing Chelsea Bridge back in the late 70s/early 80s.
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    He does take a while, that's true. He's not...

    He does take a while, that's true. He's not working from outside the house in Elstree any more either, so I need to get myself over to his new gaff in Bushey this time.
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    You were a hipster before your time. I love how...

    You were a hipster before your time. I love how everything goes full circle :tennis:
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    Just booked the bike in with Freddy Trott for an...

    Just booked the bike in with Freddy Trott for an ACF-50 treatment and a ceramic coating. He does a superb job.

    Winter is coming...
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    Hah! So tempting... which one?

    Hah! So tempting... which one?
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    That was favourite bike when I was in my late...

    That was favourite bike when I was in my late teens - fitted me like a glove.
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    I have this problem from time to time, and it...

    I have this problem from time to time, and it normally requires that I re-select my Time Machine as the backup drive. Don't know why it happens, though.

    As an aside I also back up all my files on...
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    http://youtu.be/BpXZyeiPfQE

    http://youtu.be/BpXZyeiPfQE
  9. Quick update in that the mainspring - which had...

    Quick update in that the mainspring - which had broken along its length, rather than at the weld - was replaced over the weekend. The watch has been tested again (+2spd over 24hrs, which is fine...
  10. Yes, I was going to mention that, as it happens....

    Yes, I was going to mention that, as it happens. It's hardly the end of the world for Steve, and with a 6 month turnaround time I'm sure an hour here and there won't cause any lost sleep.
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    Tha is very much. I donít intend giving anyone a hard time over it, and thanks for confirming what I should expect.
  12. I understand that, Paul. Can you just advise me...

    I understand that, Paul. Can you just advise me what I should expect to be done before the watch is returned to me?
  13. Thanks. It was bloody annoying and seemingly a...

    Thanks. It was bloody annoying and seemingly a pretty unusual thing to happen. I canít fault Steveís response, but Iíd just like to speak to him tomorrow from a slightly more informed position.
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    Thatís the kind of info Iím after, Paul, hence the question. The watch in question is actually my 5513... the handover didnít go as smoothly as anticipated and Steve has now confirmed that he needs...
  15. Watch servicing question for our watchmakers (and the technically minded)

    If a movement was disassembled, fully serviced, assembled again and then fully tested, and then the mainspring broke, what would need to be done after replacing the mainspring such that the watch was...
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    Lovely to see you both out on the bike again and...

    Lovely to see you both out on the bike again and posting!
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    LOLZ :highly_amused:

    LOLZ :highly_amused:
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    I've been deliberately practicing one-handed...

    I've been deliberately practicing one-handed riding (and particularly turning) for a while now; it's always been part of the advanced riding courses that Motojitsu runs, and I think I'm right in...
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    Not quite, though - looks to me like your COG is...

    Not quite, though - looks to me like your COG is still on the inside. That's more of a lazy lean :smiley:
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    There won't be much to see as I'm barely touching...

    There won't be much to see as I'm barely touching the case. I've just asked for a light refinish to the graining on the top of the lugs but that's about it. The watch only has a few light hairlines...
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    Well, some 5 months later I'm popping over to...

    Well, some 5 months later I'm popping over to Bushey later this morning to pick up my watch. It's been a bloody long wait, and I'll be very happy indeed to have it back!
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    Agreed. I'd also add "and to do it without...

    Agreed. I'd also add "and to do it without dropping a set..."

    Incredible!
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    I thought so too, but I struggled to draw any...

    I thought so too, but I struggled to draw any conclusions from it... it was a bit rambling.
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    Highly recommended.

    Highly recommended.
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    Were you both double-vaccinated?

    Were you both double-vaccinated?
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