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    I know the feeling, finding a really good dress...

    I know the feeling, finding a really good dress watch in this price range is strangely hard. Itís hardly a low budget, but they never seem to be quite special enough, and completely fail to be a...
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    Agreed as the Overseas rubber option is quite...

    Agreed as the Overseas rubber option is quite appealing, but Ďall watchesí? Not sure about that, Calatrava on rubber anyone?
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    This is an interesting question - if modern...

    This is an interesting question - if modern revivals of beautiful vintage watches will one day themselves seem like beautiful vintage watches. In the same way I wonder if new build houses in rustic...
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    I fear the answer may be watches, full stop....

    I fear the answer may be watches, full stop. Watches are red hot and have been for the last ten years. Mostly they’re vintage or reheated vintage made louder. Rolex has never been so omnipresent and...
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    Glad you're cured OP. There are some shopping...

    Glad you're cured OP. There are some shopping trips that turn out to be rabbit holes, and the search for the right watch is one of the deepest. It's not infinitely deep though, and it's good to...
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    Agreed, though I suspect the mixture of pot holes...

    Agreed, though I suspect the mixture of pot holes and speed bumps everywhere may be making off-road vehicles increasingly attractive.
  7. The TLDR version is that a lot of people with...

    The TLDR version is that a lot of people with broadly average sized wrists think they have small wrists because current watches a built to suit those with large wrists. Or at least, those with larger...
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    Lovely chairs Gary! I’m no professional, but the...

    Lovely chairs Gary! I’m no professional, but the last time I had to do something similar I used biostrip to get the varnish off, and wire wool. Biostrip isn’t as fast as a chemical stripper, but at...
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    That’s the problem for me - what we all need is a...

    That’s the problem for me - what we all need is a range of sizes for different people, but almost every watch aims for ‘the norm’, a median size. Which is sensible up to a point as that should result...
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    Something a bit different? Youíre not far from the Conservatory in the Barbican Centre (needs booking). On the way you could go to the top of the dome of St Paulís Cathedral, itís a wonderful view...
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    Itís intended to be faithful to the original though. Itís not as if people who like larger watches donít have enough options, including similar watches from Zenith themselves. The occasional smaller...
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    One of each: https://i.imgur.com/YqmBYfG.jpg ...

    One of each:

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

    https://i.imgur.com/gdTniaD.jpg
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    Apparently these should be available towards the...

    Apparently these should be available towards the end of the month, with a bit of luck. In the meantime though, Iím struggling to think of anything in my life that actually needs timing to 1/10th of a...
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    A couple for fellow allergy sufferers: Why...

    A couple for fellow allergy sufferers:

    Why brands put a label in every garment made of something that makes it completely unwearable and is hard to remove without damaging it.

    Why when you ask...
  15. Thread: MotoGP 2021

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    A longish read but a sharp analysis - and some...

    A longish read but a sharp analysis - and some strong medicine for Maverick ViŮales to swallow:
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    During the lockdowns, the economics of luxury...

    During the lockdowns, the economics of luxury watches havenít made a whole load of sense, and where would you wear them anyway. Iíve been more focused on home improvements, picking up classic...
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    It’s the first watch in ages that has my...

    It’s the first watch in ages that has my attention, very much looking forward to trying it. The date doesn’t worry me as there’s plenty else going on, even polished centre links make sense on this....
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    Thanks magirus - Iíve never really Ďgotí the two tone Royal Oak (or any other model tbh) but suddenly it makes sense.

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    Things you'll never understand

    People who decide to walk about two feet behind you down the street having a loud conversation. I usually just stop dead and count to ten until they’re gone, probably with a passive aggressive sigh...
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    I recently had the end of battery life indicator...

    I recently had the end of battery life indicator (second hand jumping a few seconds at a time) on an Omega Aqua Terra quartz. It goes on for quite a while, Iím not sure how many weeks but thereís no...
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    Thatís certainly a big part of it, and whatís worse still is the exponentially higher price of the next tier up, which makes continuing the journey seem faintly absurd. Unless of course, you already...
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    I contacted them about this recently and to my...

    I contacted them about this recently and to my surprise they got straight back to me and were very keen to solve it. They asked for a link to a thread where this was happening, and said they couldnít...
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    Maybe itís the pandemic with the designers on furlough and the economy in deep freeze, but there havenít been any new models coming out that light my fire - certainly not that actually fit me and...
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    I’ll add to that people who zoom up behind you in...

    I’ll add to that people who zoom up behind you in an average speed check zone on the motorway and tailgate you until you pull over and let them drive 20mph over the limit. And there’s signs...
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    The new small seconds models have appeared on...

    The new small seconds models have appeared on Omega’s website and I’m glad to see that this is in addition to the current ones, and doesn’t replace them. So a few additional small seconds models is...
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