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    Tess is now 8 1/2 months old, and everything that...

    Tess is now 8 1/2 months old, and everything that her Labrador/Staffie mix should promise.
    A short, but dense 20kg of nutcase unencumbered by deep thought, she is as dedicated to us, her family, as...
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    3 complications that I have no use for...

    3 complications that I have no use for whatsoever.
    Central power reserve hand
    Subdial date
    Fixed numeral external bezel.
    Stylish watch but no thanks.
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    Thanks for the comments gents, I stll have it on,...

    Thanks for the comments gents, I stll have it on, it will get its first soaking tomorrow too, in N Devon. I am not sure whether it is the Farraday cage, or the shock protection, but this is the...
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    New Arrival, my second Bremont

    I have always been a Bremont advocate here on TZ-UK. Not always a popular thing to be, but perhaps becoming less unpopular.

    It is not because I am a big fan of marketing guff, or in fact of many...
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    Enjoy the new motor. A mate saved a lot by...

    Enjoy the new motor.
    A mate saved a lot by buying his VW transporter in white, and then spent a small fraction of the saving on getting the lower half wrapped (in a vintage VW orange). It looks...
  6. Thread: Micro brands

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    I have tried loads, and loved most of them. RZE,...

    I have tried loads, and loved most of them.
    RZE, Armida, Tactico (part of Crepas), Timefactors, Helson, Siduna, Halios, Newmark, Alkin etc etc.
    All have offered a degree of specification unknown at...
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    Big fan of mine, I wear it a lot. When it...

    Big fan of mine, I wear it a lot.
    When it arrived, I looked at my Eta Pelagos, and realised I wouldn't wear it again, so I sold it.
    No regrets, the MN is an improvement in every respect. I wear...
  8. Here's a pair you won't see every day ...

    Here's a pair you won't see every day

    https://i.postimg.cc/6w2dzwgW/IMG-2453-ol.jpg

    The Black one is a on-off custom, they never did that case with a yellow dial, but I love it and think it...
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    There is very little black and white in this...

    There is very little black and white in this issue. Most of the examples we can cite will be somewhere in the greys.

    Lord Love him, Webwatchmaker once proudly posted photos of a chronograph dial...
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    Steveostraps does a pull through made from either...

    Steveostraps does a pull through made from either land rover tilt (green) or other parachute packing canvas (tan). He can do bronze or brass zulu hardware for it too. Looks great, super comfy.
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    Might well try and do a thread. I am freeing up...

    Might well try and do a thread. I am freeing up some more time to do this project now, and am brushing up on a few skills, lke my TIG welding, as some of the panels got ripped and crumpled in Oz.
    I...
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    Not meaning to tease, but here is Dingo before...

    Not meaning to tease, but here is Dingo before the old dog started getting dis-assembled

    https://i.postimg.cc/tpyyjhCv/IMG-20210407-161523-054-1.jpg

    She's quite pre-Defender.....
    She now has...
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    Nice Unlikely to be useful if the watch is...

    Nice
    Unlikely to be useful if the watch is fitted on the bracelet though, floss would be pretty impossible to thread through.......
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    Not going to share my 1954 series 1 86" until I...

    Not going to share my 1954 series 1 86" until I have done some more to get her back on the road. I fear it will take some time.......
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    Thanks for the clarification, it did seem a low...

    Thanks for the clarification, it did seem a low number
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    Interesting, is 600 the total number of MN22s...

    Interesting, is 600 the total number of MN22s they are producing?
  17. There are many manufacturers that omitted the day...

    There are many manufacturers that omitted the day feature on the 5100. So it is likely that production numbers differed between the two, and that, as a result, movements were assembled with date and...
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    Each scenario is different, but in principal, it...

    Each scenario is different, but in principal, it is worth adding that even if it is cost neutral, doing the right thing is a good thing to do.
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    If the X-33 had decent WR, I would still own one.

    If the X-33 had decent WR, I would still own one.
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    Having the best example possible isn't always the...

    Having the best example possible isn't always the right solution.
    Vintage, covered with a fragile coating and in pristine order is a (rightly) unwearable combo.
    Yours is simply too nice to wear, so...
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    Not my thing at all I'm afraid, but it surely...

    Not my thing at all I'm afraid, but it surely wasn't aimed at me.
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    Probably my Tutima ZUZ, one of 30 (roughly) in...

    Probably my Tutima ZUZ, one of 30 (roughly) in the world, bought by myself directly from the Zoll Disposal Auctions

    https://i.postimg.cc/WTBJXN2d/Commando.jpg

    Or maybe this, the only Certina Ds...
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    You're right, it was edited out of the second...

    You're right, it was edited out of the second last paragraph. Sorry, my mistake.
    D
  24. Thread: Electric Power

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    He misses a lot too. Deliberately. The car thing...

    He misses a lot too. Deliberately.
    The car thing is probably accurate for the US, but we have days here now that are 100% coal free in the UK. In fact right now we are 40% gas, 40% Renewable and 20%...
  25. I am a massive fan of Duratect, had a Ray Mears...

    I am a massive fan of Duratect, had a Ray Mears for ages and it was almost miraculous how much battering it resisted.
    2 things have always plagued me with these.
    The first is how diddy the date...
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