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  1. How long till some wag calls it the Pikey?

    How long till some wag calls it the Pikey?
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    Turns out the Fluco "Faltschließe" (fold buckle?) aren't made in Germany.

    Email from them:

    "The deployment clap is not made in Germany, it is made in China. All our normal buckles are made in...
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    I hear both the NIVREL (Swiss) and Fluco (German)...

    I hear both the NIVREL (Swiss) and Fluco (German) are also good but have no first-hand experience of either. That might change though!

    Always on the lookout for good, non-Chinese stuff so if you...
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    Ooh thanks for that. I hate pairing a good watch...

    Ooh thanks for that. I hate pairing a good watch with a good strap and then putting some Chinese POS deployant on it. These look to be just the job.
  5. This is also fun: ...

    This is also fun:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNT6n91FLho&ab_channel=marvellismovies
  6. One of the greatest threads ever on tz-uk And...

    One of the greatest threads ever on tz-uk

    And now, a Smiths meet-up is in the offing!

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?510793-A-Smiths-Meet-Up&p=5987694#post5987694
  7. Thread: A Smiths Meet-Up

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    A Smiths Meet-Up

    Calling all fans of the vintage Smiths brand (the old, "Made In England" Cheltenham-based in-house manfacture): how about a "f2f"?

    Plans are afoot to have a drink on Tuesday May 31st at The Kings...
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    I think the market has already peaked (my...

    I think the market has already peaked (my impression is that prices have stabilised, softened or even fallen slightly). No bursting of the bubble but some depreciation if you bought at the top.
    ...
  9. This might help ...

    This might help

    http://www.cockpitclock.com/SMITH.html
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    Great thread. Here's another WIS wonder: ...

    Great thread.

    Here's another WIS wonder:

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

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

    https://i.imgur.com/oYPazdW.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/Im4GvnH.jpg It's not much...

    https://i.imgur.com/Im4GvnH.jpg

    It's not much to look at but it took me two years to try and get the seller to part with it.

    (It's a Smiths Mk X, made in WW2 for the RAF and one of only about a...
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    Don’t forget: the Oyster was the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, too. (It wasn’t. Obviously.)

    Recently I’ve done several weddings / Christenings / funerals where ordinary, decent working...
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    Yes the Smiths sub forum on mwr is the best...

    Yes the Smiths sub forum on mwr is the best online resource, as well as the others mentioned here.

    If you replace the movement keep the original one, but you could probably pick up a cheap donor...
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    Vintage Smiths De Luxe? All made in England...

    Vintage Smiths De Luxe?

    All made in England (well, the jewels were made in Scotland)

    Cool, classic and classy.

    Also what Edmund Hillary wore to the top of Everest in '53
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    When someone's product or service is bad, I let...

    When someone's product or service is bad, I let them know. When it's good I let them *and others* know. So with that in mind I've just sent this message to Zulu Alpha:

    Hello,

    I bought a Zulu...
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    Looks good to me. Welsh-made I think, rather...

    Looks good to me. Welsh-made I think, rather than the higher-grade Cheltenham models (which say "Made in England" rather than "Britain"). Does it tick loudly? That would indicate a low-jewel...
  17. Thread: Omega x Swatch

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    If 0.1% of the people who buy a Moonswatch go on...

    If 0.1% of the people who buy a Moonswatch go on to want and get the real thing then Omega has done very nicely.

    People have used the phrase "gateway drug" but this is closer to a free sample or...
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    This.

    This.
  19. Thread: Omega x Swatch

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    Well Swatch group do own ETA, so . . .

    Well Swatch group do own ETA, so . . .
  20. Thread: Omega x Swatch

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    I'm gonna mate these two and breed my own. Who...

    I'm gonna mate these two and breed my own. Who wants one?

    https://i.imgur.com/Mc20LjY.png
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    This is a bit depressing: ...

    This is a bit depressing:

    https://perezcope.com/2022/03/27/the-new-panerai-p-9010-perpetual-downgrading/
  22. Thread: Omega x Swatch

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    ^^ this. Non-repairable and monobloc case

    ^^ this. Non-repairable and monobloc case
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    That’s Sweden!
  24. Thread: Omega x Swatch

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    Shame it's disposable. So much for the "eco" /...

    Shame it's disposable. So much for the "eco" / "green" credentials. Somewhat out of step with the zeitgeist.
  25. Thread: Omega x Swatch

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    Well Swatch saved Omega so maybe it's payback...

    Well Swatch saved Omega so maybe it's payback time.

    And these aren't "plastic" -- not quite sure what they are, tbh, nor how they will feel in the hand (maybe, er, plastic-y).

    I quite fancy one...
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