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    Re the fire-hose strap: In the dim mists of...

    Re the fire-hose strap:

    In the dim mists of time was this thread -

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?234436-FIRE-HOSE-ZULU

    There was also follow-up thread:
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    The best post on the thread.

    The best post on the thread.
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    If it wasn't for the claimed 52mm size, I'd have...

    If it wasn't for the claimed 52mm size, I'd have said that its configuration was similar to late 1920s/early 1930s drivers' watches.

    Google Images has a very similar Waltham (but with wire lugs &...
  4. Glenburn (or Auchincruive 4, 5, 6, & 7) at...

    Glenburn (or Auchincruive 4, 5, 6, & 7) at Prestwick (adjacent to the west end of the airport runway) ran for several hundred yards under the sea. I worked with quite a few blokes who had been miners...
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    It looks like one of those Ukrainian 'marriage'...

    It looks like one of those Ukrainian 'marriage' watches (Note: I'm not saying that it is, but that's what it looks like!).

    If it is from 1903, it's certainly an anachronism.
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    The fascinating tale of chlamydia, Penicillin and...

    The fascinating tale of chlamydia, Penicillin and Kurtz.
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    A couple of years ago, I had a PAM111 polished...

    A couple of years ago, I had a PAM111 polished when serviced at Richemont. Polishing was included in the service price then, though. It was done very well & came back as new, with no noticeable loss...
  8. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Minogue or Leulai?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Minogue or Leulai?
  9. I used to be a bit of a Staib/Rowa/LoneStar mesh...

    I used to be a bit of a Staib/Rowa/LoneStar mesh bracelet fan. It took me several bracelets to decide that milanese mesh with tubed ends just didn't 'fill' the lugs the way I wanted. You'll always...
  10. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ba/66/1e/ba661e4ecb...

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ba/66/1e/ba661e4ecb55ed61d9abbb1dd2315e4e.jpg

    If you want to do something like this with a Panerai 382 Watchfinder will sell you a reasonably-unpatinated one for...
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    I believe the required tool is called a collet...

    I believe the required tool is called a collet spanner or wrench.
  12. My wife's Seamaster bracelet decided to fall to...

    My wife's Seamaster bracelet decided to fall to bits in April. Tried to contact the Glasgow boutique by phone & email to buy a replacement - both methods were unsuccessful.

    After lockdown eased,...
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    A little reminder for those who find it too...

    A little reminder for those who find it too difficult:

    'George & Dragon

    Unwind with a pint or two in our own virtual pub. Friendly banter and clean jokes please and no politics or religion.'
  14. Frankly, most watches come with straps which are...

    Frankly, most watches come with straps which are too short for me: I like a long strap & have a large wrist. Even companies which offer an XL strap option often come up short for me!

    Therefore, I...
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    https://www.patek.com/en/retail-service/authorized...

    https://www.patek.com/en/retail-service/authorized-retailers/middle-east/united-arab-emirates/dubai

    Ahmed Seddiqi in the Dubai Mall is the only AD in the UAE listed by Patek.
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    Don't you need a Cat. C licence to drive...

    Don't you need a Cat. C licence to drive something like that?
  17. You're buying to sell on, hopefully at a profit....

    You're buying to sell on, hopefully at a profit. You've no intention of keeping what you're buying because you have a target. You're buying stock to deal in, whatever you think (or someone else...
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    The word 'novelty' has more than one meaning....

    The word 'novelty' has more than one meaning. Many English words do.

    In relation to a 2020 watch, its use to convey the meaning of 'a new thing' or 'something new' is etymologically &...
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    It's a commonly-used term by manufacturers for...

    It's a commonly-used term by manufacturers for newly-released watches: from the French 'nouveauté'.
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    We once stayed (30-odd years ago) in a 4* hotel...

    We once stayed (30-odd years ago) in a 4* hotel in an Algarvian resort which had an ancient chicken coop attached to one wall. It turned out (or so we were told) that the hotel was built as an...
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    Is it a 'hand' problem? I had a Steinhart GMT...

    Is it a 'hand' problem?

    I had a Steinhart GMT (bought new from Chronomaster) which had perfect alignment of the 24hr hand out of the box, but the hand developed 'lazyitis' over a few months. I...
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    Hawkins Astronauts, which were for the...

    Hawkins Astronauts, which were for the cognoscenti, whereas DMs were for the masses.

    BTW OP, if you're confused by the term 'DM', whatever you do, don't Google the similar term 'DP'...
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    I thought the main visual attraction of the...

    I thought the main visual attraction of the PanoMaticLunar was the dial design/layout. Hadn't you considered that before purchase? I do agree that the white dial is much nicer than the blue.
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    It's all Iberia, innit!

    It's all Iberia, innit!
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    It's generally comedy series that I return to:...

    It's generally comedy series that I return to: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black Books, Farty Towels, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy etc..

    However, the one comedy series that I've watched more...
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