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    That's impressive, and also an impressive...

    That's impressive, and also an impressive demonstration of the ability of Superglue to strengthen materials.
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    I had a 3717 on a similar IWC strap and changed...

    I had a 3717 on a similar IWC strap and changed it for a Big Pilot style leather strap, which I much preferred.
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    Yes, I have had a 79260p (silver panda) for...

    Yes, I have had a 79260p (silver panda) for roughly 15 years and recently added a GMT. While I do intend to reduce the numbers a bit, I think these will be staying.
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    Iíll just stick with this one:
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?490012-FSOT-Tutima-Flieger-Chronograph-Re-issue-783-01&highlight=Tutima
    I truly didnít expect to like it as much as I do, as I...
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    From the period adverts it would appear that a...

    From the period adverts it would appear that a (black or v dark brown) Hirsch Rally strap would be appropriate.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283639107325
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    My completely 'under the radar' watch is a mid...

    My completely 'under the radar' watch is a mid '70s Zenith - one of these: https://watchcharts.com/listing/1606092/vintage-zenith-automatic-02-0700-380-stainless-steel-2572pc-original
    It looks...
  7. These are a bit of a minefield as the same...

    These are a bit of a minefield as the same (chromed??)case was used by a number of brands (Zodiac, Clebar, Tradition etc) some possibly assembled by Heuer alongside the Carrera, and now known as...
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    This 911 looks very like the one I used to own - ...

    This 911 looks very like the one I used to own - must look out for another.
    Iíve been wearing my Speedmaster Mk4 these past few days and my love of older Omega chronos remains as strong as ever.
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    The case design is different for the two...

    The case design is different for the two generations. The earlier 910 is a lower profile case with a slightly domed crystal, while the later 911 has a taller case and flat crystal. I prefer the 910...
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    Iím waiting for a suspension arm for the car. Ordered from a UK company, 2 days later I get a tracking number from a German courier outfit that tells me nothing except itís in transit, on its way to...
  11. Thread: Mercedes E350cdi

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    The E350cdi coupe isnít a W212 derived model. Itís actually not an E Class at all, but is a C207, which is a W204 (C Class) derivative, basically the same car as the C Class coupe of the same era,...
  12. That pretty much sums up Seiko divers for me.

    That pretty much sums up Seiko divers for me.
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    Agree. I havenít had any experience of BMW or Volvo, but always thought that the A6 and E class were much better value (than A4/C class) when comparing like for like. Actually at one point a new A6...
  14. I think that the narrower lug width on the...

    I think that the narrower lug width on the Explorer makes the head look larger. It certainly suits the 36mm case much better, IMO.
  15. I have had both calf and alligator Breitling...

    I have had both calf and alligator Breitling straps and I havenít ever considered one to be more or less comfortable than the other. AFAIK the OEM Breitling straps are made by Hirsch and the OEM calf...
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    I quite like that.

    I quite like that.
  17. Thread: My new old car

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    Nice car and looks really good in black, with the...

    Nice car and looks really good in black, with the chrome bumper/wire wheels conversion. If you change the interior, are you replacing the modern seats with the pre-1970 shape? A black crinkle dash...
  18. Thread: Guess where

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    Hannah's Close, off Aughnahoory Road??

    Hannah's Close, off Aughnahoory Road??
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    Exactly that. My wife wasnít around earlier.
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    My fault for starting this, but my wife was a...

    My fault for starting this, but my wife was a primary school teacher and correct punctuation, apostrophes etc. are a big deal in our house. I donít claim to be an expert but some basic errors really...
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    Unfortunately itís not really a collectors car - the Sport is undoubtedly the better looking and likely would create more interest. Itís a very nice, capable 17 year old car in well above average...
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    It certainly plays a part in my fondness for...

    It certainly plays a part in my fondness for Moonwatches, my Tutima Fliegerchronograph 1941, hand wind Panerai and various 7733 powered chronos.
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    Also, unless your written English improves some...

    Also, unless your written English improves some may not take you too seriously.
    Did you really mean to ask, ďWho is IPĒ?
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    To be fair, I suppose I Ďdidnít getí Moskvitch or Lada either, so itís probably me.
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    Wrong forum??

    Wrong forum??
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