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    The original Cairelli's didn't have nibbled...

    The original Cairelli's didn't have nibbled numbers either.
    The sub-dial position is the only reason I never went for one of these too.
    On the original the spacing from centre to sub-dial matches...
  2. I may well have been part of that leg growing...

    I may well have been part of that leg growing (See HERE from 2007, my post is #10). The simple chain of logic reads
    Armstrong wanted to take along something of Mattern's, as he was a hero of...
  3. Thread: 2021 F1 Thread.

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    It has been my impression for a while that...

    It has been my impression for a while that Verstappen has been leaning towards becoming the playground bully, asserting his "right to the racing line" more forcefully than anyone else dares on the...
  4. The Wittnauer is there, Armstrong wore a watch on...

    The Wittnauer is there, Armstrong wore a watch on both wrists.
    You can look up all the Gemini 8 pre-launch photos (online) and there are very clear ones on the walk to/from the transfer vehicle to...
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    I am eternally grateful the TFB for his 2012...

    I am eternally grateful the TFB for his 2012 thread about vaping, it convinced me to have a go, to replace my rolling tobacco habit.
    Nine years later I have not touched any type of cigar or...
  6. As suspected, a relatively nice watch underneath...

    As suspected, a relatively nice watch underneath a butchered dial.
  7. This is a hashed up dial reprint, surely. The 3...

    This is a hashed up dial reprint, surely.
    The 3 and 9 sub-dials match for font (if not for size), with a relatively old font and rail scales, probably a 50's design, a cliche the printer had from...
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    I am currently bimbling around in a Peugeot 4007...

    I am currently bimbling around in a Peugeot 4007 (2009) which I picked up pretty cheaply. It is effectively a Misubishi Outlander with anotehr badge (and better spec).
    Cost me very little and I am a...
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    The new Prospex Diver that caught my eye was the...

    The new Prospex Diver that caught my eye was the SUT403P1, a mini Tuna (aimed at ladies, but at 39mm diameter it could easily be a bloke's watch).
    Solar, non-date with a blue gold colour it looks...
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    I would also look at Siduna, and Hanhart, both of...

    I would also look at Siduna, and Hanhart, both of which I own and can recommend.
    I know I have harped on about it before, but the Longines suffers from looking really capable and then having a...
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    That is very impressive growth, especially given...

    That is very impressive growth, especially given that the income is limited by the intermittent batched nature of the stock and also by the limitations of order fulfillment the restrict the opening...
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    Not a watch for me but I like the new dial, and...

    Not a watch for me but I like the new dial, and the fact that the tropicalisation (if that term exists) is quite subtle, not graduated to a much lighter colour. Do I detect a slight vintaging of the...
  13. Thread: 2021 F1 Thread.

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    Perez's spin in the sprint will ensure that all...

    Perez's spin in the sprint will ensure that all future sprints will be no risk processions.
    It made RBs weekend a total disaster, the only thing they could do on Sunday was send him out at the end...
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    It seems that the tiger that Eddie has by the...

    It seems that the tiger that Eddie has by the tail is a little too feisty.
    Quite a few desirable models (current and upcoming) with zero stock mean that lots of people are checking for all sorts of...
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    Indeed, my summer 2019 watch is still not quite...

    Indeed, my summer 2019 watch is still not quite here and summer 2021 is already underway.
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    This would seem out of Andy's usual MO, a one...

    This would seem out of Andy's usual MO, a one sentence - one link post.
    He'd usually wait until one has at least arrived and been assessed and photographed
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    Like the Elise? That came in some quite fetching...

    Like the Elise? That came in some quite fetching yellows and oranges too, IIRC, and was quite a success....
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    I cannot see a single thing in the news more...

    I cannot see a single thing in the news more obscene in terms of brandishing ludicrous wealth at others than riding an overpriced firework to the edges of space for a few minutes of jolly time.
    Both...
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    Actually no, the SW510MP (MP standing for...

    Actually no, the SW510MP (MP standing for Monopusher) is a standard catalogue Sellita movement, seen as new as of their 2019 catalogue.
    Vertex use version B, which is exactly what Eddie is buying...
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    I do like these very much, but I slightly...

    I do like these very much, but I slightly struggle with the price of them.
    There are very similarly specified chronos of very similar style available from new and old brands alike, at a fraction of...
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    I love those little Candinos, and although the...

    I love those little Candinos, and although the one linked shows the dial better, I much prefer them with the larger crown (like the one pictured).
    However, I see it as very different to the one that...
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    I think lumed bezels are great, one of the most...

    I think lumed bezels are great, one of the most useful additional facets of my Pelagos is the lumed bezel, and the fact that it matches the rest of the lume so perfectly. The lume makes the whole...
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    I might add that I am sure you will find the...

    I might add that I am sure you will find the restoration of this finish a very rewarding activity.
    Go for it.
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    I recommend the Veritas scrapers Gary. I have the...

    I recommend the Veritas scrapers Gary. I have the basic 3 shape set (along with a few old ones bought from Bristol Design, the best used tool shop I've ever seen, rather expensively only 300m from my...
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    They used coloured varnish on these, so you need...

    They used coloured varnish on these, so you need to get a cabinet makers scraper Gary. I am restoring some similar chairs at present using the same thing, although it is easier for me as the...
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