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    Good advice - it's my wife who loves an auction,...

    Good advice - it's my wife who loves an auction, rather than me, and she'll go and be very careful about not just buying something because it's there, when it might not be right! Take your time.
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    If you want something like this, and I think I...

    If you want something like this, and I think I will in my new place, try your local auction house. Locke & England in Leamington Spa does a great house-clearance auction on Thursdays, with viewing on...
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    The only watch I've ever considered to be a...

    The only watch I've ever considered to be a "holiday watch" (so, I guess, a summer watch), is this Nomos Ahoi Atlantik, especially on the supplied Nylon strap, or on this Peron-type.
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    My inlaws had one of these for a while, and I'd...

    My inlaws had one of these for a while, and I'd borrow it some summers when I was back in the UK, and I ended up having a grudging respect for it. The manual gearbox was fast and loose, although with...
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    Bumping this old thread because I took a quick...

    Bumping this old thread because I took a quick staycation this week. I decided to only take one watch. I knew I'd be in the pool more time than not, and I also knew that I'd be kicked awake a few...
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    Staycation slumming with my SLA039 ...

    Staycation slumming with my SLA039

    https://i.imgur.com/7mtPWMk.jpg
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    Without Googling, I think that's a Sam Raimi...

    Without Googling, I think that's a Sam Raimi film, which explains the quirkiness!
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    Thanks Dave - I should be back for good, like...

    Thanks Dave - I should be back for good, like Take That, summer 2021, and a trip to the pub sounds like a great idea!
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    That's a very kind offer - may I have it? Have...

    That's a very kind offer - may I have it? Have you read HHHH, by Laurent Binet? It's a funny book about the difficulties that the author had in writing about Heydrich's assassination. It's a funny...
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    It's a good question. I've flipped watches on for...

    It's a good question. I've flipped watches on for being a few mm too small (36mm Ex I) or a few mm too big (Eterna Four-Hands). I've condemned watches for the tiniest defects (the MkI dialled D66,...
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    Correct answer in the first reply, I think....

    Correct answer in the first reply, I think. Skyrim, and the Fallout games - when I think if the value for money I've for from those games...
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    I chose Qatar-wol in my early days of eBaying,...

    I chose Qatar-wol in my early days of eBaying, and have used it on other forums since! I don't know what I'll do for a user name if I come back!

    Thank you all for the vigorous debate that my...
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    Just weakened and bought a couple of NM straps,...

    Just weakened and bought a couple of NM straps, mainly for a watch iK haven't picked up yet. So it goes.
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    Thanks for posting - an interesting development,...

    Thanks for posting - an interesting development, for sure. And you're right - the pricing seems to be sticking point here. It's likely to be a well made, and light!, watch, but it'll have to be, to...
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    I've tried my Watch Stew-ard strap on my SLA -...

    I've tried my Watch Stew-ard strap on my SLA - the monocoque case is very thick, and it really suits a strap with nothing behind the head. I like it/ It's very comfortable, and makes me thing that I...
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    Thank you for all the responses and the debate!...

    Thank you for all the responses and the debate! I'm not coming back to the UK blind, and I don't think that I'll wearing rose-tinted specs.

    I'm looking forward to the pubs, the shops, the walking...
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    I like the last 6-7 posts here, thank you - that...

    I like the last 6-7 posts here, thank you - that pub looks good, magirus, and the kind of think i"ve missed by being here! There are a lot of things I'm looking forward to about the UK - a lot of...
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    Well, I was moocing through my watch box this...

    Well, I was moocing through my watch box this afternoon, and it turns out that I actually own a Watch Steward strap in 20mm.

    Here it is on my SPB149. Sorry for the poor pics - it's dark here, and...
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    I hope so! There's a good chance that I'll be...

    I hope so!

    There's a good chance that I'll be able to weather a year in the UK before I have to get a job - I can settle the kids in to their new schools, and make the new house our own. That...
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    Thank you for teh replies, everyone - I...

    Thank you for teh replies, everyone - I appreciate it!

    I've very much aware that nowhere's perfect, and we're running down this last academic year in Doha listing off the tings that we'll miss...
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    Returning to the UK after 20 years

    Good afternoon, peeps.

    After 20 years in Doha, I think I'm done. I've been slowly leading up to this point for the last few years - my kids still have four grandparents, but won't forever. heir...
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    It's nice to see such a good range in the window!...

    It's nice to see such a good range in the window!

    I've never owned a Doxa, but I might, someday - they make one with tritium tubes, don't they?
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    I took this pic for the Friday thread, but it's...

    I took this pic for the Friday thread, but it's about the perfect strap for my PAM4 - an old Dirk that started off neutral and has now aged into a kinda mid-brown, with a sewn-in Pre-V buckle. I've...
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    Got this old thing out of the box for the...

    Got this old thing out of the box for the weekend.

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

    1999 production, so knocking on the doors of vintage, I think!
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    This old SBGE001 today. ...

    This old SBGE001 today.

    https://i.imgur.com/YWv42Mb.jpg
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