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  1. GS is pre-WWII and GSTP is WWII era, but mostly...

    GS is pre-WWII and GSTP is WWII era, but mostly had the same movements.
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    It's not, it's the same dial as yours.

    It's not, it's the same dial as yours.
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    A fella on a French forum has been trying to sell...

    A fella on a French forum has been trying to sell his, new with box and papers, for the last month. He started at 1250 Euros and is now down to 1000.
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    Based on your recommendations I had a look on...

    Based on your recommendations I had a look on Ebay (France) to see if it is available. Joy turned to disappointment when I found the version they have on offer is a crappy American remake.

    On...
  5. Thread: Bonne Fête Nat

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    In certain former French colonies it is common to...

    In certain former French colonies it is common to give a child the name of the saint on whose day the baby was born - Edouard for January 5th, Diane for June 9th, etc.

    There are people who were...
  6. Thread: Lance Armstrong

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    As Bill Burr says 'our guy on drugs was quicker...

    As Bill Burr says 'our guy on drugs was quicker than their guys on drugs'. So he cheated riding a pushbike round France, big deal. Raising over 300 million dollars to support Cancer victims, now...
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    Just got back from Hall & Oates. No new album to...

    Just got back from Hall & Oates. No new album to peddle apparently, just an hour and a half of best of the back catalogue. Daryl Hall is 72 but still has a fine set of lungs. And 40 years on 'Rich...
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    Perhaps it's a front-loader?

    Perhaps it's a front-loader?
  9. Or even Nautic Ski :smug: Also, as the electic...

    Or even Nautic Ski :smug:

    Also, as the electic version was launched in 1968, the same year the Winter Olympics were held in Grenoble, there was a marketing tie-in with the French ski team. I've...
  10. I had a Mk II as well as, also a daily wearer for...

    I had a Mk II as well as, also a daily wearer for a few years, but moved it on last year.

    https://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/11/16/02/98/lipns110.jpg
  11. They have been re-issued by the modern LIP...

    They have been re-issued by the modern LIP company - as quartz or auto, with black, blue or silver dials. It's a pretty faithful reproduction 38mm vs 37mm case for the original.

    Here's my...
  12. Thread: Ginault

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    I read the blog yesterday (which has now been...

    I read the blog yesterday (which has now been mysteriously deleted) and it was an amazing piece of forensic detective work - directly linking a known supplier of fake watches and high quality fake...
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    'Tank' is also a dictionary word, but Cartier...

    'Tank' is also a dictionary word, but Cartier have copyrighted it and vigourously sue anyone using the word in connection with a watch. If you list a rectangular watch on Ebay which is not a Cartier...
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    I had this fun Raketa for a while. ...

    I had this fun Raketa for a while.

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  15. Not just Omega on the moon - other notable 50th anniversaries

    Just read an article about notable watch-related and other firsts that took place in 1969 -

    First flight of a Boeing 747
    First flight of Concorde
    Harrier enters service with the RAF

    Launch of...
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    Two monkeys in the bath First monkey: ooh aah...

    Two monkeys in the bath
    First monkey: ooh aah ooh ooh aah
    Second monkey: well put some more cold in then!
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    Now you've got me started- Tonto sees The Lone...

    Now you've got me started-

    Tonto sees The Lone Ranger riding along with a couple of binbags slung across his saddle. 'Where are you going, kemosahbee?' he asks. The Lone Ranger replies 'To the...
  18. Thread: A bit of color

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    Both sides of the strap are the same colour-...

    Both sides of the strap are the same colour- FAIL! Should be green one side and orange the other.
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    I asked on the Facebook Vostok group when the...

    I asked on the Facebook Vostok group when the blue dialled scuba dude was launched, no definitive reply but someone posted a picture of one from the Soviet era, so mid eighties I guess. 30 years and...
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    Rolex submariner. Everyone will think it's a fake...

    Rolex submariner. Everyone will think it's a fake bought off a bloke in the pub for 20 quid.
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    Might be an urban legend, but appararently Rolls...

    Might be an urban legend, but appararently Rolls Royce were going to name a model Silver Mist until it was pointed out that mist is dung in German.
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    And in Spanish, Nova = doesn't go.

    And in Spanish, Nova = doesn't go.
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    The Paris police will react in exactly the same...

    The Paris police will react in exactly the same way they would for a local - no more no less, they are not interested in seeing CCTV footage as they know it's futile. They will issue a crime report...
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    The walt is nearly over.

    The walt is nearly over.
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    All set to do some equalising. ...

    All set to do some equalising.


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