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    GTG anyone? ...

    GTG anyone?

    https://www.nationalkitcarshow.co.uk/
  2. Thread: Watch ID

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    I'm sorry to say, but that lettering looks rather...

    I'm sorry to say, but that lettering looks rather a lot like letraset which wasn't available until 1961 using a process invented in 1959...
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    At last! someone ready to stand up to a Rolex...

    At last! someone ready to stand up to a Rolex dealership.
  4. Thread: Cool or Crap?

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    ftftfy Guy A: `What`s the six on your cap...

    ftftfy

    Guy A: `What`s the six on your cap mean`?
    Guy B: `Oh, it`s a rare font on the bezel of a watch that us collectors go mad for`.
    Guy A: No its not you muppet, the open six is found on all...
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    Assuming it's ripe - about as easy to squeeze as...

    Assuming it's ripe - about as easy to squeeze as a grape, stick it in your mouth. If it's lovely and sweet it's a plum. If it's tolerably sweet it's a bullace, if it's an acquired taste, it's a...
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    Have a look at your deeds - there's usually a bit...

    Have a look at your deeds - there's usually a bit in about maintaining fences and it's usually pretty specific...
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    And here are my standard versions: ...

    And here are my standard versions:

    https://i.postimg.cc/g21tHdwm/Tudor-prince-2.jpg
    in Auto and manual

    https://i.postimg.cc/V6VVPYm2/ovettone-2.jpg

    Like the Rolex 6098, both are a two...
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    And some of us have thousands of pictures...

    And some of us have thousands of pictures committed to photobucket that can only be removed individually and hundreds more that are linked to things we wrote decades ago that it would be a shame to...
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    That the Everest doesn't slavishly follow the...

    That the Everest doesn't slavishly follow the 1016 doesn't seem like a downside to me. Personally, I've always found that overhang, found on most of the smaller sports Rolex and Tudor, slightly...
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    It's not just explorers!

    It's not just explorers!
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    I had the tracking checked and set on my wife's...

    I had the tracking checked and set on my wife's car last week because I noticed very slightly uneven wear. It cost 25. Like anything that effects your tyres and breaking, it's always worth keeping...
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    Buy a horb ball, a pot of silicon gasket a pack...

    Buy a horb ball, a pot of silicon gasket a pack of rodico and a new gasket just in case, although it's unlikely. Wash the watch and horb carefully to get good friction, and you will be able to spin...
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    BHA - thin and thick is more like it. I drove...

    BHA - thin and thick is more like it. I drove past the missing tooth of the Goldstone last night and it still makes me seethe. Mind you, the new ground spoils the view!
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    At a guess yes. It's certainly a job I'm happy...

    At a guess yes. It's certainly a job I'm happy to do on my own stuff, but Walker is the expert here.
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    Must be a lucky guess.

    Must be a lucky guess.
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    I'm pretty sure that the Pam 111 has a reworked...

    I'm pretty sure that the Pam 111 has a reworked version of the ETA 6497/2. As others have said, it's a solid, simple and quite large movement with no surprises. Googling for an example of someone...
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    I agree absolutely. He was decades ahead on...

    I agree absolutely. He was decades ahead on product placement and pretty damn prescient about what would catch the public mood. More to the point, while pretty well everything he did was derivative...
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    As I remember Wilsdorf buggered around with...

    As I remember Wilsdorf buggered around with dozens of names including Rolco, Rolexis, Wintex, Genex and, improbably, Lipton. Obviously, there's also Tudor, Marconi and Imperial and more. There was...
  19. Thread: Buying a boat.

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    My first wife chose to live on a houseboat for a...

    My first wife chose to live on a houseboat for a decade or so and wandered around all over. Whenever I stayed (we get on fine) it always felt like a lot of compromises for a few advantages, but she...
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    Network South East varies - within London and...

    Network South East varies - within London and from London it is 9:30 anywhere else and into London, it is any train leaving after ten O'clock. Usually you can return at any point, but some tickets...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/5tHffv1p/tudor-snow.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/5tHffv1p/tudor-snow.jpg
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    By tuning fork standards, it's the fairly common...

    By tuning fork standards, it's the fairly common ESA 9162 which is also seen in the Omega f300. There are few here who can work on them commercially.

    I wrote something about them and how they work...
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    They are nice cars to work on and service parts...

    They are nice cars to work on and service parts are entirely reasonable. I did all the filters and the plugs on my wife's old but beloved B170 yesterday, plugged in the OBD. checked all the levels...
  24. Thread: Career change

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    It's not clear to me that you need to change your...

    It's not clear to me that you need to change your job. It's pretty clear you need a break, but I believe that's what the word 'sabbatical' means. Rather a lot of folks are feeling a bit burned out...
  25. Still cool, you should work it up into a proper...

    Still cool, you should work it up into a proper post - something like this deserves to be spread properly. As I don't do facebook, I'd have missed it. My biggest problem with it is I have read some...
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