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  1. Thread: Jaguar I-PACE

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    I know of three Moathouse developments around...

    I know of three Moathouse developments around here, all units have individual charging points. And in this area 200,000 buys a very nice 3/4 bedroom house.
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    Mine, only kept it for a year, just felt it...

    Mine, only kept it for a year, just felt it wasn't as good as my earlier one, missed the power hardtop. Best thing about it was the number plate.
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    Yes I was one of those hit. My wife and I both...

    Yes I was one of those hit. My wife and I both held firearms certificates, between us we had 12 handguns and two rifles. It still rancours me that we had them effectively confiscated. The payout...
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    Thinking about putting this on.........probably...

    Thinking about putting this on.........probably stick to the Fitbit.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687383761_427dff9077_b.jpguntitled (2 of 2)-3 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
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    The 806, owned for over fifty years and still...

    The 806, owned for over fifty years and still enjoyed.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48716084642_85cbbeb2d1_b.jpguntitled (1 of 1)-8 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
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    Two very different chronic

    Probably near fifty years apart.One an absolute icon, the other a bit " Marmite" Leave it up to others to decide which is which.

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    The manager of Hammonds (?) Jura (?) in Leeds...

    The manager of Hammonds (?) Jura (?) in Leeds Victoria quarter congratulated me on my GMT Master. " That's one of my favourites, pure class". His eyes nearly popped out when I handed him my Steinhart...
  8. Thread: Welcome Home

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    It didn't. The main difference is that the...

    It didn't. The main difference is that the original strap is a rather cheap plastic affair, Still got it but much prefer the rather smart later one.
  9. Thread: Welcome Home

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    No but for sentimental reasons I don't think that...

    No but for sentimental reasons I don't think that matters.....however if anyone happens to have an instruction book etc hanging around doing nothing?

    I do have the original strap, it's bit smelly.
  10. Thread: Welcome Home

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    Must be the angle but here it is with my IWC ...

    Must be the angle but here it is with my IWC Chrono, it does look very slim.

    And don't is my advice, you will regret it.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687797832_dd06e135d8_k.jpgthick...
  11. Thread: Welcome Home

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    Do it, if it gives your Dad the same pleasure...

    Do it, if it gives your Dad the same pleasure that my Son's gesture gave me it is a wonderful thing to do.

    Actually I think I bought the watch in 1966, it cost 57.00 and I got on hire purchase...
  12. Thread: Welcome Home

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    Welcome Home

    As I wrote earlier this watch was bought by me more then fifty years ago. I had it returned to Breitling for a service in 1991. In 2007 I gave it to my son in recognition for the support he gave at...
  13. Thread: A Level Results

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    I note that a pass mark of 54% is needed to get...

    I note that a pass mark of 54% is needed to get an A grade!
  14. Very large unit in the new Victoria quarter in...

    Very large unit in the new Victoria quarter in Leeds being developed by Preston's . Every window displaying large Rolex publicity posters
  15. Thread: A Problem

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    A Problem

    Legomnania struck.

    My next door neighbour has a serious problem, he is talking about sleeping in the garden or selling this lot.

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    A real pub. ...

    A real pub.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/4343/36211414381_6372b61f43_k.jpgduck and drake by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
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    I lost my Wesson two years ago and the tears...

    I lost my Wesson two years ago and the tears still come. I feel for you.

    Incidentally it was Wesson who started this thread going.
  18. Thread: Navitimer 806

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    In all truth Tony I gave it to my son about ten...

    In all truth Tony I gave it to my son about ten years ago. I had it serviced about 1990 and he recently had Breitling give it a once over about a year ago. It is literally as new.

    57? about...
  19. Thread: Navitimer 806

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    Navitimer 806

    Think this might be a keeper.:)

    I bought this for about 57 over fifty years ago.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/32108695997_80f5ba8f10_z.jpgIMG_2916 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
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    Hands up, my mistake. Seems that the Isle of Man...

    Hands up, my mistake. Seems that the Isle of Man is a Dependency and not classified as part of the U.K. :(
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    Isle of Man.

    Isle of Man.
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    Some good points raised. Reference speeding, I...

    Some good points raised.

    Reference speeding, I would think for most speeding would still be under 100MPH. I don't drive on Autobahns or the Isle of Man. Nor do I indulge in track days.......very...
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    Speed Rating of Tyres.

    Seeing that we are all subject to a speed limit of 70MPH is there any point in getting tyres rated at 160 MPH in my case?

    Wonder re Insurance.
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    In fact you have just hit the nail on the...

    In fact you have just hit the nail on the proverbial head.

    " Steinharts are fun"
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    Funny really. In one way sort of reverse...

    Funny really. In one way sort of reverse snobbery, difficult to explain. The Rolex, well everyone knows Rolex , it has a reputation, whereas the Steinhart is far more unique, far rarer. With Rolex...
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