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  1. Thread: Geneva Airport

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    It is a funny airport. Very weirdly in this day...

    It is a funny airport. Very weirdly in this day and age, after having had your toe nail clippers confiscated at the x-ray machine, you can then buy an enormous Swiss army knife in the terminal.
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    Why didn't you wear it for the weekend in London?...

    Why didn't you wear it for the weekend in London? Rome I can understand as it's full of thieving little moped riders, but London is the safest place in the world to wear a Rolex; every other person...
  3. I used to be a definite bracelet person, I think...

    I used to be a definite bracelet person, I think because they were generally the more expensive option and therefore I considered them to be 'better'. However, over the years I've swung to the...
  4. How about, as a pure guess so probably completely...

    How about, as a pure guess so probably completely wrong, the watch getting it's name because army/navy officers of the 18th century needed to keep an eye on the time so they could change the...
  5. The Celtic origin of the word Clock is a strong...

    The Celtic origin of the word Clock is a strong indicator that mechanical clocks were first built in the celtic speaking parts of the UK. Other indicators are the surviving early cathederal clocks,...
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    The design does have a Scottish feel to it; quite...

    The design does have a Scottish feel to it; quite simplistic but nicely done and overall it looks good to me. It reminds me of some of the more classical architecture you see in Edinburgh and...
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    FE-019 has the danger that a nose hair might...

    FE-019 has the danger that a nose hair might emerge from the date wheel one day...... snigger.... I gave it to my brother as a surprise birthday present so I know it's owner can't come back and...
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    Well, if we're getting into the full set of watch...

    Well, if we're getting into the full set of watch making/adjusting/repairing tools then an absolutely critical one, that no one ever mentions, is one of those face masks Michael Jackson and half of...
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    For spring bars and bracelet sizing I'd go with a...

    For spring bars and bracelet sizing I'd go with a pair of 2x or 3x magnifying reading glasses rather than a loupe. They're ony a couple of quid a pair from supermarkets or a pound from a pound shop.
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    Bank notes come out well from a quick wash and...

    Bank notes come out well from a quick wash and spin. Not tried it with a watch though as I tend to wear them on my wrist rather than in my pocket. Did it emerge nice and shiny?
  11. Blimey, that's not the sort of mistake you'd...

    Blimey, that's not the sort of mistake you'd expect from Fortis
  12. Because it seems safer, it's quite a nice piece...

    Because it seems safer, it's quite a nice piece of marketing. I actually think it is safer, as a screwed down crown doesn't have the threat of being wiggled from side to side (from a wet suit cuff...
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    I think your friend might be a touch naive. ...

    I think your friend might be a touch naive.

    The whole purpose of a democracy is that it does what the majority vote for, so as much as I hate the whole concept of brexit, I suspect it will be...
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    I don't know about those companies that have...

    I don't know about those companies that have large profit margins to play with, but for smaller companies with slim margins then the Swiss Franc and Euro to GBP exchange rates are a very important...
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    Hand stitched rather than done on a machine.

    Hand stitched rather than done on a machine.
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    The best possible strap? Has to be John Glance in...

    The best possible strap? Has to be John Glance in Munich.

    He does a range of standard straps for the speedmaster at around Euro 200 each
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    : -)

    : -)
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    Can we add PC World to the list. I know there...

    Can we add PC World to the list. I know there isn't a list, but I went in there to buy a new monitor yesterday:

    'May I recommend this monitor instead'
    'no thankyou, it's twice the price for the...
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    I seem to remember that's what happened then as...

    I seem to remember that's what happened then as well. 'Black Wednesday'
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    It is, and similarly I was just defending the...

    It is, and similarly I was just defending the honour of engineers. I agree that the average person working in McD or a supermarket probably doesn't have much need for triganometry, but the lack of...
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    Isosceles triangles and pythagoras are real life!...

    Isosceles triangles and pythagoras are real life! The most basic of the mathematics required to be an engineer, and without engineers there'd be nothing; no BMW's, hospital equipment, machinery to...
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    So, I think were all agreed that:

    The 23 year old with the new Audi was somewhat nave
    A first car really should be something second hand and not a status symbol
    Its probably better to buy a...
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    i can fully understand both points of view and...

    i can fully understand both points of view and because I moved up the prperty scale in west london, a series millstone sized mortgages were necessary. All cleared asap and nice cars really do just...
  24. Yes, but these have the issue that they're ETA...

    Yes, but these have the issue that they're ETA movements, which whilst brilliant in quality and manufacture are likely to suffer from ETA restrictions at some stage. Setilla make the SW500, which is...
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    Don't want to be a gloom munger, but if the...

    Don't want to be a gloom munger, but if the economy goes down too far and interest rates start moving from their historical low, financing watches, cars, holidays etc will be the least of peoples...
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