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    Yup - I bought 4 straps, which pushed the total...

    Yup - I bought 4 straps, which pushed the total order over the threshold and had to pay when they arrived in the UK. Ended up costing me about £12 per strap in total, which is still well below...
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    They are probably buying Shell V-Power (which is...

    They are probably buying Shell V-Power (which is the only petrol that I use in my performance cars).
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    Store it with as little fuel as possible (under...

    Store it with as little fuel as possible (under 1/4 tank) and then fill it with fresh when you take it out of storage and you should be fine.

    Don't forget to SORN it (no point in paying tax while...
  4. Thanks for that. It's available online now as...

    Thanks for that.

    It's available online now as well - the segment on watches starts at 16:07 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000b0bv
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    Bugger! I know that Damasko do a whole range...

    Bugger!

    I know that Damasko do a whole range of different coloured seconds hands - perhaps their next move should be to offer different dial colours (other than the current black and white/lume)?...
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    I only discovered Damasko fairly recently, and...

    I only discovered Damasko fairly recently, and really, really like them - I now have a DA38, DA46 and DA47. I'm attracted by the wonderful legibility of both the time and the day/date, and the whole...
  7. Thread: Spam PM's?

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    Sadly, it's actually counterproductive. It just...

    Sadly, it's actually counterproductive. It just means that there's more useless crap floating around the email systems, which means that the servers/systems/networks/resources involved need to keep...
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    £59 is nothing for a 550 - but the description does say "well used".
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    I'm not an apologist for the BBC, but doesn't the...

    I'm not an apologist for the BBC, but doesn't the licence fee cover all their services (including Radio, the BBC News web site, and minority interest channels like BBC FOUR), and not just the big two...
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    If it's anything like my BMW M3, there are a...

    If it's anything like my BMW M3, there are a whole host of factors that the car takes into account before stopping the engine - including state of battery charge, engine and ambient temperature,...
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    Sounds like a nightmare. Out of curiosity, how do...

    Sounds like a nightmare. Out of curiosity, how do they determine (1) ownership and (2) boundaries in such a circumstances.


    It's probably also worthwhile scanning any important documents (a...
  12. There's already a thread about this: ...

    There's already a thread about this: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?460417
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    I'm sure that they are all absolutely genuine,...

    I'm sure that they are all absolutely genuine, and there's nothing whatsoever suspicious about an anonymous bloke on Facebook just happening to have 25 Harrods boxes for sale on Facebook....
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    If your house/land is registered with the Land...

    If your house/land is registered with the Land Registry, I believe that you can put them in the bin (or keep them for historical interest - but there's no need for secure storage).
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    Congratulations, EUR ING Gyp. I trust that Mrs...

    Congratulations, EUR ING Gyp.

    I trust that Mrs Gyp's sister will be suitably impressed :-)
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    I'm with RBS (same systems as NatWest) and I get...

    I'm with RBS (same systems as NatWest) and I get a code by SMS every time I use online banking. I do tend to alternate between the mobile app on my phone and the web version on my PC.

    IT's quite...
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    At the risk of being pedantic, there is no import...

    At the risk of being pedantic, there is no import duty payable on the importation of single watches into the UK. There is, however, 20% VAT payable, along with any fees which the carrier may charge.
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    According to the reviews on the Watchgecko web...

    According to the reviews on the Watchgecko web site, their straps are the same as the ones on AliExpress (just at 2.5 X the price...)

    I've got a few of the AliExpress ones. I compared them with a...
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    And use a standard micro USB port on their...

    And use a standard micro USB port on their rechargeable flashlights, rather than their ridiculous proprietary charging dock.
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    I had something similar in a "business class"...

    I had something similar in a "business class" hotel in the UK.

    When I removed the (combination) safe, there was a sticker on the back with the override code for that range of safes! I checked it...
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    With the caveat that, while this is true for...

    With the caveat that, while this is true for water, it is not universal! (I understand that an aquarium will, most likely, contain water)
  22. Or just edit the EXIF data using something like...

    Or just edit the EXIF data using something like ExifTools - https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
  23. TV programme about insurance fraud (including watches)

    BBC1 is showing a series called Claimed And Shamed, which is effectively a publicity campaign for the insurance industry's fight against fraud. Watches seem to be involved quite a lot.

    For...
  24. IANAL, but my understanding is that they have...

    IANAL, but my understanding is that they have offered you a choice of a repair or a refund, so they have discharged their legal obligations. It's up to you which of these you choose, but I doubt that...
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    What could possibly go wrong? :-)

    What could possibly go wrong? :-)
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