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    Why not dig it out and put it on SC- especially...

    Why not dig it out and put it on SC- especially if it's an XXL size. Plenty around here seem to...
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    Iíve now had to have two smart Apple keyboards for my iPad Pro 10.5Ē replaced under warranty- having had the same symptoms as you.


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    WF quoted me an indicative trade value of £7.5k for my Y-series B&P VGC 16710, in December - so £5.5k + £2.5k doesn't sound too far out.
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    The biggest factor against a successful invasion...

    The biggest factor against a successful invasion was the Royal Navy. The RAF fought hard and well for air superiority, but without both air and naval superiority, the Germans would not have been able...
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    Hmm....both are great watches; the Pelagos has...

    Hmm....both are great watches; the Pelagos has the titanium case; the Omega has the nicer hands and is thinner and more wearable. I do love the hands and lume (I have the visually identical Seamaster...
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    If that happens, I'd like to put an order in with...

    If that happens, I'd like to put an order in with Omega for the Speedy Grail 376.0822 with the Lemania 5100 movement - two of my favourite design / features combined in one. The age of the existing...
  7. We like our VW Golf R, but in the first two...

    We like our VW Golf R, but in the first two months it had to go back for a new turbo, then a little later a new valve in the heater system was causing a coolant leak.
  8. I'm looking forward to seeing this route in...

    I'm looking forward to seeing this route in service - the saving in time with stopover and less direct routing should be a big improvement. I've done the Perth-London and the return trip a couple of...
  9. I just use a chromo or diver bezel. I know a...

    I just use a chromo or diver bezel. I know a length takes me 48 - 55 seconds, so it's not too difficult to work out how many I've done. At worst, I might be a couple out, so instead of doing 36 x 50m...
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    2005 Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonaut Chronograph -...

    2005 Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonaut Chronograph - Limited Edition with the Lemania 5100 movement in a titanium case. Very comfortable to wear, highly legible (someone I know who has one rates it...
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    For £1830 you could get one of a number of used but VGC Omega or Seiko GMT models, which would have the proper "travel" GMT functionality. That is, the GMT hand stays set on the 2nd time zone time...
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    I paid the equivalent of around £3200 for my full set, Y-series NOS with B&P in 2015. Do I think it's worth £10k now? Well, that depends on what else that £10k would buy me. Given that the...
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    Not a Nice Man...

    Not a Nice Man...
  14. Sinn 104 (a pilot friend has one and loves it. ...

    Sinn 104 (a pilot friend has one and loves it.
    A-13A Quartz (had one, sold it, will buy another)
    Used Seamaster 2264 Quartz (I have one and love it)
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  15. Prices of the GMT II have been rising rapidly,...

    Prices of the GMT II have been rising rapidly, but you should get a 116710 LN plus change; or a 16710 full set, at a similar price to the 116600.
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    Actually, when you land the air pressure inside...

    Actually, when you land the air pressure inside the bottle is the same as the air pressure outside the bottle. The bottle collapses since the volume of air at sea level pressure is less than the...
  17. That hi-res shot of the crew shows a Fortis...

    That hi-res shot of the crew shows a Fortis Chromo with the 7750 rather than the Lemania 5100. Look at the subdial at 12. The 5100 has 4 markers for 6h, 12h, 18h and 24h; the 7750 has 10 and 20...
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    Quartz is the issued version, having been...

    Quartz is the issued version, having been introduced around 1985 in the Diver version.
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    Sweets posted on TZ-UK about the 5195, a couple...

    Sweets posted on TZ-UK about the 5195, a couple of years ago: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?389767-New-Arrival-a-rare-Automatic-Lemania-powered-Gmt
  20. Still available at Silverman...

    Still available at Silvermans, in plan or in waterproof versions:
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0910/6726/products/20003_1024x1024.jpg?v=1552577369...
  21. It's pronounced "hussif". At least it is (or was)...

    It's pronounced "hussif". At least it is (or was) in the RN, where they weren't issued but were available from the NAAFI. I still have one, and dug it out the other day to sew a button onto a pair of...
  22. Do you remember this Rolex ad? Perhaps - apart...

    Do you remember this Rolex ad? Perhaps - apart from the white dial - this is where the Polar tag came from.

    Commander Chris Furse (coincidentally, schoolmate of my uncle and father of two of my...
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    The discontinued 2535.80 Seamaster has both GMT...

    The discontinued 2535.80 Seamaster has both GMT hands and dial markings, and diver bezel snd should be available at something approximating your price range - eg one here for $2850
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    Relieved to hear that you get your money back....

    Relieved to hear that you get your money back. That sort of misbehaviour can be quite damaging to the general level of confidence most of us here enjoy in the integrity of the TZ-UK marketplace for...
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    I don't see why there should be an arbitrary 28...

    I don't see why there should be an arbitrary 28 days. Ands in saying that, I don't think I'm being unreasonable. In fact, if I'd paid £1375 for a watch and the seller had given me three different...
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