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    and an awful lot do it for a combination of each

    and an awful lot do it for a combination of each
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    This isn't rocket science, it is purely market...

    This isn't rocket science, it is purely market forces levelling everything out and it does a very good job of it.

    First thing is not to kid yourself that a watch attracts bragging rights, it may...
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    To think someone once bought that watch at 9.5k and I bet they are regretting today.
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    I think the "problem" is not how much you drink...

    I think the "problem" is not how much you drink but how you drink it.

    The Spanish live longer than us and seem a lot healthier but more of them smoke and they all drink in varying degrees. The...
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    I went the other way round when my blood level...

    I went the other way round when my blood level sugar count hit 65 which a self inflicted own goal. I cut back on the size of food portions and booze is now almost off the radar, hence latest blood...
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    When I am in the UK, I use my Windows desk top...

    When I am in the UK, I use my Windows desk top which has an adblocker installed in it, the result is a totally clear screen and the Forum being deprived of any ad revenue.

    When I am in Spain I use...
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    I retired full time in 2010 so I have spent the...

    I retired full time in 2010 so I have spent the last eleven years leading quite a nice life. I think I have managed to avoid becoming old or senile. I will soon be flying off to Spain to indulge in...
  8. If I was a Rolex dealer and you asked for a...

    If I was a Rolex dealer and you asked for a discount on a brand new Sub I would simply laugh in your face.

    If I was an art dealer and you were making noises about a discount for a picture, I would...
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    If you put your money into a building society...

    If you put your money into a building society account, it will be safe but the growth will be poor.

    Investing in equities or property by various methods will always be the best long term option...
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    It is the duty of the retired man to employ the...

    It is the duty of the retired man to employ the services of the artisan. That may be a slight corruption of Lord Finchly's advice but although I served an apprenticeship as a toolmaker and am...
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    I spent a couple of weeks out there on holiday...

    I spent a couple of weeks out there on holiday and obviously had to eat in restaurants.
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    I always ask for a spoon and they always bring...

    I always ask for a spoon and they always bring one without any fuss. Strangely enough every decent restaurant in India provides a knife and a spoon so then it's your choice.
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    Yes that is them, you saw them everywhere.

    Yes that is them, you saw them everywhere.
  14. Thread: Rolex safety.

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    I believe that a top of the range pair of shoes...

    I believe that a top of the range pair of shoes purchased from John Lobb will set you back around 4.5k. I have yet to hear of a fellow being wrestled to the ground and having his Lobbs ripped off....
  15. Thread: Rolex safety.

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    Simple question - What is the most likely? 1. ...

    Simple question - What is the most likely?

    1. Man wearing a Rolex watch gets mugged when walking down a busy street in a big city.

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    2. Man wearing a Rolex gets hit by a car or some...
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    My father bought an old Ford Pop around 1958ish....

    My father bought an old Ford Pop around 1958ish. The device described was no good for him because he only drove it at the weekends and the battery wasn't good enough to last for 5 nights. There he...
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    It seems way better for the sellers than it does...

    It seems way better for the sellers than it does for the buyers but the prices do reflect the market.

    If I ever do decide to sell, this is the place I would go as from the sellers POV it seems...
  18. Thread: Printing a book

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    I knew nothing back in 1979 and didn't care...

    I knew nothing back in 1979 and didn't care either. Being retired I don't need to know about modern digital publishing but publishing a book for the first time without a sponsor is a well know risky...
  19. Thread: Printing a book

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    Just be aware of the potential cost. In 1979 I...

    Just be aware of the potential cost.

    In 1979 I decided that I wanted to own a flintlock shotgun and joined the Muzzle Loaders Assn of Great Britain for advice on what make of gun I should buy. ...
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    I had my first attack of fibrillation in 2010 at...

    I had my first attack of fibrillation in 2010 at the age of 61. I was getting a 30 hour attack every 3 days which wasn't much fun to say the least. Strangely enough the very first attack was on the...
  21. I agree that the price escalation will soon be a...

    I agree that the price escalation will soon be a lot less intense but Rolex have learned a valuable lesson of protecting the brand by creating a waiting list. What is almost certainly going to happen...
  22. The sensible approach on any product that has a...

    The sensible approach on any product that has a track record of slowly going up in price is to buy it now. Forget RRP, it's a load of tosh, just pay the going rate and then sit on your arse and enjoy...
  23. Thread: New PC time

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    The wife and I have migrated from Windows to...

    The wife and I have migrated from Windows to Apple and its the best thing we have ever done computer wise. Laptops and Iphones all interconnected providing a seamless transfer of information. Also...
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    Here is an actual selling price of a polar and...

    Here is an actual selling price of a polar and the buyer had to pay 600 on top.

    https://www.watchcollecting.com/?refinementList%5Bstage%5D%5B0%5D=live&page=1
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    Here is an older Explorer11 up for auction. You...

    Here is an older Explorer11 up for auction. You got to add 600 to the buying price. I wouldn't have a clue about the price differential of black vs polar.
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