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    Someone has literally rootled around in Harold...

    Someone has literally rootled around in Harold "Yobokies'" unsellable parts box, and filled their boots. Horrid
  2. Sorry, 11% injury rate for first time jumpers is...

    Sorry, 11% injury rate for first time jumpers is just waaaaay too high.
    I did a charity jump in 1990 from Peterborough, and we did it on a fine afternoon, when their Skyvan was up and down all...
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    I really do think that a reverse engineered...

    I really do think that a reverse engineered Smiths movement is a possibility. I have no doubt it would be very challenging, but as a UK-designed, UK-re-made movement, it has a very strong USP, so...
  4. A mate of mine went to visit one of his old...

    A mate of mine went to visit one of his old college mates, who manages a relatively large agricultural estate.
    On the way into the estate, he spotted one of their large Deutz 4 wheel behemoth...
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    Thanks for the update Eddie How frustrating for...

    Thanks for the update Eddie
    How frustrating for you.
    Looks like it is the watch that screams "summer watch 2020" rather than "summer watch 2019"

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    That was a hard thing to watch, but I agree. The...

    That was a hard thing to watch, but I agree. The rider was braking as much as his bike would allow him to, and that stoppie raised his body position high enough to launch him over the car (and clear...
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    Others are probably better informed, but it...

    Others are probably better informed, but it always interested me from my reading how little details had surprisingly large effects in WWII, when there was not established state of the art parity...
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    It still beggars belief how much bile is directed...

    It still beggars belief how much bile is directed at this brand.
    Look at the set of tirades above.
    Now have a think.
    Is all that really justified in being directed at 2 people who, from a very...
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    I too would like to see the WR I really...

    I too would like to see the WR
    I really appreciate the review, and it is good news that the second hand will be tapered.
    Is there any plan to shorten the hour hand? Look at the comparison piccy,...
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    The brothers also operate quite a successful...

    The brothers also operate quite a successful vintage plane restoration business (the aviation connection is real enough)
    So it is also perfectly possible that he shop fit accessories, including...
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    Rocco at Watchworks in Bristol gave me to...

    Rocco at Watchworks in Bristol gave me to understand that for Subs, it was completely standard to replace the crown, tube and rear seal as part of the normal service. Included in the price.
    I also...
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    The thing to remember is that even RSC approved...

    The thing to remember is that even RSC approved independents are not allowed to service Sea Dwellers. Anything with an HRV soes to the mothership.
    Well, this used to be the case a couple of years...
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    Don't forget to have a look at the DVLA site for...

    Don't forget to have a look at the DVLA site for ones that have not been used yet, and be a little creative with your searches.
    I managed to get T7UMH for my Triumph from the DVLA for their minimum...
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    I so wish they did one of these with a 0-60...

    I so wish they did one of these with a 0-60 bezel.
    It would cover so many bases, a real do-it-all watch.
  15. Signed We bikers can use every bus lane in...

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    We bikers can use every bus lane in Bristol, and it is very useful.
    As far as I recall, I have never seen a biker holding up a bus' progress, so I see no reason not to allow them in.

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    I have a 3594, which I had modified, painting a...

    I have a 3594, which I had modified, painting a new handset white to aid legibility

    https://i.postimg.cc/JhsFQByV/IMG-0759-ol.jpg

    I really like the combination of white broadarrow hands, old...
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    But the point is that Damasko has not made an...

    But the point is that Damasko has not made an in-house caliber.
    It started by making individual components for the 2824 and 7750 ETA calibers that it used, in order to improve their function....
  18. Looks good doesn't it? It amused me that there...

    Looks good doesn't it?
    It amused me that there is a used one for -30%, but the new ones are -50%

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    It is all little steps isn't it. Use of...

    It is all little steps isn't it.

    Use of heritage - tick
    Not too big - tick
    No date - tick
    Modern WR - No.

    30m?????? 2 market stall watches can match that. Most watchmakers (including...
  20. Last time I spoke to a stranger about watches was...

    Last time I spoke to a stranger about watches was with a very nice waiter in Belgo's in the west end, wearing a Sinn 556.
    We had a very nice chat about it and my family got very good service...
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    My 13 year old is doing the same set. He has a...

    My 13 year old is doing the same set.
    He has a fully functioning chassis after 3 hrs, but has a selection of takeaway containers full of similar parts where he can find them easily (although the...
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    I'd be interested, family commitments allowing....

    I'd be interested, family commitments allowing.
    Even if not for the whole thing, would coming along for a day/evening be possible?
    Dave
  23. It is part of the black economy If you wish to...

    It is part of the black economy
    If you wish to produce fakes you cannot openly own a large factory that proudly displays the fact that you make fake watches, because it would be illegal to do so....
  24. You are not going to be disappointed with that,...

    You are not going to be disappointed with that, but also check out the Damasko offering, the DC80 (I think) is a viable mechanical option.
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  25. You just have to think a little. Buying fakes...

    You just have to think a little.
    Buying fakes feeds organised crime.
    People trafficking, slavery, drugs, protectionism etc etc.
    It is not a "victimless crime" where some major brand is usurped by...
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