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    Yes, my research into the urushi Platinums meant...

    Yes, my research into the urushi Platinums meant the gold-leaf pens caught my eye, then I spied a cracking second-hand one online and the deal was clinched by your photos and comments in praise of...
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    Aye. So, I said I wanted low-key, under the...

    Aye.

    So, I said I wanted low-key, under the radar.

    What I’ve actually bought less than two weeks later is a bright yellow Lamy Safari and a Platinum 3776 Kanazawa-haku in shimmering gold...
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    Yes, the engine bay was rather tightly packed and...

    Yes, the engine bay was rather tightly packed and user unfriendly in layout. Even changing a battery was a bit of a faff, needing a socket extension bar etc.

    Heavy old car for a small coupe too...
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    Owned a Mk1 225ps Quattro for a few years. Loved...

    Owned a Mk1 225ps Quattro for a few years. Loved it.
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    Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply...

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to my query - normally I like to research & puzzle things out for myself, but this shows how consulting the TZ-UK 'hive mind' can be very helpful and...
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    Interesting thread, and yet another expensive...

    Interesting thread, and yet another expensive rabbit hole to disappear down.

    I haven’t used a fountain pen since my school days, but a Lamy Safari is in the post for me.

    I’d appreciate the...
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    I doubt that screenshot in the third post, taken...

    I doubt that screenshot in the third post, taken from the Bark & Jack video, portrays how the watch truly wears & looks on wrist.

    In the video he confirms it’s a privately borrowed watch, not from...
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    Poll: The white is beautiful, but for me the silver (or...

    The white is beautiful, but for me the silver (or champagne, as I call it) dial is preferable.

    As noted above, it looks deceptively simple but actually has quite a few stages in production.
    ...
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    Ach, those great pics of the Mark XV & XVI really...

    Ach, those great pics of the Mark XV & XVI really make me want one again now, but I'm meant to be saving for something else.
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    Probably depends upon what they require of it. ...

    Probably depends upon what they require of it.

    Fixing something glaringly obvious - like a broken date function - before a watch is made available for sale I would deem mandatory, and is...
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    Yes, I think you're bang-on with that assumption...

    Yes, I think you're bang-on with that assumption - with a team of watchmakers and a common-or-garden ETA movement, it was probably an easy fix & re-furb for them, especially at the high prices they...
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    On behalf of my father, I helped him sell his...

    On behalf of my father, I helped him sell his watch to Watchfinder last month, and they were superb to deal with.

    Packing materials sent out by them via post, they paid for the DHL pick-up &...
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    Overall, I’d agree IWC tend to often be...

    Overall, I’d agree IWC tend to often be overpriced and the Richemont reputation is off-putting.

    However, I’m wary of comparing their Pilot range with a Stowa or Dekla etc. Fine watches...
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    A Grand Seiko 9F High Accuracy Quartz really is...

    A Grand Seiko 9F High Accuracy Quartz really is sensational - hand-finished & hand-assembled to a surprising extent, interesting heritage and the dial, hands & indices are like a light-show on the...
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    Don’t think I’ll ever find myself without a watch.

    Leaving aside all the myriad aspects that make the hobby interesting, a watch on my wrist is essential simply as a time reference - a mobile just...
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    Amusingly, two things I enjoy - drinking...

    Amusingly, two things I enjoy - drinking Guinness, and collecting watches - have recently coincided.

    Guinness do a special ‘Surger’ can - effectively the same composition as keg pints, but in a...
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    I tend to agree with the above points re extremes...

    I tend to agree with the above points re extremes of temperature and aesthetics.

    Yes, a proper sun room would cost more (not overly convenient when you have already spent a fair bit buying a new...
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    Regardless of my financial means and the price...

    Regardless of my financial means and the price point, I personally like to find some semblance of value in what I purchase (and yes, I appreciate that 'value' and 'luxury' are rarely very compatible...
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    48. But 49 if you include the Vatican City...

    48.

    But 49 if you include the Vatican City (not in the OP list), and 50+ if counting ‘Home Nations’ separately.

    All as an adult. Most of them visited multiple times each in Europe - following...
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    Paul Scurfield, the chap behind Scurfa (that’s his nickname), did an interview with ‘The Grey NATO’ podcast. It can still be found online and is well worth a listen.

    The classic 40mm diameter...
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    I won’t be submitting my 9F for a movement service anytime soon.

    The first battery replacement from new was a doddle to - very carefully - do myself, and should keep it ticking for three years. ...
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    A used Breitling in itself is of almost zero use...

    A used Breitling in itself is of almost zero use to an Insurance company.

    They are extremely unlikely to want to retain it for purposes of meeting another customer’s future claim via replacement...
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    In most of his ‘Saturday Kitchen’ shows I watched in 2020, Matt Tebbut wore a handsome Geckota, like this: https://www.watchgecko.com/geckota-g-02-gen-2-automatic-diver-watch

    Whilst no doubt...
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    As I recall, Grand Seiko employees travelled over...

    As I recall, Grand Seiko employees travelled over from Japan (to the US, I think) for the Authorised Dealer evening, and brought their own samples, watches, display boards etc. from Japan.

    I can...
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    I know someone who has bought one and I have seen...

    I know someone who has bought one and I have seen pics & video of it - it looks really good for the money and he's very happy with it.

    Hard to go wrong with a Seiko automatic movement.
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