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    Yeah, we've all got family members like that.

    Yeah, we've all got family members like that.
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    Back in the 1980s Wang Computers (remember them?)...

    Back in the 1980s Wang Computers (remember them?) had a European office in Germany. Apparently if you phoned them they answered "Hello, Wang Cologne"

    There, got this thread back on track. Wang ->...
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    Good point. I love this case, the lack of crown...

    Good point. I love this case, the lack of crown guards must make winding it easier too.
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    I like that. I suppose the lugs could lose 0.5mm...

    I like that. I suppose the lugs could lose 0.5mm off the inner faces to make them the full 20? That would allow for bracelets etc.
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    The Omega Moonwatch forum "Speedophiles" wasn't...

    The Omega Moonwatch forum "Speedophiles" wasn't great either. Mind you, their detractors, the Speedmaster Baiters, were just as bad.
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    If you're open and honest about it is it still...

    If you're open and honest about it is it still shilling? He declared an interest and any subsequent dealings, plus it wasn't him who started this thread.
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    What a great watch! Love it! Big of fan of that...

    What a great watch! Love it! Big of fan of that brand!

    (Too much? :lol: )
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    I'm still not convinced that Wristers have done...

    I'm still not convinced that Wristers have done anything to deserve this and the slight whiff of mob mentality sits uneasily with me.

    Some of my friends can be real dicks but (and I'm sure I can...
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    Is there a reason we're being so mean to these...

    Is there a reason we're being so mean to these guys?

    Have I missed something?
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    Ebay payment direct to bank NOT paypal?

    Apologies if this has been discussed before but I've just has this email from ebay.

    https://i.imgur.com/mG00EUr.png

    Assuming it's genuine, why? Cui bono? (Best guess: tax / money laundering...
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    Late 1940's / early 1950s Smiths ...

    Late 1940's / early 1950s Smiths

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZqHWwp3k/TWO-EARLY-SMITHS.jpg
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    PM will be with you soon. No, really. I have...

    PM will be with you soon. No, really. I have one that's got to go due to incoming.



    Been there, done that.

    They are fine watches.

    I hope you wear yours in good health.
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    I know! I'd been "clean" for several days but...

    I know! I'd been "clean" for several days but that was a relapse. Start the clock again. Day 1.

    Maybe I should buy one from Phisters or whatever they're called.
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    Or Rolexes. People like overpriced jewellery...

    Or Rolexes. People like overpriced jewellery here too.

    Damn, there I go again.
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    Aside from profiteering resellers, I wonder if...

    Aside from profiteering resellers, I wonder if Eddie's watches are going to be a good investment in the longer term?

    I have bought and sold various models over the years, always through SC and...
  16. Damn that was good! Bold text = guilty as...

    Damn that was good!

    Bold text = guilty as charged, to quote David Brent
  17. The Seiko and the Tudor were probably real.

    The Seiko and the Tudor were probably real.
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    Youíre writing to bunch of people wearing mechanical watches with gears and springs. Basically C18th technology.
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    It's not based on "class" though; the criteria...

    It's not based on "class" though; the criteria for avatars and accessing SC are number of posts and length of membership. So serve your time and play your part and you can have full rights. With...
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    Talisker?

    Talisker?
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    YELLOW CAR!! And, yes, Double Acts was superb....

    YELLOW CAR!!

    And, yes, Double Acts was superb.

    A seriously underrated comedian. Clever and funny.
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    I'm actually selling a dozen of the buggers on...

    I'm actually selling a dozen of the buggers on various platforms and just posted this to drive up the prices!
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    John Finnemore on watch winders:

    ďAnd now we come to the centerpiece of the exhibition. Can anyone tell me what this object is? No? You canít see it at the back, itís roughly cuboid, about a foot...
  24. A thought occurred to me while reading Hillary's...

    A thought occurred to me while reading Hillary's account of reaching the summit and his use of the word "carried" ("I carried your watch") rather than the more common "wore" or even "took".

    Here's...
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    He actually quite likes it, thinks it's...

    He actually quite likes it, thinks it's ever-so-slightly Bauhaus or Scandinavian.

    I think it looks like a melted slab from some 1970s made for tv sci fi series.

    But he is my younger brother and...
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