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    TZ-UK Uniform

    I hesitated a long time on whether to post this here or go straight to the Bear Pit, where it is likely to end but decided to give it a chance to start with

    It is obvious that underneath our many differences we share a few common traits, that go beyond our interests in horological matters.

    So much so that I am sure that quite a few would possibly admit possessing more than one item on this list:

    - A middle end watch, Rolex or Omega
    - A German motor
    - A Barbour Commander, or at least another Barbour or Belstaff
    - A fountain pen or at least a high end biro

    Anyone care to add to the list (second hand flip flops and underwear excepted )?

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    I don't own nor have ever owned anything by Belstaff.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Jeans. Hand made by virgins, never washed but occasionally frozen.

    Always referred to as "selvedge"

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I don't own nor have ever owned anything by Belstaff.

    Eddie
    But you have a Barbour, don't you?

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    3/4 for me too, again no Barbour or Belstaff.

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    Straight edge razor, and of course MX-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    But you have a Barbour, don't you?
    No.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No.

    Eddie
    Then surely you're not a TZ-UK member. Errr, scratch that!

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    I hit my ceiling with Omegas

    Barbour Gamefair - 40 years old, refurb twice and needing a third

    Longines biro

    Keep your German cars, I have friends on Guernsey. I'll stick with the Riley thanks.

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    Nothing on the list for me

    Perhaps Im a bit odd

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    You own something quite commonplace, or mundane... But have the rare & hence seldom seen, tactical version (# also includes anything that's described as "fashioned" in titanium, PVD coated, stealth &/or DPM)
    TT

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    seeing as i already have to wear a uniform i was hoping this thread would not bear fruit in my case, however:

    1- rolex and 2 omegas (amongst others)

    2- bmw 8 series

    3- Antique beigue roadmaster

    4- fountain pens: Montblanc 146, GvFC Guilloche and GvFC Intuition
    Expensive biros: GVFC Pocket Pen, Montblanc 144 rollerball.

    guilty as charged it appears. mind you, i dont wear second hand footwear or hippy jeans or sell my keepers or reduce my collection or have a fantastic relationship with "MY" AD etc etc.

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    Only the Belstaffs for me although planning on a Cayman next up and sooner or later Rolex will hit my wrist. Now why hasn't my local Rolex AD got the new blue Milgauss in stock yet?

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    Three of those, I sold my German motor to LTF, does that count?

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    You are going to need some fancy sunglasses and a pair of £300 shoes to complete that uniform

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchlovr View Post
    Yup, 4 for 4
    ashamedly the same for me, although the belstaff is a new addition

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    1. Yes;
    2. I guess Czech counts, particularly as Skoda are part of VAG;
    3. No;
    4. I try to avoiding writing by hand whenever humanly possible.

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    Ralph Lauren polo top, brand new with tags of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    I hit my ceiling with Omegas

    Keep your German cars, I have friends on Guernsey. I'll stick with the Riley thanks.
    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/b...-2014080489253

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    #1 and 2: yes. #3 & 4: no. Underwear and flip flops are new when I buy it and thrown away when finished.

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    0/4. Perhaps there should be a TZ-UK lower class uniform.

    1. You own a Vostok
    2. A Japanese motor
    3. A coat you bought because you liked the look of it yet you have no idea what brand it is without looking at the label.
    4. You have a load of Bic biros which have somehow made their way to your house from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    0/4. Perhaps there should be a TZ-UK lower class uniform.

    1. You own a Vostok
    2. A Japanese motor
    3. A coat you bought because you liked the look of it yet you have no idea what brand it is without looking at the label.
    4. You have a load of Bic biros which have somehow made their way to your house from work.
    Ah, thats a bit closer to home

    How about

    1. You own a Seiko
    2. A Volvo
    3. A coat from Millets
    4. A selection of cheap biros from work

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    Hmm... well done, I have 3 out of 4.

    Do these count as a German motor: http://www.bavaria-yachtbau.com

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    Umm 4 out of 4!!!

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    Well, I like it here because of the diverse spectrum of people with a specific common interest. But I expect there will be other frequently occurring parallels such as a liking of fine engineering, appreciation of good quality workmanship and a reasonable disposable income.

    So:

    1. Speedy Pro and SMPc.
    2. Merc E350
    3. No, but close; Drizabone for me.
    4. Sadly too risky; my pens seem to disappear into the ether, maybe to the planet inhabited by biroid life-forms mentioned in The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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    - A middle end watch, Rolex or Omega

    I own two vintage Omegas, neither of which are even vaguely reminiscent of anything starring Daniel Craig.

    - A German motor

    Not even close. No motor at all.

    - A Barbour Commander, or at least another Barbour or Belstaff

    A Belstaff, leather.

    - A fountain pen or at least a high end biro

    Several fountain pens, I've owned at least one since I was in school.

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    think we've got another thread about this, except with an mx5 as opposed to the krautwagen
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    0/4. Perhaps there should be a TZ-UK lower class uniform.

    1. You own a Vostok
    2. A Japanese motor
    3. A coat you bought because you liked the look of it yet you have no idea what brand it is without looking at the label.
    4. You have a load of Bic biros which have somehow made their way to your house from work.



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    It's like deja-vu all over again...


    May I refer you to:

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...filing-a-TZ-ER


    Will it have changed much? I doubt it.

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    Rolex - yes
    Omega - yes
    Barbour To Ki To 'Skyfall' - yes
    VW - yes
    Mont Blanc fountain and rollerball - yes

    You forgot Loake/Grenson etc!
    Last edited by dougair; 4th August 2014 at 20:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    It's like deja-vu all over again...


    May I refer you to:

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...filing-a-TZ-ER


    Will it have changed much? I doubt it.
    Aye that's the one

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    Are we all this predictable?

    Rolex - tick
    Belstaff - ticks
    Loakes and Sweeneys - ticks

    Saved by the German car. I drive a Volvo.

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    4/4 and some

    I have 3 Barbour Jackets, a Belstaff bag, 3 German cars, a Rolex and a vintage Mont Blanc fountain pen.

    + a DE Razor

    + some Loakes

    + some other stuff I read about here first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Are we all this predictable?

    Yep afraid you are, see the profiling thread

    Rolex - tick
    Belstaff - ticks
    Loakes and Sweeneys - ticks

    Saved by the German car. I drive a Volvo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    PRS 82
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    I am not a number
    [pedant]Exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis[/pedant]


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    50% and no wish to increase.

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    Omega
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    Various pens from trade counters , reps or bookmakers.

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    2 of 4 for me. I don't have a Barbour or Belstaff and I drive an Alfa. But I do have a burr grinder.

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    2nd hand flip flops?

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    Three outa four for me (but only 'cos I recently chopped in the 535tdi for a RR Sport!)

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    No mention of sunnies or smellies???????

    Oh and a wardrobe full of Made in Britain.

    Lov it just lov it

    Paul

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    2 out of 4 for me although I do have a Hackett Bikers jacket and used to have a Namiki fountain pen which was beautiful.

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    Oh dear.

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    1) yes
    2) don't own a car (which in itself caused a minor scandal between every other house in the area has at least two
    3) nope
    4) wife has a Mont Blanc but I know nothing about that sort of thing.

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    Anything where I can get 4 out of 4 is obviously far to general.
    If we are trying for a stereotype, we need several more essential bits of kit for the Compleat(sic) TZer.
    Shoes for sure, pocket knife, ???

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    Are we all that predictable?

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    3 out of 4 - never had a Belstaff (or Barbour).

    I do have several pairs of brogues though (and a few hats).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    [pedant]Exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis[/pedant]
    inclusio unius est exclusio alterius :-)
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