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    Iím looking forward to it, Iíll even have company on the train! Mrs Walker has relatives in Manchester area and sheís meeting up with them for lunch/afternoon.......this means I get Ďescortedí home if Mr Beer gets the better of me

    Only downside for me is missing the Trinity v Hull KR match, I donít miss many home games but Iíll miss this one.

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    Reminders sent via PM. Any questions drop me a text.

    And don't forget to bring stuff for our customary 'flea market' of useless things to sell for the fundraiser. I've got a framed photograph of Sarky that I'm going to ask Burnsey to sign on the day.

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    Whats the secret handshake again?

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    Donít we need a password to get in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Donít we need a password to get in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulpsz008 View Post
    Whats the secret handshake again?
    Youíve just got to let Unclealec pull you off after the event.

    Wait...that was the Lancashire GTG!

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    I am a definite. Looking forward to it.


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    Given that Iím still in work at this time itís a definite no for me, gutted but Iím sure youíll all have a great time.

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    Sorry to hear that Steve, but at least you have a job!
    See you next time.

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    Iím going to be just a few mins late (I actually had to wait more than 2 mins for the tram to arrive this morning!). Feel free to start without me...

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    Iím in. Just ring the bell if the door is locked.

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    Manchester March Get-together - it's on!



    Great to meet up with some familiar faces, some nice watches! Thank you Kirk for organising, see you all at the next one




















    Last edited by Lammylee; 10th March 2019 at 21:57.

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    Great day. Really enjoyed it. Was nice to meet the people behind the posts!


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    Great few hours guys!!

    Thanks for organising stuff Kirk - top man!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    On the way home, I really shouldnít have spent 45 mins trying to ďconvertĒíJehovahís Whitnesses to the hard facts of science.

    Freezing now.

    Great afternoon chaps!

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    Top man Kirk. Well done and thanks. See you at the next one.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed the event, nice to see a few familiar faces again plus a couple of new ones, big thanks to Kirk for arranging the things and sorting the venue.

    Paul

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    I'm hoping for a post from someone about 8am saying that they're still out partying 🤣

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    Great to see you all again today. Honest feedback about the new venue welcome via PM....I know it's not as intimate as the last one, but it's more secure.

    Kirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Great to see you all again today. Honest feedback about the new venue welcome via PM....I know it's not as intimate as the last one, but it's more secure.

    Kirk
    Thought it was great - discrete, parking no problem and top beer (note to self, go on the train next time).
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    Sorry I couldn't make it guys, was looking forward to it.
    But glad you had a good time ( as always)



    ... who's that tragic Baby Ploprof thingy ?

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    I think you mean Harry Tuttle's military Russian. Hopefully he will tell us about it; he was such a torrent of erudite information on so many diverse subjects that a simple bear like me had no chance of retaining it all. Great to meet you Harry, and good to meet everyone of course.

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    Manchester March Get-together - it's on!

    Is that the biggest aspidistra in the world?
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    It was a great pleasure to meet you all, and finally get to see the people behind the avatars. It was well worth the drive through rain, hail and standing water from Barrow. I'm already looking forward to the next GTG.

    Many thanks to Kirk280 and unclealec for going to the trouble of arranging everything.

    In response to the query, the tragic baby Ploprof is a WUS forum recreation of a Slava Dive watch that may have been briefly manufactured sometime in the 70s or 80s. No one's really certain about the original watch as you can see from the links below.

    For some background about the Slava see post #6 here.

    For the story of its recreation as a WUS project see here.

    As you can read it had as tortuous a birth as some of Eddie's watches appear to. Rather than a PloProf (as the author of the first link points out) it has a strong resemblance to a vintage Zodiac Sea Wolf but then I think that a lot of seventies dive watches have a similar design.

    I came across it by chance on Ebay and I'm always a sucker for a black dial and orange highlights. It has a fair amount going for it in my opinion: a domed perspex crystal, Vostock's patented floppy screw in crown (which is the on of the easiest I've ever used) and a gilt bezel. The case is a serious chunk of steel and it's a great opportunity to wear a watch on a shark mesh. And best of all it was very little outlay which allows me to wear it with more abandon than some of my other watches.

    From my perspective what's not to like?

    Of course YMMV...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    I'm hoping for a post from someone about 8am saying that they're still out partying 🤣
    Just got in,and after the wife's reaction 'i do wish I had just stayed out until 8 am when she pissed off to work. 😂😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    Just got in,and after the wife's reaction 'i do wish I had just stayed out until 8 am when she pissed off to work. 
    I definitely need to get to the next one with you 🤣well done mate 👍

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    Yesterday's GTG clashed with another of my major passions; as a diehard Wakefield Trinity fan I was disappointed to miss a home game.....until I saw the score. Trinity 6 Hull KR 10...........that didn`t please me but it would've pleased me even less had I been there!

    Looks like I made the right choice!

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    Glad everyone had a good time, hopefully Iíll be back in Britain to make the next one.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    I definitely need to get to the next one with you 藍well done mate 

    I might be banned from attending...

    Fantastic do though, the venue was absolutely top drawer, kudos to Kirk! (It was a PITA to find but that's my fault, I should have made sure my phone was charged!)

    Did anyone take those lovely Camouflage NATO straps I left in the charity pile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    Did anyone take those lovely Camouflage NATO straps I left in the charity pile?
    I picked them up, sadly there were no takers for them! I can either post them back to you, or put them on SC for the fundraiser, or keep them for the next GTG, as you prefer.

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    I'm hardly surprised Kirk, they were horrific. 😁😁

    Good fun for someone with a plain looking Seiko 5 or something though, to jazz it up a bit. 😉

    If you can find them a home then thats fine with me. Ive got some good stuff for next time but like I said i was on the fence whether i would even make it after the arsing about Northern Fail did with the trains.

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    Although I wasn't there in person, it's gratifying to know that I was remembered. Thanks a lot lads.

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

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    You are most welcome Mr.Platts. I was insistent that the others all chipped in.

    We owe you a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Although I wasn't there in person, it's gratifying to know that I was remembered. Thanks a lot lads.

    Eddie
    More than welcome boss. Drink responsibly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    I was insistent that the others all chipped in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Haha!.

    Including a crisp £50 note...........
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Haha!.

    Including a crisp £50 note...........
    I think I might frame that to remind me of Burnsey. Speaking of which, nice new watch heís sporting since the GTG....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I think I might frame that to remind me of Burnsey. Speaking of which, nice new watch heís sporting since the GTG....
    Indeed - sporting something myself.......Lol
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    I'm hardly surprised Kirk, they were horrific. 😁😁

    Good fun for someone with a plain looking Seiko 5 or something though, to jazz it up a bit. 😉

    If you can find them a home then thats fine with me. Ive got some good stuff for next time but like I said i was on the fence whether i would even make it after the arsing about Northern Fail did with the trains.
    Finally on SC, sorry for the delay.

    Little reminder...if you took anything from the GTG that was donated the fundraiser needs a tickle.

    (Being late is forgiven....I canít talk!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Haha!.

    Including a crisp £50 note...........
    I still have that bloody note in my wallet!

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