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    Everest Expedition for sale

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

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    The seller even used your photo's Eddie. Shocking. I hope he / she had your permission to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    The seller even used your photo's Eddie. Shocking. I hope he / she had your permission to do so.
    What do you think?

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

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    Nice to see your art appreciate in your own life-time though ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    What do you think?

    Eddie
    I think you know who it is .
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I think you know who it is .

    Who ? Spill the beans.

    If the OP wishes to sell one of Eddies watches thats fare enough, but at least take your own photo's and write up your very own description. Abit rude and lazy if you ask me, as he/ she did not do either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Who ? Spill the beans.

    If the OP wishes to sell one of Eddies watches thats fare enough, but at least take your own photo's and write up your very own description. Abit rude and lazy if you ask me, as he/ she did not do either.
    I was referring to the gaffer, as such I imagine he knows.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    In the video what does he mean by the second hand hits the markers? Only ever heard that before when describing a quartz movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    In the video what does he mean by the second hand hits the markers? Only ever heard that before when describing a quartz movement.
    I think he's a touch confused.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I was referring to the gaffer, as such I imagine he knows.
    Gotcha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I think he's a touch confused.
    He thinks the original Smiths factory was in Sheffield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    He thinks the original Smiths factory was in Sheffield.
    Indeed as I said earlier, he's a tad confused.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Indeed as I said earlier, he's a tad confused.
    No, not confused, as he states Sheffield twice. Just wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    No, not confused, as he states Sheffield twice. Just wrong.
    I was trying to give the turnip the benefit of the doubt, another so called 'influencer' that's sadly lacking in knowledge.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Yes, the man who gives this watch 8 minutes of undiluted, articulate praise deserves a very thorough kicking for getting this unutterably insignificant detail wrong. Harder, harder!

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    To be fair I think it is an unfortunate part of this type of video that it is high on attractive, well-lit pictures, high on appreciative adjectives, and less accurate on basic facts.
    Apart from stating that vntage Smiths were made in Sheffield twice, he also re-states all the Everest summited by 2 Rolexes stuff, which is not established fact either.
    He compounds his error by wierdly referring to mechanical watch hands "hitting the respective markers perfectly ", and summarises Hillary's antarctic exploits as a three year crossing, which it decidedly was not. (He took a few months to get to the pole, only the third to do so, but then flew out).
    He contrasts the case shape with Rolex by stating that it is rounder (so are older Rolexes) and that the lugs are drilled (so are Rolexes).
    There is some great content here, but inaccuracies too, and there isnothing wrong with pointing these out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    To be fair I think it is an unfortunate part of this type of video that it is high on attractive, well-lit pictures, high on appreciative adjectives, and less accurate on basic facts.
    Apart from stating that vntage Smiths were made in Sheffield twice, he also re-states all the Everest summited by 2 Rolexes stuff, which is not established fact either.
    He compounds his error by wierdly referring to mechanical watch hands "hitting the respective markers perfectly ", and summarises Hillary's antarctic exploits as a three year crossing, which it decidedly was not. (He took a few months to get to the pole, only the third to do so, but then flew out).
    He contrasts the case shape with Rolex by stating that it is rounder (so are older Rolexes) and that the lugs are drilled (so are Rolexes).
    There is some great content here, but inaccuracies too, and there isnothing wrong with pointing these out.
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    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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