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    My job can be a bit random - today’s efforts involved watches!

    To cut a long, random story short my work involves metal. Precious metal mainly. Today I gave a presentation at one of Switzerland’s biggest refineries and, much to my surprise, they offered me a tour of the whole refinery.

    What a great experience. Millions of dollars worth of precious metals sat around in various states, but carefully tracked by bespoke systems. The levels of automation were also quite a surprise...

    However the highlight was the semi-finished products section. Rose gold deployants and 18k gold bracelet links were on today’s production roster and I scooped up a handful of the latter, smiling at the thought of Haywood doing likewise with the finished product.

    That was my random work day. Anyone else get up to something a bit different?

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    No watches involved today, infact quite a boring day...DSCF1036 by , on Flickr

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    Not much happens in a tyre fitting bay to be honest.

    However, I've got an old Ferrari coming in on Thursday for a set so that'll break the day up.

    Not sure what model yet but it's got knock on hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Not much happens in a tyre fitting bay to be honest.

    However, I've got an old Ferrari coming in on Thursday for a set so that'll break the day up.

    Not sure what model yet but it's got knock on hubs.
    Copper or lead mallet time then!

    In another (much younger) life I did the same job for a while. Culminated in 24 hour commercial breakdowns (mostly on the motorways), and earthmover work. Money was good on call, but a tad dangerous at times. Decided office mechanics was safer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Copper or lead mallet time then!
    I do a fair few classics. I have a copper hide hammer but prefer the newer style rubber covered dead-blow hammers. No risk of marking the spinners and they don't bounce off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    I do a fair few classics. I have a copper hide hammer but prefer the newer style rubber covered dead-blow hammers. No risk of marking the spinners and they don't bounce off!
    Can't beat progress!!
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    My day involved assembling the front end of a new prototype robot lawnmower, got 2 to build this week, busy.

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    Had a couple of days of northerly winds here so took the opportunity to do a couple of subsea grout repairs on the legs under Brighton pier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Can't beat progress!!
    Unlike a spinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Had a couple of days of northerly winds here so took the opportunity to do a couple of subsea grout repairs on the legs under Brighton pier.


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    Turns out the mystery car was quite nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Turns out the mystery car was quite nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glyn696486 View Post
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    My job can be a bit random - today’s efforts involved watches!

    Spent the last week in France at a conference and customer visits.

    Gala dinner & the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau made for quite a pleasant week.







    Also discovered that Côte-Rôtie is delicious ...



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    Last edited by zelig; 23rd November 2019 at 10:26.

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    That menu is one to get the animal rights crew shaking a bit, looks delicious.

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    Côte Rôtie is probably France’s greatest mostly unknown wine. In my mind it stands its own with the greatest Burgundy wines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Côte Rôtie is probably France’s greatest mostly unknown wine. In my mind it stands its own with the greatest Burgundy wines.

    Really ?? Against a good Gevrey Chambertin ?

    Being a proselyte of the Kimmeridgian soils myself I would appreciate a recommendation from your good self for me to try. I occasionaly drift towards Burgundy's smooth reds.

    I have access to majestic and some independents and errr nothing above £40 for trywines.

    TIA

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    Last edited by Brian; 23rd November 2019 at 14:01.

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    Indeed Brian, I had in mind higher Burgundies, up to -dare I say it? - the Romanée Conti.

    Of course it is impossible to compare the pinot noir and a Syrah/Viognier mix.

    Unfortunately, as is often the case the best can be a touch on the (very) dear side.

    I would recommend you start with a Côte Blonde, from the southern part of the appellation. My favourite is E Guigal ‘La Mouline’ but it will be way off your budget.
    I am happy if I get to drink one in the year, though. Well within budget you may want to try this one:

    (Sorry for the cling film, it protects the label when the cellar is a bit damp)
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    Thanks for this I'll give that a try.

    My local man (well 50m away) has phoned to say that he a couple in stock which I am sure that I will get for a price.

    My majestic chap has this :Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2015 - worth a try ?

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    ...and BTW I have never even tried a Romani conti - It's grim up north y'know.

    I tend not to be a fan of once a year wines - I have to say they are a bit like once a year women - rather expensive and most of the time unpredictable. I like a weekly slosh tbh. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post

    My majestic chap has this :Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2015 - worth a try ?

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    I’m no expert - but that’s the one I tried & enjoyed it very much.

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    If it has Guigal on the label it’s usually worth trying. And just to be clear, Romanée Conti was twice in my lifetime. And I wasn’t the one who bought them.


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