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    Bristol Get Together January 2020

    January 25th on Saturday Evening


    There's been some interest regarding getting another Bristol/South West watch meet going and the date agreed by the first parties is the 25th January.

    Getting numbers at this early stage and then I'll look at which venue would be most appropriate.

    This will be a cross platform invitation in order to include some people who may be newer to the hobby and younger (than an old fart like me), as there's a lot of keen watch people who are of the Instagram and Facebook generation. I'll vet them, to see that they post regularly on their particular platform before giving out the venue about 48 hours before as usual. I'm sure they will benefit from inclusion on this forum too as there's so much expertise and searchable information on TZUK so I'll encourage them to join here. How does that sound?

    Please add your details in the comments below. Cheers, Jason

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    Not a million miles away and be a nice trip out, so out me down please.

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    Although a relatively new member here, Iíve been lurking for a while, and as Iím down that way as well, Iíd love to come 👍🏻

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    25th of Jan is no good for me, which is a shame as I was going to start organising a GTG, but you've got in there first. Hey ho.

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    Will have to look at commitments nearer the time but definitely interested.

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    I should be free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocuspocus View Post
    Will have to look at commitments nearer the time but definitely interested.

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    Same here. Really enjoyed the last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocuspocus View Post
    Will have to look at commitments nearer the time but definitely interested.

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    Same here. Really enjoyed the last one.

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    Yep, I'm interested, and available on that date as far as I know. Put me down!

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    A quick bump.

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    This is just before an exam for me so wonít be able to make it. Keen for one in the south west at some point though


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    i'm a possible too, on the Berks/Wilts border and any GTG is going to be a bit of a drive for me (Reading anyone) but any excuse to hit Bristol and pop into Rough Trade for a browse of the vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westberks View Post
    i'm a possible too, on the Berks/Wilts border and any GTG is going to be a bit of a drive for me (Reading anyone) but any excuse to hit Bristol and pop into Rough Trade for a browse of the vinyl.
    Good stuff

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    I'll probably be up for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I'll probably be up for this
    Excellent Rob....in fact, I have some news.

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    Shortly after starting this GTG thread I had the opportunity to join with another chap called Dan (he's 'appreciatingtime' on instagram) in setting up Redbar Bristol.

    It's now up and running.

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    Redbar Bristol is now up and running.

    I've spoken with Eddie and he's no objection, thinks it's a good idea and wished me luck, so he's given me his blessing to use the January 25th date, as people here are already interested, to be the inaugural combined Redbar Bristol/TZUK watch meet.

    This TZUK forum, having being around before Facebook and Instagram means that there are most likely a fair few members here who have neither a Facebook or Instagram profile.
    The idea is that the (possibly) younger/newer fans of the hobby who are only on, for example, Instagram, would benefit from joining TZUK and gaining the benefit of the many experienced members on here so I will be encouraging that.

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    The benefits of local TZUK'ers in joining Redbar Bristol will be that there will be;

    - regular meets
    - It's free
    - the 'Redbar' name attracts recognition from watch brands and AD's meaning that we can sometimes get guests such as brand owners involved, or have the odd meeting hosted at an Authorised Dealer.

    Previous recent Redbar events in the UK have had Oris, Moritz Grossmann, Fears watches and Grand Seiko as guests/hosts as an example.

    For those that don't know, 'Redbar' is really just a name to hang your hat on regarding watch meets. There's a thread here - https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?447302-RedBar

    At the end of the day however, there's no real difference to meet-ups that we've been to before. It's just about having a chat, a beer and talking watches with some friends we already know and some new friends hopefully too.

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    Please register your interest in this January 25th and future events on this thread below AND by following this link redbarbristol.co.uk ........ to the Instagram page and following the link to register, or just cut and paste this registration link into your browser -- bit.ly/35SMq87
    Everyone who registers for the Redbar events and meets is vetted to ensure that they are genuine watch nuts and not interlopers as security is taken very seriously. The information you provide will never be shared with any third parties, it is simply used during the registration process to help verify the identity of applicants. Your email address will be used to send out notifications of forthcoming events and meetings.

    If you want to let me know you've registered, just make a note on this thread or PM me and I'll make sure you're added to the mailing list.

    A couple of people on this forum have already independently found the RedBarBristol instagram page and registered already.

    We now have 3 admins including myself and hopefully, soon a 4th who's very active on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    Registered.
    Great. Just saw your request on Redbar page Simon and added you.
    Same for Electorn

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    Hoping I can make it to this one! Thanks for the invite Jason.

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    Registered!

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    Do I need to sign up to join the GTG?

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    Great. I think I found you. Sent you a PM to check... Your insta profile is confusing me BTW

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    Registered!

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    Hi.
    No. I started this thread before the Redbar thing happened.
    However, it's become apparent that the RedBar name is attracting watch fans from Instagram, Facebook, TZUK, plus Brand ambassadors/owners etc, and I was hoping that it could become a hub for GTG in the South West. As such, future meetings, days at an AD, Brand guest meetings etc would be communicated to any watch fans in the area who might be keen to attend future events via the occasional email. Up to you...any concerns, please send me a PM. Dave (Sweets) is getting involved too. He's got some great ideas and lots of contacts.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    Do I need to sign up to join the GTG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    Hi.
    No. I started this thread before the Redbar thing happened.
    However, it's become apparent that the RedBar name is attracting watch fans from Instagram, Facebook, TZUK, plus Brand ambassadors/owners etc, and I was hoping that it could become a hub for GTG in the South West. As such, future meetings, days at an AD, Brand guest meetings etc would be communicated to any watch fans in the area who might be keen to attend future events via the occasional email. Up to you...any concerns, please send me a PM. Dave (Sweets) is getting involved too. He's got some great ideas and lots of contacts.

    I'm looking forward to it, and yes Dave is a really good guy to help out, I have been to a couple of area GTG with him and he's super knowledgable, especially anything Lemania based..

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    I'm looking forward to it, and yes Dave is a really good guy to help out, I have been to a couple of area GTG with him and he's super knowledgable, especially anything Lemania based..
    I bought a Lemania based watch from him a few months after seeing it at a GTG. The Lorenz. That's the fun thing for me. Not only can you get to see and try on watches you'd never see anywhere else but you get to hear about the story behind them and hear the owner's enthusiasm.

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    I'm not on Instagram or Facebook. Do I need to be to join Redbar?

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    You don't need to be on Instagram to join RedBar .... which is just a name for watch meets. You can add your e-mail address to get notifications of future redbar meets by cutting and pasting this bit.ly/35SMq87 in your browser Rob. Mention me as your referring RedBar member and I'll add you to the mailing list.

    If you do decide to join instagram, you don't need to post things....you can keep your profile private and just follow people...just as people do on here. You've seen the posts....long time Lurker...asking a question etc etc. Thanks for the caseback stickers BTW. They've come in very useful.

    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I'm not on Instagram or Facebook. Do I need to be to join Redbar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    Great. I think I found you. Sent you a PM to check... Your insta profile is confusing me BTW
    Dare I ask which part of it..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    I bought a Lemania based watch from him a few months after seeing it at a GTG. The Lorenz. That's the fun thing for me. Not only can you get to see and try on watches you'd never see anywhere else but you get to hear about the story behind them and hear the owner's enthusiasm.

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    Iím in the SW but North Devon.....not sure I can make this get together but it sounds fun.... love to make one some time.

    I posted here to you though because I also have a blue Lorenz chrono similar style.... albeit a newer quartz one 27184CC.

    Got for my birthday last year so couldnít ask for a Lemania movement one and for me itís a nice piece for the money looks great and most of all the novelty is without any engraving at all I actually do have my name on my watch....on the face actually......


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    I just logged onto the redbarBristol registration page and found you, so have added you to the list for e-mail notifications. Would be great if you can come along some time, although I know it's a way to travel. Pretty cool to have your name on a watch. I just looked up your Lorenz and it is so very like mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by lordloz View Post
    Iím in the SW but North Devon.....not sure I can make this get together but it sounds fun.... love to make one some time.

    I posted here to you though because I also have a blue Lorenz chrono similar style.... albeit a newer quartz one 27184CC.

    Got for my birthday last year so couldnít ask for a Lemania movement one and for me itís a nice piece for the money looks great and most of all the novelty is without any engraving at all I actually do have my name on my watch....on the face actually......


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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    I just logged onto the redbarBristol registration page and found you, so have added you to the list for e-mail notifications. Would be great if you can come along some time, although I know it's a way to travel. Pretty cool to have your name on a watch. I just looked up your Lorenz and it is so very like mine.
    Hi Jason, thatís great many thanks, it is a bit of fun but yep I do think itís quite cool too.

    Will try and make it if I can, thank you ...do love that Lemania one of yours though....a lot...


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    I'm based in Coventry but going to try and make it down

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordloz View Post
    Hi Jason, thatís great many thanks, it is a bit of fun but yep I do think itís quite cool too.

    Will try and make it if I can, thank you ...do love that Lemania one of yours though....a lot...


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    Must remember to bring it along.

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    I've added it to my diary, I hope to be there.

    Not had anything through about about Redbar, not sure if I'm supposed to though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkle View Post
    I've added it to my diary, I hope to be there.

    Not had anything through about about Redbar, not sure if I'm supposed to though.
    Great.
    You will. Dan aka 'appreciatingtime' on Instagram is sending welcome emails out in a few days I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    Must remember to bring it along.

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    Absolutely, I might even bring my cheapy version along too!


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    Interest expressed.

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    I may be able to get here after all, and having just met up with all the gents (Jason and the 2 Dans) organising the RB Bristol group, I am definitely going try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I may be able to get here after all, and having just met up with all the gents (Jason and the 2 Dans) organising the RB Bristol group, I am definitely going try.
    Dave
    Thanks checking out these characters, ha!

    I'm still up for the usual place Dave too, closer for some of us.

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    A quick update for you all regards the 25th meet up.
    Location is set and will be confirmed nearer the time but is within 15 mins drive from the M4/M5 Almondbury junction, with easy parking plus we have our own seperate room.

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    There's 49 people signed up for emails from Redbarbristol and although we've not been posting much over Christmas the Instagram page has a fair few followers.

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    Interesting, just seen this. Iím Bristol based and had wondered about a local red bar. Thanks for the tip!


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    We well get an email with the location as I don't do Instagram ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    We well get an email with the location as I don't do Instagram ?
    Yes, absolutely. The location won't be publicised on Instagram, it will be e-mailed. I'm just aware that a couple of people on TZUK have expressed an interest in going but haven't signed up for emails, so I thought I'd put a little update on here.
    Nearer the time we'll send emails and I'll DM the couple of people on here.

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    Added to the mailing list G.

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchOnWrist View Post
    Interesting, just seen this. Iím Bristol based and had wondered about a local red bar. Thanks for the tip!


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    We're getting closer to 25th January

    The e-mails for all who've signed up via the Redbar route and been verified will be sent on Wednesday with the exact location.
    As mentioned before, we have a room to ourselves at a venue with good access.

    It's looking to be a popular meet up, with over 60 people registered and verified as certifiable watch nuts, though of course not all of those will be able to make it on the night.

    Can I just ask again if there's anyone on here who hasn't gone via the Redbar route and hasn't been getting e-mails and who wants to come to let me know so I can PM the details to you on Wednesday also. Thanks, Jason, Dave (sweets) Sweeting and the two Dans.
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