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    Fingernails

    Keeping it gentle, not pointing any finger (nail)s.

    Is anyone else unnerved by a) excessively long and b) dirty fingernails both in real life and also in wristwatch photos?

    I think I am mentally scarred by inspection demerits to my 6 when I was a sixer in the cubs. I know, I know, I've got to chill out. I promise I'm trying.

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    Do you need a hug or something?

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    Friday night, too much gin

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    Can one have too much gin?
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Can one have too much gin?
    No, but one can have too long fingernails:



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    Fingernails

    No excuse for dirty poorly manicured nails.....I particularly dislike the bitten variety.


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    I suppose if you are a classical guitar maestro or a subbuteo ace then long (but clean and well maintained) nails may be excusable. But those are the exceptions which prove the rule.

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    Finally a thread that doesnít mention Rolex ! (Doh... I said the R word)


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDunc View Post
    No excuse for dirty poorly manicured nails.....I particularly dislike the bitten variety.


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    +1, I dislike dirty nails that need cutting and I dislike bitten nails even more.

    However, if you work with your hands a lot or gave a dirty job, fingernails can get a bit grubby and even after scrubbing with a nailbrush they wonít be perfect. Keeping them short helps a lot, thereís a difference between the Ďhonestí stained appearance of fingers/ nails that do manual work and the sort of nails where you could plant spuds in the muck. I used to do a lot of car work in the evenings, Iíd be soaking in the bath later on trying to get my hands clean to look presentable for work next day.

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    Worse is a deformed looking wrist. .
    Some on here do wrist shots that look like they are of a broken knee.

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    Imagine dirty fingernails and a deformed wrist? Iím going to have to lie down now

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    One for the fanboys


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    One for the fanboys

    Stunning

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    An early lesson on here was always crop your wrist shots if you don't want people making references to trotters etc. No finger nails in my photos.

    Those Rolex finger nails would be handy for scratching an itchy arse 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwisback View Post
    Finally a thread that doesnít mention Rolex ! (Doh... I said the R word)


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    quite agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsondynamo View Post
    I suppose if you are a classical guitar maestro or a subbuteo ace then long (but clean and well maintained) nails may be excusable. But those are the exceptions which prove the rule.

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    Yup... there are very few excuses for long nails on a man... creepy!!!

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    Good point made there.

    No mention of toe nails though ?

    Or worse , both finger and toe nails being dirty and long is just minging.

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    I bite my nails, itís the cheaper alternative to smoking. 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Stunning
    Bravo!

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    I always try to drag my fingernails against a wall, engage in a bit of bare knuckle boxing, fix the car then dip my fingers in acid before I post any watch photos.

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    Im trying but i dont go to manicure. Maybe when I start to shave my legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    I always try to drag my fingernails against a wall, engage in a bit of bare knuckle boxing, fix the car then dip my fingers in acid before I post any watch photos.
    Good man. Better than long fingernails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zielony View Post
    Im trying but i dont go to manicure. Maybe when I start to shave my legs

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    Ooh Jesus... man manicures... worse than those blokes unable to shave with a bic if needed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbongo View Post
    Ooh Jesus... man manicures... worse than those blokes unable to shave with a bic if needed...
    DRY shave with a bic

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    DRY shave with a bic
    Believe it or not, my old man sometimes did...

    I have done, with less success... but the trusty bic and a bar of soap can provide anyone with reasonable hand eye coordination and skin with a really decent shave.

    Not my 1st choice, but the average guy shouldn't struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    One for the fanboys

    That looks like a lot of work. Do you apply the decals yourself, or does someone put them on for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snedboy View Post
    That looks like a lot of work. Do you apply the decals yourself, or does someone put them on for you?
    Mine are done at my AD

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Mine are done at my AD
    How long was the wait?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabs View Post
    How long was the wait?
    3 years and they keep the warranty card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    +1, I dislike dirty nails that need cutting and I dislike bitten nails even more.

    However, if you work with your hands a lot or gave a dirty job, fingernails can get a bit grubby and even after scrubbing with a nailbrush they wonít be perfect. Keeping them short helps a lot, thereís a difference between the Ďhonestí stained appearance of fingers/ nails that do manual work and the sort of nails where you could plant spuds in the muck. I used to do a lot of car work in the evenings, Iíd be soaking in the bath later on trying to get my hands clean to look presentable for work next day.
    An old mechanic taught me a trick to stop getting dirt around the fingernails. Before starting work, rub some petroleum jelly around the front edges and the back of the nails. When you get black grease and dirt all over your nails, there is already grease there but its clean.

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    Mine are okay, though, right?


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    A mate of mine (Hubert you poser) once referred to my nails in a most disparaging way, made me feel most uncomfortable. Granted they were a tad long as I hadn't cut them for ages - the angle grinder was broken and I couldn't find the garden shears.

    Thing is: you cut them and they grow again! What are you supposed to do, do them frequently? Normally, I just wait until one breaks and I notice so then I DO drag them against a wall or grind them on the pavement. Long fingernails are just so useful: picking up small items without is nearly impossible so longish is spot-on but no more than an inch or two long.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Mine are okay, though, right?

    Give them a good clean and varnish them and you'll be good to go darling.

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    Long fingernails are nasty on men (and Iím not particularly a fan of women having them either), but worst has to be men with one long pinky fingernail. Iíve noticed this on Indian men occasionally. Not sure why anyone would do this... is it a sort of tool to efficiently scoop out excess ear wax or to deftly harvest the fruits of the nostril? Nasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argon View Post


    Long fingernails are nasty on men (and Iím not particularly a fan of women having them either), but worst has to be men with one long pinky fingernail. Iíve noticed this on Indian men occasionally. Not sure why anyone would do this... is it a sort of tool to efficiently scoop out excess ear wax or to deftly harvest the fruits of the nostril? Nasty!
    Coke spoon.
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argon View Post


    Long fingernails are nasty on men (and Iím not particularly a fan of women having them either), but worst has to be men with one long pinky fingernail. Iíve noticed this on Indian men occasionally. Not sure why anyone would do this... is it a sort of tool to efficiently scoop out excess ear wax or to deftly harvest the fruits of the nostril? Nasty!
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sco...g-Finger-Nail/
    It is a cultural thing. Still looks nasty, I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Those Rolex finger nails would be handy for scratching an itchy arse 
    If she'll agree to do it

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