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    Virtual TZ GTG. . .

    To promote social separation, but also keep the forum spirit alive: I propose hosting a vitual GTG via “zoom” online platform.

    prerequisites

    a computer or mobile device with audio and visual capabilities.
    a willingness to share thoughts and musing on watches
    maybe a couple of beers on hand

    Who would be up for it?

    Martyn
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    Sure count me in!


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    Definitely doable

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    You should have been there last night OP - the first virtual McrGTG via zoom! (See thread in the G&D).

    It worked well, and was a good laugh.

    Count me in for future events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    You should have been there last night OP - the first virtual McrGTG via zoom! (See thread in the G&D).

    It worked well, and was a good laugh.

    Count me in for future events.
    Indeed!.

    Worked well, bit of light relief and and great laughs in stressful times!

    Up for it.
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    Nice i'm down

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    Why not? I’m up for it.

    Cheers,

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    Seems we have a few interested. Let’s say next Thursday 7:30pm. Anyone interested send a PM with your email.

    You can use your phone, tablet or computer. https://zoom.us for client / App downloads. You can test your audio and visual via

    https://zoom.us/test

    hope that helps

    Martyn.

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    I've had a few interested - get a virtual pint ready and maybe a watch or two to to hand and have a bit of banter - all without leaving your own home! Do PM your email and I'll send an invite.

    You need to download the zoom client and allow access to your video / speakers - if you haven't got it already when you press the meeting invite. You can even join on your mobile device as there is an iOS App or Google App for Zoom.

    Just a bit pf fun...

    Zoom Meeting:
    Topic: TZ Vitual GTG - March
    Time: Mar 26, 2020 07:30 PM London

    Martyn

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    Sounds like relief from social distancing, any limitations on numbers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by g40steve View Post
    Sounds like relief from social distancing, any limitations on numbers?
    No - though seeing 100+ faces on one screen may get a bit difficult!! If you'd like to join in - PM and I'll send you the details.

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    Looking forward to this - who are we expecting at the virtual GTG?

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    I’m going to try to get on it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Looking forward to this - who are we expecting at the virtual GTG?
    quite a few have signed up. I have no idea what this will be like. To prepare My suggestion is:

    1. Have a device with video and microphone - those invited can test their equipment at https://zoom.us/test - you need to download an app or client software which should happen automatically - allow app to access camera and mic.
    2. If you like have any watches with you to share with the group.
    3. Have a can of your favourite brew to hand.

    Treat like a virtual pub meet-up - treat others with curtesy - have a laugh, nothing too serious.

    I’ll open the meeting at 7:30pm London UK time.

    if anyone else wants to join just PM and I’ll reply with details!

    Martyn

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    I can’t join you guys at this time but think it’s a great idea to alleviate the current status quo. Hope it goes well

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    Virtual TZ GTG. . .

    Hi Martyn, this is a great idea.

    Have you got a full zoom license?

    Just checking as I think you only get 40mins if you’’re on the free version and there’’s more than two participants in your conference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benwisback View Post
    Hi Martyn, this is a great idea.

    Have you got a full zoom license?

    Just checking as I think you only get 40mins if you’’re on the free version and there’’s more than two participants in your conference.


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    I have a free license and it works perfectly.

    For free you get 40mins limit if there are three or more people joined - a limit of 100 can join the call. But on todays meeting zoom kindly removed the 40min limit for free anyway and we stayed online for a little over one hour.

    Worst case - you can just stop / start the same meeting for 45min calls - which allows for comfort breaks!

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    Well I really enjoyed that Gents. It would be good to capture everyone’s usernames on this thread to aid my shocking memory!

    Ps. Thanks for organising Martyn.
    Pps. It was almost 2 hours!

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    Thanks Martyn, very enjoyable all.

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    Enjoyed that, thanks for organising Martyn.

    Stv

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    Yeah really enjoyed that. Nice to meet you all and put faces to names etc


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    Jup nice stuff chaps. Good to see some watches. Looking forward to woodacre sorting out that leather nato

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Jup nice stuff chaps. Good to see some watches. Looking forward to woodacre sorting out that leather nato
    Will have that done soon if not tonight then first thing I morning looking for springbars now!


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    That went rather well! And apologies for the disturbances created by the additional participant :))

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    Damn!

    Sorry I missed this everybody, been a bit 'full on' here.

    Next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    That went rather well! And apologies for the disturbances created by the additional participant :))
    She was cuter than you mate!

    You need to buy her a watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    She was cuter than you mate!

    You need to buy her a watch!
    That's not hard, I'm not setting high standards! :))

    She received a watch at her baptism (tiny, old pocket watch), from a good friend, a fellow WIS... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    That's not hard, I'm not setting high standards! :))

    She received a watch at her baptism (tiny, old pocket watch), from a good friend, a fellow WIS... :)
    Now my wife wants another one!!!! This could be a very expensive hobby. (not serious). Great to meet you all.

    I can set another call for 2 weeks same format if people interested? All welcome.

    Martyn.

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    Sound a good plan. Count me in! I may of fitted that damn leather NATO by than!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Now my wife wants another one!!!! This could be a very expensive hobby. (not serious). Great to meet you all.

    I can set another call for 2 weeks same format if people interested? All welcome.

    Martyn.
    Count me in mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Now my wife wants another one!!!! This could be a very expensive hobby. (not serious). Great to meet you all.

    I can set another call for 2 weeks same format if people interested? All welcome.

    Martyn.
    Count me in as well!

    As for the little one, I can send you a recording of her yelling (not crying, yelling, that's what she enjoys), that might dampen somewhat the interest :))

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    Yes I would join as well

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    Sounds good :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    I have a free license and it works perfectly.

    For free you get 40mins limit if there are three or more people joined - a limit of 100 can join the call. But on todays meeting zoom kindly removed the 40min limit for free anyway and we stayed online for a little over one hour.

    Worst case - you can just stop / start the same meeting for 45min calls - which allows for comfort breaks!
    Martyn - can you say a bit more about how Zoom removed the time cap - did you know about it in advance or was it an unexpected bonus?
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Martyn - can you say a bit more about how Zoom removed the time cap - did you know about it in advance or was it an unexpected bonus?
    It was unexpected bonus during the call - I had a pop-up message saying time limit had been removed.

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    Brlliant, thanks.
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    Count me in Martyn!
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    Anyone who wants to join on Thursday 9th April 7:30pm London time. Please send me a PM and I will reply will details. Many thanks. Martyn.

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    Damn. I thought it was tonight! See you next week...send me an invite please Martyn.

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    ANd again

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post

    I can set another call for 2 weeks same format if people interested? All welcome.

    Martyn.
    Thursday 9th April, 7:30pm London time - Zoom call

    Any more who would like to join in for a virtual chat and put a face to a name and "shoot the breeze" please send me a PM and I'll reply with details. This weeks topic - what watch have you "bought sold and bought and sold and... repeat" and anything else.

    Bring a beer / tea and any watches you'd like to share - just some fun.

    Martyn

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    Just a bump to top to remind people about this tonight!


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    See you there to compare covid19 haircuts!

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    Excellent meet again, see you all in another two weeks time.
    No3 for me coming soon.

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    Excellent again, see you all in two weeks. Thanks Martyn!

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    Great to chat again Chaps.

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    Guys I missed this thread sorry, but does zoom have subtitles (like skype)??

    If so please can I join the next one??

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    another great meeting No3 in a couple weeks - same applies - do PM me and I will reply with details - which are not the same as this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    another great meeting No3 in a couple weeks - same applies - do PM me and I will reply with details - which are not the same as this week!
    Sorry chaps, got caught catching up with a few other friends. Next time!

    So who had the worst experience with buying the same watch over and over again?


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    Great to see you all.

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    Great zoomeeting, many thanks Martyn!

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