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  2. @Always"watching" Do you know about Google's Ngram, where you can track the frequency of usage of words across time? It's limited to what Google can see in print, but these days that's quite a lot. For example, Calibre vs Caliber. That's all English. If you go for British English, calibre always wins, although the gap has closed a lot recently. In American English there's a crossover around 1890. And here's honour vs honor in proper English
  3. I think the length of the ribbon creates the spin time of the four balls and it works in resonance with the timing of the gentle nudges from the timepiece. I don't think the spinning of the balls correct or control the mechanism they just.. resonate.. this way and that way in time with the mechanism because the potential spin is calculated to be as close to the timing as possible. Its late at night.. its past beer o'clock.. and I hope this makes sense and I'm correct I may be wrong, it happens often.. but even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.
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  5. Easy peasy.. Post a picture / name a watch.. .. not that investment watch, not the one that will double/triple its worth etc. but that cool one, the one that future collectors can show off and people will say "wow".. the one you think will be most desirable to have.. ..from all the NEW watches available.. .. in 30 years time. Heres my guess.. I think @Jet Jetski has hit the nail right on the head with his. Don't get me wrong, its not the type of watch I would pick for myself (I don't particularly like watches with large bezels) but I think this one will be on collectors hitlists in 30 years time.
  6. Never fished Bewl, but heard great thing about it, have had savage takes at Rutland. I miss the UK reservoir fishing! Hopefully I will get some done before the years out. Tight lines!
  7. I'll wait to see if the postman brings me my new toy.
  8. 1964 Seiko 5. And the time that time forgot ... Enjoy your Sunday. JJ
  9. Time for the oldies..... TIMEX, GREAT BRITAIN (1975) & SERVICES, FOREIGN (possibly supplied by Theil Brothers, circa 1970s)
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-Casioak-Casio-G-Shock-GA-2100-Royal-Oak-Style-Watch-Full-Gold-Bracelet-/313531331768?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 A fine gentleman from this site could have helped you previously with this https://www.birthyearwatches.com/product/1979-bulova-royal-oak/
  11. I actually like the way the timex looks best. Isn't it great having incoming..
  12. https://g-shock.co.uk/ga-2110su-3aer Available in lots of colours c£110 and customizable.
  13. It's all tertiary. I think one thing, then I think another.. it seems to balance between the two.. Then I have enough money.. and it's all wibbly wobbly.. and I choose the third option.. It even surprise's me!
  14. Listen, It's a nice watch, I'm sure it doesn't look too big for wherever it will spend most of its days. But it's too big for your wrist. You can wrap it around any protrusion you wish.. But.. it's too big for your wrist. I apologise profusely that you don't have big wrists but we all must face our burden. Be happy that it's small enough to fit in your bank. It's just a bit big for your wrist. If you didn't want the truth, you shouldn't ask. Why don't you sell it and buy a big car?
  15. I've had a grown-up check. This Slava has 8 sides.
  16. G Shock? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Bulova-Classic-Automatic-Day-Date-Octagon-Case-Green-Dial-Mens-Watch-/233702776764?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  17. %&ש so it is. been at the peeve. Just checking that you were paying attention.
  18. Made a cap for the pen today out of a bit of copper I found in my bits box. Turned out quite well I think & finally a bit of success with copper turning ad most of my other attempts have ended in failure. Copper seems to need lubrication to be successfully drilled/turned. When drilling it helps to use a centre & to go up incrementally in sizes (from 6mm to 8mm to 9mm etc until the required size - in this case 12mm - is reached. It also helps if the drill bits you're using are sharp (ask me how I know this!). When turning in the lathe take small/fine cuts only, use lubrication (I used 3-in-1 oil but some people use milk!) & quite a high speed. I polished it with very fine emery (not sure what grit but fine) & liquid metal polish (brasso). Must admit I'm quite chuffed with the result & can't wait to using the pen & for it start tarnishing up a bit
  19. Mine is ten modern in one box and 6 vintage in another box. Having to call it a day since I don't want to lose any and 16 seems enough.
  20. I'm pretty sure that Bulova do a model with an octagonal bezel
  21. VIctorinox. good deals to be had if you shop around. TKmaxx has them sub £200. If you hang around and make 50 meaningful posts, you can then advertise in the forum wanted section.
  22. Very nice indeed. A Tudor that has sensible hands
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