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  • Birthday 04/05/1954

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  1. If people want this forum to become an "internet democracy", I suggest they ask Roy to relinquish it and take over the financial burden. Roy pays for your ability to post here, don't consider this place to be an alternative to face@@@@. I Suspect Roy makes little profit from the forum, he once suggested that he would shut it down because of the trouble it caused him. I honestly don't know why Roy still pumps his money into this forum. The only reason that comes to mind is his love of like minded watch lovers. Let's be respectful of the forum and the person who pays for it, otherwise, we might lose it.
  2. Wonderful, congratulations.
  3. Happy New Year to all members, however far afield. Stay safe and well in 2020, and beyond.
  4. Yes, I fancied a vintage Rolex Oyster, but I can't justify the cost. I don't like the ones with "Mercedes" hands, I'm on record for that choice.
  5. Stan

    Merry Christmas.

    Thanks for the overwhelming number of reply's, my lesson is well learned.
  6. Stan

    Merry Christmas.

    My best wishes to all members of the forum Not just about watches, we all have a few. Stay safe and have a good time, my friends.
  7. Has a decent movement, unlike many quartz watches.
  8. Stan

    Today I Bought .....

    A woolly hat and gloves, it's Winter, yet again.
  9. Brilliant! I wish I could train the Wife to do it.
  10. Stan

    Today I Bought .....

    A refurbished Henry HVR 160 II from MyHenry- UK. It was bound to happen. Rowena said "another vacuum cleaner?". I told her I was sick of getting covered in sh!t when I emptied the bagless ones in the bin in our windy back yard. Bearing in mind, she hasn't used a vacuum cleaner in years, she didn't argue. I banned her from using one when she tried to vacuum up water with a Hoover Junior in the 1980's.
  11. Stan

    Today I Bought .....

    Shark are quite good by the reviews on the Tube, but I haven't seen one yet (come one family ).I don't know how good (or bad) they are. There isn't a perfect vacuum cleaner at this point in time, despite Mr Dyson's claims. Nothing is perfect, certainly not vacuum cleaners. But some I take a fondness of my friend.
  12. Stan

    Today I Bought .....

    The DC59 is a v6 with a different motor(if Dyson is to be believed). I have two V6's and they are good at what they do.   I suspect you used yours almost exclusively on standard power setting, that's why you got such a long life out of the battery.   On high power (MAX), Dyson batteries get hot. The cells (normally Samsung) are designed for such high power output, but it reduces the life span of the battery.   If you got a third party battery it will certainly not be of Dyson's original spec and will best be used on standard power only. Imho, of course.
  13. I don't know what my vintage watches and my G Shocks say about me, however, I've never consider a watch a status symbol. Good luck to the watchmakers, I have a completely unique and original Roy Taylor watch.
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