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  1. Hi Haggis, Those are really superb, especially the top one on what looks like a piece of Burr Walnut ? have you thought of going into small scale production ? if so, I for one would be very interested. regards Shiny
  2. Duck tape works OK but is a bit messy. Treat yourself to a sticky ball as sold by Roy, under watch tools works a treat as re usable ad infinitum. A handy bit of kit for any tinkerer, like me
  3. What is it they say ? Strike while the iron is hot Ive been there, know how it feels
  4. Thanks for the information to all who replied, ordered the one that Roger suggested last evening. Ebay marked as despatched today ! regards, Shiny
  5. The three main types seem to be; pliers type lever handle type screw down type Which is best ?, What do you use ? Shiny
  6. Think I need to invest in a snap back closer, there seem to be three main types, what would members recommend ? Regards Shiny
  7. shinybryan

    The Song Thread

    "Watch what Happens" Michelle Le Grand
  8. shinybryan

    The Song Thread

    "Time after time" Frank Sinatra
  9. Found an Arnie for £1 at a car boot 2 weeks ago ! only needed a battery but of course the plastic shoud was in tatters anyone know where I can buy the aluminium replacement cant seem to locate one anywhere. Thanks, "shiny"
  10. A lovely looking little lad, congratulaions to you both. Regards Shiny
  11. Buy quality and you buy just the once, Buy cheap and you pay extra, by the time you learned the lesson and bought a second time, may just as well have bought quality in the first place, trust one who learned this lesson years ago the hard way.
  12. Yes I agree, Arabic numerals and a black dial would make it just perfect. Is it single or double quick day and date changing ? the earlier ones were just single quick, which makes it a bit of a chore to set if not worn regularly.
  13. Oooh, thats really nice, love that dial
  14. Hi Alex That looks really nice and not a lot of money,IMHO once you have one you will want more, I have three Hummers now and love em all, that smooth sweep of the seconds hand I find quite mesmerising. wear it with pride. Regards Shiny
  15. What a superb watch ! clear uncluttered elegance oh lucky man I was having a great day until I saw this.
  16. I have the black faced model bought from "James" of the forum a few months back, good lume, spot on timing, easy to read with that lovely clean clear uncluttered face. Can certainly recomend Mondaine, they have been around for ages and just that bit out of the ordinary
  17. shinybryan

    My Resume

    1. My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn't concentrate. 2. Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe. 3. After that, I tried to be a Tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it - mainly because it was a sew-sew job. 4. Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too exhausting. 5. Then, I tried to be a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme. 6. I attempted to be a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it I couldn't cut the mustard. 7. My best job was a Musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy. 8. I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but I didn't have any patience. 9. Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. I tried but I just didn't fit in. 10. I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income. 11. I managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining. 12. So then I got a job in a Workout Center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job. 13. After many years of trying to find steady work! I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it. 14. My last job was working in Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind. 15. SO, I TRIED RETIREMENT AND FOUND THAT I'M PERFECT FOR THE JOB!
  18. The madam opened the brothel door and saw a rather dignified, well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties or early fifties. 'May I help you sir?' she asked. 'I want to see Valerie,' the man replied. 'Sir, Valerie is one of our most expensive ladies. Perhaps you would prefer someone else', said the madam. 'No, I must see Valerie,' he replied. Just then, Valerie appeared and announced to the man she charged $5000 a visit. Without hesitation, the man pulled out five thousand dollars and gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour, the man calmly left. The next night, the man appeared again, once more demanding to see Valerie. Valerie explained that no one had ever come back two nights in a row as she was too expensive. But there were no discounts. The price was still $5000. Again, the man pulled out the money, gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour, he left. The following night the man was there yet again. Everyone was astounded that he had come for a third consecutive night, but he paid Valerie and they went upstairs. After their session, Valerie said to the man, 'No one has ever been with me three nights in a row. Where are you from?'. The man replied, 'Ontario'. 'Really', she said. 'I have family in Ontario.' 'I know.' the man said. 'Your sister died, and I am her attorney. She asked me to give you your $15,000 inheritance.' The moral of the story is that there are three things in life that are certain. 1. Death 2. Taxes 3. Being screwed by a lawyer
  19. Straps for me most of the time, preferably leather, with the exeption that I do have some mesh bracelets that I find very comfortable and attractive. Think the secret is to keep swopping, seems to give any watch a new lease of life every time you change.
  20. Ive had one of these for about a year, AMAZINGLY BRIGHT ! and still goin strong on original batteries, despite a great deal of use, highly recommend
  21. My beloved Spike, anytime between 5.10 and 5.50am wouldnt have it any other way
  22. Welcome to the forum, you are among friends here, just guard your wallet while visiting the sales section ! from one who knows. Regards, Shiny
  23. Hi There and welcome, I do like that Oris, they are superb You will find much to interest you here as I have over the last year. Regards, Shiny
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