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AlexC1981

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  1. Thanks chaps. t-t-t-t, the motherboard is an Abit KT7A.
  2. Possibly pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a watch photo, but I am on furlough with nothing better to do. I cleared out the loft last week so I just happened to have some old computer parts and packaging hanging around.
  3. This is almost a caricature. Aeroplanes, macho blokes, sexy ladies.... Yes I did watch it to the end.
  4. Thanks, a couple of mini screw drivers are needed to undo the bars. A pair came with the watch. I bought the strap separately as it came on a rubber strap that was too long for me to use. The leather NATO makes it a bit bulky to wear with long sleeves.
  5. Just had a google and the death rate of normal flu is around 0.05%. If normal flu kills 20,000 in the UK then coronavirus having a death rate of 2.3% could kill 46 times as many people if it is just as contagious as normal flue. That's 920,000! My numbers might be all wrong, they are only based off a few minutes googling.
  6. Wind and rain down in the south east of England. I've been wearing my Chronographe Suisse for over a week now, but I might have to wear a diver if I go out in this!
  7. I'm usually looking at my watch in meetings, but for a different reason! I really like that style of case, nice and chunky.
  8. My brother was given the quartz Rotary version for his 18th birthday nearly 30 years ago. It's still mint in box, never worn with the receipt from Ratners! I'll have to get a photo of it up at some point for this thread.
  9. Thanks, yes they have a lovely vintage style to them. There's a little brassing and what looks like tiny fractures in the crystal when the light catches it just right, but the dial is very good. It's almost too clean! This one has a Landeron movement of some sort.
  10. Finally got myself a Chronographe Suisse this week. I think I first saw one on this forum on one of the weekend watch threads not long after I joined up! I remember asking what it was, so it must have been an unbranded one like mine.
  11. Only at work. Someone asked if my Orient Bambino was an Omega and a couple of others on separate occasions spotted my Breitling Cockpit Chronograph and commented something along the lines of "that's a nice little Breitling". Made me feel a bit size concious. lol.
  12. I've been out fishing today, so this will do.
  13. My need for watches ebbs and flows. I'm at a fairly low ebb at the moment because I bought quite a few in a short space of time in December and I don't feel like I've had enough use out of them to justify buying more. I should have a clear out but most of my watches are probably worth around £50-£150 used, which is too expensive to sell them in job lots, but it's annoying to list them all individually.
  14. Absolutely bucketing outside and really windy, and I've just realised I've left the bacon that was to be this morning's breakfast at my mum's house.
  15. 40mm, but wears so much smaller. Just goes to shows it's not the size it's what you do with it.
  16. Nine last year. I was doing ok as I had bought just three by mid-November, then I went a bit mad and bought six at the end of the year. I think I have around 75 now so it would be nice to sell some and maybe use the money to buy something I've always wanted, but couldn't justify the cost.
  17. Fifth place - Orient Bambino V4 with grey dial and rose hold hands/batons. Fourth place - Rodena. (Nomos Tangente 39 homage watch). Third place - Breitling Cockpit Chrono (cream dial with blue subdials). Second place - Strela re-release black dial version. The only watch I've ever bought more than one of in different colours. The winner goes to my Accutron 218. The beautiful blue brushed dial with it's curved square shape, the detail of the hands, the sharp contrast of the case brushed and polished areas.......
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