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Everything posted by rhaythorne

  1. Kaliber was an abomination! A couple of years ago after a bit of a medical drama I had to cut down on alcohol as it didn't combine well with my medication. But I was delighted to discover that the world of low/zero alcohol beer had vastly improved since the dark days of Kaliber. Below, in no particular order, are my favourite discoveries. Some have the same name as their alcoholic equivalents so, if you plan on buying some, make sure to pick the right one! Big Drop Pale Ale Adnams Ghost Ship Big Drop Stout Brewdog Nanny State Mikkeller Drink'in The Snow Mikkeller Drink'in The Sun Mikkeller Energibajer Nirvana Karma Pale Ale Nirvana Kosmic Stout Rothaus Tannezäpfle Alkoholfrei St. Peter's Without Veltins Alkoholfrei Nirvana Sutra IPA Bernard Amber BERNARD s čistou hlavou Višeň Heineken 0.0 Krombacher Pils Non-Alcolholic Leeds Brewery Original 0PA Nirvana Tantra Pale Ale Palm N.A Paulaner Munchner Hell Alkoholfrei Rothaus Hefe Weizen Alkoholfrei Warsteiner Alkoholfrei
  2. Obviously not your day as your trainers also appear to have fallen off : Probably just unlucky re. the watch, although the only bracelet I ever had problems with was also Seiko, albeit of 70's vintage. To replace the rusted and crumbled pin I cut a steel sewing needle to length and glued it in place.
  3. Not listening quite yet, but it's due for release later this month.
  4. I just got the email too. I don't particularly like these. They all seem a bit "desperately seeking Walter" to me My three CW's are all great quality though and only my first purchase fell foul of the infamous QC/Customer Service problems but it was all sorted professionally and amicably with a little perseverance so I've no complaints in that regard.
  5. Yes, if it's a triple-date, moon phase. But other than than keeping such complicated watches wound and therefore set reasonably accurately, winders are a waste of time in my opinion. If you don't wear the watch very often you'd probably need to unscrew the crown to adjust the time and date anyway.
  6. Explicit lyrics, so maybe don't play it out loud if you're at work ;)
  7. The reason why the Alpinist doesn't have a screw-down crown or other locking/ratchet mechanism for the compass bezel is that, if you were using it for its intended purpose, you'd need to be taking frequent readings and making adjustments as necessary. The sun isn't screwed into the sky! Unlike dive-time or even dual time zone bezels, in this case (pardon the pun) a locking mechanism would not only be a hindrance it'd be a major design flaw. Serious field/outdoor watches shouldn't have display backs either. Ugh!
  8. Yep, those blokes with the flowers look well dodgy!
  9. Rembetiko Read the IMDB reviews linked to above and, if you like the sound of it, watch the movie (which contains a few adult(ish) scenes): Wonderful soundtrack too... if you can hear beyond the likes of Katy Perry
  10. It's not only Rolex prices that have escalated recently. As the watch collecting hobby has become increasingly popular there are many more people seeking vintage watches that are inevitably becoming increasingly scarce. More demand plus less supply equals higher prices. A few examples: Simple Vostoks and Raketas that were widely available for less than £20 a decade or so ago are now fetching £60-£150. Issued CWC G10's were easily obtainable for around £50 but now are £200+. The very common WWW's were £250 or less but now even these are over £1000.
  11. You could sign up to Stowa's Newsletter. They sometimes have ex-display/trade show items for sale at very good prices.
  12. Croydon Service Centre 2nd Floor 50 George Street Croydon SURREY CR0 1PD Tel. 020 8680 1572 www.watchrepairs.co.uk info@watchrepairs.co.uk
  13. Possibly the worst video ever? Catchy tune though
  14. The best pearl of wisdom I can offer is that you should adjust the levels according to those sticky-out things on the side of your head... your ears Forget what any auto-levelling/SPL/phone app might be telling you. Using the same speakers all around is a benefit as you'll likely find the whole sound stage more seamless and cohesive. That's maybe an expensive option though. If you choose to use different speakers, at least try to use ones with the same general sound characteristics so that none of them sound incongruous.
  15. Maybe not quite one hit wonders, but disappeared into relative obscurity after initial success. Both still active now I believe.
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