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  1. Loads of times. Forget to wind it in the morning and it stops by afternoon. I never remember my grandfather’s watch stopping. Every day he would sit by the radio and wait for the 1 pm Greenwich pips. He would wind and set his watch and on the final pip would say “Clon o’wock”. He was a prolific Spoonerist and generally annoying old bloke...I have never met anyone so wedded to routine. Among his favourite foods were chish and fips, acon and beg, pottage kie and boast reef. Oh, and he loved Pistmas Crudding!
  2. Was the clock running? My best guess would be a power reserve indicator for a 40 hour movement.
  3. And eventually, with prospective customers like me, they will reach a tipping point where the prospective customer shrugs his shoulders and says “WTF. I like your watches, especially that one, but if you won’t sell me one, forget it. Bye.” Or maybe not all prospective customers are like me?
  4. All of which, in this “egalitarian” world of ours, serves only to reinforce the old saying: “It ain’t what you know...”
  5. There are five people where I work who wear very good watches. The other four are women. The difference is that whereas I wear several different ones, they wear the same watch every day. Still good though: a couple of Cartiers, a Rolex and an Omega.
  6. Interesting! Thanks for the heads up – might be worth a look next time I’m in London.
  7. I’m on the books at the nearest AD because I have already bought a couple of watches from them. For an Explorer I They reckon I wouldn’t wait too long, an Explorer II might be several months or a year.
  8. Great idea. I can’t comment on the Tudor except to say it’s a great looking watch. However, I’m looking to retire myself next summer and I’m considering the “exit watch”. I’m thinking Explorer or nothing.
  9. When I bought my Tank the AD gave me this hardback book...
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