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  1. My memory, it was a race whether they'd rust first, or just fall to bits.
  2. Note to self. Do not, under any circumstances ask TWF to name my car. Not that I give my cars names anyway. Or call them "she". Makes me feel a bit queasy, that does.
  3. This is bringing out all my old stuff. Berry & sons pocket watch from 1878. Sir John Bennett Ltd wristwatch of 1925 With its Baume & Co imported movement. A Sir J Bennett ladies watch from 1916 with anachronistic Bonklip bracelet. I have a Bergeon spring bar tool, but where's the fun in posting that?
  4. You're right. Disappeared without trace.
  5. Rosemary (Boxster). Terrible Felicity Kendall reference. Mine's the coat with the blood stained edging shears in the pocket.
  6. Bit late I guess, but I forgot the Arogno.
  7. One of many things I like about my Mk3 MX5 is you pull a handle and push, 9 times out of 10 the top goes back and clicks into place with no further effort. Much the same in reverse to put it up. No back seats, though. I do have a bit of a thing for Alphas, though. I like that MHD watch. Not so convinced by the Spitfire.
  8. Although, somehow it's quite reassuring to know the thing is basically thick as soup.
  9. My so-called smart phone is one of the dumbest things I've ever come across. I wouldn't expect a smart watch to be any better. Just as an example, my phone routinely, when I am working at home, suggests I go to a cafe for lunch a few doors up the street. A) I'm at home, as the phone well knows, and I can make my own lunch B) If I was remotely inclined to go to this place, I guess I would know it's there. C) Actually, it closed 5 years ago.
  10. Just reassure me that doesn't say "Tory pet ..." whatever. Tanya does look very sweet.
  11. Nothing I can see in mine other than Star Case Co branding and, most likely, a servicing mark. Doesn't look like the OP is coming back.
  12. The Elgin does that too, so it was probably part of the standard spec. My father was a Quarter Master in the 2nd Btn Kensington Rgt, so I guess he could've had boxes of them. Here's the watch ...
  13. I have my father's Elgin pocket watch, which he described as his "present from King George". I assumed he meant he just didn't give it back after the war, never occurred to me it might have been legitimate. This is Great Britain. Our valiant troops were "demobilized" after the war. Thanks for that. I've developed a bit of a crush on Landeron mechanicals, 99% of which I can't afford.
  14. Not a big fan of Seikos generally, but that does look really good. It has a kind of comfortable presence on your wrist, like it belongs there.
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