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  1. I think mrb we have a few. Fortunately despite the best efforts of quiet a number, we have yet to establish a final outcome. It probably will not even reach hearsay. Surely mrb none of them will be daft enough to make that admission.
  2. i never had you down as camp mate
  3. either that rob lad or youve got them all blocked on here like i have, theres only me and thee talkin about it. either that or theyve all blocked me and thee mate. Plod on eh. Yeh i'll pick you up int morning and we will sort her out. Bring your knuckle dusters.
  4. Hard to knock it really, qualities there, its a case of loving the vintage look and changing of bronze, it going to be marmite int it, but who wants to be boring. Yeh I like it and its the sort of watch i would want to look worse and worse, which is a bit invigorating for us lot.
  5. Ive the same problem my wrist is 6 inch so the end of the strap sticks out, in the end i went with a di moddel genuine teju in black, i had one on my skyliner and looking back i really did like it, a bit more exotic than normal calf. I could have got a rios or fulco codovan for a similar price, but looking at youtube videos, the look very smooth and a bit plain almost rubbery? The thing about di mod higher range is the special backing the wrist doesnt sweat (like prince andrew) they are lovely on. https://www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk/DiModell-Teju-Lizard-Black-Mens-G7.html the was another option https://www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk/Fluco-Cordovan-Flat-Black-H.html to be honest i felt like giving the sarb a bit of a classical vintage look like my skyliner had, and i think the cordovan would be a bit casual for that. I thought about a caracas but again its just calf. The Teju is just that bit special for the money and i think it will be an out of the usual look for the sarb, ive not seen anyone use one. The Teju really was something that seems to have been neglected beyond 60's watches, but it has such a strong exotic look which i think will go well with the sarbs sporty side too. We will see... I love the sarx, but i even find the sarb on the limit at 38mm so the sarx would feel big. Thats why i usually go for vintage watches. The Sarb is a sweet spot i think its the fact that it is a honest thing. Shame speculators are pushing its price beyond what it should be. Its a bit early yet. Maybe in 30 years when it becomes a classic and rare like the pogue etc, then yes pay a classic price. But not yet. Its too early. Im hanging onto mine anyway so i guess i can be a bit scornful at the profiteers. Don't mind if its justified. I can see 300 in a king quartz, but conversely no one seems to want them, which is weird. the caracas had one on my sacm somehow it felt a bit plain in calf, lovely strap, but in calf against genuine teju, they just dont seem to follow the wrist like genuine lizard does. Also the lizard ages more naturally the caracas is a heavily coated calf. https://www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk/DiModell-Caracas-Black-N9A.html
  6. Very nice whats the diameter. Looks very understated to like it lots better than their heavy looking offerings. Nice to see a classy one.
  7. I might save up and get a cheaper end patek and velvet jacket.
  8. Very true i got banned from confession at my RC high school. When the priest said what do you want to confess my son. I said can i have numbers 1 to 40. They had given us a list to give us an idea see. Yeh you are right. I think i would make a good priest, might give it a go. The Munks i upset werent even religious, they were just a family of tarmac's up colne @mcb2007 will probably have heard of em. The daughter was scary No i think we are on the right track with the gold feather job. Im after somet a bit spivvy something along the lines of the late 70s gold omega quartz i kept buying for a while at 300 notes a throw. Something a bit 'sheepskin coat'. That was once posh. Like driving an old roller shad.
  9. No mate your thinking of Oz aka @BondandBigM. Im not so much discerning unless it comes to ferrets. Im more your what can i say? Im more "thankgoodness". Thats what my boss used to say...Nigel has gone out...gone home...gone missing again..."thankgoodness". In fact ive heard that a lot Nigel followed by thankgoodness. Or thankgod. Which lead me to beleive i was destined for the priesthood but seemingly not as i once upset a load of munks. Yeh gold feather sounds good i shall have a rummige cheers matey.
  10. When ever i end up with an old KQ in the collection. I always but always end up giving in and wearing it all the time. No idea why, i just do. Theyre a bit like a throw back to the old 70s Technics hi fi. 70s glam cool and slightly scary in a gothic and dark way. Then suddenly in the 80s looked just Victorian. However like black centres and polished rims on a 911, the cool white slickness of the 80s died and the world being a little lost for style since 1989 has gradually returned to a 1976 "anything goes". Which means the KQs look great again...just like vinyl sounds great on my mates dads 1978 Technics that looks like that abbey on the hill in whitby. Where im going to ensure the bloke gets his fresh fish etc. Yep the Wall still sounds better on that old hifi off an old record than it does on the port in a BMW 750i...via an app.
  11. Miss my skyliner. So im considering another 60s seiko manual wind. I know Grand Seiko are the top, but i dont want to pay 600 plus for an old watch. Ive been looking at the crown, chronos, liner, marvel lines. I know these were all high end in the 60s and can be found for a few hundred. Which to me is sensible money. But...which of these is best or are they all on a par. In which case its just down to condition etc. Im thinking the marvel/lord marvel or giro marvel auto might be above the crown cronos and liner? But im guessing. Anyone with knowledge of these seikos 60s gems? Thanks Nigel.
  12. I thought when i saw the roamer it was a step up from sarb. Like a sarx, yes it reminds me of both. Im still struggling with just what to put the sarb on. The original bracelet was good but ugly and it marks the case. So its best place is the bin. Im thinking a shell codovan? Maybe a di modell genuine Teju? Im thinking the latter would go with the sarbs pure 1960s seiko cues. Thats what they did really with sarb and sarx. Raided the back catalgues for inspiration which was wise. The 60s were seikos best period. With the like of the Crown. Yes im thinking a genuine teju skin.
  13. Batteur 'mono chromatique', peut trier une sangle habillee, pour le moment, une petite application de famaco, apporter une grande dose de soin et de vie! Au Geckota, bon mercredi! Mesdames. Just practicing for the ensuing negotiations to settle a point of Law between the UK (us) and our neighbours...its still going on you know. The divorce agreement....Apparantly a bloke in Whitby wants his fish fresh. Well i would too....We won't loose. 17 Sarb.
  14. @mcb2007...probably only you will understand this. But im getting that Dynamic and that ferret lol...and i will sort a few other things. Thanks rob you made me think tonight. Im in a reasonable position now nationally to influence things. And i will have the 'ferret' sorted too.
  15. Im in a leather phase to scott...presumably that is the proper daytona....very nice indeed. The truthfulness of zenith as ever. Light hidden and bush spring to mind. Wonder why they did it for Rolex?...
  16. Lassale by the fire with my best pal whose just cleared off to bed...so an earlier pic of her from this aft. And not a ferret in sight. Yet...
  17. what can i say lol, the bury aristocracy must be! you don't see watches like that down the burnley Miners club. "Wasn't expensive" my bottom (tenner). Yeh go on with you very nice, bet she don't know how much it was. Let me guess you told her he paid 200 to get away with it. nice sienna dial nice indeed. thats what my school report said without the last word, which was replaced by 'fooling'
  18. thats very nice, I like these watches that take the ethics of the omega AT and rolex dj, crush them down into sporty like these and don't cost the earth and still look slick. I think even casio do an edifice that carries all the looks too.
  19. when I was in my late teens I had 2 pals, one had a girl friend and her dad was rich so he embarked on a mission to try and get her expecting, on the basis the family would take him in and make him rich. The other lad his girl was ordinary and i kid you not on that basis he swore when they got married no kids, on the basis he would have to pay for them you know school dinners, shoes etc. and would not have the incentive of becoming part of a rich family. My other mate he has a vasectomy when he was 19 because he kept ferrets down his pants. I think we have tapped into a ferret explosion of enthusiasm on the forum too. Closet ferreteers. I reckon this could be fun.
  20. Thanks for the replies. Im thinking we can make a go of this now and establish an rlt ferret club. The RFC eh. And weve got @deano1956 for proper advice from tother side of border in yorkshire. My yorkshire terrier tanya is from Liverpool shes scouse. I think the ferret that rob got last time might have been a scouser too.
  21. Thanks, that sounds great fun. No app yet, but if we can get enough interest we might see if we can sort one out. Its complicated at the moment. @BondandBigM will probably end up as our ferret exerciser because where he lives you can take them for a walk and still go in the pub with them. Which is a vital arrangement. @mcb2007 will probably end up as our Ferret Treasurer as he has established links with the supplier of ferrets on the cw forum. And ferrets are often hard come by, but we have established contact with a ferret smuggler on there who keeps them in the boot of his mother in laws car or thats what we think. What he actually told rob is "i keep the loot in my mother in laws boot". Me? Well my role is to ensure that when we get the ferrets which we know can take upto a year. That they can be paired up and trained to walk to the pub with bond. You see bond as only agreed to be ferret exerciser if he can walk them to the pub. Which is his local the "Cock and Balls Story Inn" near Washington upon Tyne. We need a few more members and we will be sorted.
  22. King Quartz again. Its my third this and they really are superb for very little money. I found the Seiko catalogue from 1976 with this very watch in. The price in yen in 1976 converted into uk pounds and taking into account inflation would mean that buying this watch in 1976, would cost about £2,800 in todays money. Confirming that these and the Grand Quartz were todays Grand Seiko in those days. The case uses seikos grammer of design and is also polished using Zaratsu machines by hand. There are some lovely dials to be had. This is like a brushed mirror. I also find that at 36mm they wear perfectly for me.
  23. I blame going through stubbins to reach ramsbottom. Its the paper mill see. Yes we just introduce the ferrets thats all. A bit like ferret match
  24. we are using the title 'for sale' loosely...we really just want to know who else is interested in ferrets. Early days of a new hobby.
  25. Me and @mcb2007 are breeding. So if any of you on here are interested in a furry friend then let me en rob know. Near catlow bottoms. that is uncledickturpin he is a real un, fast as owt.
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