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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. @Roger the Dodger Wera screwdrivers, loctite and knolling of all the parts. Good taste and behaviours
  2. This one? IMG_20200806_084227 by jchmelina, on Flickr
  3. Pseudo Friday (although that hasn't changed much this week for wrist adornment) Old photo Astrographic by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  4. @spinynorman Agree, Gold isn't something I'm generally a fan of. I'm pretty sure Rado and Mido did some re-badging at one point, and this could be a case of that too. Slapping a design house name on a different dial and caseback wouldn't be out of the ordinary.
  5. That's a very similar shape and layout (the same?) to my Mido Commander Mido Commander by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  6. Astrographic by Alex Bennett, on Flickr Watching the orbiting red dot often distracts me when I'm wearing it. High beat movements generally make me very happy
  7. Two of these, For progressing another pocket door in advance of kitchen refit starting next weekend. The multi tool makes things very simple, Rip off the inner skin of board, cut the nails holding everything together, then use a filling knife to open a small gap behind the framing to buzz through the plasterboard nails for the other side. Re-frame, pocket in, acoustic insulation, board up and away! Before Stud moved (about half the width, you can see where I've attacked the nails) to accomodate the pocket
  8. I've been looking extensively at recycled posts - building a garden office kit and want a good base. Its either these in postcrete or some threaded bar with hangers. A couple of these in 4x4 would probably do just fine
  9. Second hand would get you something accurate IF its not worn out. Check 3 phase ones cheaply available and motor swapping if you are up for that, you probably won't miss the grunt doing those kind of projects
  10. Same again today for me too (and same picture). It made it through the night and kept time, so it deserved to be on again. Slapped a watch bottom on it as even with all the adjustable links removed its a little loose when I'm cold. Shines nicely in the sun Astrographic by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  11. Doesn't need 'mechanical' on the dial. Nor 'Archive' Otherwise sensible. It'll inevitably use an off the shelf movement (Miyota hand wound?) which makes it hard to justify the price. BUT at least it won't tick as loud as the quartz MK1s!
  12. Given the price of crystals and the postage costs from Cousins, you may be best to buy a couple to save disappointment if it doesn't fit correctly
  13. Finally arrived yesterday! After 5 weeks 'priority' postage from America. My grail watch. Much cleaner now after about 20 minutes in the ultrasonic cleaner last night which removed lots of human slime and what appeared to be rouge/polishing compound. Still needs a little more work on the bracelet to get it up to scratch. The fibreglass mid links need a bit more cleaning as someone has had a poor go in the past. And the crystal needs re-seating at some point (note its 90 degrees out! and the gasket isn't quite right) and a service is likely overdue so both will be done at the same time.
  14. 10 white modesty blocks 1x 8 pin CPU power connector with pins and 1x 6 pin PCIE connector with pins. And 5m black and 5m yellow 18AWG cable A Fractal Node 202, which will be housing my new build (its a very smart case, about two thirds the height of my Onkyo AV reciever adn near enough the same width meaning it looks very much inkeeping. Having all this means I'm not without a living room PC and I'll be ready to sell once the other is working. A cheap (but adequate) power supply just rocked up, and it needs some modifications. At £17 if it all goes horribly wrong I've not ventured too much. Once all that arrives, its build time!
  15. Amazing! Had the priviledge of meeting Gerry Anderson about 10 years ago. Really nice bloke and made some cracking series
  16. Thanks, and I have. Back in the box this evening though. If you are after a comfy elastic strap and are handy with a needle (or in my case super glue... I need some beefier needles as I'd run out of leather glue) I'd thoroughly recommend the CNS ones. Really nice quality, although strange with the fixings set up.
  17. Cloakroom 'finished' on Sunday so treated myself to some Navygraf time, same again today. Just a couple of days then back into the box. Start on the kitchen this weekend! On a cheapestnatostraps Marine Nationale modified to have the clasps all work as they do on some others and about 25mm removed from the length Yema Navygraf by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  18. Other than the look of the crown I really like these. Having not seen one in the flesh it might not be as protrusive as I think it is.
  19. Try swapping the bracelet side to side, so that the clasp part comes from the other end. It sounds mad, but sometimes gives a bit more adjustment that is needed!
  20. Nice strap! Suits the watch nicely
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