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Posts posted by al_kaholik

  1. 8 hours ago, JoT said:

    5 litres of emulsion, 1.5 litres of eggshell finish gloss

    I am going to have to start painting soon :sadwalk:


    Worst part of any job doing woodwork. Bloody hate it. Happily roller the whole house again before painting the skirting and architrave for my downstairs loo. Or the door for that matter, I'm too tight to buy pre finished. I'll rephrase, the quality is always so shocking that I don't want to pay a premium for it

  2. I hope so. Have bought a new bracelet link tool as mine has mashed a number of the pusher pins. This one's plastic so hopefully won't mar any bracelets. The tropic looks very much like those sold by Uncle Seiko, so I imagine they are churned out of the same factory with only the buckle and text right by the spring bar being different. In anticipation of it being far too long (99.99999999999% of straps are for me) I've also bought an MN from cheapestnatostraps. If I get on with it, and I have a sudden moment of madness, I'll probably buy an Erika's Originals MN which are meant to be the dogs wotsists.

  3. 1 hour ago, jsud2002 said:

    A respirator for when I am spray painting my models 

    And they double up great for answering the door for deliveries - cracks me up to see their faces every time (mostly wearing the resp for sanding/demolition

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  4. 42 minutes ago, Raymond Spanks said:

    Hi al_kaholik, you bit the bullet then, looks ace, saw you got the free tropic strap with it too.

    I ordered the Rallygraf Tarmac a couple of days ago, should be here by next Wednesday. As its got the Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movemnt surly it can't be too unreliable.

    Would love to hear how you get on with it when you finally give it to yourself.


    They are a great price at the moment, I think that's what @Nick67+1 had an issue with (his may have been a mecahnical, I'm not sure), the second hand came away. Simple fix, but frustrating.

    It's sat next to me, the time was set/hacked when it arrived and its, as far as I can tell comparing it to the clock on my computer accurate to the second. This is by no means scientific but would seem to be hitting a good tolerance

  5. Erm, this isn't meant to be here. It was listed as 'pre-order' for delivery in July but pitched up today. It would be rude not to have a look.

    It's going back in the case until its expected delivery date. It was meant to be an achievement gift to myself to mark finishing the house renovation... We'll see how that goes

    49997134933_50879f4c5b_c.jpgNavygraf by Alex Bennett, on Flickr

    First impressions?

    Weighty. Positive clasp, divers extension, bezel and crown action. Perfect size for what I wear. The dive strap (free extra) also feels nice quality and supple.

    The male first link doesn't protrude too far to make it uncomfortable on my small wrists which was my biggest concern.

    I'm pretty smitten. Roll on finishing works! I'm a kitchen and some finishing away...

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  6. 27 minutes ago, Nick67+1 said:

    I got the 15% off originally, that’s been on for months. 

    To be fair they have been really good customer service wise whenever I contacted them, they changed the delivery address from home to work,  they threw in the leather travel case which originally wasn’t included.

    Just frustrating. 

    Yes, sorry, I know the feeling waiting for my Traska for months only to shear a screw in the bracelet. Last adjustable link so no wear for a while until the new one arrived!

    I'm rooting for Yema and you...

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