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  1. Entirely un-watch related but your username doesn't cleanly divided Mach 1 in either km/h or mph. What's the significance?! I have to know!! Obligatory watch photo. Nothing interesting, beyond the fact you can probably pull enough of my fingerprint off that dial to pass the biometrics into any of my new employer's facilities! Paracord courtesy of @Iceblue who is raising money for a charity close to my heart. Check out the relevant section of the forum to give the price of a couple of pints to a thoroughly deserving cause and get a sweet bracelet/makeshift garrote/climbing rope into the bargain! (does not have to be an awesome color)
  2. "Your horologists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." Words of wisdom.
  3. All far too tasteful for my tastes, such as they are, but a really nice idea. Is there one for questionable Kickstarter watches and shoddy entry level divers?
  4. One of the Kickstarters I'm following had a vibrant comments section, full of Watch People. I am genuinely concerned they/we might be the worst people in the world to deal with. One guy was talking to the creator like a child, demanding an apology in 'professional complainer' format after the survey was a few days late (if it's one of you, I'm sorry but you sound like a complete ****** mate ), teary disappointment that the stretch goals weren't what they decided they were getting, other people expressing their NEED to see a meteorite dial option that hasn't been made yet and will all be different anyway because it's a piece of flipping meteorite... All on a watch they're paying about 300 for depending on the choice of movement. The KS itself is relatively smooth, These people are just awful.
  5. Graeme Le Saux was nicknamed 'the professor' by his Chelsea teammates because somebody saw him reading a book once.
  6. Yeah, leave fatface alone! ... ... ... Oh, right
  7. Killer combo. That Oris is gorgeous.
  8. Most accurate timepiece I own. Haven't had to adjust it apart from daylight savings, weighs nothing, gets as wet as any of my divers and hasn't died, goes with pretty much anything, lume lasts forever, fits under a cuff, won't get stolen, legible as hell and comfy.
  9. The Q? Because that's currently getting scalped to hell and back on eBay. I'm not paying £300 for one ffs :/
  10. It's still working, but I'm not using it much atm - I bought a digital timer plug socket to keep the watches wound without overwinding and to preserve the cheapo motor, but the bloody shape of the timer doesn't let me plug in the power adaptor :/ its massive and weighs a tonne so exorbitant postage means I can't even give the damn thing away!
  11. Collecting stuff in general tends to attract slightly more obsessive characters. Be that action figures, film memorabilia, autographs, football programmes, and especially watches. Then again... Pretty much sums up my feelings about this :D Watches also has a weird element of reverse snobbery, where people fall over themselves to praise arguably very mediocre affordable watches, cheap nylon straps, so on and so forth - presumably to signal that they are not infact snobby anally retentive connoisseurs but woke watch wizards, and somehow not liking a Seiko 5 or an Amphibia shows a lack of appreciation for the finer points of horology. They are all just jewellery anyway, and if I'm being honest with myself some of the watches I own were bought largely because I felt that it was the right thing to do, rather than desperately wanting a badly finished Russian diver with an interesting origin story or whatever. Edit. Well I've completely mangled that post by accidentally merging a quote rather than editing it
  12. 8ball for 150, 200 for the good stuff. 20 mins in the carpark.
  13. Not my usual, giving something different a go the missus thinks it makes me look like a drug dealer! Big thanks to @kevkojak for running his 10 year giveaway and raising some cash for ze forum too.
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