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  1. My Grandad left me a silver pocket watch,chain and fob with silver pendants.I wore it in the breast pocket of a jacket with the chain bar "secured" in the button hole.I wore that jacket when out across the fields.On one outing i came across an old well and leaned over the edge to look in. SPLASH and my beloved watch was in the well.Not so secure after all!.I went back many times with fishing lines,ropes,magnets and friends with ideas for retrieval but no luck.The last time i stupidly had a favourite penknife in the pocket.Again Splash and it was gone.I gave up after that.This was over forty years ago.No doubt both treasures are still there.
  2. Usually twice if i am working.One for work and a change for the evening.Same watch all day if i am not.
  3. Some very nice Hibiscus you have there Roger.We grew them on the nursery for a few years.Bench grafting them in the spring was a pleasant job.Blue Bird was always the best seller.
  4. My Grandad was also a great fixer.Trouble was he could not resist drenching everything in oil which often finished his mended items for ever.
  5. I like the look and feel of divers.The weight and (usually) easy to read dials are also a plus for me.
  6. I ordered a white faced chrono on Friday 6 feb.It came today.£69 delivered.UK seller.Looks good, though i have not had chance to unpack it properly yet.
  7. I thought that garden centres were open.
  8. It is a Sarcococca.Not sure which species and variety.Very sweetly scented flowers.
  9. Not sure if all of these are available but series i have recorded and enjoyed are.Jamestown,Poldark,Band of Brothers,Pacific,Boardwalk Empire,Rome,Spartacus,and the recent re make of Black Narcissus.There are many more but my wife has just put her soaps on the TV and my brain has scrambled!
  10. Its another for Vostok from me.The Amphibia range especially.
  11. That chisel looks similar to the one i was using at school around 1968 at age 14.I was finishing the centre of a bowl with my left hand on the top of the handle and my right holding the end of the handle.The chisel was resting on the tool rest.Next thing i knew,the chisel flew off and my left hand became trapped between the still spinning bowl and the tool rest.Luckily a fellow class mate saw what was happening and banged the large red stop button on the lathe. I still have the scar between the two fingers where the spinning wood burned rather than cut my hand.The woodwork master was not overly concerned.I remember his first comment well. - "I hope you havent left blood on my lathe" . Different times !.
  12. A stunning watch.And some fascinating history.
  13. Any chance of a pic of the Christmas brogues Nigelp ..............
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