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artistmike last won the day on March 2

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    Devon U.K. by the Beach
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    Bonsai, Fly Fishing , Cooking and watching paint dry.....

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  1. Dive Watch Myths.

    Absolutely ! They are absolutely de rigeur when you're trolling up and down the quay here....
  2. Dive Watch Myths.

    Considering that James Fisher and Sons still continue to produce Divers' watches, as do many of the other specialist Diving supply companies, I suspect that a lot of professional and serious amateur divers do in fact continue to wear watches as part of their tool-kit. The ones that I know down here in Devon certainly do .... https://www.jfdglobal.com/products/compasses-gauges-and-watches/professional-divers-watches/
  3. Shades of Grey

    My X-33 certainly doesn't scratch the same way that steel does and any scratches do seem to disappear, or become a lot less noticeable than on steel. It's funny but I like the heft of stainless steel too, but since owning the X-33 I find that it's such a comfortable watch to wear compared to steel, despite being a good size that it's often a watch that I really enjoy putting on..
  4. Shades of Grey

    Actually, in the flesh this one has some great colours in the titanium, it's one of the most attractive cases I own...
  5. Holiday's at home.

    My brother-in-law moved to Portugal 'cos he likes the sun and keeps asking me if I'd like to visit. Currently due to local fires he has no TV, Internet or Phone. He's on emergency water from his well as mains has dried up, had to fell trees close to his house to prevent fire spread and has had to equip part of his cellar as a 'panic room' in case the fire hits them. He has a smallholding but can only work on his land at night or very early or very late, due to the heat and his crops are dying through lack of water.. His wife has been to a consultant as the hard physical labour has damaged her neck and he had to have an operation for a hernia. To be honest I'm happy staying in Sunny Devon....
  6. Genesis watch makers

    For an independent they don't come much better than Duncan at Genesis, I've been extremely pleased with the work he's done for me and he is Rolex accredited. I'd contact him and discuss the work you want doing and I'm sure that you'll feel confident that he will look after you and your watch..
  7. Moonphase watches

    When it comes to a full calendar complication, you couldn't do much better than that, that's a really great looking watch...
  8. Beware beer and watches

    That's nothing Pete, how do you think I ended up getting married three times.... ........
  9. World record Tag Hueur

    It's not a Tag Hueur...
  10. Help - SMP300 query

    Mine, which is from 1994 seems absolutely fine, it may be that, as you say, it's an after-market replacement or even that age has put some slack in the bezel and it needs removing, cleaning and replacing, which might help things a bit. If it really annoys you it might mean sourcing a kosher one from Cousins or Omega, but I suspect they won't be cheap.....
  11. Could it be a 57?

    That's lovely and must make up for a lot of the aggro that you've been through of late...
  12. Thursday 29th June Automatics

    This one getting an outing today .....
  13. Wednesday 28th June Quartz

    This one for a while today ...
  14. An update...and thanks to all.

    Well done Roger, glad to hear that you're on the mend and back at the hard slog.....
  15. Purchase Advice

    What he said...