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AVO last won the day on November 4

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    Norfolk, UK
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    Languages (the day job!)
    Singing choral music and blowing sax
    Long distance walking
    Watches (preferably small and old)

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  1. copies,are you tempted.

    Fakes, never. As for homages, I think that is down to personal taste. I have absolutely no objection to people wearing them, but I won’t do so myself. By a homage I mean something that looks identical in almost every respect except the name on the dial. I decided quite a while ago that if I really liked a watch I would buy it if I could afford it, but I would do without rather than buying something else that looked very similar.
  2. I hope this post doesn’t offend anyone, but with the benefit of hindsight I don’t think I would have a collection at all. I think instead I would have kept some worthy beater for as long as possible, while popping regular amounts into a grail fund and eventually buying a bloody fantastic watch.
  3. Christmas irritations

    @BondandBigM It is so difficult to square the Mysteries of Faith with rational and scientific analysis, and it is pretty certain that the Gospels contain historical and linguistic misinterpretation. As a Christian that is one of the hardest things for me. I love the idea of Christmas but I hate what we have done to it. Rampant commercialism that now begins in September. Presents blown out of all proportion. Rubbish television. Rubbish food. That dreadful music in shops. It’s all a bit tawdry. I am off to Cyprus where I hope to escape a lot of it.
  4. The sad passing of Mr Levity

    Very sorry to hear this, Emily – condolences to all your family. Your dad was a stalwart member of the forum. We will all miss him very much.
  5. Get it Off Your Chest.

    Thank you for your confidence, Roger. Yes, it was meant in jest as is a lot of stuff that people post. However, it was not well done. I do not like to offend people and I’m usually mortified when I discover that I have. I will shut up. @niveketak absolutely no reference to your good self intended. I apologise.
  6. Against the trend

    One of these...
  7. What does it really mean?

    This is what I have always understood, too. To me a chronograph is essentially a watch with stopwatch complication. I believe that the term chronometer was coined in the 18th century and was used by the likes of Harrison, Arnold, Mudge and so on to describe their very accurate marine timekeepers.
  8. Pierpont

    Hanged if I know...
  9. Get it Off Your Chest.

    Looking at all the cr@p some people wear (and post photos of on watch fora)
  10. Am I over-thinking this?

    It’s very typical stage of thinking. You start to build up a sizeable collection and realise what you could be owning and wearing by now if you had sat on your hands. Start a grail fund and fill it with proceeds from the sale of watches you don’t wear.
  11. More Perfection

    Everything you need, and nothing you don’t. A place for everything and everything in its place.
  12. Perfectly Satisfied

    Yes. Of course...
  13. Obscure brands

    Christiaan van der Klaauw, Dutch astronomical Watches. Check out the über cool animations
  14. Incoming...

    Very nice. Love the blue lume.
  15. Something Humble

    Correct. 50 points to Griffyndor. I have cheapies. Hardly ever wear them.

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