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AVO last won the day on July 3 2016

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About AVO

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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. Kon-Tiki 4-hands. I tried this on as you see. Still don't know why I never bought it!
  2. Kontiki4hands

    From the album AVO

  3. Given The Chance......

    Vacheron Constantin. Then I could get to wear a different watch from my dream brand every day of the week.
  4. @Doolittle ¡En Chile no podría ser tan difícil escoger un tinto de calidad! ( shouldn't be hard to choose a good red in Chile!)
  5. Selling the forum

    Top banana, Roy!
  6. I am like a blank slate (wax tablet) on which nothing is written...
  7. Here's a nice one... Aequam memento rebus in arduis servare mentem - Horace Approximately this means: Remember to "keep your mind balanced" (keep your head, perhaps?) when things get tough.
  8. "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" in fact. Which brings me nicely to @Roger the Dodger's question. 'Illegitimi(s) non carborundum" is a pleasant piece of nonsense. I suspect it has WW2 army or intelligence roots, quite possibly those clever fellows at Bletchley Park. I'm sure there was a more pithy and apt aphorism in Rome than the one you suggest, but it might take a little research to unearth it.
  9. Watches for wearing??

    Just my view, but watches are for wearing. Wear or sell. Your call.
  10. Wrist shots

    Sometimes (as today) I post a new shot (if I've got the iPhone handy as it's very easy with Tapatalk.) Some days I post a "library" picture. Most days I cant be bothered to do either!
  11. Friday 18th

    Vintage Enicar today... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. It's over.......

    2 hours. Need to find the love for this or it might be up for the chop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Everyday watch need? Well, right now it seems that I need to wear this every day...
  14. Unrealistic Expectations

    A few years ago I was on holiday in Turkey and had been discussing watches with fellow hotel guests. No judgement, but one chap was proudly showing me the fake TAG he had bought the previous day. Next day he brought it to me with the long face. It had stopped working. He said he would either get his money back or get a new battery fitted. I gave the watch a shake and felt the rotor move. After I explain to him what an automatic was, he went away happy – but he still had a fake!