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About yokel

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    Woodbridge, Suffolk
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    European travel. Food. Wine. Music (especially, but far from exclusively, opera). Motorsport. Skiing. Cars. Watches.

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  1. yokel

    Sell or not Sell.

    I don't think anyone has suggested there is one, Davey. It's about personal preference -- and, I'm pretty sure we "non-sellers" are in the minority on this forum.
  2. yokel

    Sell or not Sell.

    Maybe I am he -- if not, you know of at least two. I have never even considered selling a watch -- and don't expect that situation to change. Having that approach allows me to buy what I like without fretting about "future resale value" -- and is gloriously liberating, as it means I don't have to follow the herd (or put my name on any daft "waiting lists").
  3. yokel

    Thursday timepieces.

    Arrived back in Blighty at 06:15 this morning . . . . . . . . . . . . . sleep deprivation . . . . . . . . . . . being revivified by the Suffolk spring and a favourite small machine . . . . .
  4. yokel

    SOTC - where to go from here

    Not such a bad thing if you buy used
  5. yokel

    SOTC - where to go from here

    Yes, I also thought there was a bit of delicious irony there More seriously, as you say, you have a well balanced collection featuring some lovely pieces. I particularly like the JLC and the Overseas. However, your lovely array is seriously focussed on la Suisse Romande. I believe fine timepieces are also manufactured in Schaffhausen (and, heaven forefend, Germany and Japan). I think a product from Zenith, Moser or IWC could compliment your collection, as, more radically, could a Lange, a Grossmann or a GO
  6. yokel

    Reinvigorating a Collection

    Sounds more like an opportunity than a threat to me
  7. yokel

    new watch from the other side

    If the dark side we are talking about it is, I a couple of really nice watches there bought I have.
  8. yokel

    Tremendous Tuesday Tickers

    Don’t know about “tremendous”. It’s dawn. It’s raining. It’s Pittsburgh. It’s a working day. So, the old faithful beater . . .
  9. yokel

    Tremendous Tuesday Tickers

    A very lovely watch in a rather opulent setting Sir. But, what are you timing?
  10. That’s all Katakana, so presumably a transliteration of “deproyant”
  11. I love these linguistic “false friends”. Probably the best I know is “dandelion”, which you might think is derived from the French “dent de lion” (lion tooth) — particularly as the German is ”Löwenzahn” (also lion tooth). But the French for dandelion is “pissenlit” (I’ll let you translate that!) Oi, we won Crécy. Though, in best British “if it was good enough for my grandfather” tradition, it did lead us to cling to the idea that the longbow was a wonder weapon for generations after it was superseded.
  12. It’s forrin innit! I know that speaking forrin is out of fashion at the moment, but we should be above that sort of thing. ”Deployant” (or, at a pinch, “Faltschließe”).
  13. Up at three. Now enjoying a revivifying coffee in the AC lounge. Pittsburgh here I come (again). OQ DJ 17000 beater. Made it past Harrods watch boutique again with my wallet intact. Must be growing up
  14. yokel

    In the Background

    I agree. Luckily, not my shoes. Unluckily, not my watch
  15. "Still have change for a Rolex". That's a bit "from the sublime to the prosaic" -- I'd rather buy this and then see if I could get the Marine a little cheaper

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