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magpie

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Jun 2018

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    Looks cool. How big is it?

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    Thanks for that, very interesting

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    So much on that quote is above my knowledge level.

    What is poise re watches?

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    So the general idea on a loft conversion these days is pretty bolt on right. Find a company pay them £40-60k and Robert us your mothers brother?

    We're talking a 60's built end of terrace btw.

    So anyone have any loft conversion company reccomedations for Londons Famous London (SE) pretty please?

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    Loving his stuff (Johnny Domus Mesquita) . I've been looking for someone to do my knees with a tiger and a snow leopard face.

    I was hoping to find someone in the UK. But so far Isnard Barbosa is winning and he's in Dublin.

    I'm not sure if my knees are too knobbley for it to work either.

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    So according to the Lepsi App both my watches were magnetised.

    Took them to a watch repair place I know and they quoted the following:

    Hi, none of the watches need demagnetise, they actually need service. We have tested and came to the conclusion:

    Autodromo
    Needs a service: reversers grinding when wound. Rates very low and beat error too high.
    Service £125
    Reverser wheel £40
    Total £165

    Helson
    Needs service: rotar weight loose. Rates low and balance needs to be poised (because rates are -26 in dials and -6 in pendants)
    Service £125
    Bearing £40
    Total £165beat error too high.
    Service £125
    Reverser wheel £40
    Total £165

    Seem legit? Both are less than 5 years old

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    I use cling film, wash and change twice a day for the first few days. Bepanthen after that.

    I've had problems with some brands of red ink (starbrite in particular) being really itchy and hard to heal.

    Antihistamines helped too

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    It's my fifth wedding anniversary this year so spare money is going to go on a big holiday as we didn't really have a honeymoon when we got married.

    Maybe next year

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    This is stunning. I've been wanting one of these, either the triple colour dial or black faced version for the last few years.

    Can't afford one just yet. One day. I'm currently enjoying smaller brands to have a bit of variety for the money.

    I've got a bronze Helson Shark Diver 42 which I love but it is a lump.

    I end up wearing my Autodromo Group B most of the time. It's so comfortable and light and super easy to switch out the straps for a but of variety. Worn and wound did a limited edition version on a leather strap but they don't sell it separately. Would be good to be able to dress it up a bit instead of just having the nylon.

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    Crystal Palace

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