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hugo7

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active Aug 2018

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    How would restoration affect value?

    Depends on the restoration and watch.

    All the blogs and watch websites go on about unpolished cases and untouched dials.

    With very rare or collectable watches it makes sense. With less rare watches my guess would be there would be as many if not more buyers for an old watch that looks new/vgc. I'd love to see some real price analysis of this.

    Personally I'd go very light touch: service, clean, replace the crystal and strap. Keep all the original parts just in case at some point in the future randomly turns out to be super rare for some reason.

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    At a guess; pro-military, iffy on asylum, and questionable on some civil liberties.

    On balance I always thought she seemed quite decent. But equally I can't recall what her record in charge of her various ministries was.

    Oh and protecting nonces.

    Edit: beat me too it!

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    Not sure if it's already been posted, but thought this was quite cool:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wksm1xI1­Ms0

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    Is it irrational to assume modern auto will be less reliable than manuals when looking at 2nd hand cars?

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    cheers.

    look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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    How much did all the metal work set you back if you don't mine me asking?

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    Until they do ;)

    Look at the drop in value of brown furniture since the 90s... or road frames with horizontal dropouts since 2008.

    Trends do change.

    All that said I think one of the core / classic rolex is probably the safest bets you could make.

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    Sorry misspelled. Qualies.

    They're the qualifications that give you full/equal rights.

    Without them you can't really buy property and your right to remain is dependent on your job / spouse.

    You get some fucked up stories in cases of divorce.

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    I lived there for a month. IMHO if you have qualies, kids and work in financial services its probably one of the best places you could live for all round quality of life.

    You can be surfing after work in half an hour. The traffic really isn't that bad (even though locals complain). I'd cycle or use a scooter to commute... unless I was driving straight to the beach after work.

    It's also probably about as quick to get from there back to London as it is from Cornwall. The only issue is the weather can close in quickly and ground flights.

    It does have the usual disadvantages of a small town so I'd be less keen to be there in my 20s, but after that....

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    someone talk me out of it?

    New one? They look quite flashy and brash irl which isn't your style.

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