Hello from North London, UK

Hello from North London, UK

Postby Nndroid » August 2nd 2017, 4:48am

HAIL, WATCH LORDS. I prostrate myself before your majesties.

I'm possibly the worst noob you'll ever encounter on the site because I don't own ANY watches. WAIT, DON'T HURT ME. I'm here to find out which one I should get, which brands I should investigate, what's "me" and so on.

Background is, I live in North London, am a writer and general layabout, love electronic music, old reggae, comics and nerd stuff, and Liverpool FC. Somehow I've got through five decades without ever owning a real watch, but as electronic devices become more disposable and meaningless I'm more and more drawn to the mystery and romance of an actual mechanical watch – something that's not going to be e-waste in three years' time.

Going to post a request in the General Watch Talk section, but in the meantime, hello and please don't destroy me.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby biglove » August 2nd 2017, 4:59am

Hidey-Ho!

God save the Queen and such.

Oh, crisps are chips and chips are fries. Learn it, live it, love it.

Are you an acquaintance of our friend, Dirtbox?
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby eddiea » August 2nd 2017, 5:01am

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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby conjurer » August 2nd 2017, 5:57am

I already welcomed you in the other thread. So I won't waste my time with welcoming you here. Buy an Omega, goddamn it.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby foghorn » August 2nd 2017, 6:01am

Why do you guys insist on calling soccer "football"?
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby 3Flushes » August 2nd 2017, 9:46am

^^^That, and why do you guys insist on driving on the wrong side of the road?

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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Falstaff » August 2nd 2017, 12:01pm

You're not a hipster are you? Porkpie hat? Ironic beard? Retro sunglasses? Skinny jeans? Stripey Russian sailor shirt? Full sleeve tats of heathen Japanee manga characters? Big fucking "Inca" ear lobe plugs?
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Thunder1 » August 2nd 2017, 2:05pm

Welcome to the asylum, sir...
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Britboy » August 2nd 2017, 3:09pm

Welcome to the fun house.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Tzimisces » August 2nd 2017, 3:20pm

'Ello gov'na. Tell us a fun story about cooking fat.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby koimaster » August 2nd 2017, 3:24pm

Welcome to the deep end of the pool.





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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Mortuus » August 4th 2017, 7:57pm

See? I told you that you'd do much better here with your intro posting, and sew fourth. I've read your posts a bit, and for a newb, you know a lot of stuff, so post early, post often, but in all cases, POST, damn yer miserable hide, Squire! (We're truly glad you're here, mate...)
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby tiktok » August 4th 2017, 10:05pm

welcome, a great place to start your watch search is "Urwerk". The mineral glass crystal makes it accessible to most any noob collector. Froggy says three thumbs up.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Nndroid » August 5th 2017, 7:21am

Falstaff wrote:You're not a hipster are you? Porkpie hat? Ironic beard? Retro sunglasses? Skinny jeans? Stripey Russian sailor shirt? Full sleeve tats of heathen Japanee manga characters? Big fucking "Inca" ear lobe plugs?


Pretty much the opposite. No tats, no hats, beard is more like "I forgot to shave again" and the only thing pierced round here is the lid of another jar of peanut butter.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Nndroid » August 5th 2017, 7:22am

biglove wrote:Hidey-Ho!

God save the Queen and such.

Oh, crisps are chips and chips are fries. Learn it, live it, love it.

Are you an acquaintance of our friend, Dirtbox?


Don't think so, but I know a few dirtboxes round here. NB chips come with mushy peas, no exceptions.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby Nndroid » August 5th 2017, 7:24am

tiktok wrote:welcome, a great place to start your watch search is "Urwerk". The mineral glass crystal makes it accessible to most any noob collector. Froggy says three thumbs up.


Ha ha, one thing I do know is that the Urwerks look like Optimus Prime's scrotum. So I will be swerving that one, unless you want to wire me $90,000 and a blindfold? Urwerk = UrWANK.
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Re: Hello from North London, UK

Postby biglove » August 5th 2017, 8:58am

Nndroid wrote:
tiktok wrote:welcome, a great place to start your watch search is "Urwerk". The mineral glass crystal makes it accessible to most any noob collector. Froggy says three thumbs up.


Ha ha, one thing I do know is that the Urwerks look like Optimus Prime's scrotum. So I will be swerving that one, unless you want to wire me $90,000 and a blindfold? Urwerk = UrWANK.



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