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Re: New to the forum

Post by Wasp » February 2nd 2018, 7:20am

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smellody wrote:Oh my God! I thought we were building a wall for these kinds of situations.

Well, Trump did wonder why they were getting so many people from shithole countries... and last time I went to New York it was like walking onto the set of fucking Downton abbey. A shit ton of displaced Londoners and one token American :)


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Post by JontheBrit » February 4th 2018, 6:40am

Hello all thanks for some amusing and some normal welcomes!

A couple of you suggested letting you know what watches I collected. Normally I like vintage mechanical watches. Have a birth year omega Geneva, this is the one they started it all really. I wanted a flatter crystal ideally sapphire crystal it went to watch shop then got sent to a watch omega and came back with an even more convex crystal not sapphire- bugger :(

Next watch that has survived is a citizen automatic diver I liked the dial it also has day and date; useful when working shift and not knowing what day it is. My best mate gave me a tag heuer F600 midsize quartz, I also have a heuer diver mid size quartz.
MESSERSCHMITT 24 HOUR WATCH WITH A LUMINOUS DIAL present from my wife don't really like it (but have to keep it, happy wife happy life).
Skagen carbon fiber dial titanium case used it when a student nurse.
Seiko chronograph titanium it's so cool. Precista chronograph from time factors.
A civvy Smith's watch

A 1969 Smith's W10, Cwc w10 1979 mechanical, cwc 1980 first year of quartz issued to military. Precista 1984 6bb 2 of them,one in bits one working. Various cwc g10s. 1982 fat boy case Precista first military watch I bought, needs quartz movement replaced.
3 www Timor, record and vertex

Then a few atps my real weakness.

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Post by biglove » February 4th 2018, 7:03am

Nice eclectic group. Photos are always appreciated.

A nurse? Are you a Nancy boy?

Oh, wait, I am a nurse too. RN 28 years here in the States.

What’s your area of practice?
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Re: intro

Post by JontheBrit » February 4th 2018, 8:07am

The only thing Nancy about me is I like the song Nancy Boy by placebo. I spent 13 years in the RAF went on a 6 month deployment with 3 days notice in support of Afghanistan because I annoyed my boss and came back engaged to a US pilot, we're married and we have a son.

If you consider yourself a good runner maybe this Nancy boy will challenge you to a half marathon, I've retired from marathons did my sub 3 don't have time to train for anymore.

Or maybe you could show me how to work hard in a spin class I'm also a spinning instructor.

Have worked step down, trauma ICU, neuro ICU now work for EP surgeons in a cardiac physician office.
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Post by 3Flushes » February 4th 2018, 8:40am

JontheBrit wrote:Have worked step down, trauma ICU, neuro ICU now work for EP surgeons in a cardiac physician office.

All that heart-racing, adrenaline junky shit, and in battle conditions on top of it, just to wind up in an OR handing surgeons pacemakers, and wires, and replacing batteries and wiring up ECG's for people with no rhythm?

Your old-lady make ya puss out like that?

I actually think you're gonna work out right nicely here, nursey-boy.

Fuck, just look at how well we manned up nurse Biglove... now what to do about his scatologicality?... perhaps you have some ideas.

P.S. Not that it has much to do with the joint or anything, but it sounds like you have some pretty cool watches.
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Post by bobbee » February 4th 2018, 8:53am

It appears we have some things in common, I love Nancy Boy by Placebo, I used to own a Messerschmitt 24 hour watch that I sold on eBay about eight years ago, and a carbon dial titanium Skagen too.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » February 4th 2018, 3:26pm

JontheBrit wrote:A couple of you suggested letting you know what watches I collected. Normally I like vintage mechanical watches.

Welcome to the club, then!

JontheBrit wrote:Have a birth year omega Geneva, this is the one they started it all really.

The collection was called Geneve, not Geneva. Started out in the 1950s as a collection just a tier below the Constellation, in the 1960s it was reduced to the rank of an entry level colection. The 1960s and 1970s models were a mix of sporty, casual and slightly avant-garde pieces.

JontheBrit wrote:I wanted a flatter crystal ideally sapphire crystal it went to watch shop then got sent to a watch omega and came back with an even more convex crystal not sapphire- bugger :(

I don't mean to be impolite, but how the fuck were they supposed to put a sapphire crystal on a case designed to take a hesalite one? Most models, even if with a flat dial, had the pinions sticking out above the bezel level, so a low-dome or flat crystal is out of question. Before you say "but Speedmasters are available with hesalite and sapphire, so why impossible", it needs to be remembered, that the case design in both is not identical, that difference coming from them having been designed for taking a different crystal alright.
Also, never have the manufacturer service a vintage watch. Never. They love to swap or repaint dials, do crappy relume jobs, swap the hands for ones not necessarily correct, and to attack the case with a dremel and Cape Cods. The Omega service is notorious for killing the collectible value of watches, and disrespecting the customer's guidelines for what is and what is not to be refinished or swapped.

JontheBrit wrote:A 1969 Smith's W10, Cwc w10 1979 mechanical, cwc 1980 first year of quartz issued to military. Precista 1984 6bb 2 of them,one in bits one working. Various cwc g10s. 1982 fat boy case Precista first military watch I bought, needs quartz movement replaced.
3 www Timor, record and vertex

Then a few atps my real weakness.

Would love to see the pics of these.
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Post by bedlam » February 4th 2018, 8:40pm

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Re: New to the forum - Jonbrit

Post by koimaster » February 5th 2018, 1:16pm

Well now, had to move some of the posts into the political shithole forum. try not letting it go that far off the rails into the political area in public threads please.
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JontheBrit wrote:The only thing Nancy about me is I like the song Nancy Boy by placebo. I spent 13 years in the RAF went on a 6 month deployment with 3 days notice in support of Afghanistan because I annoyed my boss and came back engaged to a US pilot, we're married and we have a son.

If you consider yourself a good runner maybe this Nancy boy will challenge you to a half marathon, I've retired from marathons did my sub 3 don't have time to train for anymore.

Or maybe you could show me how to work hard in a spin class I'm also a spinning instructor.

Have worked step down, trauma ICU, neuro ICU now work for EP surgeons in a cardiac physician office.

Spandex or Lycra when your spinning, Airman?
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Re: New to the forum - Jonbrit

Post by biglove » February 5th 2018, 5:40pm

koimaster wrote:Well now, had to move some of the posts into the political shithole forum. try not letting it go that far off the rails into the political area in public threads please.



Damn, this must have gone Cecil south in all fire hurry?!
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Re: New to the forum

Post by Pubbie » February 6th 2018, 4:17am

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Pubbie wrote:
smellody wrote:Oh my God! I thought we were building a wall for these kinds of situations.

Well, Trump did wonder why they were getting so many people from shithole countries... and last time I went to New York it was like walking onto the set of fucking Downton abbey. A shit ton of displaced Londoners and one token American :)


...depends where you walk now doesn't it.

Well that's true, but it's true of a lot more places now than it used to be - huge parts of London don't have any Londoners in them either.

...cos they're all in New York. Or Australia. Or Spain. Or Northern Cyprus!
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Re: intro

Post by bobbee » February 6th 2018, 4:59am

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JontheBrit wrote:The only thing Nancy about me is I like the song Nancy Boy by placebo. I spent 13 years in the RAF went on a 6 month deployment with 3 days notice in support of Afghanistan because I annoyed my boss and came back engaged to a US pilot, we're married and we have a son.

If you consider yourself a good runner maybe this Nancy boy will challenge you to a half marathon, I've retired from marathons did my sub 3 don't have time to train for anymore.

Or maybe you could show me how to work hard in a spin class I'm also a spinning instructor.

Have worked step down, trauma ICU, neuro ICU now work for EP surgeons in a cardiac physician office.

Spandex or Lycra when your spinning, Airman?



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Re: intro

Post by JontheBrit » February 7th 2018, 4:29am

bobbee wrote:
catnap wrote:
JontheBrit wrote:The only thing Nancy about me is I like the song Nancy Boy by placebo. I spent 13 years in the RAF went on a 6 month deployment with 3 days notice in support of Afghanistan because I annoyed my boss and came back engaged to a US pilot, we're married and we have a son.

If you consider yourself a good runner maybe this Nancy boy will challenge you to a half marathon, I've retired from marathons did my sub 3 don't have time to train for anymore.

Or maybe you could show me how to work hard in a spin class I'm also a spinning instructor.

Have worked step down, trauma ICU, neuro ICU now work for EP surgeons in a cardiac physician office.

Spandex or Lycra when your spinning, Airman?



Whalebone for me.


Mountain bike shorts I sing dig spandex (I also don't dig the bullshit wool wool crap in spinning but don't tell anyone) my Sunday's afternoon spin class in Pittsburgh used to have rock power and indie tracks helping everyone along :)
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