The watchaholic's alternative dictionary

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Dual Crown - configuration of the scalp that makes it impossible to brush your hair into any shape other than a bed-head mop
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Crown Tube - London underground's new Elizabeth Line.
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Applied Roman Numerals - Lucius Quintus Agricola has exactly III times as many porcos as vaccas. He has LXXXVIII animalia in toto. How many of each does he have?
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Exotic leather strap - as kink as watchies get...
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Cocktail Watch - as discussed on another thread, an ingenious combination of the GMT and Sonnerie au Passage (Bel Canto) complications, designed to sound its chime at precisely 7 pm no matter where you are in the world. Also known as the G&T complication.
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Dive watch - watch of low value that you’d wear to a low end bar in case it gets smashed in a fight


Dive watch - watch of low value that you’d wear to a high-end bar in case it gets noticed by a spotter...
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Mile High Club - a small group of manufacturers who have achieved the pinnacle of being able to advertise in the in-flight magazine.
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Antikythera Lasponthropos - Long-lost ancient Greek mechanical astronomical calculator with a robust case and rubber strap intended for the larger wrist.
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Misaligned screws - Prison officers taking bribes from the cons
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Brushed Lugs- result of inattentive hairdresser

Metronome - diminutive urban commuter
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The Grey Market - (alternative definition, it’s been mentioned before) - location in a “gritty” British movie from 1963. Poverty, pubs, petty crime and the disintegration of family life. Shot in black-and-white, probably in some northern mill town, on a rainy Thursday afternoon in November. Black pudding, fatty bacon and cheap watches. Starring John Mills, Tom Courtney, Dora Bryan and Susan George.
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Doing bird: Informal, Serving time waiting oh so patiently for that Bel Canto you've had on order...for ever.

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Death star: Working yourself to the bone in the hope that one day you'll be able to afford that El Primero 36,000 vph 1969 original.

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Regulator - syrup of figs

Vienna Regulator - syrup of figs baked in a light pastry and topped with whipped cream.
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Retrograde Moon - ostentatiously hitching up your trousers.
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