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Jeweller's Rouge- The sense of anxiety and awkwardness experienced by the timid while asking for a discount.

Jeweller's Ruse- The jeweller's knowledge of a sizable markup even with a discount.
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Triple Date Complication - you’ve gone for a drink with Rachel, when Jenny phones you to remind you that you are meeting her in half an hour, and Angie texts you to ask why you have stood her up.
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Adjusted to Five Positions- The result of finally ariving at a comfortable seating arrangement in an overly complicated german car.
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D.E.A...(delivery extreme anxiety) when you fear going to the toilet just in case you miss the postman
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Loupe - The thing that happens to your brain when searching for defects in your new watch.
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Safety margin- the essential over-engineering in a watch such that the anticipated exposure to water is never more than one percent of that which the watch can withstand.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:35 am Nieuwhorlogesovervragenzorg - A well-known Dutch term describing the list of questions asked by new watch owners concerning the manifold ways in which they can damage or destroy their new watch: over winding, turning the hands backwards, wearing the damn’ thing and so on...
Instruction Manual - The thing you are supposed to have read before attempting to damage your watch.

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Cathedral hands — gentle people who help lay out prayer booklets and take up the collection


Sword hands - cousin of Edward Scissor
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Mercedes Hands
That shake you get in your hands when you have given your nice new AMG too many beans through the twisties and realise you only just got away with it.
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Sector dial - doing phone canvassing for the local council election campaign
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Date window - I can fit you in at seven
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Guilloche - The sickening and unmistakable sound made when a watch inadvertently contacts and scrapes against brickwork.
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Raised indices - polite classroom behaviour
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Milanese mesh - a type of fascinator popular this season on the Italian catwalks
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Complication - what happens when your partner discovers you have bought more watches than you have actually disclosed.

Day Date - tete-a-tete during the daylight hours.

No Date - Lucked out...

Date Wheel - a circular device used to manage the rotation of your dates.

Reliable Movement - regular bowel motions.

Ubiquitous Movement - bowel motions, all over the place.

Workhorse Movement - really trying hard to have a bowel motion.
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