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by AliBar
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Do you stress about being late?
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Do you stress about being late?

My philosophy is to be on time. I don't want to be late, but I don't want to be unnecessarily early either. The more important the appointment, the more contingency time I will build in to getting there, to counteract any stress that might build up if problems arise. This... always plan to be on ti...
by AliBar
Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: OMEGA X SWATCH HYBRID - THIS WEEK
Replies: 162
Views: 8103

Re: OMEGA X SWATCH HYBRID - THIS WEEK

The profiteers are already selling them on eBay. Those already sold on eBay seem to have gone for between £450 and £1000. Still madness but nothing like the prices suggested in the last few days. Damn.... now I need to increase my bid !! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304410425008?hash=item46e04676b0:g...
by AliBar
Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Wordle Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 7134

Re: The Wordle Thread

My most recent starting word paid off. Need a new one for tomorrow.

Wordle 261 2/6

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by AliBar
Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Collection Breaker
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: The Collection Breaker

Did the Omega break my collection? Has anyone experienced something similar? Totally - but in my case 2 Omegas about 5 years apart, firstly a Planet Ocean, with a Moonwatch putting the final nail in the coffin !! When working I would probably wear three of four different watches a week as a result ...
by AliBar
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Brilliant Lego sets
Replies: 60
Views: 2049

Re: Brilliant Lego sets

rkovars wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:13 pm I've been eyeballing that Defender for a while. That camper van is brilliant!
The Defender is currently 27% off on Amazon at £116 (UK unfortunately). Best price I have seen :thumbup: .
by AliBar
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Brilliant Lego sets
Replies: 60
Views: 2049

Re: Brilliant Lego sets

That’s always been the appeal - no matter the nature of a set, it was all compatible. Making my own stuff was always more important to me than the sets. I was actually a bit disappointed as I saw the sets get more complex and specialized. I think that limits creativity. I see both sides of the crea...
by AliBar
Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Brilliant Lego sets
Replies: 60
Views: 2049

Re: Brilliant Lego sets

That's opened a whole new can of worms Jon. I, perhaps naively, didn't realise there were so many alternative builds available. Rather than buy any more, there may be rebuild coming along shortly.
by AliBar
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Brilliant Lego sets
Replies: 60
Views: 2049

Re: Brilliant Lego sets

I love that land speeder! I had loads of Star Wars sets back in the late 90s/early 2000s when I was a student, and got myself a re-issue of the snow speeder set not too long ago (had a fun build day with my eldest son - he wanted a Minecraft Lego set, but it had to be Star Wars for me!) That was my...
by AliBar
Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Brilliant Lego sets
Replies: 60
Views: 2049

Re: Brilliant Lego sets

Lockdown started me off with a few simple ones.
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As lockdown progressed and lengthened, together with some Black Friday deals, the builds got bigger, then bigger still :shock: .
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by AliBar
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The most beautiful songs?
Replies: 103
Views: 2790

Re: The most beautiful songs?

I believe Hazel has been very poorly recently :( I gather so... fingers crossed for a safe recovery. Continuing my theme tonight of powerful female vocalists, another name you may have heard of but perhaps not appreciated the breadth of content and quality of vocals (I didn't until a couple of year...
by AliBar
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The most beautiful songs?
Replies: 103
Views: 2790

Re: The most beautiful songs?

This one is a combination of a brilliant moody song with one of the best sax solo's (ever)... I always turn the volume up to 11 as the solo kicks in :thumbup:

by AliBar
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What book are you reading
Replies: 547
Views: 57445

Re: What book are you reading

This was a recommendation from the Billy Connolly post Xmas programme about his life in Florida (incidental rather than relevant comment). I can't remember if he said it was his favourite or funniest book however, having enjoyed Billy's own books, I thought I'd give it a go.. Gabriel Byrne (The Usua...
by AliBar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Hacking a Speedmaster
Replies: 26
Views: 970

Re: Hacking a Speedmaster

I never bother trying to set the time precisely on mine but decided to see whether it hacked. Appears that I have Speedmaster Turbo Hacking v2.1 - a little backward pressure holds the seconds, a little more pressure sends the seconds hand (and therefore "time") backwards. I've been holding...
by AliBar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: You know you’re wearing it...
Replies: 35
Views: 2082

Re: You know you’re wearing it...

During my "I'll try anything" times I acquired a NFW Viperfish. It was just a little bit bonkers - 48mm case, 18.5mm thick, 13.5 ounces in weight, but very well made. It wore quite well but you definitely knew it was on the wrist. How big ? It dwarfed my 45mm PO. https://farm3.staticflickr...
by AliBar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where’s CW on your ladder?
Replies: 41
Views: 2907

Re: Where’s CW on your ladder?

Numbers wise it's definitely CW but not of the current era. For the last three or fours years I think they've become a bit formulaic / predictable around some ranges and a bit out of their minds with for example, some of the metal-filled specials - that's purely personal opinion and not meant as a r...