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by monkeymax
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE #8 design submissions
Replies: 392
Views: 9787

Re: FLE #8 design submissions

politel wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:47 am
Yellow dial, white hour markers and blue bezel?
A kind of updated, more colourful, version of my Kingfisher? :thumbup: Nice to have a non-blue option in the mix too!
by monkeymax
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE #8 design submissions
Replies: 392
Views: 9787

Re: FLE #8 design submissions

For my two penneth, any brand can do a plain clear or smoked see-through dial but only CW can do the 'twin flag' smoked see-through dial , which is my preference, as we are looking to create a unique watch. Good point. I wonder if it's possible to do a subtly embossed version of all the twin flags ...
by monkeymax
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE #8 design submissions
Replies: 392
Views: 9787

Re: FLE #8 design submissions

I appreciate that I'm a bit of an outsider as I've not been participating much (if at all) to this FLE but I have been watching very closely. I'm still gutted I missed out on buying a Trident Elite (I love orange and blue combos) but at the time I told myself I didn't need to replace my Kingfisher (...
by monkeymax
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: 3 watch travel case
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: 3 watch travel case

I have a couple of the smaller cases like the pod case and I don't want to risk the crystal bouncing against the zipper, so tend to wrap the watch itself in a glasses cleaning cloth. I find this pads out the watch enough to prevent it rattling around...
by monkeymax
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 34
Views: 941

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Option 2 from me too! Unless you want to send a cheap but good two seater my way to replace mine? :lol: (Actually no, as I think I'd be very told off!) Edit: I actually want to expand on this with a more serious answer. You're only probs ly going to build this car once, so using something in good co...
by monkeymax
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 34
Views: 941

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

The Exocet photographed looks like an entirely new discrete vehicle. Which part of the donor MX5 will go into the final car (engine/gearbox?) and which bits do Exocet supply? So if I remember right, (it's a good few years since I last looked at a build thread for these) the MX-5 has a sub-chassis w...
by monkeymax
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 34
Views: 941

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

This is going to be a great project! Will you have a build thread anywhere? I've been really keen on building an Exocet myself since I saw one at the kit car show at the NEC some ten years ago. Unfortunately I've not had space, time or money for a kit car (all three are key requirements I think!!). ...
by monkeymax
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Gasgasbones has quit!
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Gasgasbones has quit!

Ah drat. I missed out on a window recently and was also waiting on the next one for a couple of straps! Maybe it'll be an SPV1 for me too...
by monkeymax
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A Warning About Your Nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: A Warning About Your Nuts!

A good warning! I too have had a go at a garage who put wheels back on with an air gun; last thing you want is for them to wreck the hub nuts in doing so too (again, thinking of an older vehicle here) as that then becomes a major operation! I also suggest the other way too; I've had a garage forget ...
by monkeymax
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: DiRenzo DRZ 02: THE Best Kickstarter watch I’ve purchased.
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: DiRenzo DRZ 02: THE Best Kickstarter watch I’ve purchased.

Not being an active user in the main does help. Its a weird place, I took a couple of months away a while back but kept browsing and had no ‘urges’ to buy. As soon as I started contributing regularly again the urges returned :lol: :lol: Good to know. Half of my posts so far have been this year, so ...
by monkeymax
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: DiRenzo DRZ 02: THE Best Kickstarter watch I’ve purchased.
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: DiRenzo DRZ 02: THE Best Kickstarter watch I’ve purchased.

Hello Gary! I'm proof that you can browse this forum without making a watch purchase - having not made a purchase for some years. But it's very hard and the Mk3 trident keeps calling out to me. :lol: Although I'm not the most active user either so maybe that helps somewhat. I'm not normally a fan of...
by monkeymax
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A 500 year history of how to set your watch
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: A 500 year history of how to set your watch

Thanks for posting Steve. It reminded me of being fascinated calling the speaking clock (on 8081 I think) when I was a lad. I think my kids would find it funny we did that back then to get an accurate fix on the time, I'm a dinosaur :lol: I'm 34 and remember the speaking clock on 123. This came up ...
by monkeymax
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you first hear about Christopher Ward
Replies: 31
Views: 950

Re: How did you first hear about Christopher Ward

Gosh, it was almost 10 years ago! I had sold a car I'd spent many hours and lost lots of blood, sweat and tears to rebuilding, sold for not actually that much money. I decided to treat myself a little with the proceeds to remember the car and the ones that had come and gone before it. (A bit stupid ...
by monkeymax
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Storage of watch boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 736

Re: Storage of watch boxes

I've been wondering the same about some of my boxes recently; probably actually going to get rid of some of the non-special ones to make space.
Also, in rather timely fashion, this popped into my inbox a few minutes ago: http://www.thetimebum.com/2019/07/watch ... -hell.html
by monkeymax
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Everything you need to know about the Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Everything you need to know about the Tank

I appreciate these postings about the Tank. It is my partners favourite watch (she'd like one) and so I'm trying to learn a bit about them. Should I be concerned that the more modern ones tend to be quartz? I keep looking out for mechanical movements, but they seem few and far between...