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by Amor Vincit Omnia
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What is the point of a clock tower?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: What is the point of a clock tower?

Joking apart, that was actually a good article. When you come to think about it, before even radio was invented some kind of public time signal was clearly the best way to broadcast the time over a reasonably wide area. Think about the 1 o’clock gun at Edinburgh Castle, and of course the famous Gree...
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deep sea diving for Oldies
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Deep sea diving for Oldies

I think there are plenty of watch owners who think they need: A 600m dive watch with HE valve to jump in a pool A gigantic pilot watch to fly with Easyjet A Motorsport chronograph to watch Lewis on the telly, or to boil an egg A GMT/Worldtimer to go to France for a weekend A super-subtle dress watch...
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 27782
Views: 1528387

Re: CWL of the day

^^^Thank you. Not one I wear frequently but always a joy to wear for a couple of days now and then.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Omega Bond watch
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: New Omega Bond watch

For that you join a waiting list already?
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Alternative strap for Legend
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Alternative strap for Legend

That’s a great look, Paul! Wouldn’t mind one of those for my Speedy.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Has Rolex gone to far...
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Has Rolex gone to far...

Whether or not the modders (let’s not call them counterfeiters) deserve to get dragged through the courts of law is a moot point.

I should say that a visit from the Style Police is definitely in order, however.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broken mainspring
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: broken mainspring

That’s excellent news.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 27782
Views: 1528387

Re: CWL of the day

MMXVFLE

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by Amor Vincit Omnia
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE #8 design submissions
Replies: 408
Views: 12149

Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Not quite. It isn't Norwegian. It has, however, shuffled off its mortal coil and joined the choir invisible.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1686
Views: 153223

Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

golfjunky wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Thanks bud. My first taste of vintage
That’s a lovely way to start, Greg. :thumbup:
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broken mainspring
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: broken mainspring

You would need to be pretty brutal to break the mainspring on a modern hand winder.

I have (had) loads of vintage and modern hand wound watches over about 50 years. Never broken one yet.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: use only three words
Replies: 30541
Views: 1057665

Re: use only three words

Glad tidings, Lindsey! :D
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 4970
Views: 376371

Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

^^^Plus one to all this.

I think some of us are at stage 6.5.

Beyond Consolidator if not yet Nirvana.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Lights and snow (attn. members new and old)
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Lights and snow (attn. members new and old)

Mikkei4 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm
"Like wot I just done, innit?"

Good to see that your language skills have now expanded into street or gangsta or whatever it is.
I have always sought to include dialectology and sociolinguistics in my epistemological peregrinations.
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 4970
Views: 376371

Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

That does look rather tasty, Neil.