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by jkbarnes
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: #OneGoodThing #coronavirus #covid19
Replies: 28
Views: 964

Re: #OneGoodThing #coronavirus #covid19

For me, Covid 19, has given me my first opportunity in five years, of having some time off self employed work. Opportunity for a bit of leisure time. Until I temporarily closed my business, (due to Covid 19 lock down) my normal work routine was 7 days per week, with maximum of 14 true days off per ...
by jkbarnes
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29
Replies: 31
Views: 900

Re: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29

This is how I’ve been spending my time...


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I’ve created an Instagram account for my students to follow where I’m posting lighthearted, art & history themed stuff: @hstrygk
by jkbarnes
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finance for Watches
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Finance for Watches

While I’ve taken advantage of 0% financing offers, I’ve never bought something because of the offer. When I’ve purchased something with 0% financing, I was already going to make the purchase with cash in hand anyway. If however somebody will give me the use of their money for free, I’ll happily take...
by jkbarnes
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great move from CW
Replies: 32
Views: 1197

Re: Great move from CW

Doesn't sit right to me. When I heard about it earlier, my initial response was it's a sponsored post (it's not) and a cheap way to get some PR when not much is happening in the world of watches. I didn't post as I wanted to see if it was just me who had reservations. Really can't see anyone in the...
by jkbarnes
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Dartmouth..... Wow!!
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: C65 Dartmouth..... Wow!!

Those are both wonderful photos! I think they both show of the new black Dartmouth better than the photos on the CW website! Beautiful watches, gentlemen!
by jkbarnes
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29
Replies: 31
Views: 900

Re: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29

Virtual school is a challenge so far. Hard to be motivated to do anything worthwhile when I'm getting zero interaction from my students with what I've done so far. I'm fighting hard to overcome a emerging "why bother" attitude that's creeping in. Interesting to hear another view on this, Andrew. We...
by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29
Replies: 31
Views: 900

Re: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29

the governors of both Maryland and Virginia issued stay at home orders today. So I won't be seeing my wife for the foreseeable future. Virtual school is a challenge so far. Hard to be motivated to do anything worthwhile when I'm getting zero interaction from my students with what I've done so far. I...
by jkbarnes
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 GMT Worldtimer
Replies: 50
Views: 2468

Re: C65 GMT Worldtimer

....not that I’m not intrigued by this offering, mind you.
by jkbarnes
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 GMT Worldtimer
Replies: 50
Views: 2468

Re: C65 GMT Worldtimer

Isn’t 2020 supposed to be the year of the chronograph or something? Where are the chronographs?
by jkbarnes
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A Nice History of Military Watches
Replies: 0
Views: 110

A Nice History of Military Watches

I just came across this fantastic video offering a history of the development of the military watch. It's from last October, so my apologies if it's been shared already.

by jkbarnes
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What’s time doing for you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: What’s time doing for you now?

With school now cancelled for the remainder of the year, one of my personal goals is to develop a daily routine. Otherwise I'll ballon up to 300 lbs and get NOTHING done around my house. If we are expected to start doing distance learning with our students (I still have no idea how that's going to s...
by jkbarnes
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 229
Views: 16068

Re: Coronavirus

jtc wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Covidiots...
Brilliant! I'm using that moving forward. My area is overrun with them!
by jkbarnes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 229
Views: 16068

Re: Coronavirus

Something to lighten the mood a bit... Heard a Dr. on TV saying in this time of Coronavirus staying at home we should focus on inner peace. To achieve this we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives. I looked through my house to find things i'd started and ha...
by jkbarnes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Where have you travelled to today?
Replies: 26
Views: 703

Re: Where have you travelled to today?

This has been a helluva day. Decided to end it with a little trip to Frankfurt, Kentucky.
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by jkbarnes
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 21
Replies: 40
Views: 1352

Re: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 21

School has now officially been cancelled for the rest of the academic year, and I feel sick to my stomach (as both a teacher and a parent) about all the unknowns that come with this. Better safe than sorry of course, but still... This is certainly not how I'd like to see the year end. Very sad day i...