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by exHowfener
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Living in fear…..
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: Living in fear…..

Of course it is. But you need to be able to recognise it (the banter) when it comes back over the net at you.
Oh, I do. That's why I didn't react to your comment in the original thread ...
by exHowfener
Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Does this remind you of anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Does this remind you of anything?

I appreciate that but I was just referring to the principle. Anyway, can't get all political, so I'll hang up now. :D Fair comment (I was avoiding political comment too :lol: ) We're very polite aren't we? Personally I think the problem lies with people expecting cheap stuff and not caring where it...
by exHowfener
Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Living in fear…..
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: Living in fear…..

I seriously doubt that Andrew is "living in fear", and neither am I.

It's a bit of light-hearted banter. I thought that was allowed on the forum.
by exHowfener
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Does this remind you of anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Does this remind you of anything?

why do the RM (UK gov) distribute Chinese goods for free Royal Mail is not a government agency. It was sold off in 2015 and is a privately owned company. I may be wrong, but I think that they are legally obliged to distribute items posted in another postal region under international agreements. Don...
by exHowfener
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Am I a ‘freak’…….
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Am I a ‘freak’…….

I suppose a lot of this debate about whether a beer will go flat quicker is academic if you aren’t planning to nurse a pint all evening.
Can't say I've EVER had a beer go flat on me, no matter where in the country I've drunk it!
by exHowfener
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Am I a ‘freak’…….
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Am I a ‘freak’…….

when I see row after row of S and M in the sales, it is most disheartening. Surely the fact that these sizes have remained unsold shows that you are certainly not an unusual size. As to watch sizes, I find that after a day or two I just get used to different sizes. Although not a fan of larger watc...
by exHowfener
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Let's hear it for the Royal Mail/Parcel Force
Replies: 23
Views: 290

Re: Let's hear it for the Royal Mail/Parcel Force

I've had mixed experiences during the recent industrial action. A parcel I posted from Wigan area to Devon (got there in under 48 hours - well ahead of the promised time. I've got stuff that I've ordered from eBay that is still showing as "in transit". Including an item I received a couple...
by exHowfener
Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Rolex....pre owned
Replies: 28
Views: 517

Re: Rolex....pre owned

Watches in the program need to be 3 years old. I don't think this will curtail flipping any. No, it won't. It will however prevent AD's from selling "pre-owned" watches that aren't at above RRP. I've said it before and will repeat it here - I cannot understand why Rolex don't jack up thei...
by exHowfener
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Omega Service
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Omega Service

I get it. There's a world of difference between "wearing a watch for work" and wearing a watch for work that will inevitably result in some form of damage. Personally, I'd wear a cheaper watch for your job (I've just bought a g-shock 5610U from Argos for £80) and pop the Seamaster back on ...
by exHowfener
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Calling All Members - Guess Who I Am
Replies: 64
Views: 1398

Re: Calling All Members - Who The Hell Are You?

I'ts a valiant effort, but I wonder how much value the "member introductions" actually have> Do people read them?
by exHowfener
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Rolex AirKing - had the call
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Rolex AirKing - had the call

Purely as an investment Investing is a more socially acceptable name for gambling isn't it? Buy it if you genuinely want it and accept any fluctuation in price for what it is. It's interesting to see that while forum members heap opprobrium on flippers who hoover up previously unwanted watches in t...
by exHowfener
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should they just bite the bullet and.......
Replies: 31
Views: 901

Re: Should they just bite the bullet and.......

But McDonalds have never tried to hide/remove the name have they Hmm... McDonalds give a lot of prominence to the 'Golden Arches' logo - look at their website. When I see the adverts every fortnight in "Private Eye" magazine, and look at the website, I don't get the impression that CW are...
by exHowfener
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should they just bite the bullet and.......
Replies: 31
Views: 901

Re: Should they just bite the bullet and.......

There are many watch brands with a name that is not connected to the current owners of the brand. I don’t see a problem with keeping the name. It is part of the journey. In time there will come a point when none of the present owners are involved. I quite agree. I cannot understand the fascination ...
by exHowfener
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday for this year ?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Black Friday for this year ?

There are many things that I like about the U.S, but I cannot agree that we should slavishly import everything from our friends across the ocean.

I'd be very happy to never hear the words "Black Friday" again.
by exHowfener
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem Minute Repeater
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem Minute Repeater

Very clever engineering, amazing even. But ... does this qualify as a "fashion watch"? Just asking.