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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    I did not know that. Flathead or Phillips?
    Flathead obviously, but only hexagonal mountains around the edges.

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    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    hexagonal mountains around the edges

    Sometimes called Atlas bolts in Saharan regions.

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    • The coronavirus epidemic of 2020 reduced Swiss watch production to the levels of 1946. Diversified suppliers to the industry turned their attention to medtech, aeronautics, micro mechanics, nuclear power, ballistic protection, and... missile warheads. The military sector was the only one that was thriving. Ploughshares were turned into swords, and metaphors were thrown into reverse.

    • The Richard Mille RM 65-01 can be calibrated for lazy people, for very active people, and for ordinary people who are somewhere in-between. According to Richard Mille, very active people are causing wear to their watches, even if their watch has a clutch to prevent overwinding. Another problem is that inactive people aren’t keeping their watches wound enough. The rotor has a weight which can be set in three positions, so an inactive person who takes up jogging should make a visit to an approved Richard Mille watchmaker, of which there are thirty in the world.

    • The Rolex Daytona is a military watch - in Peru. The pilots of the Fuerza Aerea Del Peru (Peruvian Air Force) were issued with Daytonas from the early 1960s until the mid 1980s. The Peruvian Air Force isn’t one of the world’s largest, so the cost might not have been that great, especially as André Heiniger, Head of Rolex South America, was a close friend of the Rolex dealer in Lima.

    • Panerai didn’t make a wristwatch until 1956, when they made a 58mm monster for Commander Fawzi of the Egyptian Navy. There were about fifty made, and you were unlikely to see one in a coffee shop on the Via del Corso. Earlier models were designed and produced by Rolex, with a dial fitted in Italy. After 1956, Panerai didn’t make another wristwatch until 1993, and these were based on old Rolex models, and a prototype of uncertain vintage that had never gone into production. And these watches weren’t actually made by Panerai, but by Guenat S.A. Montres Valgines in Switzerland. So Panerai wasn’t really a watchmaker at all, until the Richemont Group said that it was, by which time it wasn’t really Panerai. And it’s unlikely that they made the big one in 1956.

    • The Bond NATO was black and grey until Blu-Ray revealed that it was a less attractive combination of navy blue, olive green and burgundy. Fortunately, when James Bond next went shopping for a watch strap, he bought a black and grey one. He’d never really liked the old one, and it had been a temporary fix, bought in a corner shop when his old strap broke. And anyway, he was a new man - shorter, more taciturn, less Scottish. Strap sellers were delighted, because the boxes of black and grey straps taking up space in their garages could still be sold at full price. The market had doubled, with Connery Bonds and Craig Bonds, named after the actors who filled in for James Bond in films. None of this should come as a surprise, when some believe that Sherlock Holmes was real, and that Winston Churchill was fictional. Sherlock Holmes had a Charles Frodsham full hunter chronograph, purchased from their premises in the The Strand Magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    • Sherlock Holmes had a Charles Frodsham full hunter chronograph, purchased from their premises in the The Strand Magazine.
    How could he, if he wasn't real?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    • The Bond NATO was black and grey until Blu-Ray revealed that it was a less attractive combination of navy blue, olive green and burgundy.
    Outrageous bias!
    I don't have pet peeves, I have major psychotic f***ing hatreds. GC

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    • The Bond NATO was black and grey until Blu-Ray .... [ ] Strap sellers were delighted, because the boxes of black and grey straps taking up space in their garages could still be sold at full price. The market had doubled, with Connery Bonds and Craig Bonds, named after the actors who filled in for James Bond in films.
    Poor Roger Moore only got the Seiko I guess?
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    Poor Roger Moore only got the Seiko I guess?
    And a Renault...oh, and that wicked cool submersible exploding Lotus Esprit

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    How could he, if he wasn't real?

    Because I’m playing...

    As it happens, the watch would have been ideal for Sherlock Holmes, and Frodsham had premises in The Strand, and the Holmes stories first appeared in The Strand Magazine.

    Anything can make sense when people want to emulate fictional characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Because I’m playing...

    As it happens, the watch would have been ideal for Sherlock Holmes, and Frodsham had premises in The Strand, and the Holmes stories first appeared in The Strand Magazine.

    Anything can make sense when people want to emulate fictional characters.
    A watch from The Strand? Surely:



    From the people who gave you Big Ben.

    Mind you, on the James Bond strap, years ago I convinced Eddie that Bond was RNVR, as was Fleming, and so he'd have worn a strap in the RNVR colours. Being Eddie, he went the extra mile and:

    https://www.timefactors.com/collecti...-g10-bond-rnvr

    The real Bond NATO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Mind you, on the James Bond strap, years ago I convinced Eddie that Bond was RNVR, as was Fleming, and so he'd have worn a strap in the RNVR colours. Being Eddie, he went the extra mile and:

    https://www.timefactors.com/collecti...-g10-bond-rnvr

    The real Bond NATO.
    That’s a really nice strap. I might have to get one to add to my collection.


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