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#21 chrisg

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:03 PM

Will your wife be flying with you,; or is she staying put in the refuge ? ... glad your watch is fixed. Shame to have a dead cl0ass'ic

My wife, if I can call her that at the moment, is terrified of flying, even commercial - this trip would have her in need of more Xanax than  I regard as sensible anyway, and she would not enjoy it , so no.

 

To me, just another day at the office :)

 

It is nice to have the Rolex back and working fine - I suspect the two problems were interrelated, but all good now :)

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:03 PM

Curious on the repairs though.

 

Mate of mine up/over here in BananaLand is a master watchmaker with a shop front, >40 years in the business. Any Rolexes he gets he has to send directly to Rolex Oz for any work because he says they refuse to sell spare parts to any watchmaker, at least in Qld.

 

And he sells them in the shop. Go figure...


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

 

Know anyone has had one 25 years and still fine, like my friend ticking happily again on my wrist ?

 

Yep, my G-Shock would be reaching 25 years now.

It's only a basic one, not milspec or any shit, but it's doing great.

Also, if we're just talking digital clocks, pretty much every appliance in my mums house, and every dashboard in my cars. All 30+ years.

It's a proven technology.


Edited by Master_Scythe, 14 March 2018 - 04:47 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:01 PM

Curious on the repairs though.

 

Mate of mine up/over here in BananaLand is a master watchmaker with a shop front, >40 years in the business. Any Rolexes he gets he has to send directly to Rolex Oz for any work because he says they refuse to sell spare parts to any watchmaker, at least in Qld.

 

And he sells them in the shop. Go figure...

Hmm,

 

Yes, Rolex have always been like, that, all about branding I suppose. But I don't THINK any parts required - pretty convinced they re-used a spindle they already had, probably from a trade-in or something, but it was just a service, have no idea what that involves, but they sure charge for it. One shonky mob, shall not be going back.

 

Odd company, I was at the factory years ago - don't think they get many visitors, they took my watch away and gave me the full guided tour. Two hours later my watch was back, looking like new, so I asked how much. "oh no, I was told " you came to see us, we are honoured that you did, no charge, at all"

 

Perhaps that explains why I have never much looked at other watches :)

 

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Know anyone has had one 25 years and still fine, like my friend ticking happily again on my wrist ?

 

Yep, my G-Shock would be reaching 25 years now.

It's only a basic one, not milspec or any shit, but it's doing great.

Also, if we're just talking digital clocks, pretty much every appliance in my mums house, and every dashboard in my cars. All 30+ years.

It's a proven technology.

 

:)

 

Interesting MS, most of my friends ditch their cheapo digitals every five years or so and go buy a new one - more about fashion than necessity I suspect :)

 

I'm going to expect that we  will never really agree on this but my Rolex suits me fine, pretty much always has.

 

You need to comprehende pilots, in the air  (definitely not on the ground :) ) we are a very conservative mob, we stick to the tools that work for us.

 

Now, I need to get out of here and go prep this aircraft, 10 pm take-ff, so plenty of time, but I like to leave lots of that :0

 

Be gone until Friday late I think - play nice in the meantime :)

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:19 PM

I'm sure this thread will still be on the front page on Friday. You must return and let us now how well your rolex enjoyed the flights.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:17 PM

 

Will your wife be flying with you,; or is she staying put in the refuge ? ... glad your watch is fixed. Shame to have a dead cl0ass'ic

What on earth happened to the last word you quoted me ?! ... that's not how I spelt classic in my original post. lol


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:17 PM

...probably lost focus on the keyboard whilst casting covert admiring glances at his watch?... :) 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:38 PM

No idea Ev - my flight has been put off until Saturday, so now I have to re-file flight plans.

 

Oh well, bill just went up, politics I suspect, ah well, that's contract flying, it often changes at short notice ;)

 

Gives me longer to get even better anyway :)

 

Never known a flight to affect my watch, and in a cabin pressurised to around10,000 feet it will not be bothered at all, neither will I :)

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

No idea Ev -

Now, I'm assuming the above is in answer to the question I put to you that I've quoted below. If I'm correct then :

 

Your response is not worthy of someone with your expertise with computers and your time spent on at0mic. Also if you're not feeling the respect toward your fellow at0micans

then don't quote them at all.

 

This is the question and comment I put to you ...

" Will your wife be flying with you, or is she staying put in the refuge ? ... glad your watch is fixed. Shame to have a dead classic "

 

... not only did I not misspell, ( a pleasant change for me ) I did not include a semi-colon ... you know, this thingy, " ; " . I mean it's just too bloody easy to hit the " quote" box.

Everything is done for you.

 

 

 

 

Will your wife be flying with you,; or is she staying put in the refuge ? ... glad your watch is fixed. Shame to have a dead cl0ass'ic

What on earth happened to the last word you quoted me ?! ... that's not how I spelt classic in my original post. lol

 

... " No idea Ev " .

Well that ^^ has just dropped your level of story telling down to zero dude. What gets me is that you didn't even attempt a fairy tale you just claimed ignorance.

Not a cool story bro.

I've decide I won't assume I'm incorrect here :)


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 04:17 AM

:) really not sure what you are talking about Ev...

 

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:37 AM

:) really not sure what you are talking about Ev...

 

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of course not.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:27 AM

Whatever happened to your book?
Also, I'm glad your cash flow issues cleared up, for a Rolex service to be worthwhile over a cheap and reliable digital.
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 12:45 PM

Whatever happened to your book?
Also, I'm glad your cash flow issues cleared up, for a Rolex service to be worthwhile over a cheap and reliable digital.

 

Whatever happened to your book?
Also, I'm glad your cash flow issues cleared up, for a Rolex service to be worthwhile over a cheap and reliable digital.

 

Whatever happened to your book?
Also, I'm glad your cash flow issues cleared up, for a Rolex service to be worthwhile over a cheap and reliable digital.

:0

 

Still working on it Nich, too much life in the way.

 

My cash flow is...ok, be better knext week when I get paid for this job :)

 

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:38 PM

IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE?

 

 

IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE?

 

IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE?

 

IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:30 PM

"I SAID:  YA GOT A PRETTY BIG PUSSY!!!"



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:14 PM

"I SAID:  YA GOT A PRETTY BIG PUSSY!!!"


Thanks, Egon.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:00 PM

LOL Rybags no need to shout, he can hear your three times already :D


looks like Nich is worthy of correct quoting in triplicate ... oh the honour :P


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:28 PM

Egon?  From Ghostbusters?

 

I thought that line was from Predator.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 04:13 AM

Egon?  From Ghostbusters?
 
I thought that line was from Predator.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

Pretty sure GB had "pencil-dick" and the insult came from Bill Murray's character.






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