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rutteger
2011-12-05, 12:18
Started the week with the original '3 eyed' G-shock, DW-5900.

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SAdly lack of EL = Lack of wear.

macspite
2011-12-05, 22:08
Working at Victoria so nothing fancy:

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DW-002J-1 - simple and uncluttered but unfortunately resin rot is beginning to take a hold.

rutteger
2011-12-06, 09:32
Still for sale (hint hint) but thought I give the GLX-5600 a go again

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macspite
2011-12-06, 18:11
If I hadn't already got one I would be interested, nice watches (for a square that is!). Also I have been far too extravagant and have three, possibly four in the post from various places ...

Second day at Victoria, different job. Expecting to meet a load of suits from Southern so wore my GW-1400DJ-1A.

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They didn't show but I ended up talking to the union rep then going for a ride in one of the Network Rail buggies. Also cut my head open on a sharp edge in one of the machines so the day wasn't totally wasted :cheerful:

macspite
2011-12-07, 18:51
Wednesday - DLR. Only person I needed to impress was myself (and anyone on the train who looked at me) so wore my Riseman - DW-9100BJ-1B

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Great fun in the tube watching the pressure changes and swallowing to clear my ears. Very pleasant day but a biting cold wind. Went back to the DLR canteen for a lunchtime vegetable biryani to warm up

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rutteger
2011-12-07, 21:39
Nice Riseman and biryani.

Went for the GW-M5600 today

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rutteger
2011-12-08, 17:05
Long Live The King :D

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macspite
2011-12-08, 22:54
Working at home today so was able to listen out for the postman. Nothing exciting, just a letter from ParcelFarce telling me they had a damaged box for me but they thought the contents were ok.

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Otherwise it's been quite an interesting day. Bought a new car for work rather than spend too much money getting my old smoker through an MoT on Monday. Got a whole raft of paperwork to complete with the Network Rail logo on it - days of fun to come. Drove new car to examine damaged parcel and then went to an astronomical observatory to get soaked in the lashing rain, see no stars - but a couple of excellent telescopes and listen to a good, basic lecture on some of the wonders of our galaxy.

And got asked whether this had come out of a cracker - no, it came out of the parcel!

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Sorry about colour quality - nasty low power artificial light!

rutteger
2011-12-08, 22:59
Ouch, what did they do with the box, drive over it!

Good to see you scored the G-001, where did you get it from in the end? Certainly looks eye popping.

Good (or is it bad?) news on the new car, what did you go for?

macspite
2011-12-09, 05:23
It was Parcel Farce - enuff said! I have done agency work for them in the past so it was probably a mid-morning game of football ...

Got it from kickz.com/uk who sell watches as accessories to their main business of shoes and clothes. Watch came from parent company in Germany, would have been a quick delivery if they had used a reputable courier.

Car was a whole 500 which is expensive for me. A Vauxhall Omega estate with most of the luxury options, 6 months tax and 8 months MoT. And now (05:30) it's time to go to work :(

macspite
2011-12-09, 16:15
And this was work today - a nice new, unused ticket office at West Hampstead. Needed to crawl under the desk and route cables through the blast screen so wore one of my work watches the GW-500U

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Pleased to announce that Radio 4 on FM was spot on for time signals today! :)

rutteger
2011-12-09, 16:28
It was Parcel Farce - enuff said! I have done agency work for them in the past so it was probably a mid-morning game of football ...

Got it from kickz.com/uk who sell watches as accessories to their main business of shoes and clothes. Watch came from parent company in Germany, would have been a quick delivery if they had used a reputable courier.

Car was a whole 500 which is expensive for me. A Vauxhall Omega estate with most of the luxury options, 6 months tax and 8 months MoT. And now (05:30) it's time to go to work :(

How was the pricing from kickz?

500 for a fully loaded Omega can't be too bad. Not a white one is it ;) ?

Gone for the calculator today

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Out later so may wear this

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but probably wear something a little more reserved...

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macspite
2011-12-09, 18:59
Kickz price was 77.87 with free postage from Germany, about 9 more than the converted euro price from Chez Maman. The difference being that Kickz actually has stock.

171 watch models (http://www.kickz.com/uk/catalog/search?lastClick=CATEGORY&pager.currentPage=1&pager.size=32&sorting=DATE_ADDED&filterReset=&campId=&queryString=&topLimitDoublePrice=818.0&priceIgnored=true&priceSetByUser=false&selTopCatgs=accessoires&selSecLvlcatgs=uhren&selLowPrice=1&selHighPrice=499)from Casio, Nixon etc in stock.

I can appreciate paying nearly 80 quid for a watch that looks like something from Fisher Price as I know the quality and technology that is involved (and it confuses the hell out of my friends) but I can't see the value in these Nixon watches even after giving their website a good going over. "Designer" gear has always struck me as somewhat suspect, can't see the added value in writing a name on a sweatshop produced piece of clothing and selling at a premium price - unless I were to do it myself!

Silver Omega, drove ok today through London traffic and on M25, A3. Nice have a fuel consumption meter again and trying to achieve economy while still maintaining speed. Off to Norwich on Tuesday so will set cruise control and have a kip in the back ... :cool: