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Thanks to everyone for the positive comments. In 10 days this watch has barely been off my wrist during the daytime except to shower and swim (and one day for the Speedie). I think it's time for a change, though this could be a serious "One-Watch" contender! :D

To answer a few points...
missF wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 7:28 pm
I think it's wonderful and suits you down to the ground :D
...preferably after a 3-4 hour flight to somewhere warm! 8)
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Sat May 01, 2021 9:15 pm
And if you’re inclined to share those unspoilt seaside towns & villages, I’d be interested!
The one in the picture is Olhos d'Agua on the Algarve. It's between the large resorts of Vilamoura and Albufeira, and its pretty quiet. The main road is on a ridge behind the town, as are most of the hotels &c. It's a steep road down to the town beach, with its lovely blue fishing huts and a scattering of relaxed bars and restaurants.
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Sat May 01, 2021 10:52 pm
Why are we fascinated by these things?
A lady once asked George Leigh Mallory why he and others wanted to climb Everest. "Because it's there," he replied.
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Sun May 02, 2021 12:19 am
The blue/black indices are intriguing. Are they lumed? Another nice touch if they are.
Sadly they are not. But they do change hue in different light conditions, in the same way that blued hands can sometimes look black.
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0uatiOW wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:19 am

The blue/black indices are intriguing. Are they lumed? Another nice touch if they are.
They are. (I have the same watch).
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H0rati0 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:34 am
0uatiOW wrote:
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The blue/black indices are intriguing. Are they lumed? Another nice touch if they are.
They are. (I have the same watch).
Ineresting. There are certainly lumed dots on the chapter outside the indices, but I detect no lume on the indices themselves. Ant chance of a photo?

EDIT: just seen it - your indices are white lumed Arabics, mine are blue-black batons/Romans.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:43 am

EDIT: just seen it - your indices are white lumed Arabics, mine are blue-black batons/Romans.
Err, missed that. Probably also why mine is still fine for all night, plenty of lume area.

Overall, yours has a nice dressy even relaxed vibe, mine feels sternly military. At the time I did buy for its practicality as I was travelling a good deal as far as Japan.
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H0rati0 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 am
Overall, yours has a nice dressy even relaxed vibe, mine feels sternly military. At the time I did buy for its practicality as I was travelling a good deal as far as Japan.
They're both lovely, but quite different. I would certainly prefer sauntering along the Prom' des Anglais or waving from the deck of a gin palace as we glide out from Mandraki... 8)
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 6:29 pm

They're both lovely, but quite different.
Agree completely, I am very attached to mine, though it gets little wrist time ATM while no travel. That will change.....
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
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strapline wrote:
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As good as it looks sitting on the pici of the Duomo in Firenze, it would look even better on the wrist walking round that stunning city. I'm sure it will prove a very worthy travel companion.
Firenze is on the list! Part of my idea for a book on the Grand Tour! Where's Lucy? :D
Great write up of a watch from a brand that goes its own way. Not my cuppa, but I can understand the allure.

PS Lucy is lying to herself.
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Wis wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 6:36 pm

Great write up of a watch from a brand that goes its own way. Not my cuppa, but I can understand the allure.

PS Lucy is lying to herself.
Thank you! And I care not – there will always be A Room with a View, and Lucy will always be there.
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A favourite film of mine. I must get around to reading the book.
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Wis wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:53 am
A favourite film of mine. I must get around to reading the book.
Always good to read the book. Although perhaps not the greatest writer of all time, Forster did manage to capture an arguably golden period in history.
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