Hi from London

Hi from London

Postby Pubbie » September 22nd 2017, 8:25am

Greetings, just joined and looking forward to the forum.

I'm a full-time academic publisher and part-time watchmaker, by which I mean I nail watches together in my shed at weekends and wear them until they leak. I do have a handful of shop-bought watches of various origins, but I don't do Big Brandz, Is A Better Than B, Is Spring Drive A Quartz Movement, Are Big Watches A Fad, I'm Devastated - My Wrist Is In Between Link Sizes or any of that other guff. Just watchmaking and looking forward to a bit of technical discussion.

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Re: Hi from London

Postby bedlam » September 22nd 2017, 8:35am

Glad to have you. Now, some pics please :-)
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Re: Hi from London

Postby biglove » September 22nd 2017, 9:18am

Welcome. Can’t wait for you to meet Dirtbox, our resident Brit.

We do like pics!
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Thunder1 » September 22nd 2017, 9:32am

Welcome to the asylum, Drew..
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Re: Hi from London

Postby eddiea » September 22nd 2017, 12:04pm

Welcome , we favor Camden and The Cut Ups around here ......
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » September 22nd 2017, 1:03pm

Welcome to Watchlords, Drew! Always glad to see yet another tinkerer come aboard, as we have only a couple, one of whom is an enigmatic Frenchman, who takes perfectly decent right-handed watches and modifies them into lefties, even though he himself is right-handed. And while we DO have a few Brits here, Messr. Dirtbox is not one of them; he's just some American escapee from a geriatrix ward who likes calling everyone a 'plank.' We have quite the group of unusuals, 'strangies' and even a couple of deplorables, though these latter have eschewed their baskets for more comfortable digs. We also have a gentleman who eats with his pecker and a deceased fellow (which would be Yours Truly), and a whole cavalcade of unique personalities and mental illnesses. In short, you've come to the right place!

Do share some photos of your watches when you have a moment, and again, welcome to Watchlords! 8-)
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Re: Hi from London

Postby 3Flushes » September 22nd 2017, 1:47pm

Welcome to Watchlords; the joint's more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.

Look forward to some pics of your work.
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Re: Hi from London

Postby conjurer » September 22nd 2017, 5:07pm

Welcome, goddamn it!
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Racer-X » September 22nd 2017, 5:24pm

Watchmaker, excellent. Welcome.
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Re: Hi from London

Postby AJC » September 22nd 2017, 7:03pm

Only room for one Drew here, foreigner... get back over the wall!
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Re: Hi from London

Postby svaglic » September 22nd 2017, 10:29pm

Watchmaker.....Kickstarter?
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Re: Hi from London

Postby AJC » September 23rd 2017, 4:51am

Pubbie wrote:I don't do Big Brandz, Is A Better Than B, Is Spring Drive A Quartz Movement


Huh? I think something was lost in translation. Like I said, back over the wall with you, foreigner!
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Re: Hi from London

Postby codguy » September 23rd 2017, 5:07am

Another fucking Limey? Say it isn't so.
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Wasp » September 23rd 2017, 5:26am

In light of the vocation pay particular attention to sentence structure, context, grammar, morphemes and what have you.

I like pitures.
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Re: Hi from London

Postby TemerityB » September 23rd 2017, 6:37am

Hello from NYC. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Pubbie » September 25th 2017, 2:53am

Thank you, all. Right, to get to the replies...
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Pubbie » September 25th 2017, 2:54am

svaglic wrote:Watchmaker.....Kickstarter?

Nope... cynical? :)

Mind you, you've given me an idea about disruptively innovating in the Swiss-style watch market, or Swiss-stye disruption in watch market innovation, in order to sell outsourced product that's as individual as you are. Or something like that.
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Re: Hi from London

Postby bedlam » September 25th 2017, 2:57am

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Re: Hi from London

Postby Pubbie » September 25th 2017, 3:57am

Here are some awful shots of a couple of quartz cheapies and what I usually wear. I have one working home-made watch which is as individual as I am but I need to take a picture of that. I'll start a separate thread about LIP...
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Re: Hi from London

Postby relaxer7 » September 25th 2017, 3:58am

Welcome from another "fucking limey" :lol:
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Re: Hi from London

Postby Pubbie » September 25th 2017, 4:09am

codguy wrote:Another fucking Limey? Say it isn't so.

Ah, shoulda written the sign-up form in American if you wanted me to stay away :3
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Re: Hi from London

Postby gerdson » September 26th 2017, 11:13am

Brits are all over this place now. Must have to do with the Brexit, verdammt. No one wants them in continental watch forums anymore.
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