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Nanuq last won the day on June 17

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About Nanuq

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    Spes omnes relinquite, o vos intrantes
  • Birthday April 25

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  1. Whenever I put something up for sale I get deluged with messages from children that can't find their butt with both hands. I just ignore them. Consider putting artificial limits on your sales. I only sell to people I know, or who have been around 5+ years, or who have consistently been donating or participating in the forum. Look at their profile here, it shows how much they participate and how long they've been around. Don't be in a hurry to sell. You get to do it exactly one time and you want it to be pleasant for everyone. I've been approached by dipsticks from VRF with high 5-figure offers to buy my pieces, and I ignore them too. God knows they have more money than sense and doubtless, a horde of lawyers on retainer. That means I'd lose my watch and never see a dime for it. Forget that, I'd rather GIVE it away than tolerate that crap. This is supposed to be fun, right? So make it fun. I once gave away a watch here to the first person who could tell me the name of my grandmother's pet. There's one public place on the Internet with that detail, and by God, someone found it. I was pleased as punch to give him that watch. Make it fun!
  2. The days are getting longer, we're now in the month when it won't get dark outside.
  3. Today is the anniversary of D-Day and I haven't posted this in awhile. It seems like a good time to do it again. This day is call’d the feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say, “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.” Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say, “These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.” Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot, But he’ll remember with advantages What feats he did that day. Then shall our names, Familiar in his mouth as household words, Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester, Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red. This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered, We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
  4. You guys make us admin/mods proud. That's going above and beyond to share hard-won knowledge about tricks of the trade. I doubt you'll find this kind of camaraderie on any other watch board, anywhere. Well done.
  5. IIRC that was a cap for sealing off a length of pipe prior to pressure testing. That doesn't explain the hex head. It just worked out that the ID of that piece fits nicely over T19 crystals. Edit: I just checked and it's a slip plug. Good eye.
  6. This is what I use. It's a 1-1/4" PVC cap (non threaded) and I cut down its wall height to fit inside my manual press. I didn't cut it very well and it still does a great job.
  7. @Mattjames84 this is exactly why RWG exists, to share information about watches. You can buy one bespoke or you can buy something else and mod the hell out of it, or you can put together a bunch of pieces and see what happens... in the end it's all about what YOU want to see on your wrist, and maybe we can help you with historical knowledge of what works and what doesn't. You let us know what you find that works, and post some photos. We all learn, we have a bunch of fun, and you wind up with the watch of your dreams. Experts be damned, YOU wear what YOU like. The MBW/MBK is a hell of a good starting point and it gives you the freedom to do whatever you want to do. Parts will fit and it will open up avenues for you to make this what you want it to be. 5513? 1680? Milgauss? It's all up to you and the drill and grinder.
  8. I give you the two-tone Sea Dweller. I could barely accept a two tone Submariner, since most are desk divers and it's marginally okay to have some frou-frou at work. But a SD is a tool watch with a purpose. There is no reason on God's green earth for it to have gold anything.
  9. Can you load simulations? You should try an approach to Deadhorse Alaska, during.... oh let's say January. Pick a windy day. [emoji15]
  10. Nice. This was MY day.
  11. Just like magic! Nothing up my sleeve......
  12. What duplicate posts? I don't see nuttin' here.............
  13. You think that band is cheap, you should feel a genuine 7206 riveted band. It feels like it's made of folded tinfoil. Astoundingly thin, cheap, weak, unbelievable that they'd put that on a tool dive watch at the Rolex factory.
  14. A 1680 with a domed crystal is pretty darn nice. Forget the crazy top hat!
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