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Accessories / Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:42:01 am »
@Filthy your bag looks cool. :D

You might be able to find a local leatherworker or cobbler who can stamp your name on the tag.

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:51:27 am »
I once took a look at an F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu, which had a Tantalum case.

"F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu"

I don't recall it being particularly heavy, nor does the review at Monochrome reference its weight, so it's probably more akin to a gold watch on a strap than a lead weight.

General Chat / Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« on: April 25, 2021, 05:35:36 am »
@Filthy your Jeep needs an upgrade. :D

General Chat / Re: Random Announcements
« on: April 25, 2021, 05:32:37 am »
If anyone is interested in aviation, this story is really funny.

General Chat / Re: Neph’s new house...
« on: April 24, 2021, 02:12:03 am »
I suspect that when I get around to buying a house, the lovely Nuru will get to choose all the tiles, and I'll just say, "Yes, dear." :D

The house is looking good @neph93. If the cellar is to be the teenagers' domain, they probably won't notice the incomplete state. :P

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: April 23, 2021, 05:08:01 am »
You could always go for Palladium, which is harder again than Platinum. The only watch I can recall that used it as a case material is the Hermes In The Pocket.

"Hermes In The Pocket"

General Chat / Re: Random Announcements
« on: April 22, 2021, 12:26:43 am »
The biggest scandal of 2021 looks set to be Aldi copying the M&S Colin the Caterpillar cake.

Jim'll Paint It will illustrate requests he receives via social media, and one follower asked:

Dear Jim, Please can you paint me M&S's Colin the Caterpillar battling Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar, Kaiju style?

"Kaiju Battle"

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: April 22, 2021, 12:12:55 am »
The Black Bay in silver looks good. It sounds like it won't tarnish, which is a bit of a shame, as I like the idea of a what that develops a patina.

Zenith have done a time only watch and a chronograph in silver. In a recent interview, Julien Tornare (the CEO) said that they considered stabilising the case so it wouldn't tarnish, but then they decided not to. They wanted a case that aged with use.

I don't recall seeing the silver chronograph before, but it looks quite good.

"Zenith Pilot Chronograph in Silver.jpg"

Accessories / Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« on: April 21, 2021, 11:58:58 pm »
@Filthy I'm looking forward to seeing the None More Black Bradley.

"None More Black"

Sport / Re: Lifter problems
« on: April 20, 2021, 06:14:25 am »
I've got a foam roller here, so I should try it. Thanks.

Andrew Lock has a series of warm up exercises that are great at stabilising the spine and other vulnerable joints. I can't remember all of them, but they include McGill curl ups, clams, and bird dogs.

Sport / Re: Lifter problems
« on: April 20, 2021, 05:28:10 am »
I don't think that it's too bad @Paul9221 as it was only diagnosed a couple of years ago. But I've been having quite a bit of back pain recently. I dropped by partner off at work this morning, which is about a thirty minute round trip, and it was really sore when I got out of the car.

I suspect that it's a combination of getting out of shape, getting a bit older (and the associated wear and tear that implies), and maybe the weather getting cooler as we head into winter in the southern hemisphere.

There have been times when it doesn't give me trouble, and they're the times when I'm deadlifting regularly. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get my core into a fit state to cope with that!

Sport / Re: Lifter problems
« on: April 20, 2021, 02:22:05 am »
I've also been struggling to get back into lifting this year. Over the last twelve months, we've had two major lockdowns, and one or two shorter ones, which has killed momentum. On top of that, I had my wisdom teeth pulled out in January, which put me out of action.

I have scoliosis, which is playing up. Squats and deadlifts seem to aggravate it, but it's a lot better when my core is stronger. Lamar Gant was a fellow sufferer, serious powerlifter, and #backgoals.

"Lamar Gant"

If I was in Melbourne, I'd go and see Dr Andrew Lock, who is a physio genius. But that's a three hour drive. :(

I tried a session yesterday where I avoided squats and deadlifts, and I feel kinda dirty for doing so, though I take solace in the fact that the Rock doesn't do them, and he's twice as big as I am. However, I'm feeling it today.

Accessories / Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« on: April 17, 2021, 04:35:32 am »
Teranishi Studio went to great lengths to replicate the effect that @the246guy's wallet developed naturally. :D

"Teranishi Studio Gradient Minimalist Wallet"

World Tours / Re: The Mad Red Motherf**ker World Tour.
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:25:25 am »
I had a parcel come from the US to Australia a few weeks ago. The tracking showed it being in Chicago, SF, Sydney, and then SF and Chicago again, before apparently making another trip via SF and Sydney to get here! I don't know if it was an error in the system or the package crossed the Pacific three times!

A few months earlier I had a small package get stuck in the Jamaica processing facility in NY for about two months. I thought that it was lost, and then it suddenly turned up.

The postal service seems to be pretty messed up at the moment. I'm guessing that it's a combination of more items being shipped because people have been at home, and fewer international flights because no-one is travelling.

Accessories / Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« on: April 14, 2021, 01:33:43 am »
@alwoff, glad to help! :)

Ahlem's Place Monge or Iena might also work for you, though they're both a bit smaller than the Vendome and Place de Madeleine.

I really like the Place des Victoires and Place de la Bastille.

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