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v8woollie

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DavidV12V said:
I should be coming down from the NW as well, and figure on night stop-over in Kent area would suit, but happy to go with whatever anyone else is doing....probably wouldn't mind a meal and a couple of beer that night though after all those miles..;)

Really looking forward to this already (thanks Wollie for organising!!) as it'll be the spring wake-up for the car (like getting a new one every year woohoo) and a nice long drive with something really great at the other end with good company...
It should be a great trip. If you like the engineering in cars then that in watches is a marvel of micro mechanics. The constant running of a watch movement is likened to running a car engine continuously at top speed. Incredible, especially when you consider the service intervals are around every five years.

George H

12,047 posts

44 months

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v8woollie said:
v8woollie +1
yeti
jonby
AstonZagato
Niki M +1 (tour x 2)
DavidV12V
Behr
Neil1300R +1 (tour x 2)
Threesixty + 1
jamesc12 (+ 1?)
AMDBSNick
V8 PLL +1 (tour x 2)
Robgt +1 (tour x 2)
Mac355 + 1 (tour x 2)
B4rnst4ble + 1 (tour x 2)

Manufacture tour reserve list (you can still come on the trip):

Dougie81 +1
CraigV12V + 1
marceltay + 1
Tony V12V
George H

jonby

2,136 posts

37 months

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yeti said:
V8 PLL said:
a very interesting hotel 50 minutes from Calais Euro Tunnel Terminal
Extra night away from home will not go down well at home - and I doubt I'd ask for it TBH. I tend to get to Folkestone late and just sleep -> shower -> drive.
I'm with you and David. If I aim to get to Ashford for 8pm, I can leave at 3ish so miss little work and still have time to eat & sleep properly

If I get the eurotunnel the day before, it's either get to the hotel in France around midnight (9pm eurotunnel get's in at 10.30 pm french time) or take the whole of the day before off

It's no more than 400 miles to Beaune on day 1

v8woollie

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robgt said:
Molly and I are really excited about this trip. V8 Woolie, thank you very much for organising it. My daughter is getting married a few weeks before we go so the trip will cheer me up. I suppose I will be gaining a son though!!
My pleasure. I have three daughters and, judging by the young chap with whom my eldest seem to be enamoured, I am not relishing the thought of gaining three sons!!

yeti

9,577 posts

155 months

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v8woollie said:
I have the Amvox but even if I didn't and you wanted a special piece I'd go for the iconic Reverso. It epitomises everything about JLC and its history.
Made an offer on the Reverso - Grand Taille GMT (8 days) in stainless. Let's see what happens...

The AMVOX is just so big on me frown

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v8woollie

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You have mail smile

yeti

9,577 posts

155 months

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Do the deal at 10am tomorrow smile

yeti

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v8woollie said:
Which one?
This 'un - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...

Looking forward to it, but it means another must go in its place... Probably my IWC Portuguese, I don't wear it and this replaces it rather neatly.

IWC Portuguese Rattrapante anyone?

yeti

9,577 posts

155 months

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Might do a few trades and get a Master Compressor Chrono too... Prices have come down in Europe :scratchin:

v8woollie

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yeti said:
This 'un - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...

Looking forward to it, but it means another must go in its place... Probably my IWC Portuguese, I don't wear it and this replaces it rather neatly.

IWC Portuguese Rattrapante anyone?
Excellent choice. Please wear it on the 9th at the D&D.

George H

12,047 posts

44 months

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yeti said:
Might do a few trades and get a Master Compressor Chrono too... Prices have come down in Europe :scratchin:
I like the Master Compressor... quite a hankering for one of these at the moment - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...

Still, want to get one of these by early next year - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...
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yeti

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George H said:
I like the Master Compressor... quite a hankering for one of these at the moment - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...
A work of art of course, but just doesn't do it for me as a JLC. For a divers watch... it is always the Submariner/SeaDweller or the DeepSea for me. The original amd the best.

George H said:
Still, want to get one of these by early next year - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...
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Now that is a stunning piece and has all the elegance that a Jaeger-LeCoultre should have!

yeti

9,577 posts

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v8woollie said:
Excellent choice. Please wear it on the 9th at the D&D.
If the deal goes through - happy to smile

George H

12,047 posts

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yeti said:
George H said:
I like the Master Compressor... quite a hankering for one of these at the moment - http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/GB/en/luxury-watch...
A work of art of course, but just doesn't do it for me as a JLC. For a divers watch... it is always the Submariner/SeaDweller or the DeepSea for me. The original amd the best.
Normally I'd agree with the Rolex choice.. but I saw one of these in black with a black and yellow strap. I'll be honest, I didn't think I'd like it, but it was fantastic to look at. The yellow on the inside of the strap and the stitching just made it look brilliant, really different and stood out whilst being quite subtle. There will definitely be a space in my collection for one in a few years cool


yeti

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George H said:
That is pretty special... However for around the same cash, I'd have the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chrono - that's my 40th birthday present in a couple of years to myself. Maybe smile

v8woollie

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Two good choices. Personally I'd go for the Fifty Fathoms too but maybe because I have the EWC and the JLC Navy Seals is too close in style.

yeti

9,577 posts

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My new Jaeger Reverso and my old one - which I'm still keeping! Normal faces, then reverse...



George H

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yeti said:
That is pretty special... However for around the same cash, I'd have the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chrono - that's my 40th birthday present in a couple of years to myself. Maybe smile
Never really been a Blancplain fan to be honest... I'm saving for a Richard Mille RM008 for the time I'm 40 smile

AMDBSNick

3,449 posts

42 months

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George H said:
I'm saving for a Richard Mille RM008 for the time I'm 40 smile
I have just had to Google that George - why?????? You are no longer in a position to question anyones taste nono

v8woollie

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George H said:
Never really been a Blancplain fan to be honest... I'm saving for a Richard Mille RM008 for the time I'm 40 smile
Enjoy the next ten years of eating ramen then smile
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