johnners

  • What do those really hot curries taste of?

    Insecurity.

  • I was very unimpressed with the first couple of episodes but (unusually for me) stuck with it and I’m certainly warming to it now though I don’t really know what’s going on. I expect to be loving it just as it ends.

  • johnners replied to the topic The Mandalorian – Trailer in the forum Chat Forum 14 hours ago

    Any idea what time it broadcasts?

    It must be available to stream, it’s already up as a hooky download.

  • johnners replied to the topic The Mandalorian – Trailer in the forum Chat Forum 15 hours ago

    March 31 2020 for a UK airing from what I’ve read. If true, a distant release date like that means a good chunk of the prospective UK audience will have seen it by the end of this week.

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    can anyone recommend a cheapish automatic with non-metal strap? Ideally around £100

    At under £100 I’d probably be heading to AliExpress myself. I don’t know what style you’re after but there are loads to choose from and you should easily be able to get sapphire and a Japanese movement for £60 or so. I’ve got one of these Fliegers, Miyota 82…[Read more]

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    ,,,sorry, that’s just 2 more Seikos, isn’t it?

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    I’m thinking of a TW Steel canteen automatic

    I’ve no personal experience of them but they look like more of a fashion brand than anything else – I understand somebody buying a watch on the look alone but nearly £400 for an automatic powered by (at most) £20 worth of entry-level Miyota doesn’t seem like good value to me. If you’re after som…[Read more]

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    Thanks for looking, I’ll continue believing (rightly or wrongly) they’re ISO certified then!

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    I read that the 007 isn’t ISO certified

    I thought it was, that’s why it says “Diver’s 200M” on it rather than just 20 bar or similar. I’d be interested to have a look at the article if you’ve got a link.

    Don’t forget though, even most NATO have a spring bar that is the single point of failure in the buckle.

    MN FTW!

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    the ones on my SKX007 are chunky as you like

    I believe “security of attachments” forms part of the test for ISO 6425 so I’d expect a watch designated as “Diver’s” to have beefed up springbars – I know my SKX779 has much sturdier looking springbars than my other Seikos. Which is why I was a bit surprised @tthew had experienced a problem with the…[Read more]

  • It sounds like you got them mail order. I’d order a pair in wide while you’ve still got the other pair and can compare them side by side, then send back the pair I didn’t want.

  • johnners replied to the topic Space-saver vs tyre gloop in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Can’t you find a suitable space saver spare on ebay? I’d guess availability will depend on how new your car model is/how common the fitment is but £250 makes it worth a look.

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    are all spring bars created equal? I nearly lost Countzero’s Seiko today, so what’s most robust?

    No they’re not, bigger is usually better if it fits the strap but I’m afraid I’ve no specific recommendations. The OE ones that come with the Diver’s spec Seikos are very sturdy though, so I guess your problem might be down to some aftermarket fit…[Read more]

  • johnners replied to the topic Some folk are mingers. in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Sounds grim, you need a tenant like my sister who’d leave the place looking like you’d paid the big bucks for a pro deep clean. As you know tenants are not all mingers, you just get unlucky now and then. You’ll get lucky if you’re ever looking to let at the same time she’s looking to rent, she’s in BoA which IIRC is up your way. As above though,…[Read more]

  • Well, I’ll be gutted to lose access to those classic mtb trails of the Somerset Levels.

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Where to find a new strap that’s nice but reasonable price?

    I think I bought a Berfine “vintage” style leather strap from Amazon for my SNAF09, pretty generic looking but suits the watch. Make sure you measure the lug width, mine was down as 22mm everywhere I looked but it it’s actually 21mm – it’ll make a difference with leather. In fabric, 2…[Read more]

  • johnners replied to the topic Rod Liddle in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Tamp him down firmly with James Delingpole first.

  • Altberg.

  • johnners replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Thanks Marty – I will screenshot your response and show it to my wife next time she tuts and rolls her eyes when I come out with a fascinating watch fact

    Well, I found it interesting too but best of luck citing some internet randoms vs your wife!

  • johnners replied to the topic Freezing October in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I’m in a 2-bed 1890s terrace. The gas system (back boiler, fire, pipes, rads) is probably 40 years old and the electrics are way older. I’d be amazed if a modern house cost that much to run.

    90s 2 bed terrace here, decent but not exceptional loft insulation, original double glazing which is way past its best tbh, and no cavity wall ins…[Read more]

  • Load More