OK, Brits (at least Southern-based Brits)... Who's up for going to the Brunel University watch fair on 1st December? https://timefairs.co.uk/brunel-fair/ Talking with a fellow watch nerd at @tyrantlizardrex's Time 4A Pint meet last night, we were planning on going to the last clock & watch fair in the UK this year, at Brunel University on Sunday 1st Dec. As there are often challenges issued at these things, I've devised what could be a bit of festive fun for participating punters. Since I mostly work-from-home, quite often I'll be in the kitchen making lunch just before the BBC 1 o'clock news; meaning I sometimes catch Bargain Hunt, a show where two teams get given a bundle of cash at an antiques market, and have to run around buying various items (to a differing theme) which then get consigned to auction. The team which makes most profit wins the game. It's cheesy as hell but oddly compelling - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006nb9z So, I think, let's try to recreate Bargain Hunt at Brunel. The rules Participants must buy a watch / watches from traders at the event, with the intent of consigning it/them to auction at a TBD date/venue (thinking Sterling Vault or Fellows or something like that, in January). Players will be allowed to clean the watch/es (if desired) and replace or add a strap or bracelet (in the case of existing strap/bracelet being faulty or missing), however no repairs or servicing can be done. Any quartz watch batteries can be replaced. 1) Each individual must spend no more than £100 on a watch / watches. 1) a) An inventory of what was bought / how much was paid should be provided to the adjudicator (@ewand) after Brunel. 1) b) Photographs of the cleaned up watch(es) may be shared, with attendant bragging however players should not discuss with each other, how much they paid for anything. 2) Replacement strap/bracelet/batteries must be also bought at Brunel, and also from the same pot of £100 3) All watches will be consigned to auction - ideally the same one, though that may depend on auctioneers' willing - at a future date. Auctioneers fees will be deducted from the results of the auction, and whoever has the most profit, wins (assuming there is any profit after auctioneers fees...) Maybe we pool all the profits and donate to charity or something. Again, assuming there are any ;-) Any takers?