Forums Latest Members
  1. Reynard Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    73
    Likes
    151
    Hiya folks, long time lurker here in a bid to educate myself, but figured I'd learn much more by participating. :)

    Will admit I'm largely a bargain basement furkler for vintage ladies watches - a "thing" born out of lockdown. My much-loved Seiko quartz called it quits, and nowhere was open to get it looked at, so bought an early 70s Gradus automatic for £7.50 off the 'bay to tide me through instead.

    And got hooked. Whoopsss. :whistling:

    That aside, I have two cats, judge at cat shows, mess around with bicycles and keep a motor racing archive.
     
    Edited Jul 3, 2023
    mydeafcat, rob#1, Syrte and 17 others like this.
  2. sheepdoll Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    2,047
    Likes
    3,344
    Welcome. Always nice to see others from the distaff side.

    I too like the low end of the bargan basement. Always looking for rusty grody old watches to clean up and restore.
     
    Syrte, wagudc and Reynard like this.
  3. Davidt Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    10,664
    Likes
    18,555
    Welcome. We have quite a large UK membership on the forum along with a small but growing number of female members.
     
    wagudc and Reynard like this.
  4. Reynard Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    73
    Likes
    151
    Thank you :) I'm not to be trusted with small parts, alas. But I do have fun looking for stuff among the junk. Thinking outside the box can often yield a nice little gem.
     
    wagudc and MDubs like this.
  5. Aroxx Sets his watch Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    2,714
    Likes
    11,728
    Welcome!
     
    Reynard likes this.
  6. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    7,486
    Likes
    24,654
    Welcome! Now how about some photos of those cats?
     
    Syrte, marco and Reynard like this.
  7. Reynard Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    73
    Likes
    151
    Of course! :) Mesdames Poppy (tortie) and Lexi (blue & white). Both girls are rescue cats homed from Ely & District CP. Poppy was an unwanted kitten - I've had her since she was three and a half months old, and she'll be 14 in September. Lexi came from a cat hoarder as a young adult with a suitcase full of emotional baggage. She'll be 11 in a couple of weeks. Love both to bits. ::love::

    IMG_3306_small.jpg

    IMG_4708_small.jpg
     
    pdxleaf, joeshoup, Syrte and 18 others like this.
  8. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    7,486
    Likes
    24,654
    Thank you. They both look adorable!
     
    Reynard likes this.
  9. Capt Cave Man Jul 3, 2023

    Posts
    572
    Likes
    716
    Welcome @Reynard

    Ely & District CP... Ely is down the road from me :thumbsup:
     
    Reynard likes this.
  10. DrmexicoII Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    600
    Likes
    897
    Welcome! Fellow UK (Hampshire) member here. Unfortunately a dog owner ;)
     
    Reynard likes this.
  11. Watch my Whisky Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    1,316
    Likes
    3,359
    Cheerio! What’s all this then? It’s chewsday innit? Alright?
     
    DrmexicoII and Reynard like this.
  12. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    27,714
    Likes
    33,487
    Two very beautiful and long lived cats, welcome
     
    Reynard likes this.
  13. hansaboy Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    1,417
    Likes
    2,825
    Wellcome!
    Now I have to stop writing Guys in my posts!
    ;)

    And cat pictures....:D

    IMG_1217 2.JPG
     
    Reynard and Pun like this.
  14. BAJJ Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    827
    Likes
    6,366
    Welcome, Brittney says hello:)
    1688484365917.jpg
     
    Reynard likes this.
  15. Dan S Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    19,129
    Likes
    43,970
  16. Reynard Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    73
    Likes
    151
    Thanks ever so much for the very warm welcome. :)

    Madam Lexi excelled herself this morning by dragging in a rat that measured around a foot from nose to tail. She got extra chicken at lunchtime in lieu of services rendered.
     
    pdxleaf, Syrte and felsby like this.
  17. Jonathan40 Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    1,048
    Likes
    5,227
    Great that you stuck your head above the parapet and welcome from another Hampshire UK member. Plenty of stuff going on in your world to keep you busy and then all this stuff here.
     
    Reynard likes this.
  18. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    7,517
    Likes
    21,136
    Welcome from a fellow lady enthusiast, and thanks for introducing your charming cats !

    Hey man; read the room- Should have never said “guys” to begin with. ;)
    Thankfully your endearing cat picture will blunt the offense.
     
    Aroxx, Reynard and Dan S like this.
  19. Reynard Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    73
    Likes
    151
    Thank you :) Although "charming" is something of a misnomer when it comes to the girls, as one bites and the other biffs... ::shy::

    That aside, I've thoroughly enjoyed looking at some of the watches you post. :thumbsup:
     
    Syrte likes this.
  20. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Jul 4, 2023

    Posts
    7,517
    Likes
    21,136
    Gee whiz, you must have been lurking for a good while then as I haven’t posted watches in months. Glad you enjoyed it though.
     
    Reynard likes this.