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  1. Muttley

    Muttley Mar 4, 2012

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    Hi, Shayne here. No Omegas yet, but hope to pick up a birth year constellation or similar some day. Only active on one other forum, and things have slowed down a lot on the watch collecting side since the quakes here in Christchurch. Kind of have other things to worry about right now with the recovery (and I am one of the lucky ones with less damage than so many, and no family casualties).
    Sorry, not trying to bring things down here - I still love watches, and enjoy checking out all your great collections :).
    Cheers.
     
  2. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Mar 4, 2012

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    Welcome to ΩF. Sorry to hear you were dragged through all that stuff in Christchurch.

    Are you guys planning to stay there, or is moving elsewhere a consideration?
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Mar 4, 2012

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    Yours and your families safety is paramount, you can buy a watch any time. Hope this forum will bring you some light relief from the worries you, your family and friends must be going through. Welcome.
     
  4. Muttley

    Muttley Mar 4, 2012

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    Thanks guys :thumbsup:.
    Trev - with two kids in school (eldest just started High School this year) stability is important. I went through 4 High Schools in 5 years and it was pretty disruptive...
    All my family, and my wife's parents live here as well so we have a duty of care to stay as well.
    We'll pull through, there's so many worse off than us (just hearing about the ton of tornadoes in the States this week - not good).
     
  5. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Mar 6, 2012

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    Hi, im Matt, been into watches for 8 months and have a few bits am pieces including an Omega Chronostop, speedy 125 and a Speedy Mark v. I buy an sell wines ... so any Aussie members ... I can look after you very nicely

    Matt
     
  6. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Mar 6, 2012

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    Hey Matt,

    Welcome to ΩF. I'm from the Gold Coast, and a designer/admin for the forums here. Our sysadmin (dsio) is in Brisbane... though our servers are in Texas. Plenty of other Aussies here too. Can't hurt to have a wine dealer around. :thumbsup:

    Cheers
     
  7. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Mar 6, 2012

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    Thamks for the welcome Trev. Website is winedirect.com.au amd happy to do discount on anything on the site for members... will vary, but min would be 10%, more on some items. Always happy to swap wine for watches too...

    Cheers,

    Matt
     
  8. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Mar 6, 2012

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    Rum is definitely my go-to drink (but don't worry, not Bundaberg), and Ales, but I certainly enjoy a nice Shiraz. I'm originally from Canada and can confidently say that Australia has fantastic wines. The quality to price ratio here is really something.
     
  9. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Mar 6, 2012

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    Mmm, Bundy, is it rum? Dunno, I Dont drink a lot of rum, but i do like the bacardi anejo 8, Havana rum and Appleton. Ill stop 'selling my business' at this point, but def happy to look after members ( just flick me a message)
     
  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 6, 2012

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    You sell rum for a living, or drink in general? And yea Bundy is Australian rum.

    EDIT: NVM, I'm a bit slow and didn't read the above posts lol.
     
  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 6, 2012

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    Now if we could recruit a butcher as a member we'd be set! :thumbsup:
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 6, 2012

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    I'm a vegetarian so bleh :p
     
  13. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Mar 6, 2012

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    Yeah, well... PETA might take issue with your gravy consumption. That stuff tastes good for a reason :)
     
  14. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 6, 2012

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    Good. More filets for me.

    People Eating Tasty Animals.
     
  15. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Mar 6, 2012

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    I love meat in an almost unnatural way but when vego food is good I reckon its better than meat (assumes foetal position)
     
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  16. Steve

    Steve Mar 6, 2012

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    Salad is what food eats !. ::bleh::
     
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  17. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 6, 2012

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    :thumbsup:

    I say something similar when we go to a seafood place. I want to eat the prize - not the bait used to catch it.
     
  18. Steve

    Steve Mar 6, 2012

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    A man after my own heart. ;)
     
  19. astrosfan

    astrosfan Mar 10, 2012

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    Hi, I'm Trey & I've been collecting & enjoying watches for a few years. I only have one vintage Omega so far, but there will surely be others to come. Thank you Dennis for turning me onto this forum!
    My '62 Seamaster:
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    A shot of its 550 automatic movement:
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  20. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 10, 2012

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    Hi Trey. That was fast. What does Laura think about you having another forum to post on now? :whistling: