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  1. isaac.owen.nz Nov 21, 2017

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    took these back in 2007 when i used to bus into the city and walk around taking pictures of everything i found interesting.
    rediscovered them recently looking through an old Harddrive and thought id share with ya'll here.

    I remember walking up Lorne st in the CBD and seeing this tiny little shop, literally about 1m frontage with glass and a sign for watch repairs and then sat at his desk was this old guy, completely absorbed in his work; I watched for 5-10 minutes and he never looked out the window and never saw me watching him.
    I went back a few years after and its now a coffee shop, i asked another watchmaker in the CBD around the corner if he knew what happened but he just gave me a vague answer like he retired or something along those lines, never caught his name and cant remember his shop name so obviously any information would be appreciated.

    regards
    Isaac
     
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  2. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Nov 21, 2017

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    Nice shots!

    If he had been smart, he would have bought the property! :D
     
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  3. jaspert Nov 21, 2017

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    Nice shot.
     
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  4. Nathan1967 Nov 21, 2017

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    Great pictures!
     
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  5. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Nov 21, 2017

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    Maybe the WM found it hard to do intricate work during earthquakes.
     
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  6. isaac.owen.nz Nov 22, 2017

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    yup, this location would be worth a bomb now!


    yea auckland gets quakes, certainly not on the frequency that wellington gets them though.
    Grew up there and left @ 23 and never actually felt a quake in auckland but i get messages now from my parents every couple of months r.e a decent shake that wakes them up in wellington.
     
  7. isaac.owen.nz Nov 22, 2017

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    Also thanks for the nice comments. Has been a long while since I put any of my photos up online.