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    PART 1. At Loggerheads.

    The title needs a little explaining.
    The common use of the phrase 'at loggerheads' suggests two people unable to make a decision or reach compromise. Although Scott and I spent several days planning (mainly on his part) and confirming (delays on mine) this visit, neither of us had much doubt it would happen. Scott bought his train tickets a couple days in advance (unbeknownst to me--it's a good thing nothing prevented my arrival!), and though I was keen on taking my 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, train rides in Britain over the past 3 weeks, this journey served mainly to meet an on-line friend of several years in a picturesque old town in Shropshire, a part of England new to me. Which brings me to The Loggerheads...

    It's not only the name of the first pub in which we shared fellowship...



    ...Wikipedia provides this as one example of its meaning:
    Loggerheads, the heraldic term for leopards' faces, e.g., on the coat of arms and flag of Shropshire (England) and its county town, Shrewsbury... The animals' faces, fondly referred to as "loggerheads" locally, are a traditional emblem for Shropshire and have historically evolved from the loggerheads on the Shrewsbury town arms, themselves first recorded in 1623. This originates presumably in the practice of carving some such motif on the head of the log used as a battering ram.



    Thus, it was a fitting locale for our first foray into our discussions of watches, the friendly group at EOT (with much reminiscence of Miles), two of our dogs who could be cousins, the merits of beer/cider, walking, smart-phone directions, the simple life (versus town life), authentic English chip shops and the unanswered question "Why has Scott never eaten a Doner Kebab?"

    More on all of this soon...I've got much to do today and will provide this travelogue in installments as time allows...I'll leave Part 1 with another public shout of Thanks to Scott for all he did to make this fantastic visit happen.
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 06-10-2018, 01:52 PM. Reason: Because I cannot leave well enough alone sometimes

  • scottjc
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    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
    We seem to have lost some later posts from this thread. Has anyone had issues like that on other threads recently?
    Brad
    I lost a post from this thread. As Henry said, I couldn't open the site at all yesterday evening.

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
    We seem to have lost some later posts from this thread. Has anyone had issues like that on other threads recently?
    Brad
    Only this thread. I think it was a bit of weirdness yesterday as Scott couldn't log on either.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    We seem to have lost some later posts from this thread. Has anyone had issues like that on other threads recently?
    Brad

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Originally posted by scottjc View Post

    A beautiful piece Henry. A little small for every day wear for me, as I commented to Brad at the time, but the craftsmanship is immediately apparent.
    That Brad had it on a mesh bracelet was very attractive, I know that changing it to a leather strap would completely alter the look and feel but I'm not sure how that would sit with me.
    Yes indeed:



    Once the thin-ness of it begins to appeal to you, the possibilities are endless.



    For my money, it's best on medium-brown straps rather than black ones. I like it on the original straps shown above (now 15 years old!) or on Sirtoli ostrich (slightly padded, top photo), but it is usually kept on the 3.5mm Staib mesh (which is thicker than the movement!):

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    cucumber yoghurt sauce
    Yes! Tzatziki sauce...my favorite part of any gyro. I don't care for tomatoes, nor excessive use of red onion, but meat, lettuce, pita, some sweet onion, and loads of tzatziki make me a happy boy.

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  • scottjc
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    Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

    Funnily enough I had chicken kebab and naan with the Yorkshireman on Friday night.
    A meal fit for a king! You'd certainly fit in around here.

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    Originally posted by scottjc View Post
    The chicken/doner kebabs sold near here are often in naan bread instead of pitta.
    I can imagine a certain bunch of guests arriving Chez Scott and me planning a sumptuous feast to celebrate only for me to be sent down the road for half a dozen kebabs and chips...
    Funnily enough I had chicken kebab and naan with the Yorkshireman on Friday night.

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  • scottjc
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    The chicken/doner kebabs sold near here are often in naan bread instead of pitta.
    I can imagine a certain bunch of guests arriving Chez Scott and me planning a sumptuous feast to celebrate only for me to be sent down the road for half a dozen kebabs and chips...

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  • scottjc
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    Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

    Opinions on the TZLE Scott?
    A beautiful piece Henry. A little small for every day wear for me, as I commented to Brad at the time, but the craftsmanship is immediately apparent.
    That Brad had it on a mesh bracelet was very attractive, I know that changing it to a leather strap would completely alter the look and feel but I'm not sure how that would sit with me.

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    The Doner kebab, gyro debate rages on. Brad we have Gyros here too, but they are generally nowhere near as good as the Donair, which is what we call that mystery meat thing. Canadian donair are generally made by the Lebanese and can be found at any self respecting Shwarama/ falafel hut. Our version is somewhat simple and direct. Mystery meat, cucumber yoghurt sauce, chopped tomato, chopped raw onion, cayenne pepper. donair.jpg

    This one is not quite right. The pita should be split to form a pocket. Everything is put inside and then it is rolled up or folded over.

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
    PART 3. A not-so-quick pint...


    At the Dun Cow, I showed Scott another watch which means a lot to me: my RGM TZLE. He was pleased to examine it and, though it is a little smaller than he prefers, he was amazed by its thinness. Also, he explained it represents 'the next level up' of watch collecting, and was quite an interesting piece as such. Here's the photo he shared earlier:


    7.5mm thickness juxtaposed with ~13mm?
    Opinions on the TZLE Scott?

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    Originally posted by scottjc View Post

    More fool you Brad, there's plenty that can go wrong when I'm navigating...
    Here's my wrong turn story.

    Mrs. K and I are in Indianapolis for the 2006 US Grand Prix. We meet some friends from Toronto and another from Washington and spend the race weekend together. For the only time in our life we stay at a bed and breakfast. It is in this historic, pre-Civil War, rich persons neighbourhood. The city itself is the worst place I have ever voluntarily gone. There's this hip area that is "straight down the road" from us. It's not exactly straight though. When you hit Speedway Boulevard, which does take you to the Speedway, you have to jog right at the Kroger's. We go out to Broadripple, the hipster part of town and walk along the waterway. It's dusk and we get the spotlight from police choppers three or four times. We make it to Broadripple and have a pretty wonderful meal at a place and eventually head back home. I am in the jump seat as navigator.

    Bob says: "Which way?' as we approach the Kroger's.
    I say: " The map says jog left, but we jogged right on the way down. That can't be right."

    Bob turns left like the map says, ignoring my suggestion that right one way should mean right the other too.


    If all goes well, we'll be back in the historic North Side right beside President Harrison's House.

    Benjamin_Harrison_Home.jpg

    One block in, we get this. Keep in mind it is now the middle of the night.

    ghetto.jpg

    No streetlights, no windows in any house and bullet holes in EVERYTHING.
    Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 06-11-2018, 11:57 AM.

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    Well, the two of you certainly had fun and packed a lot into one afternoon. That is wonderful! What a marvellous way to end your trip off Brad.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Originally posted by Tim. View Post

    Now that IS funny......and when you think about it, so much easier to transport than a Hammond C3.
    Very funny stuff, fellas! Love it.

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