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Mash together with potatoes and a dash of milk. Add some fried bacon and pickles. You'll enjoy kale alright! ;)
Bubble and squeak..

That's what we (English) call mashed potato with greens. Even better if they're leftovers, and you lightly fry it.
Great for breakfast, with bacon, sausages, tomatoes, beans, fried mushrooms, black pudding, fried eggs....

I have no culinary skills, but I can fry an English Breakfast with the best off them 😏
 

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Bubble and squeak..

That's what we (English) call mashed potato with greens. Even better if they're leftovers, and you lightly fry it.
Great for breakfast, with bacon, sausages, tomatoes, beans, fried mushrooms, black pudding, fried eggs....

I have no culinary skills, but I can fry an English Breakfast with the best off them 😏
Stamppot if you want the dutch word 😛. (Mashpot)
 

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Loves me a full English breakfast, when I'm over there...

Kale is fine... as an ingredient in a smoothie, blended into submission and flavored with anything else. Otherwise, it's a fine garnish.
 

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He's probably channeling Groucho Marx.
It was meant in jest by me, just being lazy with the emojis....... :D (y) :ROFLMAO: :) :D :p :D :oops: :) :ROFLMAO: :p:cool::confused:o_O
I'm a bit slow on the uptake. As soon as you said Groucho, it came to me. It's something like "any club that'd have me, I don't won't to be a member of".... isn't it ??
 

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I'd wear it to death, I'd literally wear it for everything. (Not for building, exercising, etc obviously).

One thing I have noticed though - My natural watch position is right down over the wrist up against my hand. It just seems to be comfortable for me.
But I've noticed when I wear a 'nice' watch, perhaps something non-wis would consider a bit flash. I've been wearing it way up above the wrist well under the cuff. Just by tightening a strap one notch it'll sit on the slimmest part of the arm.

So if I had a truly nice >£30,000 gold VC, I'd wear it at least 50% of the time. Just not noticeably, and partially protected by being under my cuff.
Interesting strategy. Yet, the under the wrist position, at the slimmest part of the arm, is in fact the intended position for a watch, since it's the only one where it won't move up and down at each movement. It requires a tighter, snug fit however.

After trying it for some days, I personally got disturbed by my other watches being too loose, so I wear all my watch on a tight fit under the wrist now. 😆
Would I be ashamed to wear a gold VC given to me by family? Nope, not in the least. Would I wear it...? Only on rarest of rare dress occasions, notably involving the in-laws on this particular case. Otherwise, I'd be more anxious about f'ing it up in the course of a normal day, than ashamed to wear it.

I have my Grampa's gold Longines, and same thing, will wear it on occasion, but more worried about damaging it than what anyone thinks about me wearing it.
There are a variety of reasons which could lead one not to wear a watch : shame, self-consciousness, inappropriateness, fear to damage it. But I think that if it's shame, then better not buy the watch in the first place, IMO.

As for fear of damage, the older the watch get, the more cautious we logically get. Reason why my collection became larger than one, and why I'm searching for a beater in 2021.

Yet, that search interestingly brings over the same question. Those are the two best candidates atm :

  • Victorinox INOX (43 mm wide, 13.6 tall). I love the design, and find it elegant (way more than a G-Shock in my eyes). However it's also quite bulky for a watch, and I know 43mm is my wrist's limit.

  • Bertucci A2-S Ballista (40 mm wide, 11 to 13.5 high). It's smaller and less flashy than the INOX (40-42 mm could be an ideal size for me), and features numbers on the dial (which is a plus for me). But won't be easy to try-on in France, Japanese movement, and I've already got a black dial.

And this kinda leads us to the question of the self consciousness while wearing watches. I've been lusting on the iNOX for months, but it's a big watch, bigger than I ever worn. Would wearing that kind of watch stand out too much on the wrist ? Wouldn't it seem like compensating something ? Wouldn't that lead me to avoid wearing it when being seen ? At the other hand, it might complement nicely my collection of smaller watches. And possibly change my habits regarding large watches, which is unexplored territory for me. But isn't such a size a hindrance when sporting (which is the circumstances it'd be mainly aimed at, along with all risky activities) ?

Questions ! o_O

I guess giving myself long reflection periods is a smart move. :unsure:
 

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Interesting strategy. Yet, the under the wrist position, at the slimmest part of the arm, is in fact the intended position for a watch, since it's the only one where it won't move up and down at each movement. It requires a tighter, snug fit however.

After trying it for some days, I personally got disturbed by my other watches being too loose, so I wear all my watch on a tight fit under the wrist now. 😆

There are a variety of reasons which could lead one not to wear a watch : shame, self-consciousness, inappropriateness, fear to damage it. But I think that if it's shame, then better not buy the watch in the first place, IMO.

As for fear of damage, the older the watch get, the more cautious we logically get. Reason why my collection became larger than one, and why I'm searching for a beater in 2021.

Yet, that search interestingly brings over the same question. Those are the two best candidates atm :

  • Victorinox INOX (43 mm wide, 13.6 tall). I love the design, and find it elegant (way more than a G-Shock in my eyes). However it's also quite bulky for a watch, and I know 43mm is my wrist's limit.

  • Bertucci A2-S Ballista (40 mm wide, 11 to 13.5 high). It's smaller and less flashy than the INOX (40-42 mm could be an ideal size for me), and features numbers on the dial (which is a plus for me). But won't be easy to try-on in France, Japanese movement, and I've already got a black dial.

And this kinda leads us to the question of the self consciousness while wearing watches. I've been lusting on the iNOX for months, but it's a big watch, bigger than I ever worn. Would wearing that kind of watch stand out too much on the wrist ? Wouldn't it seem like compensating something ? Wouldn't that lead me to avoid wearing it when being seen ? At the other hand, it might complement nicely my collection of smaller watches. And possibly change my habits regarding large watches, which is unexplored territory for me. But isn't such a size a hindrance when sporting (which is the circumstances it'd be mainly aimed at, along with all risky activities) ?

Questions ! o_O

I guess giving myself long reflection periods is a smart move. :unsure:
I think you're getting confused as to what a beater means. Its supposed to be a watch that you can wear without worrying about it getting damaged.
Its NOT supposed to be a watch that's so large you can't help but beat it into every wall, doorpost, kitchen slab and toddler's head you encounter... Because that's what the INOX is..
 

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Interesting strategy. Yet, the under the wrist position, at the slimmest part of the arm, is in fact the intended position for a watch, since it's the only one where it won't move up and down at each movement. It requires a tighter, snug fit however.

After trying it for some days, I personally got disturbed by my other watches being too loose, so I wear all my watch on a tight fit under the wrist now. 😆

There are a variety of reasons which could lead one not to wear a watch : shame, self-consciousness, inappropriateness, fear to damage it. But I think that if it's shame, then better not buy the watch in the first place, IMO.

As for fear of damage, the older the watch get, the more cautious we logically get. Reason why my collection became larger than one, and why I'm searching for a beater in 2021.

Yet, that search interestingly brings over the same question. Those are the two best candidates atm :

  • Victorinox INOX (43 mm wide, 13.6 tall). I love the design, and find it elegant (way more than a G-Shock in my eyes). However it's also quite bulky for a watch, and I know 43mm is my wrist's limit.

  • Bertucci A2-S Ballista (40 mm wide, 11 to 13.5 high). It's smaller and less flashy than the INOX (40-42 mm could be an ideal size for me), and features numbers on the dial (which is a plus for me). But won't be easy to try-on in France, Japanese movement, and I've already got a black dial.

And this kinda leads us to the question of the self consciousness while wearing watches. I've been lusting on the iNOX for months, but it's a big watch, bigger than I ever worn. Would wearing that kind of watch stand out too much on the wrist ? Wouldn't it seem like compensating something ? Wouldn't that lead me to avoid wearing it when being seen ? At the other hand, it might complement nicely my collection of smaller watches. And possibly change my habits regarding large watches, which is unexplored territory for me. But isn't such a size a hindrance when sporting (which is the circumstances it'd be mainly aimed at, along with all risky activities) ?

Questions ! o_O

I guess giving myself long reflection periods is a smart move. :unsure:
The number of times I've lusted after a bigger watch, bigger than what I know fits my wrist, breaking my own rules, bought it and then intensely regretted it has been numerous. So, if you know what fits you don't deviate from that.

Also who actually lusts over a beater? No one. It's a beater.

And what are you doing that really dictates the need for a beater when you probably already have something that is perfectly acceptable. Or you could just take the watch off when doing the heavy duty activity (washing up the dishes?).

I think you're getting confused as to what a beater means. Its supposed to be a watch that you can wear without worrying about it getting damaged.
Its NOT supposed to be a watch that's so large you can't help but beat it into every wall, doorpost, kitchen slab and toddler's head you encounter... Because that's what the INOX is..
......what he ^^^^ said 😁
 

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I decided, early on, I hated big watches. Just like big phones. I don’t want to feel them as I carry them, they should blend into my person and lifestyle only to be used when needed. They should not be a hindrance.

As far as wearing an Uber expensive watch? No way, again not my style. If it was inherited it would, unfortunately, go in a safe. That’s probably the only way I’d have to worry about one.


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The number of times I've lusted after a bigger watch, bigger than what I know fits my wrist, breaking my own rules, bought it and then intensely regretted it has been numerous. So, if you know what fits you don't deviate from that.
That's why my last 4 acquisitions were sub-40mm, because of my 6.75" wrist.
 
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Interesting strategy. Yet, the under the wrist position, at the slimmest part of the arm, is in fact the intended position for a watch, since it's the only one where it won't move up and down at each movement. It requires a tighter, snug fit however.

After trying it for some days, I personally got disturbed by my other watches being too loose, so I wear all my watch on a tight fit under the wrist now. 😆

There are a variety of reasons which could lead one not to wear a watch : shame, self-consciousness, inappropriateness, fear to damage it. But I think that if it's shame, then better not buy the watch in the first place, IMO.

As for fear of damage, the older the watch get, the more cautious we logically get. Reason why my collection became larger than one, and why I'm searching for a beater in 2021.

Yet, that search interestingly brings over the same question. Those are the two best candidates atm :

  • Victorinox INOX (43 mm wide, 13.6 tall). I love the design, and find it elegant (way more than a G-Shock in my eyes). However it's also quite bulky for a watch, and I know 43mm is my wrist's limit.

  • Bertucci A2-S Ballista (40 mm wide, 11 to 13.5 high). It's smaller and less flashy than the INOX (40-42 mm could be an ideal size for me), and features numbers on the dial (which is a plus for me). But won't be easy to try-on in France, Japanese movement, and I've already got a black dial.

And this kinda leads us to the question of the self consciousness while wearing watches. I've been lusting on the iNOX for months, but it's a big watch, bigger than I ever worn. Would wearing that kind of watch stand out too much on the wrist ? Wouldn't it seem like compensating something ? Wouldn't that lead me to avoid wearing it when being seen ? At the other hand, it might complement nicely my collection of smaller watches. And possibly change my habits regarding large watches, which is unexplored territory for me. But isn't such a size a hindrance when sporting (which is the circumstances it'd be mainly aimed at, along with all risky activities) ?

Questions ! o_O

I guess giving myself long reflection periods is a smart move. :unsure:
It's not that I would not wear a large watch because of what other people might think of me, it's that I genuinely do not think they fit or look good on my 7" wrist. I find myself most comfortable in the 36-37mm range for non-divers; up to 40mm for watches with rotating bezels. There are some outliers - 34mm vintage watch; 44mm bronze diver - but I'm always more concerned with how a watch appeals to me and fits, than what others might think.
 

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I think you're getting confused as to what a beater means. Its supposed to be a watch that you can wear without worrying about it getting damaged.
Its NOT supposed to be a watch that's so large you can't help but beat it into every wall, doorpost, kitchen slab and toddler's head you encounter... Because that's what the INOX is..
Depends on the watch. My beater, G-Shock GW9400 is large, tall (18.2mm!), bumps into things, but I don't care, the watch can take it and more.

Otherwise I agree with the gents here. When looking for a beater the first point of the thought process shouldn't be fear of beating it up. The Inox isn't a typical beater but can take it. My Seiko Samurai is of similar dimensions (43.8mm bezel and 13.5mm tall) and its a very nice, proportionate sports watch. Wouldn't consider it too big for my 6.75-7 inch wrist.
 

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Because recently I’ve bought too much and don’t want to buy more. Then a blue snowflake sub which I’ve always wanted gets hinted at on Tudors Instagram story. Temptation is a terrible thing. The bluebay58 wasnt right. I only kept it two months. No drilled lugs - round indices - and blue of dial and insert didn’t match.

I might find it hard to say no to this IF it’s released.
 

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Because recently I’ve bought too much and don’t want to buy more. Then a blue snowflake sub which I’ve always wanted gets hinted at on Tudors Instagram story. Temptation is a terrible thing. The bluebay58 wasnt right. I only kept it two months. No drilled lugs - round indices - and blue of dial and insert didn’t match.

I might find it hard to say no to this IF it’s released.
It’s another diver that all look the same. I don’t see anything unique or better about it than the other 1000 divers. An NTH would fit the bill.

Trying to divert your attention.


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