New Guy from Australian Bush

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by ericf4 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:43 pm

I'm convinced he is crocodile Dundee. I like this guy already!

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:49 pm

Thank you. What a warm welcome. I hope you don’t give me too much curry in the future, if I share some of my grump old fart ideas.

I tried a few careers (Banking, Corporate Treasury, Funds Management, CEO of a Furniture Manufacturer), but I lost the plot, took some time out to be an actor (was the photo double for Agent Brown in the Matrix, and the Banana Man in Dark City…did not even get in the credits…) ran out of money so I did a Masters Degree in Accounting and joined the ranks of the bean counters….Thank you bean counters out there….stand up and be counted.

To set the record straight…I do not have 40 cars – that is about (possibly more) that I have owned. At the peak I was holding about 12 FIAT 500’s and a few were Abarth models. Now only the Golf, Camry and Kate the 928.

Sorry about the Orange confusion, but I am here in the Southern Hemisphere and it has been hot as ….30Cplus. A little cooler today currently 23 inside the house.

Just a little more background: I spent my very early years in Virginia and a little time in San Francisco – yes USA. I was traumatised by a pre-school teacher who sent me home because I did not speak English – so I am fearful of American Authority figures. Then off to the tropics and lived in Singapore until I went to Australia to do my secondary education at an all-boys grammar school, where I was again traumatised, by the obsession of Australians with Sport, Sport and more Sport.

Here are some photos of some (some) of the watches and my new wheels (one of) for Kate and some leather for the new bands.
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by ericf4 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:12 pm

What the fuck. It's like a retail store. ;)

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Selym » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:27 pm

Welcome, Dan! Are you still working with Darryl the Watchmaker?

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by streetracer101 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:34 pm

I used to hate bush, but now I don't mind it. The elderly here must be rubbing off on me.

Let's see some pics of Kate or one of your GFs.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by andrema » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:42 pm

I always wondered if there is beaver in the bush?


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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 pm

streetracer101 wrote:I used to hate bush, but now I don't mind it. The elderly here must be rubbing off on me.
You can tell them no and to rub off at home.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by streetracer101 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:52 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 pm
streetracer101 wrote:I used to hate bush, but now I don't mind it. The elderly here must be rubbing off on me.
You can tell them no and to rub off at home.
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:05 pm

Yes mate…still working with Daz. He has got a new electric bike and still lives with Colin (the cat), a Model A Ford and he also has a Daihatsu Handi Van.

The Kinderfocken and I saw a Wallaby (small Kangaroo) in town over the school holidays. Quite a rare sight. But 8 minutes’ drive from home and we are in the “bush” farmland, the girls school, vineyards etc… Orange is famous (soon to be) for cool climate wines.

There are 34 wineries around, but like most things far too expensive. I would go broke drinking local wine – good quality wine starts $20 for non-Orange, for Orange expect to pay $35 or more for the average stuff. We have a mate who sells his shit for $55 a bottle (cheapest) and he sells the lot – more money than sense.

I found another lot of watches/movements. Basically, mostly Russian Vostok cal. 2809 (the Zenith-copy inspired) and some cal. 36, 3601 etc…I have far too many watches/movements. I got quite obsessed with them. I need some help – quick…ha-ha
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by manitoujoe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:23 pm

I'm on your email list. I genuinely look forward to your updates. Glad to see you here, buddy!
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by 93 Turbo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:47 pm

Hi Dan, welcome mate. J
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by cdnwatchguy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:13 pm

G'day mate.

(okay someone had to say it)
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 pm

What a great welcome from everyone.

Thank you.

I have a question regarding admin....when I return, is there a way to see the new threads since my last visit. I find this facility very helpful??

Opa is here for my youngest Kinderfockens' birthday (tomorrow - also She who must be obeyed - wife from the UK series Rumpole). It will be a stressful few days. At least he is wearing his new Grand Seiko Spring Drive - It is a thing of technical wonder. Not exactly my style - but I would have it in a heartbeat. It was not until I was able to wear it that I really appreciate the Seiko quality.

The mean part of me says "he is 88 so how long do I have to wait"...that is mean to the old bloke.....but sometimes he really pissed me off. We will try. 25mins before I pick up the girls.

Dan
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by mellonb1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Welcome to DWC, Dan. Nice intro.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Selym » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm

foxint wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 pm
I have a question regarding admin....when I return, is there a way to see the new threads since my last visit. I find this facility very helpful??
Dan,

Bookmark this link:
http://www.thedivewatchconnection.com/f ... nreadposts

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Nomadz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Welcome Dan. Storming intro. Love that Porsche 928. One of my favorite cars.
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks guys

Thanks Selym. But I was really hoping for "new threads since my last visit", not unread. Is that possible.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by bedlam » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:55 pm

Hey Dan. Always nice to welcome a fellow Aussie :-)

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Captdave » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:27 pm

andrema wrote:I always wondered if there is beaver in the bush?


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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Captdave » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Welcome aboard. Not a fan of any type of bush but Porsche’s and watches, yes!


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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Americandave » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 am

Hello Dan, shoot me a pm if you ever pass through Canberra!

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by River Rat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:40 am

Welcome to the forum I also live in the middle of nowhere but in Montana the state has the population of one large city in Calif. like LA of SF the way I like it also no dam traffic and no noise at night you just got to handle the cold in winter but the wild life you can see about 20 miles from were I live right off the road saw a heard of about 5000 elk. I also collect vintage clocks and watches. My sister said my house looked like the one in the movie like the one in the time machine were he had all those clocks in the house. See you like Enicar and Eterna watches only have this one in the collection out of those two brands should of got a few vintage Enicar years ago now I can't afford them.
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:45 am

Selym wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm
foxint wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 pm
I have a question regarding admin....when I return, is there a way to see the new threads since my last visit. I find this facility very helpful??
Dan,

Bookmark this link:
http://www.thedivewatchconnection.com/f ... nreadposts
I use the "active topics" link almost exclusively. There is also an "unread topics" link which should work.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by flyskate » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:57 am

Welcome Dan!!
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by BacoNoir » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 am

foxint wrote:Thanks guys

Thanks Selym. But I was really hoping for "new threads since my last visit", not unread. Is that possible.

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