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    Acceptable time gain/loss for vintage timepiece.

    I'd say, it has to be serviced/repaired... Chances are, that it has to be cleaned and oiled. If not cleaned, it will wear and things get worse, likely making a repair necessary, translating to higher costs. Cleaning and oiling is a standard service which is usually not expensive if not cheap...
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    Acceptable time gain/loss for vintage timepiece.

    I still own an English verge fusee watch dating to 1815. After service by a watchmaker specialized in vintage timepieces it runs down it's full chain in 31 hours and loses one to two minutes when it lays face up on my desk. It is adjusted to 4 positions. When worn it can either gain a little or...
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    The ultimative Denim Trouser Thread?

    I also had my eye on the NON STOCK OG-107s. Unfortunately their biggest size is 36 inch waist which is only good looking worn by someone who has a waist of 34 inch and is able to use the side adjusters. I am currently at 96 cm around my waist (roughly 38 inch) and I don't consider myself chubby...
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    The ultimative Denim Trouser Thread?

    I think I am about to try one of these for myself. I somewhat got annoyed by low to mid rise pants recently... I have some OG 507s with a very high rise (above belly line when pulled up) and I can move and bend and sit really comfortably with my belly part encased this way. The Pike Brothers are...
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    The Deck Jacket thread.

    I also own a Bronson Navy Blue N-1 and I am very happy with it. Quality, cut and prize are well balanced. Only gripe is the bold US Navy across the back although I like it's authentic appearance from a historical point of view. Still haven't made up my mind about removing it (if this can be done...
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    Is this legit? Freewheelers N-1 deck jacket

    I imagine Freewheelers N-1 without buttoned pockets. But I don't know if there is a new or was an old version with buttoned pockets.
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    How to unshrink wool

    This is pretty much what I think about it, too. It depends... Another factor is how the wool was blocked in the manufacturing of the garment. Before tossing the garment, it is always worth to try to re-establish the former form. I have successfully restored a sweater, but this was of course...
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    Wool and hot water- several questions!

    Not necessarily I'd say. Since some time, wool can be treated by manufacturers to be machine washable. One of the names of this treatment is "superwash". I don't like the idea of treating a fiber which otherwise would be perfectly de-composable and natural like they do with "superwash" wool. But...
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    Bronson Black Friday sale

    Indeed!
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    Choosing the jacket

    Depends on where he is based in Russia. There are places where temps easily can drop below -40C for prolonged periods. But based on your new info about what conditions he would likely use the jacket for, I would think all of the previously mentioned jackets will be fine. The winter you are...
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    Choosing the jacket

    Nigel Cabourn has done some arctic coats which are maybe a good alternative. But again, no leather, sorry.
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    Choosing the jacket

    I think you are right. The N-1 will not be sufficient for severe russian winter conditions. There is one really cool coat from the old swedish army which was used in severe arctic conditions. I think they were called Mats Larsson after the initial maker/designer. The swedish name under which...
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    The Deck Jacket thread.

    Great buy! Great jacket! Fit is spot on. Take good care of it. Cats
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    An Observation in The Observation Bar

    That's the biggest trap.. I loved my work VERY much. Didn't realize that it was eating me up. What you love can hurt you most. Sometimes I was deliberately working until late at night. Sometimes I didn't even stop on weekends. Burned out. I love my life, my wife, friends and nature. Now my job...
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    An Observation in The Observation Bar

    I guess we all could do more for our recreation. How time consuming sleep and work is! It's two thirds of our life. We have to be a lot more spontaneous. Sometimes I think "oh no, what pants or jacket to put over, oh, what to pack for a weekend off out in the wild" and end up in front of the TV...
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