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    Default The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush.

    I just thought that a photo of me would let people know who is commenting and posting all the Time. I am not buying much lately, only an occasional "Cheapie", to keep the Hobby going. I may have some "Cheapies" later on today. Regards Ray Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: Omexa)

    Hi Ray,

    But what character!

    Regards, PL

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: PapaLouies)

    Nice to see you Ray!!
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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: rstl99)

    So...wanted after all.

    Just on the phone to my Aussie cop mates...
    Piers Lawrence

    'In the end, time makes fools of us all...some more than others.'

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: rstl99)

    Add a Stetson hat, and
    you have a movie star!

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: LloydB)

    Just expanded the photo Ray...

    Ok...good balance...and your poising is fine. But...a bit of regulating needed :-)

    Good to see you in person matey

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: Omexa)

    Add a Stetson hat, and
    you have a movie star!
    As a matter of interest a number of years ago when the Beard was Jet Black and Bushy I was asked if I would like to be in an Outback Outlaw Movie; the Film Company went broke before the Movie was made. Not enough backers? Regards Ray

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: Omexa)

    Hey, podner; how many opal miners on their way, with heavily laden saddle-bags, to the assay office have ya done bushwhacked?

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: stewey)

    Ray, did you have to practise that stern look a lot before you got it right? I guess you need it in the outback to scare away the crocs ... and my guess is that it works just fine!



    Can I send the photo to your young English pen-friend? I think she will get a kick out of it
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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush.

    Actually I have that look at the moment, my "Detached Patent lever" with Auxiliaries on the Balance, has not arrived yet and I am starting to worry it is now 23 days. I am intrigued about what kind of escapement it has? I would like a photo of you know who, that is why I sent the email address. Regards Ray

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: Omexa)

    Hi stewey,
    Hey, podner; how many opal miners on their way, with heavily laden saddle-bags, to the assay office have ya done bushwhacked?
    You just reminded me about my Grandmother Bessie Rickard who lived in the Gold mining Town of Bullumwaal Victoria in her teens. When she was 17 years old she used to ride into Bairnsdale to take the Gold to the Assay Office. The Gold was hidden on the Horse somewhere; she was pretty safe as in those days the Bushrangers were a pretty Gentlemanly lot and left her alone. Regards Ray http://www.victorianplaces.com.au/bullumwaal

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: Omexa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Omexa View Post
    I just thought that a photo of me would let people know who is commenting and posting all the Time. I am not buying much lately, only an occasional "Cheapie", to keep the Hobby going. I may have some "Cheapies" later on today. Regards Ray
    I've seen that face before somewhere.

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: roughbarked)

    That face has character, luckily I aged well from the neck up, the rest is a little rough. Is Jimmy Buffet somewhere nearby?

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: richiec)

    An interesting thread, not necessarily horological but historical. A cousin of mine emigrated to Australia in the 50's and joined some branch of the police force. Anyway, he was sent to Papua/New Guinea for a tour of duty, and he told us stories of the inhabitants collecting not opals or gold, or even watches, but heads!...A bit of a little gruesome job I would think.

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    Default Re: The ravages of Time, Booze and living the Bush. (By: stewey)

    For my own interest, I Googled the relative I mentioned in the above post, and it appears that he was quite involved in the affairs of Papua/New Guinea. He was even involved in the restoration of a WWII Spitfire. If you're interested, Google 'Christopher Warrillow, Australia'.

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