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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    Excellent idea!
    Looks great fun - what is your rocket powered by?
    Raw eggs and protein sha..... eh ..... oh well, never mind
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Took Vlad with me to work today
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    Pretty quiet day all in all
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    Had to go to a client location at a local Wal-Mart because the fax machine was "broken", my diagnosis: it needs to be plugged in for it to work!
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    At least I got a little shopping done while I was there

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    So did you let Vlad have a go at that Dell server? I bet he'd wreck it in a matter of seconds, Vlad doesn't look like he has affinity with such stuff, but of course I could be wrong

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Wow! Just read through the whole thread. What an amazing idea! I would love to be able to tour Vlad around Oahu. Maybe a trip to the USS Bowfin could be arranged. That is, if I am worthy enough to see Vlad.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sq100 View Post
    So did you let Vlad have a go at that Dell server? I bet he'd wreck it in a matter of seconds, Vlad doesn't look like he has affinity with such stuff, but of course I could be wrong
    Funny you mention that, I had a Dell server catch on fire today (not that one, it was in Regina) after the RAID card failed. It was only a year and a half old too, Vlad (and almost any other watch) is obviously much tougher than any Dell

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Brought Vlad in to work with me again, rainy day out today, didn't get out as much as I wanted this week as I have been getting sick.



    I figured it was time Vlad went on his next adventure. Jackrobinson is the next recipient, so I got Vlad ready for his long trip (not sure if Jack wants me posting where he lives, but it is pretty far away)! I used some extra bubble-wrap and Svorketter's box to prepare Vlad for a trip across the high seas (don't worry, I wiped down Vlad/cleaned my hands before packaging so no one else gets sick)


    I enjoyed having Vlad for a bit, I think I can see myself buying a watch that is similar in the (near) future.

    A big thank you to everyone in this thread, things like this are part of what makes this place so great!
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by svorkoetter View Post
    One more Vlad photo before I pack him up and send him to GuessWho! Here's Vlad with my 1960-ish Pelikan 140 fountain pen. The page in the background is where I've been keeping track of my watches' rates until I get the timing nailed down (Vlad has his own page because he arrived after I started, and he's not staying).

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    I'll be putting Vlad back on his grey NATO before sending him off.
    excellent choice of FP, btw. I have one 140 from my grandmother that still works great after some 55 years. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Any updates on Vlads whereabouts?

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Vlad's reception by compatriot brethren.
    You couldn't imagine the noise they made with all the backslapping and Vodka toasting and heartfelt laughing.
    Mind you, Vlad and young Aircraft Carrier got into a little fight, Vlad being a submariner the rivalry is intense.
    As you can see here, young AC couldn't keep his liquor and is a bit offside.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Vlad arrived today at my place near Tel Aviv, Israel, after travelling for 51 days by ocean and land from Canada.

    The box is slightly dented and had been opened by authorities from the bottom, slightly tearing a couple of flaps and the molded sponge cushion is missing. All that can be easily fixed before I ship.
    Another thing is the minute and hour hands are not aligned. I'll give Vlad to my Russian watchmaker to fix that. I wonder how that happened in shipping.
    See pic:
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