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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Good to see your part of the world, demag

    As for the Wednesbury goalposts, I see on wikipedia that 'the minimum required height of rugby posts under Law 1.4 (c) is just 11.2 ft (3.4m) - technically a mere 1.3 ft (40cms) higher than the cross-bar' - they must have really wanted that record!

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Hello sorry for the delay everyone. Work was all consuming last week with no time for play. Anyway I was off work yesterday so managed to get Vlad boxed up and ready. After his short stay in the UK he is now on his way to dasmi in sunny California for some more exciting adventures.
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    Vlad the Intrepid has safely arrived in California.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    It may have taken a beating in transit. I wound it full, but it took a good tap to get things running.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    If it's going to stay in North America for a while, I'd like it to pay me a visit. Won't be able to take any maritime photos, but I can probably get some good in-flight photos of it.

    I'm curious how sitting in a shop window caused a burn mark behind the hour hand? Did the lume catch fire or something?
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by svorkoetter View Post
    I'm curious how sitting in a shop window caused a burn mark behind the hour hand? Did the lume catch fire or something?
    mmhh.. gamma-ray activity from the lume evidently took a toll on the exquisite varnishing of the dial

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Excellent idea! I am ready to participate in it.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Count me in too.....only I will need somebody to educate me on how to post my pics from my iPad without the little question mark icon being all anybody sees.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by svorkoetter View Post
    If it's going to stay in North America for a while, I'd like it to pay me a visit. Won't be able to take any maritime photos, but I can probably get some good in-flight photos of it.

    I'm curious how sitting in a shop window caused a burn mark behind the hour hand? Did the lume catch fire or something?
    This is how I received the watch. I did not see the burn mark until after setting the time. The seller stated it was NOS from a store front. I assume the heat and UV light caused out-gassing from the lume which caused the discoloration. The instant I pulled the hour hand off, the lume crumbled to dust. So why didn't the minute hand do the same???

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Nice to see he's safe and sound.

    That's a good old way, I bet it's pushing 5000 miles.

    Just been on one of those distance calculator sites: 5351 miles.
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