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 I quite like the red "Pelagos" and the alternating red-and-black (or "roulette") dates, but I've never liked the MkII Pelagos because of all the text on the dial. I even thought that the original Pelagos had too much, with only two lines up top (Tudor - Geneve) and two down the bottom (Rotor Self-winding - 500m:1640ft). The current dial, with no less than five lines of text down the bottom, is pretty ridiculous and overcrowded.  The red markings, the numbered edition on...
 Well, only if you ignore the Middle East and Africa over the past few decades...
Some really great 1980s sci-fi and fantasy here.    I watched this last weekend with the kids - one of my favourite movies from childhood (along with The Goonies, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, of course):  
 If you really do think that Barack Obama is Marxist or socialist, then you must really foam at the mouth when talking about Australia's Labor Prime Ministers! 
 Depends who you consider to be a "worker". Certainly, a lot of people in IT, finance and other such industries have benefitted enormously from globalisation but, as I pointed out, it has adversely affected many people in traditional working-class or lower-skilled jobs.  To be realistic, though, the vast majority of those jobs would have been lost through increasing use of machinery and other technology, regardless of globalisation. Farming and mining, for example, used to...
 Well, globalisation has reduced poverty in certain areas. As the expression goes, "a rising tide lifts all boats" and so globalisation has increased wealth around the world, including amongst many of the world's most disadvantaged people.  However, it's undeniable that economic changes over the past 40 or so years have resulted in a massive loss of relatively unskilled jobs in first-world countries as those jobs have moved overseas. Changes in machinery and other...
 Have you tried on the frames and do you know if they'll fit you?  I've ordered plenty of stuff online and I've been generally lucky with fit, but frames are one thing that I'd be very nervous about ordering online unless I'd been able to try them on first, simply because different frames suit different faces and you can't adjust the size of frames the way you can with clothing. If they're too big or too small, you're stuck with them.  I know several people who have had...
 It does look interesting. If this is the same place, they appear to be Spanish watches, albeit with a French name: http://www.atelierdechronometrie.com/
 Good suggestion - or even get a big serve of fish and chips, with a nice bottle of chilled white, and devour it all while sitting on a blanket on the beach. 
 It's all subjective, I suppose. Personally, I think that the 36mm size of the Tudor would suit your wrist much better than the watches that you prefer as they look too large on your wrist for my tastes.  Then again, I find a lot of modern/recent watch models to be too large. 36-38mm is the ideal size range for a watch, in my opinion, unless you have particularly large wrists. 
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