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Notice: no one is forced to participate :D

Guys, most, if not all of us use a screen/user name. My nick name is GoodWatch, I adopted this in 1999 when I became member #9 on T.U.R.F. My real name is Frans (often confused with Franz, the German version of my name).

What I would like to ask you it to state your nickname followed by your real name. The reason is that I find it a bit awkward addressing another member by his nickname. It creates distance. So it would give me great pleasure if you would state your real name. If you don't want to, just don't reply.
 

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Jonathan is my name but most people call me simon. Its a long story.

Slowmotion comes from the fact that most the guys (Good friends) who i ride mountain bikes with are faster than i am.
Great story so far and thank you for participating! I really, really appreciate this. But, do I call you Jonathan or Simon? :D
 

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Hi Frans,

My nickname is "nikon" real is Derek.
Nickname comes from my one and only camera choice during my 40 odd years as a photojournalist. Simple really!
Cheers mate
Derek
 

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I don't mind at all Frans this is a great thread.

zed073 because a 1973 Camaro Z28 was my first new car I bought when I was 18.
We Canadians say ZED for the letter Z but Americans say ZEE.
I'm a big car guy so thus the reason.

In this pic the orange 73 is the car. I have since passed it on to my son.
So the 1971 Camaro is now mine. The plates say it all.

And for all the car guys that say that's not a Z28 without the spoiler...well it's
a 1973 Camaro Type LT with the Z28 option. I bought it new. One of 51 in total produced.
Even fewer in that colour combo. It was the best $575 option(Z28) I ever spent on a car.

I do include my name in my sig though.





 

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Hi Fran's,

My nickname is "nikon" real is Derek.
Nickname comes from my one and only camera choice during my 40 odd years as a photojournalist. Simple really!
Cheers mate
Derek
Not Fran's but Frans :D :D :D (Spelling checker boo boo :D).
 

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My user name, cabfrank, is a play on the wine, Cabernet Franc, often shortened to Cab Franc, and sometimes mis-pronounced as cabfrank. Plus my real name is Frank, I live and work in wine country, and it is an underappreciated wine that I love. I don't drive a cab.:p
 

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I'm James and I go by #four because I'm the 4th with the same name in my family. My Father calls me #four to this day


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Sorry FRANS,
That was autocorrect working against me. Please forgive me, after all I WAS a journo!
Derek
:D :D :D :D I often come across this myself. Fran is a known name so auto correct turns Frans into Fran's. :D Or suggests 'Franz'......
 

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James....err #four.... that is absolutely priceless.
I like your dad's sense of humour.

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Make it so #one! Oops, that's from Star Trek :D :D
 

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First, cool thread, Frans!

Nothing tough to decipher here with my name. I like the nickname, "Mesh Guy" because I like the look of watches, particularly divers, on mesh bracelets. My real name is Nate or Nathan. Its not Nathaniel and kids didn't call me Nathaniel the cocker spaniel as a child. They didn't, they didn't, they didn't...and even if they did, it didn't bug me. :)

Nowadays, I'm often called Stryder by those who know me really well. If anyone would like to use Stryder, thats very cool with me, btw. I got that name because I can walk for miles at a time and start off every morning with a long one. Its nothing particularly impressive. I just walk more than most people I know.
 

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Pallet Spoon comes from my ham-handed shadetree mechanic approach to working on my watches :p . There is a part in the watches geartrain called a pallet fork ... and someone commented once that I when I worked on my watches it looked more like a spoon than a fork ... and viola.

A good friend photoshopped the pic I use for my avatar.

My real name is Paul but you can call me "spoon" :p .

... a real pallet fork:

 
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