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 Posted: Tue Aug 20th, 2013 08:46 am
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Graham



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Enjoyed your post! I have been tinkering with these engines for years - without much success, I might add! subtlelaugh.gif  Anyway, I suppose with hindsight there is always room for improvement with designs.  After all, the industrial designers aren't the ones working on the watches ultimately!
I'm also quite a stickler for the Swiss machines, although the ruggedness and simplicity of many of the Japanese movements simply have to impress you.
Almost like the army days:  our Belgian made FN rifles were quite sensitive to mud and grime, while the Kalashnikofs kept on working, regardless of zero maintenance and/or neglect!