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Alastair Walker
Works at Co-Owner PJ's Jewellers Ltd
Attended Salford University, Open University, Heber High Malpas
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Cleaning up an old H Wallace signed movement pocket watch. Running ok, next job is sourcing new hands plus polishing the silver case. Love my job :))
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Number One, July 1971. Glamtastic stuff.
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Notes From The Margins - Essays on Clarkson, Cycling Vigilantes & More
Are those sweaty, middle-aged white guys, gleefully filming everyone's traffic crimes whilst riding along, with a smug grin, on their 2K bicycles annoying you? They do me. In fact I say they've ruined cycling for all of us, because the rise of denouncing ot...
Are those sweaty, middle-aged white guys, gleefully filming everyone's traffic crimes whilst riding along, with a smug grin, on their 2K bicycles annoying you? They do me. In fact I say they've ruined cycling for all of us,...
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Way ahead of their time...
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True racer, smooth but ruthlessly quick, an all round gent and - as the obit fails to mention - also the founder of Duke Video, which brought motorcycle sport to the VHS generation of the 1980s, when few other broadcasters or media companies could be bothered.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11583993/Geoff-Duke-motorcyclist-obituary.html
Motorcycle racer who dominated the sport in the early 1950s and became the first to don a leather one-piece
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The Dakar in a string of words; gritty tears, grinding gears, french wine, no time, sleepless eyes, beggars lies, pink lake, smiles fake, mother truckers, outta luckers, starry frozen nights...and insane riders doing it all again at first light.

I wrote more words here;  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Circles-In-The-Sand-Inside-ebook/dp/B00K9NYNJM
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Five Golden Rules of SEO for Big Companies:

1. Always hire an untrained young girl to manage your social media, especially one with 1000+ friends on FB, because that means she must really know how social media works...

2. Start a blog and post say one article per fortnight. Make it heavy with management speak, dull, utterly devoid of any opinion and scatter the same three keywords in your post, about 18 times. Add a backlink to your corporate HQ About Us page, because Google really likes links.

3. Try and autopost the same corporate charity/job/sales tweets each day at 8.45am, RT anything your CEO tweets, favestar it too.

4. Start a You Tube channel. Post two corporate videos, ideally your TV commercials broadcast three years ago in Canada, when you launched an especially boring product there. Make sure you disable all comments - you don't want to waste time replying to trolls! LOL.Z!

5. Set up your company LinkedIn pages with features like your Mission Statement, number of global employees and a link to those brilliant Canadian TV adverts on You Tube. Never post a job vacancy there, never reply to any comments and instruct your staff in a company-wide email that anyone seen on LinkedIn touting for jobs with rivals risks a disciplinary hearing with their line manager.

Hey - don't forget to keep up to date by attending social media conferences and getting your most boring IT geek, Darren-With-A-Big-Beard, to present an 876 page slide-deck on why SnapChat is really cool.

Stay social!
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Val Doonican - thought he died years ago, but 88 is a fine innings. Think my mum bought that Walk Tall record...http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/02/singer-val-doonican-dies-aged-88
Pillar of Saturday night television from 1960s to 80s dies peacefully at home in Buckinghamshire
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Terrible events in France, Kuwait and Tunisia today. I fear we are heading into a new era of global wars fought in the name of religion, plus sporadic sectarian violence within one particular faith. There will be a great of blood shed, widows weeping, parents left bereft and children orphaned, before civilised people can sit down and learn to tolerate each other's different cultures. There is no more bitter, or dangerous man, than one who believes his is the one true way.
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Very cool Swiss Lanco we just bought in; super clean dial and new crystal, nice bracelet, screw down caseback. Is the dial design a little homage to the Omega `pie pan?' Well, maybe, but there's no shame in that we reckon...

Lanco were once the biggest watch producing facory in the world, with over 1500 workers in the late 19th century, making 3000 watches each day. Eventually, they merged with Omega-Tissot, and were then in turn swallowed up by the Swatch Group.

This 70s baby has a bit of glam rock about it and still looks kinda groovy today - runs well, keeps good time too.

#watches #Lanco #Swiss #Collectors  
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Sold lots of classic watches recently, looking to buy in more examples like this Orient...gents Rotary Les Originales, Tissot Seastar, Roamer, Cyma, Omega Geneve, or De Ville...Seiko automatics.
Nice pocket watches also wanted, including non-runners.
#thatisall #watchbuyer #uk  
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Santiago Ruiz's profile photo
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Editor, SEO and social media
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SEO/Content/Copywriting/Marketing
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  • Co-Owner PJ's Jewellers Ltd
    present
    Jewellers shop, Warrington. We stock Sekonda and Acccurist watches, offer jewellery and watch repairs, wide range of gold, silver and semi-precious stone jewellery. New and once loved.
  • Freelance SEO/Copywriting
    2014
    SEO services, social media management, blogging and good old fashioned journalism. If you need good content for your online magazine or website, give me a shout.
  • Stream Marketing, Source PR, Carole Nash Insurance, Hachette Filipacchi, Bauer Media, Cycle World, Mortons Media, Advanstar, North Wales Newspapers, DC Thomson & Co, Myatt McFarlane & more
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Freelance SEO and Social Media Marketing Fella, UK based
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Co-Owner, PJ's Jewellers Ltd, Warrington. Former Editor on Watch My Wallet, insidebikes.com and Biker magazine. Freelance SEO consultant. Worked with the editorial team at Linc Up Live, a mighty fine social media marketing event in Lincoln.

PR Exec/Copywriter/Social Media Manager at Source PR 2011.

Author of Kawasaki Triples Bible (Veloce Books), The Cafe Racer Phenomenon ( Veloce Books) and Scooterama (Carlton)

Author of Jacks, Knaves and Kings of Speed, and Circles in The Sand - Inside the 2001 Paris-Dakar Rally - both available on the Kindle thing.


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  • Salford University, Open University, Heber High Malpas
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