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Source: 1. This elegant 36mm seventies Rolex Explorer Ref. 1016 with a gorgeous creamy patina on the dial shows its age, and is a true collector’s item.

2. This Dunhill lighter was a 21st birthday present from his brother. Though he is now a non-smoker, Toby says that, “I’ve kept hold of it because you never know whether or not you will become a cigar smoker, which is one of those things I’ve toyed with”.

3. These gorgeous Cutler and Gross matte

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