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SOTC(state of the collection) thread.

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  • and buy more bike stuff. :) The water still flows, it finds another path.

    Few enough were innocent in the past, few enough are innocent in the present, we just don’t know why yet.





  • blue5000 wrote: »
    Thanks both of you for sharing. What's on the radar(s)?

    At the moment nothing, but there is always another. I will let it find me rather than actively looking.




  • It's been a while since I've shared my modest collection. At that time, I had the Sinn 104 and Stowa Marine 40 (both sadly departed to good homes). As this crazy addiction progresses, I've gravitated towards more modest sized pieces. The ethos of my SOTC remains the same, restrained where possible to two pieces, one steel and one dress to cover most bases (G-Shocks don't count right?)

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    Tudor Black Bay 79030N
    Nomos Tangente 139
    Casio G-Shock GW-5000-1JF




  • Perfect! A dress watch, a tool watch and a diver, if we could all get back to that adverts would be flooded.
























    Edt. You just need a chrono and all bases are covered.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.





  • blue5000 wrote: »
    Perfect! A dress watch, a tool watch and a diver, if we could all get back to that adverts would be flooded.

    Only once you have reached watch collecting maturity, this illness wont allow such restraint for me, but I am trying.


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  • Fitz II wrote: »
    this illness wont allow such restraint for me, but I am trying.

    And you are failing wonderfully




  • 893bet wrote: »
    And you are failing wonderfully

    “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”




  • blue5000 wrote: »
    Perfect! A dress watch, a tool watch and a diver, if we could all get back to that adverts would be flooded.
    In my humble Dave nails it with his collection and has in both iterations.

    Few enough were innocent in the past, few enough are innocent in the present, we just don’t know why yet.





  • To bring this thread into June, here's the current collection, minus a few digitals.

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  • No change for me - was sensible and bought a motor vehicle instead. But my 1967 diver has its bezel reshaped and reattached now after a few months out of action and the Legend diver has new shoes (and I'm bored in 'work', so why not!). Hope to add at least one to the collection this year.

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  • A new convert to collecting and it's a bit of a mixed bag! I find the Slava to be the most interesting of the pocket/stopwatches. All in working order although not sure how to wind the old pocket watch. Love looking at them all

    Top from left:
    Pocketwatch from 1889 made in Dublin by William Hug
    Seiko Kinetic circa 2000
    G Shock
    Sólás Starlight

    Bottom from left:
    Slava Rattrapante stopwatch from Russia. Prob 1980s, or 90s
    Elgin railroad pocketwatch from 1925
    Hamilton railroad pocketwatch from 1934

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  • Fitz II wrote: »
    “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

    Or, as Quentin Crisp famously said: "If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."




  • Or, as Quentin Crisp famously said: "If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."

    There is a blast from the past. An Englishman in .New York.




  • I've a second hand AP Royal oak jumbo 15202ST I purchased in February and I love it.

    And I've a Fitbit Versa 2 and Yonmig Fitness tracker.

    Recently went to sheerins in town looking at a Breitling but nothing caught the eye.




  • LMHC wrote: »
    I've a second hand AP Royal oak jumbo 15202ST I purchased in February and I love it.

    And I've a Fitbit Versa 2 and Yonmig Fitness tracker.

    Recently went to sheerins in town looking at a Breitling but nothing caught the eye.

    Where did you get the AP! That wasn’t cheap. What colour? Any pics?

    If you are ever selling let me know! That’s one of the few APs I would buy to make my trilogy.




  • 893bet wrote: »
    Where did you get the AP! That wasn’t cheap. What colour? Any pics?

    If you are ever selling let me know! That’s one of the few APs I would buy to make my trilogy.

    I got the AP in Bethnal green in London. Best place for second hand watches if your willing to spend. Its a blue dial, 39mm.

    How do I post pics? I've a few




  • LMHC wrote: »
    I got the AP in Bethnal green in London. Best place for second hand watches if your willing to spend. Its a blue dial, 39mm.

    How do I post pics? I've a few

    Nice! Eye watering no expensive though! Host them below and copy the forum link in then

    https://postimages.org/




  • 893bet wrote: »
    Nice! Eye watering no expensive though! Host them below and copy the forum link in then

    https://postimages.org/

    What do you mean host them sorry I'm not the most tech savvy. I click the link, post them on that site yes?




  • Yes. Follow on the on screen instructions and then it will give you forum tags you can copy over and post here.




  • I started with the Stuhrling and Fossil, and was given the Daniel Wellington as a gift. None get much wear these days.
    I started to take more of an interest from there, and sold some other fashion brand watches to pay for the Dan Henry and Tissot Gentleman. Added the Ingersoll Trenton last year which is probably my favourite, and the Seiko Presage Cocktail Mojito which looks a lot nicer in person than it does in the picture.
    I recently got the Orient Kanno just to try an Orient.
    Im aiming for a Bulova Oceanographer and a Seiko SSA231k1 to fill the box, and something higher value next year for a big birthday.

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  • @SebastienDangerfield: Here you go:
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    All you need to do is right click the image on the PostImage page, then select copy link to image/image location, or something to that effect.

    Then, when you go to post here, click the image icon on the post window, paste in the URL and that's it.




  • I got a new Watch box for my Seiko’s today in the post .A couple of spaces left in it which will hopefully be filled with a Pogue and a grand seiko of some sort in the future

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    Might as well put up a pic of my non seiko box as well.That box is a 24 watch box so plenty of space for future purchases.

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  • See the grey chrono second from the top on the right (seiko box) - what's the model number there? Interesting look about it, to me at least.





  • That's a nice story, glad I asked now! :)





  • Think you've gotten mixed up between 5 & 7 Fitz.

    "A lot of my friend who were a year ago not into watches or only at a superficial level are getting precious metal Daytona's, Heavy hitters etc. Watch collecting is much more main stream now. "

    LOL.

    Nice collection.





  • Really is an incredible collection.The Tag heuer being the obvious crown jewel …


    The what’s next is hard .

    The JLC seems a backwards step .Omega the same .I’m a fan of Panerai but is it needed when you have a gold Patek?You’ve all the desirable Rolex’s done (The root beer you had is a grail of mine ) .A nautilus is the obvious direction for you to go as far as I can see.

    Have you any interest in vintage?? That minefield would certainly fill the research stage , A Paul Newman or similar would also soak up the finance fairly quickly.

    I hope the market is softening soon.My to buy list is growing rapidly and I’d love to see some sort of price slow down.I think it will happen over the next few months ,money is being spent on travel again , shopping trips etc.COVID had a lot of people with excess cash and nothing to spend it on .Life getting back to normal will give plenty of other areas to take that cash.





  • Thanks, all valid points too. Yes the root beer was a very nice watch and a lot of people told me keep it. Friend of mine got one resently in weirs with basically no history there and only 3 months wait. The JLC and Omega are kinda backwards but the JLC I got to fill that leather strap watch itch and its not so expensive that I am twitchy about the money I am into it. The Omega may be a catch and release.

    Nautilus was an obcession of mine for a long time, but I tried a few on and found them less than I would wish for that sort of money. Vintage scares me, not that keen to get into it, I also find vintage watchs not that nice to wear....watches have improved a lot in the last 20 years from a quality feeling and any vintage watch I ever tried feels like a fake.



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  • there is something about the dark side of the moon. i bought fitz's from him (having owned a grey side and a dstom pitch black previously) its an amazing watch and oddly the one my wife most comments on that she likes as well.



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