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    Fledgling collection...

    Hello all,

    First time posting! I've been lurking for quite a while now so thought I'd better come out of the shadows and say hello and thank you for all the useful information I've picked up on these pages!

    Over the last twelve months this watch stuff has really sunk its claws into me! For years I was content with my beaten up Suunto Vector permanently strapped to my wrist, but on browsing the internet for a replacement everything changed!

    I'm still very much in the process of discovering what works best for me, so here is where my little bunch stands so far...



    ...a Core alongside my beat up Vector, a couple of little Seiko SNKs, Maratac Mid Pilot and a Citizen BN0000-04H Diver. Oh and can you tell that I like NATOs?

    The Maratac Mid Pilot is probably the nicest thing I have at the moment...



    ...although fingers crossed that will change soon, as I'm hoping to pick up a PRS-82 as soon as Eddie has them back in stock! Well, that's me anyway. Looking forward to learning plenty more and hopefully I can contribute something useful from time to time.

    Cheers for now!

    Uke

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    I am liking that Mid pilot! very nice and a good collection there.

    Can I ask where did you get the peli case from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burton View Post
    I am liking that Mid pilot! very nice and a good collection there.

    Can I ask where did you get the peli case from?
    Ah thanks mate. Yeah I'm really enjoying the Mid Pilot, keeps great time and its a nice solid piece.

    I got the peli case from casemarket.co.uk. I've had about 6 cases off them and service has always been great, even when returning a case I didn't like the size of when it arrived. Hope that helps!

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    That's some proper OCD storage, looks like it's going well! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB9yeti View Post
    That's some proper OCD storage, looks like it's going well! :)
    Ha ha you should see some of my other gear storage! Still got room for two more acquisitions in my watch case before I have an excuse to upgrade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uke1 View Post
    Ah thanks mate. Yeah I'm really enjoying the Mid Pilot, keeps great time and its a nice solid piece.

    I got the peli case from casemarket.co.uk. I've had about 6 cases off them and service has always been great, even when returning a case I didn't like the size of when it arrived. Hope that helps!
    Thanks for the reply, happy wearing!

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    Welcome to the forum . That has to be the most anally-retentive Peli arrangement on the forum to date - keep it up .
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    Nice collection and very well presented!!

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    Very nice, I envy your storage method....I need to pull my finger out and be more organised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    Very nice, I envy your storage method....I need to pull my finger out and be more organised!
    I have finally ordered a peli based in this thread as puts my tea box to shame.

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    Welcome. I do like the case, but what are you going to do if you buy another couple of NATOs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    Welcome. I do like the case, but what are you going to do if you buy another couple of NATOs?
    Ah ha! Never fear, I bumped into that problem already (owing to my rampant NATO addiction) and found that there is plenty of space for more straps hidden underneath the watches ...


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    Nice little collection, love the storage too. Mine live in a drawer with a non-slip bottom... must do better!

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    Great collection and i love what you have done with the case!

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    Nice collection and well organised, I would perhaps move the lighter blue strap further up so that the hues are graduated more evenly :)

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    That is a nice collection of watches and straps. I am going to need to get one of those boxes too!

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    Very nice presentation. I like the box and the selection of Nato's too.
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    Welcome!

    The Pelicase is a great example of watch storage. Looks very cool!!

    Best! Glenn

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome! Yeah the Peli cases are great, although I've found they can be almost as addictive as the things you store inside them!

    Their dinky little micro cases are useful for trips away so you don't have to lug around the larger ones (which get almost impractically heavy the larger you go!)...


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    Just completed mine after seeing yours earlier in the week and posted pic, it was a lot easier than I expected.

    What model is that small box, could be tempted with one of those too.

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    Smile Welcome...to Nato Nirvana!

    Got a thing about Peli's and Nato's.
    That Nato storage is perfection,they're too good to use.
    Just love the Bond secret compartment,what model of case is that please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuS View Post
    Just completed mine after seeing yours earlier in the week and posted pic, it was a lot easier than I expected.

    What model is that small box, could be tempted with one of those too.
    Just seen it, great job Yeah, I still managed to mess a few of mine up on the first few attempts! You can glue the foam back together and start again as long as you don't make too much of a pigs ear of it!

    The small one is a 1010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    Got a thing about Peli's and Nato's.
    That Nato storage is perfection,they're too good to use.
    Just love the Bond secret compartment,what model of case is that please.
    That is the 1150 case, nice and deep to fit all those straps!

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    Well this rather puts my hello post to shame doesn't it! :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyCol View Post
    Well this rather puts my hello post to shame doesn't it! :o)
    And mine

    Got to be one of the best first posts I've seen. Great collection and really like the peli cases, already been to the web site...time to get organised!

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