closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 261

Thread: Collection in a single shot (sort of)

  1. #1
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022

    Collection in a single shot (sort of)

    *Update on page 3*

    Yesterday was a sad one for me, as in the face of spiralling house refurb costs I accepted an offer for my Nautilus that was too good to turn down. I thought I'd mark the occasion with an update of what's left, which I've tried to capture in what amounts to a single image (and there are some larger and higher resolution photos here). Feel free to add your own.



    1st row:

    Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec, Omega Seamaster 60th Anniversary, Rolex Submariner "Hulk", Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar

    2nd row:

    Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph, Rolex Submariner 5513 (1981 Mk IV Maxi), Dornbluth Kal 0.40, Patek Philippe Aquanaut

    3rd row:

    Omega SM300 (LWC), Grand Seiko 130th Anniversary, Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary, Zenith Chronomaster Moonphase

    4th row:

    Breitling Navitimer 806 (1966), Jeager LeCoultre K880 (1960 birth year), Panerai PAM512, Breitling Aerospace Night Mission

    Despite the loss mentioned above it's still a lovely collection, and I've remained true to my objective set last year to stay between 34-42mm.

    Right, let's see your one shot collection photos then...
    Last edited by learningtofly; 4th March 2018 at 00:47.

  2. #2
    I wouldn't be too sad with that collection Tony, some stunning watches there!

  3. #3
    Master Rocket Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,816
    Not too shabby at all! The Grand Seiko would be my pick of the bunch.

    I thought your aim was to stay between 36-40mm? Have I remembered that wrong or has there been 'mission creep'?

  4. #4
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,337
    Blog Entries
    1
    Lovely collection Tony.
    And anyway, everyone knows the Aquanaut is a nicer watch!

  5. #5
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Alentejo
    Posts
    1,700
    That's not to shabby at all, Tony. I've been down to 4 for almost 2 years now and 3 have been in storage for most of that time - Less is more ;)

  6. #6
    Beautiful Mil-Spec... a varied and tasteful collection for sure

  7. #7
    Stunning Tony, such variety and mix - even with the self imposed size limitations. Well done!

  8. #8
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    I wouldn't be too sad with that collection Tony, some stunning watches there!
    Yeah, it does soften the blow

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Not too shabby at all! The Grand Seiko would be my pick of the bunch.

    I thought your aim was to stay between 36-40mm? Have I remembered that wrong or has there been 'mission creep'?
    No, it was 42mm, as I had a couple (Panerai and breitling) that size that I wouldn't sell

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Lovely collection Tony.
    And anyway, everyone knows the Aquanaut is a nicer watch!
    I always preferred the Aquanaut of thee two, actually!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Beautiful Mil-Spec... a varied and tasteful collection for sure
    Thanks, and the Mil-Spec certainly is lovely.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Stunning Tony, such variety and mix - even with the self imposed size limitations. Well done!
    Cheers!

  9. #9
    Shame about the (one) Patek, but enough left to console.
    It's just a matter of time...

  10. #10
    Need to turn the big light on. Even if you're going for a low-key look you still want to have some areas of actual full brightness.

  11. #11
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Sussex, UK
    Posts
    4,229
    Can't begin to rival that. But like you, need a bit of extra cash...to buy a beach hut....mainly for the grandkids to use. So, one of these is going in the next hour. Such is life.
    Grand Seiko 253, Glashuite Original Senator Excellence, White gold Daytona;
    Bottom row: Rolex Datejust, Omega MD 10m'Drs Watch', IWC F A Jones.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Last edited by paskinner; 17th February 2018 at 11:19.

  12. #12
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Shame about the (one) Patek, but enough left to console.
    Agreed, and agreed!

    Quote Originally Posted by 200mwaterresistant View Post
    Need to turn the big light on. Even if you're going for a low-key look you still want to have some areas of actual full brightness.
    Good tip, thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Can't begin to rival that. But like you, need a bit of extra cash...to buy a beach hut....mainly for the grandkids to use. So, one of these is going in the next hour. Such is life.
    That's a nice idea - where are you looking (there are some beauties on the Jurassic coast)?

  13. #13
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Sussex, UK
    Posts
    4,229
    The beach hut will be on the West Sussex coast, hopefully around Wittering. They're not cheap for a wooden hut on which you have to pay a large ground rent every year. But as my partner said, they're better value than a watch. Well, depends......

  14. #14
    I find it interesting looking at what you have had as real 'keepers' over the years. Are the 5513 and the GO the ones that have truly stood the test of time? (I'm still in total lust with that GO....)

  15. #15
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    6,619
    Sry for poor pic but here's mine


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  16. #16
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I find it interesting looking at what you have had as real 'keepers' over the years. Are the 5513 and the GO the ones that have truly stood the test of time? (I'm still in total lust with that GO....)
    Well spotted - I've had both of those for about 5 years, and intend that they're in the watch box when I peg it. There is a kind of hierarchy for the others, but they don't have the same protected status as the two you mentioned (save, perhaps, for the Aquanaut, which I really love).

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Well spotted - I've had both of those for about 5 years, and intend that they're in the watch box when I peg it. There is a kind of hierarchy for the others, but they don't have the same protected status as the two you mentioned (save, perhaps, for the Aquanaut, which I really love).
    A great collection of 3 that would be in their own right! I don't wear my own PML XL much, but every time i put it one it brings a smile to my face. I'd love to try an Aquanaut (always preferred it to the Nautilus) but it'd mean parting with my minty 116520 which I loathe to do. Doubt I'd be able to get one again at any sensible pricing. Guess more serious saving required!

  18. #18

    Collection in a single shot (sort of)

    Lovely collection and a great position to be in to be able to fund things through the sale of a Watch and still have such a fantastic collection!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I find it interesting looking at what you have had as real 'keepers' over the years. Are the 5513 and the GO the ones that have truly stood the test of time? (I'm still in total lust with that GO....)
    You beat me to it.
    As I was going to ask, which one had been in the collection the longest?
    Good to see that the GO is protected :)
    Lovely all round collection, Tony

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Sorry for poor pic but here's mine
    That is a cracking collection.

    You are definitely spoilt for choice.

  21. #21
    A very tasteful and somehow cohesive collection - very impressively done! The size limit is right up my street too.

  22. #22
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    A great collection of 3 that would be in their own right! I don't wear my own PML XL much, but every time i put it one it brings a smile to my face. I'd love to try an Aquanaut (always preferred it to the Nautilus) but it'd mean parting with my minty 116520 which I loathe to do. Doubt I'd be able to get one again at any sensible pricing. Guess more serious saving required!
    Yes, that would be a touch one - it would sit beautifully amongst the other two, though, in a three watch collection

    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    Lovely collection and a great position to be in to be able to fund things through the sale of a Watch and still have such a fantastic collection!
    Thank you, and yes, I don't take that for granted. I've always said to Bea that watches are secondary to life needs, so felt I had to walk the walk on this occasion!

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    You beat me to it.
    As I was going to ask, which one had been in the collection the longest?
    Good to see that the GO is protected :)
    Lovely all round collection, Tony
    Thanks mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    A very tasteful and somehow cohesive collection - very impressively done! The size limit is right up my street too.
    My wrist is about 6.75" and whilst I'm aware that lug to lug distance can also be a defining factor the size range generally works well for me. I certainly wouldn't want to go below 34mm, but in truth there are lots of watches over 42mm that I can wear comfortably. I'm just not allowing myself to stray into that territory.

  23. #23
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Sry for poor pic but here's mine
    Good job, and nice collection... very varied and most bases covered!

  24. #24
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1,740
    Lovely collection Tony and I am sure you will get just as much enjoyment with the house improvements as you did from the Patek.

  25. #25
    Sorry this is the best one I have at the moment and I have add a few since the pic was made.


  26. #26
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Sorry this is the best one I have at the moment and I have add a few since the pic was made.

    PMSL


    Quote Originally Posted by bobdog View Post
    Lovely collection Tony and I am sure you will get just as much enjoyment with the house improvements as you did from the Patek.
    Thanks mate, and I'm sure you're right!
    Last edited by learningtofly; 17th February 2018 at 12:45.

  27. #27
    Craftsman Eamonn345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    587
    Great collection !


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  28. #28
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Woolwich, England
    Posts
    1,162
    There are more than these but this is my single picture of my Breitling collection

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

  29. #29
    Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    6,619
    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Sorry this is the best one I have at the moment and I have add a few since the pic was made.

    My Grail.... in a poly bag.... I need to go lie down


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  30. #30
    Very nice collection. I love the omega 's and the Jeager as a nice dress watch.

    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk

  31. #31
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Coming Straight Outer Trumpton
    Posts
    6,825
    Iíve tried but I fear my photography skills will never come close to yours Tony.




  32. #32
    Grand Master JasonM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    12,478
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    My Grail.... in a poly bag.... I need to go lie down


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I use the same method, I think my poly bags are superior though
    Sadly, the contents are not.


    Cheers..
    Jase

  33. #33
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Teddington
    Posts
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Sorry this is the best one I have at the moment and I have add a few since the pic was made.

    I guess youíre not the best person to contribute to suggestions for watch boxes. Though it does seem effective and the use of clear plastic bags technically makes it a display case :-)


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  34. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by steve7 View Post
    I guess youíre not the best person to contribute to suggestions for watch boxes. Though it does seem effective and the use of clear plastic bags technically makes it a display case :-)


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app
    It's perfect in the safe or in the safe deposit box. Protected so there will be no scratches, minimal space needs and easy to find the watch you looking for.

  35. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    There are more than these but this is my single picture of my Breitling collection

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
    So what's your opinion of Brietlings? Do you like them?

  36. #36
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Sussex, UK
    Posts
    4,229
    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Sorry this is the best one I have at the moment and I have add a few since the pic was made.

    Do you microwave them ?

  37. #37
    Master speedish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,736
    Tony, my pick is the Vachron, looks great!

    Ishmael

  38. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Protected so there will be no scratches [...]
    Not if you don’t slip a spacer of some type (a standard business card will do fine) inside the bracelet to keep all that loose metal from scuffing itself up.

  39. #39
    Master raptor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sunstroke capital,Cyprus
    Posts
    2,776
    Nice collection Tony!

  40. #40
    Master helidoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    1,624

    Collection in a single shot (sort of)

    Iím no photographer, and I think my choices could be seen as ďunimaginativeĒ, but I rather like them. Spot the quartz showing the correct time



    Dave


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  41. #41
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    London-Islington
    Posts
    4,456
    Amazing collection wow!! tasteful and diverse:) Hope the tripod came in handy hahaha and glad u kept the aquanaut, itís probably my favourite watch in my collection also!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  42. #42
    Master RossC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Scottish Highlands
    Posts
    2,677
    So when's the Aerospace going on SC then, Tony?














    ...it's 43mm!

  43. #43
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Eamonn345 View Post
    Great collection !
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by degsey View Post
    Very nice collection. I love the omega 's and the Jeager as a nice dress watch.
    Cheers - the JLC is my birth year so extra-special!

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    I’ve tried but I fear my photography skills will never come close to yours Tony.

    I can actually see a marked improvement ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by speedish View Post
    Tony, my pick is the Vachron, looks great!

    Ishmael
    Yes, that one's an absolute beauty.

    Quote Originally Posted by raptor View Post
    Nice collection Tony!
    Cheers Louis!

    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    Amazing collection wow!! tasteful and diverse:) Hope the tripod came in handy hahaha and glad u kept the aquanaut, it’s probably my favourite watch in my collection also!
    I'm liking the tripod a lot, although I now have four!!! The Aquanaut is... well, perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by RossC View Post
    So when's the Aerospace going on SC then, Tony?














    ...it's 43mm!
    Ross - shhhhh!!! It's a Night Mission - that's meant to be stealthy!

  44. #44
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Dammit - you didn't ask what I would have offered! I was lusting after it - from the Friday thread. Anyway - you still have a very good quality set left to pay with. All the best. Martyn
    Sorry Martyn - the guy who bought it had been on at me for about 6 months, so he would always have had first refusal. I'd never have sold it had it not been for these damn costs that are spiralling ever upwards, though.

  45. #45
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    968
    I have to say that the bar has been set rather high.

    Great collection.

    scooter

  46. #46
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Sussex, UK
    Posts
    4,229
    ''Grand Seiko 130th Anniversary.'' Something a bit wonky there, I think.

  47. #47
    Tony why don't you call Sarah Beeny and let her do it for free?

  48. #48
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    28,022
    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    I have to say that the bar has been set rather high.

    Great collection.

    scooter
    Thanks Jeremy - hope all's well.

    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    ''Grand Seiko 130th Anniversary.'' Something a bit wonky there, I think.
    Not at all - it was a LE to mark Seiko's 130th birthday.

    https://www.worldwatchreview.com/201...mited-edition/

    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    Tony why don't you call Sarah Beeny and let her do it for free?
    Damn!!!
    Last edited by learningtofly; 17th February 2018 at 18:31.

  49. #49
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    1,727
    Doesnít seem that long ago when your collection included the likes of a Sinn U1, CWC diver and some classic vintage Seikos, including a Tuna and Bullhead chrono. It has definitely evolved over the years. Youíve had that gorgeous 5513 for a good while now and it deserves to be the mainstay of any collection. That vintage JLC is also pretty stunning.

  50. #50
    Love the moonphase cutout on the Glashutte Senator... something we donít see enough of :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •