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    State of the Collection

    I'm finally back at my second home after quite an eventful time - so I've got most of the watches I have over here out, along with a few new arrivals (thank you to forum members), to decide which rotations I want available for Christmas/New Year etc, before I put the rest back in the safe.

    I'll probably be looking at some serious consolidation next year, as I didn't do very well on my plans to do that this year! I will take a very critical look and decide if it's appropriate to swap overall numbers for some more special/and or expensive pieces; hopefully that will have a huge effect on overall numbers, as I'm running out of space everywhere with all the bloody boxes!


    A few Rolex

    Space for a new BB GMT??

    Two-Tone & Speedies for us old folks

    Some of the Omega Divers - the rest of the SMP300M's are still in the safe

    A few favourites - I'm loving the 60th Anniversary Railmaster and Seamaster

    Odds & Sods

    Some of the quartz
    It's just a matter of time...

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    I can't help thinking how difficult it would be to build that collection from scratch in the current climate.

    Is that a Ventura automatic digital in the bottom pic? I've always been intrigued by those.

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    Wow! That's an incredible collection.

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    Stunning collection. Which was also my thought when I presumed it ended at the Rolex box! Incredibly versatile with all needs covered. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    I can't help thinking how difficult it would be to build that collection from scratch in the current climate.

    Is that a Ventura automatic digital in the bottom pic? I've always been intrigued by those.
    I wouldn't even contemplate building up a sizeable collection at the moment, but it's been slowly added to or evolved over 25 years, so a little different to starting from scratch over a short period.

    Yes, it's a Ventura built (but called the BMW "Z" watch, due to the closing mechanism) I just love it! I have a couple of the non-Z watch versions too. It won a red dot design award.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Fantastic collection!

    What's sitting below the Natilus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progressive View Post
    Stunning collection. Which was also my thought when I presumed it ended at the Rolex box! Incredibly versatile with all needs covered. Awesome.
    I did have a lot more Rolex, around 26 at one stage - but I sold a lot of them off in two stages to clear the mortgage. Probably would have been a better financial move to have kept them - but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie3585 View Post
    Fantastic collection!

    What's sitting below the Natilus?

    Glashutte Original PanoInverse - thanks to the forum :)

    I had a Pano but the XL Moonphase and always wanted the PanoInverse. I've sold all Moonphase watches - I have no need/want for the feature, as nice as it looks on some watches.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Not sure you have enough watches chap 😂

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    Mightily impressive, even with the long timeline. Consolidation though could get you some serious haute horologe. If I have a criticism it'd be that the collection is dominated by the usual suspect brands. Maybe consolidation could mean a few unconventional brands or independents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuno1 View Post
    Not sure you have enough watches chap 
    Most of the ďkeepersĒ or unworn watches are on the other side of the world. Worryingly, Iím missing another Ploprof and a Black Bay from what I thought were in the same safes as most of these - but they are hopefully safely locked away with the SMP300ís.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Awesome collection. Should be easy to whittle down though. Iím sure the ones you keep will be more than enough to keep you happy . Thanks for sharing

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    I agree with Crazyp. A very impressive collection I love the glashutte. If it were me I'd look at consolidating and getting a high end independent such as Laurent ferrier, FP Journe or Kari Voutilainen or even something completely different like a Sarpaneva.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Mightily impressive, even with the long timeline. Consolidation though could get you some serious haute horologe. If I have a criticism it'd be that the collection is dominated by the usual suspect brands. Maybe consolidation could mean a few unconventional brands or independents?
    Thatís true, it is weighted - but Iíve tried out virtually every (most) brands, and come back to the same ones.

    I dont want to go too expensive on single watches, but I miss my old 50th anniversary Blancpain - so maybe a Fifty Fathoms at some stage. I like a couple of APís, but Iím sticking with Patek for my fill of that ďGentaĒ style.

    Iíd love a Pepsi and BLNR GMTís, but not at used prices.

    Since one of the local Rolex ADís closed I have no ongoing relationship - and none of the others seems interested in my ongoing mid/long term business - which I guess is shortsighted of them, but they probably just see another guy/chancer in a pair of jeans.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Genta View Post
    I agree with Crazyp. A very impressive collection I love the glashutte. If it were me I'd look at consolidating and getting a high end independent such as Laurent ferrier, FP Journe or Kari Voutilanen or even something completely different like a Sarpeneva.
    No thank you. I have no interest in anything like that, with the exception of maybe a Moser. I just have much more simple tastes and likes in watches. Rolex and Omega are part of my childhood.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Thatís true, it is weighted - but Iíve tried out virtually every (most) brands, and come back to the same ones.

    I dont want to go too expensive on single watches, but I miss my old 50th anniversary Blancpain - so maybe a Fifty Fathoms at some stage. I like a couple of APís, but Iím sticking with Patek for my fill of that ďGentaĒ style.

    Iíd love a Pepsi and BLNR GMTís, but not at used prices.

    Since one of the local Rolex ADís closed I have no ongoing relationship - and none of the others seems interested in my ongoing mid/long term business - which I guess is shortsighted of them, but they probably just see another guy/chancer in a pair of jeans.
    I think this is a fair point. The Nautilus street value would make me wary wearing it - does it get much wrist time?

    I also accept your point of 'knowing what you like' - but consolidation would simply mean freeing cash? Though at the moment, better off just keeping the Rolex in a safe with the way things are.

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    I think I remember you selling a lot off.. seem to have grown again!



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    And I thought I had too many!

    Nice collection though.

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    Daytona still on the wrist then? 😉
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post

    Yes, it's a Ventura built (but called the BMW "Z" watch, due to the closing mechanism) I just love it! I have a couple of the non-Z watch versions too. It won a red dot design award.
    Ah yes I think it was that exact model that got me looking at them - think it had a BMW logo on the rotor? Neat concept. Never seen one in the flesh though.

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    Thanks for sharing sir. What a collection and great you're sticking to what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I think this is a fair point. The Nautilus street value would make me wary wearing it - does it get much wrist time?

    I also accept your point of 'knowing what you like' - but consolidation would simply mean freeing cash? Though at the moment, better off just keeping the Rolex in a safe with the way things are.
    The Patek I wear it quite a lot, especially when Iím travelling. Iím waiting for my place in the 5167 que, which should be sometime in 2019 :)

    Consolidation would probably be selling 2-3 watches of 2-3k and buying 1. Iím not sure there are any Rolex Iíd want to sell, Ive done that before and regretted it - I miss having all my different dial 16600ís, the other 16610LVís and 14060ís for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    I think I remember you selling a lot off.. seem to have grown again!

    I started talking about the sell off for the mortgage in 2012, and managed to do most of it from the following year I think from memory, so itís been slowly building back up for 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    Daytona still on the wrist then? 
    Oh yes, just brought it back over with me as I was missing wearing it, and like the Patek it doesnít get worn at the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    Ah yes I think it was that exact model that got me looking at them - think it had a BMW logo on the rotor? Neat concept. Never seen one in the flesh though.
    Yes, BMW on the rotor. I was after one for a long time. Itís one of the very few watches Iíve been bought - an ex managed to track one down; she is still a good friend and Iíll catch up with her in town for a cuppa over the weekend - she will be wearing either a Seamaster Bond, or an Explorer :)

    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Thanks for sharing sir. What a collection and great you're sticking to what you like.

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    Cheers - have a great weekend!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Super collection and nice to see some diversity.

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    How do you wear them all? Do you have a rota?

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    Very impressive, congrats and enjoy it in good health.

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    What a great collection! Very similar in taste to me. But I too would love to know how many you wear and how you set a rota or choose?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    How do you wear them all? Do you have a rota?
    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    What a great collection! Very similar in taste to me. But I too would love to know how many you wear and how you set a rota or choose?


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    I set aside 11 in two boxes and 1 on my wrist, so around 12 watches at a time - but maybe 6 of those will never change and will always be in any rotation.

    but... I generally just grab whatever watch of those I have out depending on how I feel on a particular day. Some months I just end up wearing one watch a lot more than others.

    Id love to get down to around 10-12 really nice watches.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    I wouldn't mind an 'odds n sods' box like that. , outstanding collection. Thank you

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    Great and varied collection of some lovely watches.

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    Jesus Christ, i'm speechless (apologies for my blasphemy to those who follow the word of the lord).

    Your watch boxes probably cost more than my whole collection.

    Good to see a couple of G Shocks in there though.
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    Some collection, indeed!

    In an ideal (thief-free) world - worthy of a display case.

    (actually - looks like Laing’s window)
    Last edited by blackal; 7th December 2018 at 19:30.

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    P.s. you have a space in your Tudor box for something. Maybe a GMT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Most of the ďkeepersĒ or unworn watches are on the other side of the world. Worryingly, Iím missing another Ploprof and a Black Bay from what I thought were in the same safes as most of these - but they are hopefully safely locked away with the SMP300ís.
    There are more! My wife moans at me having 4!

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    Incredible collection.

    I started to add it up but gave up after a couple of scroll downs ....

    Hope you have a good safe.

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    Wow stunning collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Incredible collection.

    I started to add it up but gave up after a couple of scroll downs ....

    Hope you have a good safe.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Incredible collection.

    I started to add it up but gave up after a couple of scroll downs ....

    Hope you have a good safe.
    Very good safes, and more importantly not onsite.

    - I'm sure they are all fake anyway ;)
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Thanks for posting. I thought that my collection was excessive, I now feel much better about it.

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    What a fantastic collection!


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    Wow great collection! No doubt there will be a queue of buys should you look at consolidating next year.

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    Fantastic. Any chance you use a watchwinder when on rota?

    Love the WG Daytona!!

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    That is just phenomenal!


    And I’m in the wrong job! Lol


    Let me know if you ever decide to let the Ploprof go!

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    very impressive- like others, i thought the first box was the whole thing!

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    Wow, what a fabulous collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyl1987 View Post
    Fantastic. Any chance you use a watchwinder when on rota?

    Love the WG Daytona!!
    Watchwinder? No, never - I donít own a perpetual calendar, so there is no need/point imho.

    I love the WG Daytona. Iíve had a few steel Daytonaís over the years, but they never stayed that long; the WG just feels and looks right to me. It was a huge commitment at the time and, prior to the Patek, the most if ever spent on a watch. Iíve worn it to the gym, mountain biking, travelling (including Brasil - which I probably wouldnít do again now Iím older and slower lol). It would make a very good only watch imo.
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    WOW! What an amazing collection and really great to see that you wear them all too, good on you, enjoy in good health.. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed reading through this thread on a cold raining Saturday morning👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Watchwinder? No, never - I donít own a perpetual calendar, so there is no need/point imho.
    Amazing collection, wear in good health.

    Maybe a perpetual calendar could be purchased after the consolidation?

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    Blimey - some lovely stuff there, Scott. I look forward to seeing it in the metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by RajLondon View Post
    Amazing collection, wear in good health.

    Maybe a perpetual calendar could be purchased after the consolidation?
    I still doubt I'd buy a perpetual or a winder. A Rolex or Omega Annual calendar would be a nice edition though :)

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Blimey - some lovely stuff there, Scott. I look forward to seeing it in the metal
    Like I said, Tony - look forward to seeing you over here and showing you a few of the roads. There are a few places for cooked breakfasts too :)
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Good work there Scott. I like your taste. I can see why you might want to offload a few though :)) :

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