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Thread: 6 years since my last SOTC!

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    6 years since my last SOTC!

    It’s been 6 years since I last posted a SOTC. I had 8 watches last time and this has now reduced to 6. Only one watch remains from that original 8 and even that one is not the same watch just a different model.
    I have gone off steel as a case material focussing on lighter and interesting alternatives. I also seem to be leaning towards limited editions!
    Anyway, enough rambling, lets see where I am:

    I have always had a Fifty Fathoms in the collection so going to start there. This is titanium version released at Basel last year. It’s actually much darker blue in the flesh. Classic watch.



    Next up is a Zenith Stratos Rainbow Flyback. This is a limited edition of 250 pieces made from Black Alchron which is a mix of titanium and Aluminium. Love the colours!



    Next up is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “Bumble Bee”. Case made from carbon with ceramic bezel. Love wearing this at weekends with jeans, just looks cool!



    Next up is a Linde Werdelin MoonLite. Probably one of the best executions of the moon phase complication I have seen. It glows like a torch and is made from ALW (alloy Linde Werdelin) which is used in the aerospace industry and has a chameleon colour, changing from light grey to blue/grey. Light as a feather and limited to 59 pieces.




    Next up is a Girard Perregaux WW.TC. Love the execution of the world time complication all driven from the crown not by pushers. This is a rare black titanium version. Although the dial is busy it just works and wears beautifully on the wrist and superbly made.



    And finally, my everyday ‘work’ watch. This is an H. Moser & Cie, “Bryan Ferry” in rose gold. A reimagining of a very early Moser pocket watch in conjunction with Bryan Ferry. I love the blued hands and the red 12. Simply stunning and limited to 100 pieces.



    Thanks for reading. The journey continues, who knows what’s next!
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    Lovely collection, and none of the usual suspects - The Moser is pure class!


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    What a great varied collection

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    Great collection. I especially like that AP.

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    Lovely collection. And no R word watches! I echo the AP love.

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    Really interesting colourful collection

    I particularly like the Moser

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    Quote Originally Posted by stelmo01 View Post
    Lovely collection, and none of the usual suspects - The Moser is pure class!


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    Echoing the Moser, beautiful

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    A beautiful collection.

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    Love! The AP and Moser are the standouts for me but all far more interesting choices than we usually see.

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    Bumblebee for me please any time it’s moving on. Love those.

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    Fantastic collection, love the AP and rainbow, small numbered limited editions make it all the more special


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    Lovely off piste collection

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    Refreshing to see such a varied collection!

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    Wow, what an eclectic collection! I love the idea of having watches as different as the Moser and the Linde Werdelin. There’d never be any question of not knowing what watch to wear for a given occasion.

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    Some great pieces there. Like the variants via LE’s

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    An interesting varied collection, without any of the usual suspects.

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    Varied, colourful, interesting and simply stunning collection. Absolutely love the AP and would love to add one eventually!



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    I'spose they'll do😀
    That limited Zenith is new to me and I want it
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    Nice to see something a little different

    Moser is the clear standout

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    Nice to see the LW hanging on in there Tony.
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    Nice collection 👍

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    Lovely variety. The AP and LW are really something else.

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    Lovely varied collection, can clearly see you taste in it! Favourites for me are the blancpain and the Moser.

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    I do like the Moser (and the discrete power reserve) - the caseback is lovely too. Nice idea on Bryan Ferry replacing Swiss Made. Any idea why the red/maroon accents? Not obvious from the reviews.

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    Very modern collection. None of the usual classic (e.g. speedmaster and submariner) repertoire.

    That AP must be built like a tank!

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    That's a lovely collection of interesting watches. Thanks for sharing, though having to choose what to wear each morning would stress me out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    I do like the Moser (and the discrete power reserve) - the caseback is lovely too. Nice idea on Bryan Ferry replacing Swiss Made. Any idea why the red/maroon accents? Not obvious from the reviews.
    I couldn't find much out either apart from the input from Bryan Ferry himself. I found this picture of the pocket watch it was based on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradiddle View Post
    Very modern collection. None of the usual classic (e.g. speedmaster and submariner) repertoire.
    I have owned several versions of each over the last 6 years but none have stuck for any length of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Nice to see the LW hanging on in there Tony.
    Yes Chris, the LW has been with me quite a while now. It's so light I put it on and forget I'm wearing it!

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    Thanks for all the positive comments everyone. My tastes have always been a bit left field and I've made plenty of mistakes along the way. I know there are further changes ahead but at least my purchases are not quite as impulsive as they used to be!

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    Cracking collection - love the AP Bumble Bee.

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    This is an amazing collection. I love the fact you’ve followed what you want and not what the crowd tells you is good.


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    Very interesting collection! Thanks for posting.


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    As others have said, lovely collection. You certainly have a preference for colour which is good to see.

    Wasn't expecting the Moser after seeing the rest, which made a lovely change and not a model I was familiar with.

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    A great collection, thanks for posting.


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    That is a very cool and unique collection, props! I love that Zenith!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yes Chris, the LW has been with me quite a while now. It's so light I put it on and forget I'm wearing it!
    Do you have the bracelet as well? Those bracelets are really nice.

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    Very original and interesting collection, just superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time Cat View Post
    Do you have the bracelet as well? Those bracelets are really nice.
    I had the stainless steel bracelet on the LW "the one" which I owned a while back. Great bracelet but unfortunately they don't make one in the ALW material the same as the moon lite case so it wouldn't match.

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    Very different indeed. The Moser gets my vote.

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    That LW is just stunning, had a few LWs myself and love the style and attention to detail. Superb and eclectic gathering.
    Congratulations and continue to enjoy.

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    A very admirable collection. I especially like the Zenith, the 'Rainbow' name is very apt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    A very admirable collection. I especially like the Zenith, the 'Rainbow' name is very apt.
    One would think so but the Rainbow has nothing to do with the color scheme. They come with black or white dials too.

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    Last edited by RAJEN; 10th June 2019 at 18:19.

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    What a collection. Love the Zenith

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    The bumble bee is a super cool piece, and the GP world timer is stunning; enjoy them.

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    I've just added the steel version of the Zenith Rainbow Flyback re-edition to my collection so appreciate that one! The others - fantastic effort - the BumbleBee looks super fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    One would think so but the Rainbow has nothing to do with the color scheme. They come with black or white dials too.

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    Rainbow is the names of an America’s Cup winning boat that is featured on the case backs of the Zeniths.

    Last edited by Montello; 11th June 2019 at 19:20.

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    truly remarkable watches. Enjoy :)

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    Ace collection. I particularly like the AP and LW.

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    The AP is superb, love it.


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