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    New here, here’s my humble watch collection

    Hi folk,

    Here’s my watch collection. The first was the seiko, then the Stowa, the Zenith, the JLC, a Vulcain that I sold, the UN and the latest one is the IWC. I love it! Now desesparately looking for an Omega PO 42 with the 2500 caliber latest model...

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    Not sure why the image doesn’t show up...

    https://i.postimg.cc/RhttYyfd/E11130...293-B36644.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_french_guy View Post
    Not sure why the image doesn’t show up...
    I see it ok

    Lovely collection... the JLC is gorgeous... I'd love one of those (or similar) some day.

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    It‘s been indeed for long my favorite: this older generation is less thick, and hence love the proportion! The „equilibre“ on the dial also looks perfect to me.

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    Is that an "ultra thin"?... just looking them up here.. lovely!

    EDIT: This one?.. https://www.chrono24.co.uk/jaegerlec...-id2676219.htm

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    The JLC is lovely mate.

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    Hahaha you will find this very funny: the ultra thin is the name of the one out just after my model, but is a bit thicker!! You will see that the „automatic“ mention also disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackin_jill View Post
    The JLC is lovely mate.
    It is! Thanks!

    I wish my UN was a bit smaller (case diameter) but it is so beautiful to look at. It is the watch I have with the best feeling when rotating the crown. Just friction-less.

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    Really like the JLC and IWC. Have come close to buying both on more than one occasion.

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    Not normally a fan of JLC but that one does look lovely. Really nice looking dial, a bit different to the run of the mill types.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Yes the master control series are easier to wear than the master compressor!

    I really like in general the power reserve indicator, very useful.

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    I like the IWC!

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    That JLC love it! That is the stand out for me by a mile!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    I like the IWC!
    Haha hello Master!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    That JLC love it! That is the stand out for me by a mile!



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    1983 here too ;)

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    Love the UN, one has been on my radar for quite a while now. Zenith and JLC also pure class. Great to see another collection that doesn’t include the usual suspects.

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    Nice collection! Is that a vintage Stowa in the bottom right hand corner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_french_guy View Post
    Haha hello Master!
    Grand Master for you.

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    Welcome and I'll echo others in saying that the JLC is a stunner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_french_guy View Post
    The first was the seiko
    Seiko, the gateway drug of watch collecting :)

    some nice watches there, looks like you need a dual time in there :)

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    Really enjoy that collection. The JLC is probably my favourite but would happily own any of them!

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    Welcome; lovely collection, I especially like the Zenith, IWC and JLC!

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    Welcome. Nice group of watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstone View Post
    Love the UN, one has been on my radar for quite a while now. Zenith and JLC also pure class. Great to see another collection that doesn’t include the usual suspects.
    Thank you and thank you all. Have you noticed the Zenith is not the usual 36000 but the 1/10th striking complication? :)

    Wouldn’t think the JLC would have had such a success! I didn’t wear it that much lately, have to correct that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaEchoAlpha View Post
    Nice collection! Is that a vintage Stowa in the bottom right hand corner?
    It is! A WW2 one. I would like to find someone capable to restore it right and nicely. Not looking actively though. Should reactivate the search...

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    I like the Zenith the best.

    Nice collection!

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    Nice collection !


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    [img]https://i.postimg.cc/fW6NxWTN/image.jpg[/jmg]

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    Very nice , the Stowa looks classy on that bracelet , just shows you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvadali View Post
    Very nice , the Stowa looks classy on that bracelet , just shows you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good.
    True! I was very attracted (still a little bit) by thin case, like the Piaget Altiplano. It often drives my choices and taste. The Stowa has a presence even though it’s a 36mm.

    I didn’t manage to like the Vulcain Cricket Aviator GMT... I tried, looked nice but not my taste...


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    An interesting and enviable selection. I think I'll go for the Zenith as my personal choice.

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    The one I cannot be bored about, never. Still on my wrist at least once a week since 2014! I also have a nice grey alligator strap but never swap, this metal strap is so beautiful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_french_guy View Post
    Thank you and thank you all. Have you noticed the Zenith is not the usual 36000 but the 1/10th striking complication? :)
    I used to have the rose gold version of the striking tenth. Was certainly a cracking watch, traded it to Watchfinder over a year ago and it still lives with them now.

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    I’ve been looking at the Zenith A384 Revival in recent weeks.

    I thought I’d got it out of my system. But your Zenith has perked my interest again!

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    @Danstone: Wow?! Would love to see pics of it!!

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    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/ze...vival-hands-on

    Some good shots in this review.

    I would love to take the plunge. But not sure the time is right.

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    Ha yes I see! Interesting model for sure.

    I will look at the steiking tenth rose gold as well, I’m curious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_french_guy View Post
    @Danstone: Wow?! Would love to see pics of it!!
    Managed to find a couple, I’d love to have it back but can’t stomach paying Watchfinder the difference to what they paid me to get it back.





    Also had the striking tenth version of the Stratos, that was a beast of a watch.




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    Really nice with the gold case, gives a classy look.

    The Stratos came after I bought mine, and also with black dials if I’m not mistaken? Could not say which one I prefer between mine and the stratos. The stratos is a bit less «*discrete*» with that bezel, but I think it had a greater success..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danstone View Post
    I’d love to have it back but can’t stomach paying Watchfinder the difference to what they paid me to get it back.
    I suppose they will have realised after a year that it won't sell for the money they are asking? Why not ask them, maybe they'd be happy to reverse the deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    I like the IWC!
    Quote Originally Posted by The_french_guy View Post
    Haha hello Master!
    Did you get him hooked Raffe, or was he already an addict?

    Nice round collection French Guy

    I like the Stowa – it has a hint of Partitio about it but I imagine it pre-dates the Partitio.

    Welcome aboard

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    Welcome to the forum That Zenith not so humble kind of nice. I see you got a Ulysse Nardin here is the only one I got in the collection I guess you can say original.


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    Lovely collection French Guy

    I’m a JLC fan lad so it naturally gets the thumbs up from me. That said the IWC is lovely as well.

    Welcome (although that was perhaps more apt 5yrs ago)

    Dave
    Last edited by watch-nut; 2nd November 2019 at 21:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Did you get him hooked Raffe, or was he already an addict?

    Nice round collection French Guy

    I like the Stowa – it has a hint of Partitio about it but I imagine it pre-dates the Partitio.

    Welcome aboard
    He already had some nice watches when we first met. But I am responsible for him owning the JLC and he bought the IWC from me last week.

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    Welcome , Nice collection with some diversity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Did you get him hooked Raffe, or was he already an addict?
    You cannot imagine! A mix I guess, already had the seiko and stowa before meeting with Raffe. I guess it was less a problem for me to invest in watches after meeting him, hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat View Post
    Welcome to the forum That Zenith not so humble kind of nice. I see you got a Ulysse Nardin here is the only one I got in the collection I guess you can say original.

    Woe that is a real tool. Collector!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watch-nut View Post
    Lovely collection French Guy

    I’m a JLC fan lad so it naturally gets the thumbs up from me. That said the IWC is lovely as well.

    Welcome (although that was perhaps more apt 5yrs ago)

    Dave
    I didn’t remember I’ve been here already to be honest ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    He already had some nice watches when we first met. But I am responsible for him owning the JLC and he bought the IWC from me last week.
    Yep! Raffe is a good dealer I must say! Never disappointed.

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    Beautiful Collection - The IWC & JLC are awesome
    Wear in good health :)

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    Welcome, I love your JLC.

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    the jlc is a stunner

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    Welcome and thanks for sharing the collection.

    Some super watches there :)

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