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    November 2019 - SOTC

    Just a bity bored on a Sunday night so took a group shot of my little collection - not a great photo quality - but wanted to get them all in one shot . . . I will leave it to the reader to have fun naming them. - you may need to try looking on something other than your smartfone though: I apologise for the photo quality - if you want individual pics I guess I could post them.



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    Breitling, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith, Rolex, Rolex, Breitling, Omega
    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 17th November 2019 at 22:06.

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    Some superb watches there, the Overseas is the particular stand out for me. The root beer GMT looks great on a strap - maybe an optical illusion but it seems to slim it down compared to the Hulk?

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    Great collection, love the Night Mission and the Zenith👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berty234 View Post
    Some superb watches there, the Overseas is the particular stand out for me. The root beer GMT looks great on a strap - maybe an optical illusion but it seems to slim it down compared to the Hulk?
    The Hulk is lifted up slightly on it's bracelet so slightly closer to the camera - I guess an optical illusion - likewise the Omega :-)

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    for those with crystal backs here they are (sorry Rolex)








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    Loving the VC, seriously considering it with the brown dial if I can source one

    Fantastic collection, but if everything going on!


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    Lovely collection indeed. Zenith my favourite, strangely followed by the Root Beer which has surprised me.

    Enjoy!
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    Top notch collection, most envious.

    My favs are the cp-2, overseas and seamaster.


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    A pretty comprehensive collection you've got there. Must say that I find the Seamaster somewhat appealing.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Seamaster looks huge in that company.

    The Air King makes the others look like they’re trying too hard :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berty234 View Post
    The root beer GMT looks great on a strap - maybe an optical illusion but it seems to slim it down compared to the Hulk?
    Yeah I thought that too!

    Lovely collection, what happened to your aquanaut?

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    I believe that the GMT is very slightly slimmer than a sub in reality (although not as much different as the pic looks!). There is only around .5mm in it, but when I switch to wearing a GMT (from my daily sub) I do notice it being slightly slimmer and lighter!

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    Zenith

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    I nearly bought that Seamaster, alas funds prevented me - it's a great watch and offers some nice contrast to your very nice collection! Frankly your collection is so well rounded Martyn, I'd just pause and enjoy it for a while before buying anything anytime soon!

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    Had another look at their rears and decided the zenith has the best, good detailing.


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    I see you have another Aerospace NM Martyn. A great way of diversifying an otherwise mechanical collection, and so wearable and useful.

    The Air King is just understated class, and I like the Root Beer more than I expected, as I don’t normally do TT. The Zenith is the standout though, just perfectly executed. I like the look of these more than the standard tricolour El Primero. I don’t normally stray much above 40mm, but I do love my Aerospace, so does the Zenith wear much larger than this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    I see you have another Aerospace NM Martyn. A great way of diversifying an otherwise mechanical collection, and so wearable and useful.

    The Air King is just understated class, and I like the Root Beer more than I expected, as I don’t normally do TT. The Zenith is the standout though, just perfectly executed. I like the look of these more than the standard tricolour El Primero. I don’t normally stray much above 40mm, but I do love my Aerospace, so does the Zenith wear much larger than this?

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    Just picked up on your comments D.

    the Zenith wears small - because of its short, down turned lugs. No bigger than the Aero (or the Hulk). I have come to realise watch diameter is not my guide to how a watch wears - more the lug to lug across the watch size - as long as there is no overhang all is good for me.

    best try a watch on for size and don’t write it off without trying it on.

    For example on paper the Breitling Avenger I thought the 42mm would be the right size for me - but after trying them on I found the 44mm better proportioned and just works better for me. Plus I like the cobra yellow!

    Martyn.

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    Lovely collection. Servicing all of them would keep me out of the pub for a fortnight.

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    Lovely. The Overseas is really growing on me.


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    Yep loving the Overseas on rubber, I find the bracelet a little too intricate.

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    Very nice indeed, Martin. You "need" an ALS, though

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    Zenith the standout for me. Keeping thinking about one...size is the only concern.

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