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    SOTC

    Not done an SOTC for a while, so here's the current collection.


    This is about my 4th G-Shock - finally got one that's not too big





    My first Zenith, picked up last year & I love it





    Reacquired this from the person who bought it off me 9 years previously





    Took me a while to track one of these down in the right condition, for the right price





    Probably the last watch I'd sell - The 16600 is just perfect





    Quite a rare version of the FF. A much better size for me than the regular version, although 42mm would be even better.





    I only have the PRS18 auto (on the left). The COSC Quartz version got almost no wear





    Another requisition





    This was a cheapy & has served me really well as my holiday watch including the epic motorcycle tour of Vietnam I did with my eldest son in 2018





    I had a few of the re-edittion Turtles, but this one has stuck





    I'd been without a Speedy Pro in the collection for several years before picking this mint condition one up





    This was a slightly over-list replacement for one I (foolishly) sold a couple of years earlier





    I've had this little gem for a while. The dial and hands are just beautiful.





    I'm a big Sinn fan - had all these a few years now














    Just about the last watch IWC made that I really like





    The Autavia's





    The perfect (for me) version of the Orfina PD chrono





    I paid strong money for this at the time, but that's irrelevant now. It's a full collectors set including case back stickers & the original purchase receipt.





    The only watch I've ever had made for me





    A lovely un-restored 6309 - 7040





    Three I keep for sentimental reasons











    I've just sold a Seiko Samurai & have a blue dialled Sinn U1 on the way.


    These days I try to keep to one in / one out, but deciding which to let go gets harder all the time.
    Andy

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    Ooof that red sub is spectacular. Love the Autavia GMT as well.
    Lovely collection.

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    Wonderful collection bought fully to life by lovely crisp photography.

    The Red Sub made me go a bit wobbly and the EZM 1 is fabulous as well!

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    Outstanding and diverse collection Andy. Love the casual smatter of 4 cracking Autavias just laying there! The EZM is delightful and indeed most thought you mad buying the red sub, irrelevant now and great foresight ;)

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    I never thought much of the 6309 7040 but, from that angle it looks great

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    As ever, a stunning array of the very highest quality tool watches - no one does it better than you - many congratulations. And if you ever think of letting the Aquatimer go, I’d be very happy to give it a good home.

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    Lovely collection, Andy.

    What gets the most wrist time?

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    Nice collection and yes the Red Sub is a stunner, but I'll pass a comment on the G-Shock which I think is one of the nicest with the positive display and a bit of Blue and Red. Doesn't this model hark back to the original from the early 80s if I remember rightly 👍

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    SOTC

    That is a jaw dropping collection! The red 1680 looks to be one of the best I have seen, but I’m drawn to what I think is a Lemania powered Sinn 142

    Dave


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    Glad to see you still have my old Red. I had forgotten about it. Nice watch.

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    I knew I shouldn't have opened this thread! That Autavia GMT is lovely. Just yesterday I was thinking about how I wish I'd been able to buy that first BLNR from you. Still, hindsight and all that. I still regret not putting everything into your old Great White, that really could have been the one!
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    Cheers all for the kind comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post

    What gets the most wrist time?
    I guess recently it's been a close run thing between the Breitling and the Zenith, but I tend to change every few days so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I'll pass a comment on the G-Shock which I think is one of the nicest with the positive display and a bit of Blue and Red. Doesn't this model hark back to the original from the early 80s if I remember rightly 
    It's certainly similar in overall design but a bit bigger & with solar & radio wave connectivity is a bit cleverer.

    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    I’m drawn to what I think is a Lemania powered Sinn 142
    That watch is believed to be a transitional Sinn 140/142 & it is indeed 5100 powered.

    More info here

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...d-Lemania-5100

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Glad to see you still have my old Red. I had forgotten about it. Nice watch.
    It's going nowhere Simon.
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    I knew I shouldn't have opened this thread! That Autavia GMT is lovely. Just yesterday I was thinking about how I wish I'd been able to buy that first BLNR from you. Still, hindsight and all that. I still regret not putting everything into your old Great White, that really could have been the one!
    Funnily enough, I think I had that particular 1665 in a trade for the Red!

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    Excellent, I kept on scrolling and the watches kept on coming :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Funnily enough, I think I had that particular 1665 in a trade for the Red!
    You did. Do you still have it?
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    You did. Do you still have it?
    Regrettably, that is not the case!

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    Wow. Cracking collection Andy.

    Enjoyed this post a lot!

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    Very nice collection. I must try one of those Sinn DiaPal's one day.

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    Lots of nice watches there.
    Didn't realise there was another Milspec on the forum-that's 3 I know of now.
    Great photos too.
    Getting drawn to Sinn's of late but not sure if it would get much wrist time.

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    Very nice SOTC.

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    I don't think I've seen a stronger collection from you, Andy. Superb, mate.

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    The (I assume) 99.1 is the jewel of your interesting collection -- and, of course, much the most exclusive. Also really like the FF
    Excellent Sir, thanks for taking the trouble to share.

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    Lovely collection Andy - some crackers - red sub is stunning and your Lemania powered watches are real quality additions.

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    Cracking collection!

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    Very diverse and a couple of corkers in there. Red sub and 16600 are especially nice.

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    Stunning!

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    Cracking collection there, Andy

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    A super collection. Great fun scrolling and seeing more and more great pieces. Thanks for sharing :)
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    The Aquatimer is fantastic - one of my all time favourites. IWC have never bettered it.

    simon

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    The Dornbluth is quite out of place in that lovely group, PM me by return. ;-)

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