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    A plea for your SOTC

    Hi all,

    I think itís fair to say that most of us have a bit more time at home than we normally have. In light of this, Iím hoping that we all might be able to pull together a state of the collection post. Not only is it a great opportunity to spend some time with your watches, it brings us all a much needed distraction from the drudge of remote working and the distressing news from around the world.

    So please, share away.

    Yours hopefully
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    Nice idea.

    This week has put this hobby firmly into perspective but I still hammer the forum to escape the depressing news


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    Thatís one hell of a collection - very nice indeed. Youíre right, itís a ridiculous and frivolous hobby in many ways, but we need to take our pleasures where we can.

    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Nice idea.

    This week has put this hobby firmly into perspective but I still hammer the forum to escape the depressing news


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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Nice idea.

    This week has put this hobby firmly into perspective but I still hammer the forum to escape the depressing news

    Still close to my ideal, and would be in my 10 watches or less collection. Love it!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quick and dirty, this is the core of it right now. There are a few oddballs and outliers in another box but these are the ten I count.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Still close to my ideal, and would be in my 10 watches or less collection. Love it!
    This is such a funny hobby. Whilst they are lovely, I wouldnít buy any of them! (Presuming I could afford to. Which of course I cannot!)

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    No pictures and barely a collection at all: A CWC RN diver non-date (quartz), Omega FOIS and just ordered a Precista PRS-82 last Sunday. I prefer non-date watches. Plus 3 G Shocks, but they donít count.

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    A plea for your SOTC

    Nice thread idea. Canít find a pic of mine all together and donít have much spare time at present to sort one as am NHS frontline so itís busy busy! But here they are in collage





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    Q&D before bed. The Aerospace NM is off with Breitling hence the empty cushion, and there are a couple of G Shocks too.

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    Pretty much settled on these 10. Which 4 are keepers. Would love to add a Speedy 57 Trilogy but that will have to wait.

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    A quick collage is best I can do without a (non-essential) drive....


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    Image1585126268.387850.jpg

    Sorry for the poor quality photo but this is my offering, a collection Iím very happy with:-)


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    Oooh, some nice watches on this thread! This is mine, having just seen one go over the past 48 hours...














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    Just these three at the moment:

    40E1C830-839B-4F77-B017-D75BA0936C14 by Berty234, on Flickr

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    56 mins until total lockdown....but I still have to go to work so no time off for me .



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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Nice idea.

    This week has put this hobby firmly into perspective but I still hammer the forum to escape the depressing news

    *posts pic, drops mic*
    Outstanding

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    Great idea and a useful distraction. Some lovely watches here already. I wish my photography skills were better but is the best I could do with my iPhone.





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    Slightly more considered picture

    Stay well all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Quick and dirty, this is the core of it right now. There are a few oddballs and outliers in another box but these are the ten I count.

    Lovely one!
    That Hamilton looks amazing...what model/reference please!

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    Great idea for a thread. Here are the ones I currently have out:


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    Nice idea for a thread.

    I was intending to do a 'proper' SOTC soon, but in the meantime here are photos of my current collection. As you will see, I lean very heavily towards 44-46mm tool watches of various types...

    Breitling Avenger Skyland


    Breitling Avenger Seawolf II


    Breitling Navitimer World


    Rolex Deepsea Seadweller 116660


    Timefactors PRS-2 Dreadnought


    DOXA Sub 1500t Professional


    Offshore Professional Field Engineer


    MŁhle GlashŁtte Seebataillon GMT


    Omega Geneve Dynamic


    Maranez Layan


    Steinhart Marine Chronometer II


    LŁm-Tec M50


    Divex Professional 200


    Seiko Prospex PADI Turtle


    DOXA Aquaman


    Bulova Lunar Pilot 'Moon Watch'


    Bulova Chronograph C 'Stars & Stripes'


    All the best,

    Simon
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    Bit of an eclectic mix really but I like them all.

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    Some lovely watches on this thread. Nothing has changed in mine for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by marius View Post
    Lovely one!
    That Hamilton looks amazing...what model/reference please!

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    Thanks!

    It's the Hamilton Intra-matic H38755381, with fume dial. No anti-reflective coating on the crystal, together with the curved dial and colouring of it make it ridiculously difficult to photograph.

    Stolen from Fratello:


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    Here's my collection atm. I have an Explorer as well but my photo collage app can't handle 5 pics.


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    My small collection,556 is the only one that may go on the block.

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    Here is my (very modest) collection.

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    Terrible lighting, but here you go. The Moser Heritage isnít as small as it looks here - these are all roughly the same 42mm size...






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    Would love to see more of that Moser!

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    Maybe it's just because they stand out and so I'm noticing them more but it's great to see so many mk1 orange Monsters in the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Maybe it's just because they stand out and so I'm noticing them more but it's great to see so many mk1 orange Monsters in the thread!
    I so regret having got rid of mine. I bought it new in 2008 but sold it to a mate for £100 when the 'Superior' version came out. I thought I'd prefer the Superior due to the 4R36 movement with hacking and manual wind but the dial never looked as good as the original IMO. Then to cap it all, my mate recently sold the original Monster for £230 on ebay.

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    A plea for your SOTC

    Hereís some of mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strchr03 View Post
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    Sorry for the poor quality photo but this is my offering, a collection Iím very happy with:-)


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    Thatís the smallest watch photo Iíve ever seen! Could I ask what the chrono, second from the left, is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Oooh, some nice watches on this thread! This is mine, having just seen one go over the past 48 hours...


    An impressive bunch and great photos Tony. All great watches in their own right, especially attracted to the GS, but you have to love how that Rainbow pops. I used to have the all black version, but they got the colours just right on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 893bet View Post
    Would love to see more of that Moser!
    Here you go: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...=1#post5360930

    simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    No pictures and barely a collection at all: A CWC RN diver non-date (quartz), Omega FOIS and just ordered a Precista PRS-82 last Sunday. I prefer non-date watches. Plus 3 G Shocks, but they donít count.
    I am with you seabiscuit. I don't have a picture of my one watch collection at the moment. The moment being no picture and I only have one watch but will be adding the Timor Heritage Field Watch that isn't due out until November, but that is good with all this chaos going on in the world. The one watch I do have is a Serica WWW WMB edition which is a hand wound movement and no date because that is how I roll.

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    Here are my watch boxes ... nothing particularly expensive or high end, and plenty of quartz, but it all works very well for me as a mostly sub 40mm "small wrist" collection :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Here are my watch boxes ... nothing particularly expensive or high end, and plenty of quartz, but it all works very well for me as a mostly sub 40mm "small wrist" collection :-)

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    What model is the Omega, 3rd row, far right on a grey strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I am with you seabiscuit. I don't have a picture of my one watch collection at the moment. The moment being no picture and I only have one watch but will be adding the Timor Heritage Field Watch that isn't due out until November, but that is good with all this chaos going on in the world. The one watch I do have is a Serica WWW WMB edition which is a hand wound movement and no date because that is how I roll.
    The Timor reissue looks most impressive and I almost regret not backing it via Kickstarter. I looked at that Serica model a few times. It was only the screw down crown on a manual watch factor that put me off. Thatís a cracking two watch collection youíll have soon enough. Meanwhile I keep checking out CWCís latest issues. The new manual wind model looks good value for £449.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    What model is the Omega, 3rd row, far right on a grey strap?

    It's a Seamaster 120m ... 36.25mm case diameter ... reference 2511.53 with Omega 1538 quartz movement

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    The Timor reissue looks most impressive and I almost regret not backing it via Kickstarter. I looked at that Serica model a few times. It was only the screw down crown on a manual watch factor that put me off. Thatís a cracking two watch collection youíll have soon enough. Meanwhile I keep checking out CWCís latest issues. The new manual wind model looks good value for £449.
    I really Like that CWC Mellor-72 mechanical with the Sellita SW210 movement. Those Sellita movements are real good, had one in the Christopher Ward C65 diver and it ran within +2 seconds a day. As far as the screw down crown on the Serica, I had the same question and after a little research I decided to go for it and I don't regret it for a second. The crown on this watch threads in and out like butter, yeah it is that satisfying. I had a Hamilton Khaki and with a push/pull crown I would wind my watch twice a day but with the Serica I wind it once a day just because I do have to unscrew and screw it in so I figure I would leave it to once a day.

    I am glad that I backed the Timor on Kickstarter and I got the Super Early bird, and I chose the manual wound Sellita SW216.

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    I guess Iíd call this my modern SOTC as they are all under 5 years old. I have a few older watches as well. My first big watch purchase, an Omega Seamaster and a lovely Zenith acquired from Tony (LTF).




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    The Bathys and Aevig were both gifts so are safe but of the others the only thing Iíd change is to swap the CWC for a Tuna I think.

    Pretty content to be honest and Iím surprised how much I like the digi tuna
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    Future plans

    Not really looking to move anything. Could let the Stowa marine go maybe, almost did two weeks ago. Not sure yet on that one. It’s a lovely watch and not a big €€€€ value percentage of the overall collection but it really punches above its weight and gets a lot of wrist time. The only manual wind piece also.
    The VC gets very little wrist time (only one on bracelet...); could let it go but it is irreplaceable as they are difficult to get (sadly that doesn’t mean they are appreciating to a fortune...hard to get and in low demand!).

    Wish list is an ALS. A three hander from the Saxonia range or else an uncomplicated 1815.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    It's a Seamaster 120m ... 36.25mm case diameter ... reference 2511.53 with Omega 1538 quartz movement

    Thank you. I like it, looks like a very wearable watch. Great collection, by the way.

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    My small Swiss army and the Guardian :)

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