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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Iíd love to try an OQ but Iím pretty sure itíll feel too small on my wrist, that Buckley is lovely.
    They wear bigger than the standard 36mm datejust because of the chunky case and integrated bracelet, my wrist is 7.3 inches and it wears well, but I think on a wrist bigger than 8 inches it may look a little on the small side.

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    Thanks... Iím bang on 8, I could definitely be tempted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ey-Up View Post
    I have a few other watches that are kept mainly for sentimental reasons and rarely worn but this is a quick pic of a collection that has taken me about 15 to 20 years (itís hard to say when it became an addiction) to put together. To be honest very few of these will ever leave now.
    Great variety. Particularly like the AT and the UX. I think the UX on red rubber just like could be my next watch but I would much prefer it without Sinn on the strap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ism123 View Post
    I do love a good chrono and that in combination with a blue dial...mmmm

    My blue 104 should be here soon, not had a day date watch before so looking forward to that.

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    Ah, be sure to post some photos when it arrives - if anything the 104 in that colourway is better just for the colour matched day/date wheels!

    I wonder if the 104 has an english day, my 103 is German only, adds to the charm!

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    Having started this thread, and having enjoyed everyone's contributions enormously, I realised that I had yet to add mine. To be honest, I thought I was going to have much more spare time than I actually have had. Since lockdown my workload has increased significantly - not complaining at all, time is flying - just everything just seems to take so much longer.

    Anyway, here is my current collection:

    The Swiss:


    The German:


    The IWCs:


    The Japanese will have to wait for another weekend, I'm afraid.

    Happy Sunday
    TPT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eamonn345 View Post












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    Beautiful collection.


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    A bout of gout has left me pretty immobile and bored, so I decided to do a fresh SOTC with all new pictures.

    Heuers remain the mainstay of the collection, with another on the way (returning to the fold)



    Omegas



    Lemanias (the 'military' one was a build-up of collected parts around a 5100 movement)



    Rolex



    Seikos



    Russians (8 of which never worn!)



    Russian mods



    Miscellaneous


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    A very focused collection IMHO, wonderful in fact. Now keep of the cheese & red wine/port.


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    I won't quote it, but ed335d that is a great collection - very impressed with the layout too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    A very focused collection IMHO, wonderful in fact. Now keep of the cheese & red wine/port.


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    Thanks!

    i wish I knew what the triggers are for me, itís a most unpleasant condition that appears every couple of years.

    Quote Originally Posted by jkb89 View Post
    I won't quote it, but ed335d that is a great collection - very impressed with the layout too!
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Thanks!

    i wish I knew what the triggers are for me, itís a most unpleasant condition that appears every couple of years.



    Thank you
    I feel for you.

    My gout triggers every few months at the moment. Last couple have caught me by surprise.
    I donít really drink and have stayed away from red meat.
    Iím putting it down to coke and chocolate. Current bout had been lingering for the last week although at its worst for just a few days.


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    Wow ed335d, thats an incredible collection! Beautifully photographed as well

    Do you have a favourite amongst them all? Must be hard to pick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncanfisken View Post
    I'm putting it down to coke and chocolate. Current bout had been lingering for the last week although at its worst for just a few days.
    Coke really brings it out in my father in law. Diet or regular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncanfisken View Post
    I feel for you.

    My gout triggers every few months at the moment. Last couple have caught me by surprise.
    I donít really drink and have stayed away from red meat.
    Iím putting it down to coke and chocolate. Current bout had been lingering for the last week although at its worst for just a few days.


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    With it being so intermittent, it's hard to tell what brings it on. I recently had a two week holiday, loads of red meat, shellfish, beer and cocktails - not a twinge. Just being normal (maybe a tad more alcohol than usual due to not having to get up at the crack of dawn) and bang, here it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by manicmunnday View Post
    Wow ed335d, thats an incredible collection! Beautifully photographed as well

    Do you have a favourite amongst them all? Must be hard to pick...

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    Thank you

    I would struggle to pick a single favorite, but it would probably be one of the Autavias - one of the GMTs or possible the panda. Or maybe the sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eamonn345 View Post




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    Pretty much my perfect collection. Awesome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eamonn345 View Post


    Very nice tasteful collection that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thatís kind of you, thank you!
    Tony, If I ever need to get my dating app photos redone, would you mind if I asked you to do them as you certainly have a knack for this stuff

    lovely watches captured beautifully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
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    Some collection that is. I see quite a few robust movements ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Some collection that is. I see quite a few robust movements ;)
    Haha, thank you.

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    Late to this party by a month -- that's typical though.















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    That is one hell of a collection - I’ve a real soft spot for German watches and you’ve got some beauties there. Well worth the wait.

    It would be lovely to hear more about your collection of Grossmanns - not a brand you see often on here - and you’ve got three!

    Thanks for sharing.

    TPT
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenpasten View Post
    Having started this thread, and having enjoyed everyone's contributions enormously, I realised that I had yet to add mine. To be honest, I thought I was going to have much more spare time than I actually have had. Since lockdown my workload has increased significantly - not complaining at all, time is flying - just everything just seems to take so much longer.
    Nice collection, I also have a soft spot for IWC

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenpasten View Post
    That is one hell of a collection - I’ve a real soft spot for German watches and you’ve got some beauties there. Well worth the wait.

    It would be lovely to hear more about your collection of Grossmanns - not a brand you see often on here - and you’ve got three!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the compliment. And, as you can tell, I'm also fond of German watches -- in which, with some "poetic licence" I include Moser (well, they do speak German, and their factory is surrounded on three sides by Germany).

    I got into German watches whilst travelling frequently out of Heathrow terminal 2. There is a pretty good Harrods watch boutique there, which I tried to browse for half an hour every time I went. Despite the plethora of quality brands on offer, somehow each time I would end up gravitating to the GO counter. The designs just appealed to me. Pretty soon I found myself owning three.
    I already knew of Lange of course, but I started to research GlashŁtte (the place) to see whether I could unearth other gems -- and in so doing I found Moritz Grossmann, and I was soon hooked. They seemed to my eye to embody levels of attention to detain and hand finishing at least comparable with Lange (though not the level of complication -- but that's fine for me as I like simple and refined). And, additionally, (like GO) they produce designs which stir my soul. Also, they appeal to my unabashed snobbery as they produce only about 500 pieces each year.

    I have had the pleasure of talking one-to-one with the MD of MG (Christine Hutter) and also of visiting the development and manufacturing facilities (again one-on-one). There I was given all morning, and was able to talk to craftsmen wherever I went (almost everything in the movement is made in house, as are their incredibly elegant hands). And everything is hand finished. To find that even the people in the "engine room" are immensely proud of what they do, and delighted to talk about it, is seriously refreshing.

    Yes, I'm unusual in my tastes -- but I like to be individual. I suspect I am probably the only MG owner here, but am fine with that.

    A couple more gratuitous pics . . .










    Apologies -- the anthracite one is rather difficult for an amateur to photograph.


    For the OCD amongst us, my little collection of MGs comprises:
    Atum Pure M White -- Ref. MG-000703
    Atum (now rebranded Benu Index) -- Ref. MG-000465
    Benu Power Reserve -- Ref. MG-000460
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    The movement on that Moritz Grossman is a work of art. If it was mine I'm sure I'd wear it upside down with the crystal display up just to gaze at that movement.

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    Here's my Q&D SOTC. I keep meaning to write something up as it has changed significantly since my last SOTC post.

    The new kids on the block



    The vintage



    And the one I was wearing whilst taking the pics.



    Not included is the Glycine Combat Sub that may have just sold this afternoon.

    I'd like sell 5 or 6 of these and re-invest in one last watch and then I'm done. Definitely, this time.

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    What a lot of high quality collections here!
    Mine is more modest
    Affordables and Soviet


    The Swiss


    Cheers


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    Sushi and Swiss cheese with a German Schnitzel






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    I clearly donít have enough watches.


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    A plea for your OTC

    I am downsizing so a few in the 'too sell' pile but here is the 'too keep' current collection minus a mm300 and a 2006 doxa t graph both being serviced.


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