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    My little collection.

    I "think"! I did a similar thread before...maybe a year or so ago....in my "world"! that means many changes in my modest little collection.

    A few pics for your perusal.





    So 10 in total....I do have a cheap Casio for holidays, and a cheap (but priceless to me! as my daughter got it for me for Christmas a fair few years ago!).. Sekonda.


    Firstly, my Oris 65 diver.....I did have the 40mm Oris diver......I found that a wee bit too small for me, so I saw this 42mm Oris Diver, in a sale (online) ,,so I treated myself!.



    Next up, is this lovely (well I think so anyway!) Longines Spirit. I bought this one from Watchfinders.....I was looking for a Glycine Eugene Meylan..(of course, Id previously had one...flipped it....regretted it...blah blah blah!)...I couldnt see another Eugene Meylan..so I thought..I would "try", this Longines...love it! Probably my most worn watch now! I would even say...its my "grab and go" watch!.




    Now we have the Omega Speedy.,, I recently got this from the sales corner...I couldnt really "afford" it at the time...so the seller, kindly let me pay a good "deposit" on it...then I paid the balance a week or so later...when a watch I was selling...........sold! I did have one before..(3750?)...but again...as is my way....flipped it ..regretted it!
    This is just over a year old, in the stupidly large (and expensive to post!) box! I then got Pav. to make me a strap for it...bingo!



    Next up...this really lovely Datejust...lovely blue dial, comfy jubilee bracelet.....whats not to like! I got this as a "retirement" present to myself..(I recently retired at age 60.......best thing Ive ever done!)..this was bought from the forums...via a W.T.B. Met a real gent from these forums (Ray)...though sadly! I got lost about 3 times whilst driving to meet him!! So he was waiting for ages for me in a car park at the services!!..... (sorry Ray!)....I wore this quite a lot, when I first got it...but not worn it much since......



    Next up, probably my favourite watch...though I dont wear it often?! Tag Heuer Monaco..........Again! I had one of these before......bought it from the forums....flipped it , to buy something else..(I think it was a 16600.which again I flipped!)...regretted it, then around about Christmas/New year gone....I "treated" myself to one online for my 60th...love it. Before I bought it , I asked the guy (on this forum!) who I had sold my "old" one to...if he would like to sell it back to me..........Alas! he told me , it had been sold...during our conversations, I told him , I loved the old one so much..and particularly! one of the leather straps in the bundle....that I said I would "probably" treat myself to a new one for my 60th..........
    We kept in touch...I told him Id bought a new Monaco...imagine my delight and surprise, when a few days later! He sent me the strap I loved , in the post to me free! What a gent! The strap in question, is the one in the picture.




    Next one is.....Longines Legend Diver.......I bought this one new, from W.O.S. a few years ago...I was at work on a Sunday (overtime) had a decent break..so went out and bought it! I prefer it on the mesh bracelet..Lovely watch I think..



    I bought this one last week...or 2 weeks ago! I had a W.T.B. for a 38.5 Longines Conquest Heritage (had one before...flipped it etc!)...Couldnt seem to find one...I saw this in Watchfinders...did a little trade.... then a few weeks later ...up it popped! I really like Longines watches...this is a great size too (40mm), easy to read for my 60 year old eyes, lovely looking thing.......sorted!



    Next up....Tag Heuer Carrera.........Ive had a few Carreras, twin times etc....but always flipped them! I saw this one not so long ago, in the sales corner..So I bought it....really like it too...wear it quite a lot..I sent it off to Paul Walker for a service....so its good for years to come! Say what you like about Tag Heuers? The bracelets , Ive found are always always comfy!.



    Next up.........There has to be a Seiko or 2, in any collection I think! This is an 009, pepzi bezel, jubilee bracelet...what more can I say!?





    Lastly, another Seiko...not sure off hand! of the model number ...its a 62mas type thingy! really like this one...ideal for everyday/holiday etc etc wear!




    Thats all folks! The photos arent great, but not much light etc today....Ive bought and then sold , probably dozens of watches, over about 5-7 ish years...god knows how much Ive lost (NEVER! sold any watch for what I paid for it.always less..............sometimes? ...a lot less!).....I dont keep records..which is probably just as well!

    I "think", Im tending to prefer more "dressy" type watches, the older Im getting? Or maybe? I just like leather straps a lot more than I used to...so in my mind? A leather strap is more "dressy".............N.A.T.O.s? I dont see the point at all! Same for rubber straps............saying that............i do very very occasionally! wear a rubber strap!


    If youve made it this far...youre a better man than me! I do tend to ramble.............sorry!
    Last edited by valleywatch; 26th October 2020 at 18:36. Reason: spelling!

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    Very nice Daney😊

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    Nice collection!!

    Did you fire them all up to the correct time and date for the post? I only have one or two with the right date/ time. The others are left powered down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbannister View Post
    Very nice Daney
    Thanks Mark!

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    Lovely, neat Speedie and Tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeth man View Post
    Nice collection!!

    Did you fire them all up to the correct time and date for the post? I only have one or two with the right date/ time. The others are left powered down.
    I did indeed! Ive had covid, (isolation ends tomorrow!), Ive not been interested! in wearing watches the last few weeks....feeling much better now...so I thought, Id have a look at my watches....... and give them a winding! Only trouble is...for whatever reason? I took 2 pics, of the Monaco...and none of the L.L.D. ? So not a "today"! pic. for the Longines Legend!

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    Glad the Monaco is still in the collection and Iím with you fella the favourite In mine collection too

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    Lovely collection. Monaco is a personal favourite. Good mixture of brands and styles. I like the watch box to!

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    Great collection,the longines diver is growing on me


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    Liking those, especially the Meylan and the LLD!

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    A lovely, balanced collection OP. I especially like the the Longines' you have. The Legend Diver really suits a shark mesh, and the chronograph is a corker!

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    Thanks for sharing, loving the gold details and white subdials on the longines chronograph


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    Longines are great watches for the price point. The Chrono looks great with the gold hands, which model is it?

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    Very nice collection. The Monaco and the Rolex are really nice. Thanks for sharing!


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    Love the Longines
    Iíve been after the reverse version of that (column wheel chronograph) for a while.
    Very nice collection

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    Thanks for the comments .

    The Longines chrono is a lovely looking watch, its a

    longines Heritage. L2.750.4.96.0

    column wheel chrono.
    Last edited by valleywatch; 26th October 2020 at 21:03. Reason: spelling!

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    What a nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

    I do love a nice chrono and that Longines Heritage is spot on in my view. As, to be fair, are all your Longines.


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    Very nice collection, thanks for sharing like the longines spirit. It is really cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valleywatch View Post
    Thanks for the comments .

    The Longines chrono is a lovely looking watch, its a

    longines Heritage. L2.750.4.96.0

    column wheel chrono.
    It is gorgeous- if only I could find the cream dial (black sundials) version!!

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    One point in favour of NATOs is that they are very light, which can help to mitigate a weighty case.

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    Very nice, my Monaco is a firm favorite of mine too.

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    Nice. I'm after a Divers 65 with bronze bezel - might have to buy one soon if I get bored of waiting for the call from Rolex AD!

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    Nice and varied collection . Tag, Longines
    and speedy on that strap.

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