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    The state of the collection thread

    I thought it might be nice to see the state of people's collections this far. Be it big or small. Is there a direction its heading in, is it brand specific. Let's have a look and inspire that next purchase.

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    Wow, I absolutely love that Patek. The dream is an A.Lange & Sohne.

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    This is me currently, after the latest reshuffle...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    Wow, I absolutely love that Patek. The dream is an A.Lange & Sohne.

    reposting mine:





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    Thought I was going crazy for a minute. Lovely pieces both of you. I feel I'm letting the side down so far not having a VC.

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    What I have, was looking to add a DJ41 blue dial baton fluted. Am on a list and was offered one last year in the middle of lock down, passed up though, wasnít the right time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    Thought I was going crazy for a minute. Lovely pieces both of you. I feel I'm letting the side down so far not having a VC.
    Sorry about that! I may have had an influence on Rob and the VC

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    I tried this 11 years ago but it never took off.

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ire+collection

    I love seeing entire collections. I also love 'shop window' threads too!

    Great collection OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post

    That Navitimer is the pick of the bunch there for me, Martyn! Great collection.

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    My little lot!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Quality Man View Post
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    Love that CW, it's very reminiscent of the Bulovas which are great.

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    Current line up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I tried this 11 years ago but it never took off.

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ire+collection

    I love seeing entire collections. I also love 'shop window' threads too!

    Great collection OP!
    Thanks. Please let's see some pics of the updated collection. Things must have changed somewhat in the preceding 11 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
    Really nice. I've been drawn towards some of the Bell and Ross pieces recently. I'm just nervous it may be too flat and square on the wrist. Do you have a wrist shot of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    Thanks. Please let's see some pics of the updated collection. Things must have changed somewhat in the preceding 11 years.
    I'm down to two watches only now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    Really nice. I've been drawn towards some of the Bell and Ross pieces recently. I'm just nervous it may be too flat and square on the wrist. Do you have a wrist shot of it?
    Iíll take one tomorrow

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    The state of the collection thread

    My most recent image, with two additions, a Seiko 6306 and SKX009J









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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I'm down to two watches only now!
    What are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Sorry about that! I may have had an influence on Rob and the VC
    Haha, yes indeed! Best watch purchasing decision Iíve ever made, thanks in part to some good advice from Martyn!

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    My little lot for your perusal , down from 33 and could do with shaving a bit more off .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    The watch in the top left corner somehow managed to straighten out it's dial for the photo, dispite everything else being at an angle.

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    Here are my ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    Here are my ones

    That red sub remains one of my favourite watches on the forum.. lovely collection!

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    Some lovely watches on the forum!
    The Speedmaster and Submariner are my newest pieces.
    My other watches are on the ďshow your Rolex threadĒ






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    The watch in the top left corner somehow managed to straighten out it's dial for the photo, dispite everything else being at an angle.
    It's a modded SKX on slight tilt. Makes reading the time while glancing down at your wrist a little easier. Arguably a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist but it's a fun piece non the less.
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    The state of the collection thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    Here are my ones

    I love that green tint on the Milgauss. If I were to ever get a rolex it'd be that one.

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    It goes without saying there are some fantastic and eclectic collections on the forum and in this thread
    This is where I'm currently at (and pretty happy with)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berty234 View Post
    This is me currently, after the latest reshuffle...


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    Lovely! I have the same sub and speedy fois. That vc is amazing. Great trio.


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    Some great shots in here.

    We got lots of collection pics in the end of 2020 SOTC thread linked below, if you want to have a look through those too.

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...inal-2020-SOTC

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Some great shots in here.

    We got lots of collection pics in the end of 2020 SOTC thread linked below, if you want to have a look through those too.

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...inal-2020-SOTC
    Thanks, I'll be sure to look through it. Hopefully people will still share in here and get involved.

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    The Main 24 at the moment, as many again lying around elsewhere


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neilw3030 View Post
    The Main 24 at the moment, as many again lying around elsewhere

    Very nice, can I ask. Bottom row middle watch next to the Bell and Ross and top right, do you have any more info please?

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    Heres where I'm at today,
    Avenger II Seawolf, Black Bay S&G, Longines Presence Auto, F-91W, Air King, 1929 Trench watch with silver case. Plus my Fathers hand wound Kenwell, i also have my mothers, grandmothers and both the wife's grandmothers watches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    Very nice, can I ask. Bottom row middle watch next to the Bell and Ross and top right, do you have any more info please?
    Bottom is a one off RPaige, he builds into a few cases that appear no body else does, sometimes antique american movements, various antique pocket watch dials, all with his own twist, my one has a Unitas movement.
    top right is similar really, bought a few years ago from a guy doing the same thing, modern case, Unitas movement and possibly a pocket watch dial.

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    This is the SOTC . Perhaps I have overindulged a bit in recent times



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    Quote Originally Posted by RogDen View Post
    Heres where I'm at today,
    Avenger II Seawolf, Black Bay S&G, Longines Presence Auto, F-91W, Air King, 1929 Trench watch with silver case. Plus my Fathers hand wound Kenwell, i also have my mothers, grandmothers and both the wife's grandmothers watches.


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    That Trench watch looks rather superb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carteianus View Post
    This is the SOTC . Perhaps I have overindulged a bit in recent times



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    Really like the cream dial with blue strap in the bottom left box unfortunately I can't make it what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLE View Post
    That Trench watch looks rather superb.


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    Yes it was one of the wifeís Grandmothers we inherited not working, I had it repaired back in 2012, a UNO movement and solid silver case that needs a good clean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    What are they?
    I said I’m down to two watches, but actually it’s three... but the Breitling Chrono SuperOcean lives on my dads wrist on a long term loan...


    image upload

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattori Hanzo View Post
    Really like the cream dial with blue strap in the bottom left box unfortunately I can't make it what it is.
    Hello

    Thank you for your comment. The watch is a vintage Pobeda from the 1st Moscow factory



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    Quote Originally Posted by carteianus View Post
    Hello

    Thank you for your comment. The watch is a vintage Pobeda from the 1st Moscow factory



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    Lovely mix of vintage and colour pop.

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    Here's my current collection, some I've had a while and some are pretty recent additions.

    From left to right:

    1) Stowa Partitio
    I'm surprised I don't see more of these on the forums. Great wee watch at 37mm. Mine is the handwound ETA version.

    2) Lima MECA01
    I bought this on a complete whim. It was the first review I saw after the sale of my flat went through. It's got a Seiko movement, and it's a fun watch for a couple hundred quid.

    3) Tudor BB58 Blue
    Just picked this up last Friday as an early bday present to myself. Was chancing my luck trying to get on "the list" for a sub date, and ended up walking out with this. Too early to say much about it, but it's a great watch with nice proportions. My first COSC watch too.

    4) Squale 1521
    I think squale has a bad rep due to their homages. It's a shame because they have their own history, and the 1521 is a great piece. Very unique design, captive bezel, anti reflective coating on the underside of the crystal, 500m WR. I've had this a few years and it's been to multiple countries with me. Doesn't get worn much, and maybe less now I have the Tudor, but it's got a lot of memories attached to it that keep it safe!

    5) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
    This was my first "Luxury watch" I bought for my birthday in March 2020 just before lockdown.... Needless to say it has a lot of memories attached to it, good and bad, but mainly good. I'll be wearing it when I get married this Friday so it'll be safe from flipping after that. I'm glad I grabbed one before the updated version came out, too.

    6) CWC sapphire
    The consensus on these seems to be that they are too expensive for what they are, but I kept coming back to it. Perfect watch to wear when there's some risk of damage. It's built like a tank (or submarine?), And small enough that it doesn't get in the way when gardening etc.

    As a bonus, here's also a photo of the Nomos Orion 33mm "rose" I gave my fiance for Xmas. Love Nomos, but I think they're too dressy for me so this way I get to enjoy it vicariously :P

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    Great collection Jason. Good to see them all in one pic. And happy birthday for tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carteianus View Post
    Hello

    Thank you for your comment. The watch is a vintage Pobeda from the 1st Moscow factory



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    Thanks for showing me that. It's got some great patina to the dial, what decade do wyou estimate it from, 60s maybe?

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    Hello

    The watch is dated from 1952.
    Cheers


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    Earlier than I thought. It's in lovely condition for its age then.

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    This was most of my collection but now I'm down to 6 keepers. Rarely see anything I really want now but I am on the lookout for a nice GS Diver.
    I kept..
    Rolex SDc
    Rolex DJ II
    Sinn 757
    Breitling B50
    Seiko Astron
    TAG Aquaracer

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    After some recent comings and goings this is where Iíve finished up, should keep me happy for a while.




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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.jaye View Post
    After some recent comings and goings this is where Iíve finished up, should keep me happy for a while.




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    That was a nice bit of consolidation, I always think four would be my ideal number and I would be a very happy camper with those.

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