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    Master senraw's Avatar
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    You finally understand that you a have a problem when...




    .... You look back to what your've brought over the past 21 years!! :D
    Last edited by senraw; 2nd April 2022 at 11:57.

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    I thought you were referring to the tattoo tillI reached the last line:-)

    On a serious note, you have been through some seriously good ones!

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    Well, they'll do to get started...

    Some very nice items there.

    I know it's a bit Marmitey but I do like the Steinhart Triton.

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    Coincidentally, I was just looking at the similar collage I made last year. To many (particularly the sports Rolex) I regret selling!

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    Is that all??

    Some very nice pieces there.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

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    You've got something to show for the time.
    Imagine you had a drank it all!

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    For a second I thought it's your current collection. That would be sick. But getting and flipping the majority of it to try others during all those years is more of a rather exciting horological journey.

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    21 years! Bleedin' Casual! I've got through that many in the last 4! Still have about half of them...

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    I think you're doing ok.2020-08-19 17.11.54.jpg

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    No. You only have a problem if you've kept them all....




























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    Not often you see an Obris Morgan watch these days. Some lovely pieces in your album.

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    What about the SBIII I sold you about eleven years ago?

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    I'm obviously out of step here.

    Over the last twenty-one years I have bought only sixteen watches -- of which I still own fifteen

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    I'm intrigued on the one/why it was sold ?

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    Not a bad attempt

    My flipping days a long gone, fortunately, but this is still a tad embarrassing
    Last edited by learningtofly; 2nd April 2022 at 17:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    No. You only have a problem if you've kept them all....
    I may have a problem...
    Inform - Educate - Entertain

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdaddymac View Post
    I'm intrigued on the one/why it was sold ?
    Stowa Seatime.

    Bought online after a really good experience with one of their Fliegers (which I still own). It never felt right on my wrist, clunky, heavy, and sharp edged. So sold it on forum. The new owner tried it on before paying -- and is still happy.

    Learning experience. I now don't buy pieces I haven't had on my wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yokel View Post
    Stowa Seatime.

    Bought online after a really good experience with one of their Fliegers (which I still own). It never felt right on my wrist, clunky, heavy, and sharp edged. So sold it on forum. The new owner tried it on before paying -- and is still happy.

    Learning experience. I now don't buy pieces I haven't had on my wrist.
    A lesson for all

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    OP, I concur :-)

    If only I knew 54 years ago and took the photos to prove it, what a crazy and costly this passion of ours would be!

    Instead I should have spent it on property,,,,,apart from the Patek's especially their Sport models!!!!!

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    That’s very impressive indeed! I’ve got the buying part down. The selling not so much unfortunately.

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    That gold full hunter is a beauty.

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    I am in Griswold’s camp
    It’s only a problem if you have kept most of them.
    I knew I had a problem when I had to buy a second safe.
    Some nice examples shown
    Ploprof being the stand out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I knew I had a problem when I had to buy a second safe.
    I read that as: "I knew I had a problem when I had to buy a second wife."

    Problems, problems...

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    I keep a spreadsheet now. Highlights:

    - nine years collecting
    - 243 watches owned
    - 65 different makers
    - average of 26 watches per year
    - maker most owned: Seiko (39)
    - second most owned: Orient (15)
    - nation most represented: Japan (94), then Switzerland (63)
    - single watch most owned: Seiko SKX0## (6)
    - watch series most owned: Speedmaster (9)


    FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Not a bad attempt

    My flipping days a long gone, fortunately, but this is still a tad embarrassing
    Blimey. Must have been pretty difficult letting some (most) of them go!


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    Bit of an Orange theme just about weaving though there, I see.
    And a couple of bold (bonkers) pieces!

    I could never have tried and enjoyed as many as I have without moving some along.

    Better to have loved, and lost…

    But wow, it is great - and tough - to look back and see what has gone.
    Embarrassingly, I would have the same watch appear more than once. More than twice for some!

    LTF - my word! I have always taken interest in your posts and purchases. You have great taste (most of the time!), and some of those that you have flipped would maybe make me wince a bit at having let go.


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