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    I'm now abstaining for the remainder of 2024 (pending the sale of my company) as I've gone a bit bananas since October 2023, acquiring all the watches in this photo...



    In fact I only really wear the IWC and B&R with any regularity; the rest I only very occasionally wear. I might well dispense with all but those two at some point.
    Last edited by Filterlab; 27th February 2024 at 13:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    ... I've gone a bit bananas since October 2023 ...
    Thank-you SO much for doing worse than me over this time period, I am, however, three-up just since NYD...





    Which remains a pretty epic failure...

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    LOL!

    It's an easy trap to fall into.

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    Despite having had a new arrival, I知 counting myself as still successfully abstaining as it was technically a trade with Watchfinder and cash my way.
    In fact, I知 classing that as doing better than abstaining.
    Maybe bending the rules a bit, but that痴 what I知 going with !

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    I was only planning on making one purchase in 2024, and hoped it would take several months of procrastination to take me closer to the end of the year. Sadly said watch was purchased yesterday so it痴 going to be a long 10 months!

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    Lapsed again last week with a Planet Ocean but that's me 100 percent finished .

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    Achieving abstinence seems to be a challenge for many of us!

    I think I am getting myself back on track.

    I've traded two watches but have sold one and will be selling the other.

    I bought a watch (not for me) but that will soon also be for sale.

    I've also bought a new watch roll that will now limit me to 9 watches max.

    Wish me luck for March!
    Last edited by Rocket Man; 29th February 2024 at 13:50.

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    Still nothing

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    Another month done....still on the wagon. :-)

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    Been good since July '23, a record for me. Have been getting my modest collection serviced instead of buying which takes the watch money available for purchases. Mine are mostly vintage. Good feeling to have them serviced and back on the wrist, bit weird I know, but it's the same with the car.

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    Do I get a pass for this one??

    I purchased a watch, but it was for my missus and on behalf of my kids, and not that price should be a determining factor but it was only 25 quid.

    So am I still in the club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorrie View Post
    Despite having had a new arrival, I知 counting myself as still successfully abstaining as it was technically a trade with Watchfinder and cash my way.
    In fact, I知 classing that as doing better than abstaining.
    Maybe bending the rules a bit, but that痴 what I知 going with !
    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Do I get a pass for this one??

    I purchased a watch, but it was for my missus and on behalf of my kids, and not that price should be a determining factor but it was only 25 quid.

    So am I still in the club?

    Both of these should definitely get a pass IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Both of these should definitely get a pass IMO
    Yeah we could let those slide....just. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Both of these should definitely get a pass IMO
    I agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Both of these should definitely get a pass IMO
    Woohoo!!

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    Had another wobble with an IWC Mark XVIII joining the fleet.



    Since the turn of the year I致e seen 2 arrive, but 3 leave. Technically I知 still -1.

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    I've only bought a watch strap, so I'm ok I think.

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    Nothing in or out, not even bought a watch strap - so I know I知 ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by NigeG View Post
    Nothing in or out, not even bought a watch strap - so I know I知 ok


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    Same as.. still clinging on by fingernails


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    Just DON'T look at SC.

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    Failure as of today. A woeful effort.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    Failure as of today. A woeful effort.




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    I can respect you admitting you've failed, in some parallel universe there'd be people trying to convince themselves they were in the clear with a purchase of an IWC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    Failure as of today. A woeful effort.

    Not hard to see why you fell for that - Boldr have a unique design language, and I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Not hard to see why you fell for that - Boldr have a unique design language, and I really like it.
    It's totally bonkers in a brilliant way. I've looked at Boldr a lot in the past but the only one I'd have had was long sold out. When I saw this collab with Worn & Wound I had to have it. Bonus that it's a LE of just 100 too. Probably cos they'll struggle to find 100 who want to spend their hard-earned on something this silly but I am always keen for unusual. It's genuinely a selling point for me that a lot of people might dislike my choice! (That's insane isn't it?!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    It's totally bonkers in a brilliant way. I've looked at Boldr a lot in the past but the only one I'd have had was long sold out. When I saw this collab with Worn & Wound I had to have it. Bonus that it's a LE of just 100 too. Probably cos they'll struggle to find 100 who want to spend their hard-earned on something this silly but I am always keen for unusual. It's genuinely a selling point for me that a lot of people might dislike my choice! (That's insane isn't it?!)

    Funnily enough I really get where you're coming-from. I'm honestly suprised that the watch world (well, the UK bit) is so conformist and sheep-like. People feel the need to pile hate onto any maker that dares try bold or innovative designs, yet if someone like Rolex spaffs-out some horrid little thing with multicoloured balloons on the dial they all start w**king like petshop monekys! We're supposed to be adults, we shouldn't require the approval of others to be able to enjoy our little indulgences...

    Enjoy it, I think it's great

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    I finally fell off the wagon last week with a lovely black FXD Pelagos. Hopefully this will sate my habit for a long time, especially as have decided to move house in the near future.

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    Currently still on the wagon apart from accepting something as part exchange in a sale, but having the itch whilst my FXD is in for warranty repairs (after two months no less). Trying to keep the credit card hidden until I get it back

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    Right - I am back on an even keel!

    After three incomings in two months, I have sold no less than five watches this week (...and bunged some 」」 into the FR!)

    With one more ultra-cheap beater turning into bin-fodder, that means I'm still -3 nett for the year.

    I'd like to try a Seiko 'Monster' - but with my WTB provoking a deafening silence and ebay prices pretty eyewatering, that may be some way off.

    PHEW!

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    Well done on selling five sir, not so great that one was to me.

    I'm doing well though; only bought two this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    ... I'm doing well though; only bought two this week.

    PSHAW! 'Tis nothing, a blip, a hiccup, a moment's inattention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post

    Enjoy it, I think it's great
    Don't say that...

    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    It's genuinely a selling point for me that a lot of people might dislike my choice!
    It'll have to be sold now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    PSHAW! 'Tis nothing, a blip, a hiccup, a moment's inattention!
    LOL!

    Yes, I took my eye off the ball for a moment, and bang! Times 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Well done on selling five sir, not so great that one was to me.

    I'm doing well though; only bought two this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    Don't say that...

    It'll have to be sold now!


    I love it when a plan comes together. Bagsy first dibs

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    Came very, very close to falling off the wagon yesterday. Fortunately a few deep breaths and an hour thinking about it got the safety back on the trigger


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    I was doing so well until last week, now I've got three new ones
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I was doing so well until last week, now I've got three new ones


    I've only bought two. Now heading to SC to see what's about.

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    Ok, I now seem to have lost the plot. Not only picking up two this week, but also a 12-slot watch box.

    And... uh oh! A space to fill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Ok, I now seem to have lost the plot. Not only picking up two this week, but also a 12-slot watch box.

    And... uh oh! A space to fill.

    Weren't you going down to one watch not that long ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Weren't you going down to one watch not that long ago?
    LOL! Oh yes, just one to do everything.

    Boredom etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Ok, I now seem to have lost the plot. Not only picking up two this week, but also a 12-slot watch box.

    And... uh oh! A space to fill.

    Nicely diverse collection, that B&R being the highlight for me.

    I also count that as two slots to fill, because wrist-computers don't counts as watches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Nicely diverse collection, that B&R being the highlight for me.

    I also count that as two slots to fill, because wrist-computers don't counts as watches...
    Thank you kindly. The B&R (on my wrist right now) is my second favourite out of the lot - it's just gorgeous.



    I see your thinking on the Apple Watch and I 100% agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    ...The B&R is my second favourite ...

    Well quite, it's no Dugena!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Well quite, it's no Dugena!
    Nope, but the Dugena will be perfect for the beach and Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach of course.

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    Well, I gave in. Chris Ward Sealander GMT 36 arriving this morning. Been driven to distraction by Tudor customer service so bought myself something different to wear for a while whilst I wait to see if I値l fall in love with the FXD again.

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    I think I'm done for a while, unless a Salmon Transglobal appears at some point.

    Pilot: IWC XVI


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    Building and general filth: Casio Wave Ceptor


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    Beach: Dugena full lume quartz


    Fitness: Apple Watch SE 44mm


    Enough now, enough.

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    I got to the last week in March without buying a single watch, which is a personal best for me since joining TZ. However, plenty of traffic in the other direction.

    Out: 10 x Gen 1 Orient Makos.



    Out: a set of three Gen 1 Orient Mako USA.



    Out: a 2023 SD43.



    Although to be fair the SD43 only went as a part exchange against the one incoming.

    In: Daytona.



    So the current score is 14 out and 1 in, so technically I am out for this year because of the incoming, but in my defence will claim that was a one for one type situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I got to the last week in March without buying a single watch, which is a personal best for me since joining TZ. However, plenty of traffic in the other direction... ...So the current score is 14 out and 1 in, so technically I am out for this year because of the incoming, but in my defence will claim that was a one for one type situation.
    I make that minus thirteen for the year - any other way of looking at this would break the lot of us addicts I fear...




    Meanwhile... I've been sniffing-around ebay again, and need a slap before I do something silly...

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    Still holding out.

    That Hamilton is putting temptation my way, though, as it would make a great pairing for my Murph......!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I got to the last week in March without buying a single watch, which is a personal best for me since joining TZ. However, plenty of traffic in the other direction.

    Out: 10 x Gen 1 Orient Makos.



    Out: a set of three Gen 1 Orient Mako USA.



    Out: a 2023 SD43.



    Although to be fair the SD43 only went as a part exchange against the one incoming.

    In: Daytona.



    So the current score is 14 out and 1 in, so technically I am out for this year because of the incoming, but in my defence will claim that was a one for one type situation.
    As others have said that痴 -13 for the year. Given what you brought in; be a little bit bitter to hold against you


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