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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.
    That's a quality exchange. Love the Daytona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    That's a quality exchange. Love the Daytona!
    Thanks, wasnít a straight exchange, it was the SD43 plus cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Thanks, wasnít a straight exchange, it was the SD43 plus cash.
    I'm not surprised. The Daytonas aren't cheap!

    Lovely thing though. You pleased with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    I'm not surprised. The Daytonas aren't cheap!

    Lovely thing though. You pleased with it?
    Yes, itís a great size and the dial is superb. I can see why some say the watch wears small, but I love the curved shape of the case and how low it wears on the wrist.



    Compare the above to the SD43 that went the other way.


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    Oh yeah, that's a lot closer to the wrist. Looks absolutely superb.

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    Forgive me father for I have Sinn-ed. A U1 from SC has taken my fancy. Damn it!


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    Interesting 24 hours......so was going well, 1 in and 1 out, then the Rad which I missed out on comes back on SC, so I just went for it.

    Then just as my guilt was building, my LX which has had little or no interest, gets multiple offers...so 2 in and 2 out

    And now Steve puts my grail GS on SC....

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    Boll**ks. No longer a member. I resign.
    Le Phare

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    I'm very pleased the Hamilton on SC has sold.......temptation removed. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosMoses View Post
    Forgive me father for I have Sinn-ed. A U1 from SC has taken my fancy. Damn it!

    That was a very keen price for a recent full-Teg example - heading towards
    €3,000 new now!

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    Unfortunately but not I slipped brought a cwc from a wanted post I put , what can I say? I have a problem I know but promise nothing from now until this time next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance wheel View Post
    Unfortunately but not I slipped brought a cwc from a wanted post I put , what can I say? I have a problem I know but promise nothing from now until this time next year
    I did that.

    Bought two this week.

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    Early hours of the morning when I can't get to sleep are the most dangerous ones for me. I have fallen off the wagon and ordered one of Karl's Clearance Diver watches - I must now bid this thread a fond farewell o7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    I did that.

    Bought two this week.
    In all fairness I have had 3 out this year and this is only 1 in does that make this one count? The ones going out totalled around 6k and this one in is £1850 so in theory I should have been up but the money went elsewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance wheel View Post
    In all fairness I have had 3 out this year and this is only 1 in does that make this one count? The ones going out totalled around 6k and this one in is £1850 so in theory I should have been up but the money went elsewhere
    I do believe you're down on timepieces so I'd let that one go.

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    Another out today so 4 out one in, starting again for a year not buying

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    Ok so now 2 out....go me...

    But unfortunately 2 have come in,but what a 2

    Let's see if I can go the rest of the year...

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    ^Nice^

    I've been tipped from my tumbril again. The addiction has me in its maw right now...


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    I have sold a watch so Iíve absolved my purchase of the Sinn.


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    Everything was going pretty well until it wasn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosMoses View Post
    I have sold a watch so Iíve absolved my purchase of the Sinn.
    ISWYDT

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    Having started the year thinking I really ought to thin out the box, I'm now up three and have just added a WTB for a fourth.
    Last edited by number2; 7th April 2024 at 14:33.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Having started the year thinking I really ought to thin out the box, I'm now up three and have just added a WTB for a forth
    That's a bridge too far

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Having started the year thinking I really ought to thin out the box, I'm now up three and have just added a WTB for a forth
    That's my kind of abstinence - i.e. none at all.

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    I'm still a member, but only just. I was in James Porter in Glasgow yesterday looking at Studio Underdog watches and was sorely tempted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    That's a bridge too far
    Aye guilty as charged, post in haste take a ribbing... :-(
    Last edited by number2; 8th April 2024 at 09:45.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

    'Populism, the last refuge of a Tory scoundrel'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    That's a bridge too far
    IalsoSWYDT

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    Meanwhile... I'm sniffing around Squale 1521s. Luckily people with models I like seem to think their battered old **** is worth the same big price-rises that the new stuff's suffered from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neely8 View Post
    I'm still a member, but only just. I was in James Porter in Glasgow yesterday looking at Studio Underdog watches and was sorely tempted.
    I really want one of their pizza party chronos, good thing I hate travelling so the idea of visiting the Geneva Watch Days is enough to put me off from trying to get one.

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    Nothing bought this year. But many looked at. I just post pictures of watches I want to have - so much cheaper than buying them!
    ď Ford... you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.Ē HHGTTG

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Nothing bought this year. But many looked at. I just post pictures of watches I want to have - so much cheaper than buying them!
    Same here. Not being in a position to purchase also helps...

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    I was doing so well to abstain. For weeks I flipped and flopped over buying a keenly priced Tudor Big Block but I just didn't feel the excitement when I went to commit.

    Then I saw something that a) wasn't unreasonably priced, b) was unlike anything else I own and c) will look great on holiday in a few weeks time.(I've even bought a new pool top and shorts to match it).

    I won't spoil the surprise here but hope to do a mini review when it turns up, I don't think I've seen one on the forum before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I was doing so well to abstain. For weeks I flipped and flopped over buying a keenly priced Tudor Big Block but I just didn't feel the excitement when I went to commit.

    Then I saw something that a) wasn't unreasonably priced, b) was unlike anything else I own and c) will look great on holiday in a few weeks time.(I've even bought a new pool top and shorts to match it).

    I won't spoil the surprise here but hope to do a mini review when it turns up, I don't think I've seen one on the forum before.
    That is quite the teaser. Interested to find out what it is. And please include the pool top and shorts in the review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50kopek View Post
    That is quite the teaser. Interested to find out what it is. And please include the pool top and shorts in the review.
    Done! Have a look at the 'Incoming' thread

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    -1 for the year which truly has to be a first. And a genuine -1 not a net -1 .

    Down to 3 main watches now and hope to hold at this level for sometime now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikincooper View Post
    -1 for the year which truly has to be a first. And a genuine -1 not a net -1 .

    Down to 3 main watches now and hope to hold at this level for sometime now.


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    Iím at four right now and it feels a bit of a weird number. Kind of needs to be three or five.

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    Really not going well. Picked up my second Panerai in the last month. That's now plus 3 for the year thus far, when i really planned to reduce.

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    ^^^ Not going well for me either. Just added another watch to a burgeoning collection. Must stop visiting SC!

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    For god's sake someone buy my bluddy Traser on SC and give my conscience a break, I'm on the sniff again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    For god's sake someone buy my bluddy Traser on SC and give my conscience a break, I'm on the sniff again...
    What you want to do is avail me of the last two pieces, but only so I can buy one more to complete my trio.

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    Very off the wagon now. Bought an Aerospace Evo that I saw on Facebook being offered at a tasty price. Ah well, hereís to 2025!

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    Last December I was confident that 2024 would be a quiet year with (hopefully) just a few watches returned to the wild...

    Oh well...

    INCOMING:

    Depth Charge Diver mk1
    Depth Charge Diver mk2
    SEIKO 'MONSTER' Gen 2
    Traser P66 Type 6 MIL-G
    Traser P99 Q
    G-SHOCK GW-M5610U-1ER
    Skmei cheapo digital
    Squale 1521 50 Atmos Professional




    OUTGOING:

    GWS G10 Chrono
    Citizen Duratect green dial
    Dugena full lume diver
    MWC Depthmaster 1000m
    TAUCHMEISTER 1937 - T0039SE Diver - Yellow Dial
    Casio MRW-200
    Depth Charge Diver mk1
    Traser P66 Type 6 MIL-G
    Skmei cheapo digital
    Armand Nicolet J-09 mk2



    So I make that two down on the year, so far... Could be worse...

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    I'm still hanging tough.

    Not to say I haven't been close to falling off the wagon a couple of times.

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    I've not only fallen off the wagon, but the horses pulling it reared and broke free, the wagon then rolled away, hit a tree stump, overturned, cascaded down a creek, and exploded when it hit the bottom.

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    TZUK Watch Purchase Abstinence Club, 2024

    Still hanging in.. was tempted by a couple.

    Brexit making it too expensive to buy from SC


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