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I've said it many times: thank goodness Mrs. Keith T is not into watches. If anybody's getting an AP in my family, IT'S ME happy.gif



Congrats to your better half, frilly....and you can now "reclaim" your other watches that she's been wearing, right?
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Kept up with thread rules as well (i.e. being a Royal Oak) well played.

The 37 isn't too big for her? Let's see a wrist shot of that bling!
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Kept up with thread rules as well (i.e. being a Royal Oak) well played.

The 37 isn't too big for her? Let's see a wrist shot of that bling!


haha

APs aren't allowed anymore, since the name change. Only Breitlings allowed here.

 

She has worn the green hulk in the past.

I think the 37mm will be just fine on her.

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I always assumed that frilly was married to Vicki Vale.
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Pics of the winder?

I have nothing against them but keep my watches in Oakley watch cases stashed in hard to find places because I'm worried of having everything displayed in one place in case of a robbery.


I certainly understand the concern about having one's watches all in one place conveniently arranged for a burglar. It's a concern I share, but, with one exception, I'm still keeping the winder on my bedroom dresser. I may move it at some point to a more obscure location. I suppose it's the opportunistic thief that would be stymied. I think a more thorough search is going to always find things worth stealing. I have also been looking at safes recently.But the only place I could put a safe is in the garage and that seems insecure on it's face. More thought required, here.

 

So here's a quick picture of the winder, in action. The sixth station is reserved for the watch on my wrist when I took the shot. In addition, this shot also contains a picture of a Breitling. :D

 

 

Top row, l-r, Omega Seamaster 600 Planet Ocean, Longines Triple Date Moonphase, Rolex GMT Master

Bottom row, l-r. Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, (Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition)

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Nice group, Andy.

Pepsi FTW.
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I dunno how people here don't have safes (and hopefully insurance) considering what's posted.
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Beautiful collection there, @Andy57. Thanks so much for sharing.
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I certainly understand the concern about having one's watches all in one place conveniently arranged for a burglar. It's a concern I share, but, with one exception, I'm still keeping the winder on my bedroom dresser. I may move it at some point to a more obscure location. I suppose it's the opportunistic thief that would be stymied. I think a more thorough search is going to always find things worth stealing. I have also been looking at safes recently.But the only place I could put a safe is in the garage and that seems insecure on it's face. More thought required, here.

Thieves want to get in and get out of most places quickly.  A watch winder like that on your dresser is literally giving them a very easy score !  At least hiding it makes it a bit tougher.  However, the thing to do is to talk to a security consultant/lock smith/alarm company about various styles of safes, locks, and alarms.  There are lots of things that can be done to lessen the chance of loss.  And most importantly, make sure each watch is appropriately insured!  BTW nice collection!  Cheers!

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Thieves want to get in and get out of most places quickly.  A watch winder like that on your dresser is literally giving them a very easy score !  At least hiding it makes it a bit tougher.  However, the thing to do is to talk to a security consultant/lock smith/alarm company about various styles of safes, locks, and alarms.  There are lots of things that can be done to lessen the chance of loss.  And most importantly, make sure each watch is appropriately insured!  BTW nice collection!  Cheers!


Yes, I realize that putting all my watches in one basket is making it easy on the grab-and-go thief. A safe might be the way to go in the near future. When no-one is home, the house is, of course, alarmed (we try to reassure it, but it's very high strung). Lastly, yes, insurance. Each watch is individually accounted for on our homeowner policy.

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Two words: Hidden Storage . wink.gif
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Two words: Hidden Storage . wink.gif


But how dull would life be if all our pretty things were hidden away? :)

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Hey guys!

 

I was abit reluctant to post my newest acquisition because of some member's remark. That i may come across as bragging, showoff. But f**K it. If i were to do so, i would've post all over my facebook. Instead i chose to share my purchases and excitement with fellow watch enthusiast. There are still members that are legitimately genuine with their advice and concerns.

 

If you guys are curious about the rate i flip my watches, here's a little insight. Being here for almost 5 months, i notice alot of your dealers are inaccessible or too far. Buying online has its risk as well. For me, in my country, dealers are all 15-30mins drive away, so viewing the watch on site is very easy. As you guys might have notice, most of my watches are pre-owned. Here are some websites that i visit frequently. You guys can take some price references from this as well. 

 

www.chuanwatch.com

www.hjwatch.com

www.grluxury.sg

www.watchlink.com.sg

www.visiotime.com

 

If i were to trade in my watch, i usually lose about 10-15% of purchase price, depends on my relationship with the owners as well. Cash out would be around 15-20%. I take those lost as my opportunity cost. Money can be made back, but the experience of owning the watch and moulding your watch preferences is priceless. So it will be motivation for me to work harder since my job is sales related.

 

My apologies for the grumbling. Back to business. Few days back i asked for advice for getting a dive watch. the oris or tudor. In the end i decided on the no date sub. 114060.

Ard 6K USD brand new. When i arrive at the shop to purchase the sub, the owner showed me this! JLC Master Grande Memovox Platinium ***/250.

 

 

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O man, no frills! You're like the superstar baller of TWAT man! Super honoured to have caught your attention. This "end game" watch basically means the last watch I would ever get, the pinnacle, after this watch, there are basically no other watch that will interest me, the "end" of my horology journey so to say. You can say that any of your watches can be my "end game".:worship:

 

 

 

Perpetual Calendars from high end brands are WAY WAY way way out of my league, at least for the next 10-20 years. JLC might be possible in the nx decade.  

HAD TO GET IT!. reference to my first few post to TWAT. Needless to say i left the shop with it, leaving my omega DSOTM and PP 5035G there.




 

 

Still figuring this perpetual thing out. . . Apparently setting it is a pain in the a**. But the alarm is lovely.

 

Sorry for the long post.


Edited by Novelty77 - 11/17/15 at 7:29am
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@Novelty77: very sweet! But considering the rate at which you are going, I doubt that this is your end game. If you do end up moving this one, curious how that will go, after hearing Dino's stories about the challenging JLC higher end vintage market.
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