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How many watches do you own?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    wow, gaz.... i might need to change career! is this the reason you moved to hk? [​IMG]
  2. inq89

    inq89 Senior member

    Mar 23, 2009
    I own two: A Hamilton Khaki Field, my first real watch I purchased a few months ago, and a Bucherer that my father gave me. Both are quartz but when I'm done with college I'll invest in my first automatic, probably an Omega Speedmaster.
  3. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

    Jun 24, 2008
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    20 or so. It's funny, they are a reflection of my interest and income throughout my life. Hope this year is a "WOW" year! [​IMG]

    That's awesome...
    If you don't mind, can you list em or some pics [​IMG]
  4. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

    Aug 25, 2006
    zero. they are too easily lost. nice watches, like nice hats, are for teetotallers
  5. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

    Mar 21, 2008
    Beijing | Hong Kong | Manila | Shanghai | Singapor
    ^^^^ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    2 for me. A Seiko my dad gave me almost 30 years ago (it's my dress watch - nice but plain, takes a battery) and a Swiss Army casual watch I picked up 10 years ago for weekend wear

    And I am sure that your Seiko has been serving you very well, both as a time piece and as a memory of your father. Here is to another 30 years of faithful service.

    Wow gazman, you may have a problem, lol.

    Tell me about it! [​IMG] You should see my strap collection.

    But I've never lost money on a watch. Try making a 40% return on a used pair of shoes. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] gazman70k

    I'm really curious how you can own/wear Seiko 5's when you own other watches of such high caliber. I would have guessed you'd wear a Submariner or similar for a beater if you own watches such as Pateks and independents (which I've drooled over in the watch porn thread). Can you explain your reasoning behind having watches on such extreme ends of the spectrum? I'm genuinely curious.

    That's because I buy the watches for my own enjoyment and not for others. And I enjoy all things watches. Besides, one can feast on caviar and truffles but still find immense enjoyment in a simple bowl of noodles or a good old fashion hamburger. As I have noted elsewhere, Seiko is an amazing manufacture and puts most Swiss manufactures to shame with its vertical integration. Besides Rolex and JLC, not many other Swiss manufactures can match Seiko in this respect.

    You will also notice that I am not into complications like perpetual calenders or tourbillons (which in my mind is a redundant complication for wrist watches since it was designed to allow a pocket watch to compensate for gravity). I am really into the very core of timekeeping.

    What didn't you like about the Black Seal?

    Also, what's that strap on the PAM26?

    It didn't sing to me like the 249 did later on. I found the case too small and the overall aesthetics to be a little boring.

    The strap on the 26 is an OEM burgundy calf.

    wow, gaz.... i might need to change career! is this the reason you moved to hk? [​IMG]

    Moving to HK was a bad decision on the wallet. [​IMG]

    zero. they are too easily lost. nice watches, like nice hats, are for teetotallers

    As are rattles and teddy bears. What activities do you undertake where you would loose your watch?
  6. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

    Jan 29, 2003
    I approve of the Gazman watch collecting philosophy
  7. styledud

    styledud Member

    May 3, 2009
    I do not own a watch. No need for it.
  8. mc25

    mc25 Senior member

    Mar 8, 2009
    Casual: NixonManual
    Daily wear: Perry Ellis bronze watch
    Formal: Seiko gold watch
  9. Albern

    Albern Senior member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Second star to the right and straight on 'til morn
    I only have 3 at the moment:

    Omega Seamaster Professional
    A Movado
    1921 Waltham 1910 on a 345 movement

    I plan on getting more once things improve. On the wrist watch end I'm looking at Zenith (the open face models), IWC (Portuguese auto most likely), and more pocket watches.

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