OT: Another Watch Thread for the Clotheshorse

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by norcaltransplant, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Has anyone experienced a growth in their own collection? I've happily (painfully?) hit a nice plateau that can be rotated an entire business week without repeats. It seems a bit excessive though, like when I had to transport an edited collection of shoes to my sublet--and even that number was too many.

    Anyways, does anyone have an interest in watches? Caught the bug, but have managed to maintain a tightly edited collection?

    My rotation as follows (without brand names):
    1) Pilot Chronograph, Silver Dial, 7750 movement
    2) Stainless steel Diver, Silver Dial, Power Reserve, on Bracelet
    3) S/S GMT complication, black military dial, with aftermarket black gator strap
    4) S/S dress watch, white face, S/S rice bracelet
    5) S/S Tank dress watch, blue dial, needs a new strap (possibly a navy blue alligator with deployant).

    Beater:
    Oris S/S 35mm white dial ETA 2892 movement
    Black faux lizard strap, will be changed to a brown pebble grain leather strap on deployant
     


  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I'm mostly off watches. I have a daily driver, so to speak (yellow gold with date and moon phases) and a manual wound dress watch (white gold with subtle diamonds at the hour markers).
     


  3. colm-ccfc84

    colm-ccfc84 Member

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    i have an emporio armani ar0115 watch
     


  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Me too, I have a couple that I use (Diver, Chrono and wahtever you want to classify a Panny as). I still have a vintage Longines chrono column wheel movement that I hope to have Benzinger turn into a nice watch for me, but man, I can't do the brands that we talk about here and get into the watch craziness too. I'd have to live in cardboard box. [​IMG]
     


  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i have a kenneth cole stainless steel watch that i wear all the time. i like it; it's not that bad.


    [​IMG]
     


  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I have a weakness for buying watches. I'm up to about 10-15 or so at the moment, of which six are Breitling. I have very few dress watches, though, just the one Lange and I guess my Bulgari Solotempo counts.
     


  7. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Drizz, Ed, and others,
    How do you store your watches? Especially the automatics and manual winds with complications. I cant afford moon phases or perp calenders quite yet, but even the day-date function on my chrono is a bit annoying to reset every week after 5-days of rest.

    EDIT: Can anyone recommend a good source for a wood or leather watch box? I was thinking about buying an Orbita second, but if you know any amateur woodworkers who wouldnt mind taking on a minor project for $100-150.
     


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    Tomasso Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     


  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I wear a watch that's similar to this, except it's by the now defunct firm of C.H.Meylan, which was on par with Patek, et al: [​IMG] It's about 20mm by 40mm.
     


  10. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I have the 1 automatic ETA 2834 with day-date that I use all the time. I can't imagine having more than another automatic to use in rotation because then I would have to wind them. [​IMG]
     


  11. choya

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    I have a Movado Faceto (in silver with a black leather strap) that I love and wear all the time. And I have a couple cheaper, designer brand watches that I mix in. I'd love to have some more, unfortunately it's a very, very expensive habit to be serious about.

    My grandfather has a Franck Muller that I've got one eye on. The damn thing costs more than I made all last year though! I'm not sure I'd have the guts to wear it outside the house - maybe to my own wedding/funeral, but that's about it.
     


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    [​IMG]

    Very nice, I have a JLC master compressor memovox as my daily beater.
     


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  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Drizz, Ed, and others,
    How do you store your watches? Especially the automatics and manual winds with complications. I cant afford moon phases or perp calenders quite yet, but even the day-date function on my chrono is a bit annoying to reset every week after 5-days of rest.

    EDIT: Can anyone recommend a good source for a wood or leather watch box? I was thinking about buying an Orbita second, but if you know any amateur woodworkers who wouldnt mind taking on a minor project for $100-150.


    On PMWF there is a sponser banner (gnomon watches I think) that has sub-100 winders if I remember correctly.
     


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    coatandthai Senior member

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    Daily wear: IWC Aquatimer steel/rubber Dress: Vintage Vacheron & Constantin YG/croco Fun: Vintage Bueche-Girod Mercedes Grille (18k WG/Automatic movement) [​IMG]
     


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