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OT: Another Watch Thread for the Clotheshorse

norcaltransplant

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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
 

zjpj83

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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).
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

norcaltransplant

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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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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:
It's about 20mm by 40mm.
 

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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.
 

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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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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
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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Daily wear: IWC Aquatimer steel/rubber Dress: Vintage Vacheron & Constantin YG/croco Fun: Vintage Bueche-Girod Mercedes Grille (18k WG/Automatic movement)
 

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