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OT: Another Watch Thread for the Clotheshorse

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

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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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.


    An uncle of mine actaully made me a very nice box, but something like this seems like it wouldn't be much of a risk although I'm not at all sure of the quality.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270023335526
     


  2. Shopboy

    Shopboy New Member

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    I have a lot of watches. My newest addition is the Club Chrome Watch from www.guyflash.com They have awesome watches. I am already looking at them to buy another one. You just have to love thoose watches

    [​IMG]
     


  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Distinguished Member

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    My ideal watch collection would be 6-8 watches, with a mixture of Swiss and German, modern and vintage, and at least one in-house movement:

    1. An all-around sports watch
    2. A watch with an interesting complication
    3. A chronograph
    4. A time-only dress watch, preferably gold
    5. A beater
    6. A quartz

    Funds permitting:
    7. A fun watch
    8. A watch with some historical significance, either military or an iconic watch

    I have slots 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 filled.
     


  4. andyw

    andyw Senior Member

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    Hi all..........been collecting for over 10 years and have culled the watches down to a manageable rotation. Over the years, I've had over 200 watches pass through the collection, from junk to high grade, and all have brought a special joy. I collect mostly older watches and limit my new watch purchases; my criteria is usually based on visual interest, then mechanical distinction. My daily rotation is broken down to sports and dress watches as follows:

    Sports Watches (starting from the 7 o'clock position and clockwise in the photo)
    1) Blancpain Fifty Fathoms SS
    2) Ventura V Matic Large Chrono Titanium
    3) IWC Porsche Design World Timer Titanium
    4) IWC Ingenier Chrono Alarm SS
    4) Omega Seamaster 120M SS w/ Mesh Diving Bracelet
    5) Le Coultre Deep Sea Master Mariner SS
    6) Le Coultre Memovox Alarm SS
    7) Ventura V Matic Large Chrono SS

    Dress Watches (from lower right to upper left in the photo)
    1) Hamilton 14K WG Piping Rock w/ WG bracelet ca. 1929 +/-
    2) Hamilton 14k YG Piping Rock ca. 1945+/-
    3) Omega SS Constellation w/ Bumper Movement
    4) Ebel 18K Sport 1911
    5) Cartier Large Tank SS
     


  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    An uncle of mine actaully made me a very nice box, but something like this seems like it wouldn't be much of a risk although I'm not at all sure of the quality.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270023335526

    Just note the characteristic ebay issue: the purchase price of an item seems almost negligible - until you notice (hopefully before bidding) that the shipping cost is 400-500% more than the actual item cost.
     


  6. Aureus

    Aureus Senior Member

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    A Swiss Army Officers Two Tone is my workhorse
    A vintage Gold Girard Perregaux w/ white face and brown lizard strap for dress
    A vintage stainless steel Bucherer w/ slate face and black lizard strap for dress
    A vintage stainless steel Omega Seamaster w/ white face and brown leather strap for dress

    They are all hand-me-downs from my father.
     


  7. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have a lot of watches. My newest addition is the Club Chrome Watch from www.guyflash.com They have awesome watches. I am already looking at them to buy another one. You just have to love thoose watches

    [​IMG]


    ugly, hideous, garbage quality, of poor taste.... and i was just talking about your spamming!
     


  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    norcaltransplant - good to see that you added some new pieces since our conversation at the SF dinner a few months ago [​IMG] As you may remember, I'm also very much into watches. The core of my collection is Panerai - three Luminor (115, 118 and 195) and two Radiomir (98 and 210) - but I also collect other brands (Dornblueth, Sinn, Omega, IWC, JLC, Glashuette Original...)
     


  9. pinchi22

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    How do you like your Dornbleuth? Time Zone praised it when I was checking out watches last year.

    Steve
     


  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    How do you like your Dornbleuth? Time Zone praised it when I was checking out watches last year.

    Steve


    I love it.
    [​IMG]

    I have had the 99.2 for a couple of years and I'm still impressed by the finishing of the movement, the simple but nicely finished case and the classic design.
    [​IMG]

    I recently sent my watch to Dirk for repair and customer service is fantastic for such a small company. They gave it a nice case re-finishing and replaced some parts (like the crown below) that were not yet branded "D. Dornbluth" when my watch was originally produced (I have #36...) - all this at no cost [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  11. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Senior Member

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    Beautiful watch. Is there a long waiting list as Dirk turns out only 8 a month?

    Steve
     


  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Beautiful watch. Is there a long waiting list as Dirk turns out only 8 a month?

    Steve


    Not sure about the current wait list but I was under the impression they made 20-30 watches a month
     


  13. Tomasso

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    Not sure about the current wait list but I was under the impression they made 20-30 watches a month

    They're making 6 per month and there's a 6-9 month wait. Their U.S. AD has a couple available for immediate purchase.
     


  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    They're making 6 per month

    Are you referring just to the 99.2 or all models?
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    They're making 6 per month and there's a 6-9 month wait. Their U.S. AD has a couple available for immediate purchase.


    Ron at Watchbuys?
     


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