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State of Your Watch Collection

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Show the state of your watch collection. You don't have to show them all at once, especially if you have a large collection. Show them in different categories, eg. Divers, Chronographs, Pilots, Rolexes, Seikos, etc. Tells us the watch models and share any background story you might have behind the collection.
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Four Christopher Ward C60 Tridents (clockwise from top left) - ACAN COSC Limited Edition Chronometer, Chronograph Pro 600, Titanium Pro Variation #2, and Pro GMT 600.
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That sounds like even more work than the other way. Well, you are to be commended for your efforts and creativity (so long as you didn't assign the project to your staff and then take all the credit)! --kidding, nice work and nice collection by the way ;- )
RayF
Thanks, RayF! And, no, I didn't have my staff work on the pictures <lol> - they are busy enough putting together figures for their research publications and presentations!
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Top row: L. Kendall K4, Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, Zenith El Primero Chronomaster, Breitling Superocean Heritage, Frederique Constant Open Heart Classic, Baume & Mercier Capeland Bottom row: Tag Heuer Aquaracer, Ball Master II Diver Worldtime, Ball Engineer Master III 1917 Endurance, Mido Multiforte Chronograph, Glycine Stratoforte, Cuervo y Sobrinos Prominente Clasico, Doxa Shark Ceramica XL, Graham Chronofighter 1695.
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CJC1970
Nice watches. I really like the Seamaster Planet Ocean. Saving my pennies ...
  1. Seiko
  2. Seiko
  3. Seiko
  4. Seiko
  5. Seiko
  6. Seiko
  7. Seiko
  8. Seiko
  9. Invicta --man does not live by Seiko alone.
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I suppose with a black bezel, you'd end up with a less monstrous Monster?
RayF
Nah - it would be a retro Monster! <lol>
State of my collection as far as daily wear/favorites. I swap these out every day. Too many watches to mention, but those are all mechanical except for the kinetic (fourth on bottom from left) the two solars (middle row, third from left and top row, third from right) and the quartz Seiko (bottom far right - in need of a new battery).
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I'm reading this underwater right now...
Yeah, I actually do mention it, but it might have been complicated to pick up :-) "(...) all mechanical except for the kinetic (fourth on bottom from left) the two solars (middle row, third from left and top row, third from right)...(...) So, yeah that should have been "3" solars...
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This is the top of my collection of 20 watches. My goal was to get varied styles (dive, tool, dress, etc.) and varied features (24-hr, gmt, date magnifier, serial numbered, etc) for under $500 apiece. My favorite is the Glycine Airman Vintage serial numbered 27/1000.
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Current state of my collection (left to right, top to bottom):
  • Starking Automatic
  • Orient Bambino 2nd Gen.
  • Tissot Gentleman Swissmatic
  • Henry London Knightsbridge
  • Skagen Holst
  • Seiko SKX007
  • Citizen Eco-Drive
  • Aristo 3H80
  • Vostok Amphibia
Casio G-Shock
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    Current state of the collection... nothing too special here but a good mix for my style. From top left across: Vintage Hamilton Invicta Pro Diver Open Heart Zinvo Blade Citizen Eco Drive Moon Phase Seiko SNZH60 FFF Homage Fossil Black Chronograph Bulova Dress Date Citizen Eco Drive Rally Chronograph Stuhrling Chronograph Daytona Homage Citizen Eco Drive Promaster Diver Seiko SKX Supermod Michael Kors White Chronograph
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    That looks amazing! You might have just sold me on the red AR...just purchased a new bezel and insert and debating on the sapphire.
    nelsojak
    I have blue on my FFF. The coatings dramatically change the appearance depending on the lighting. Gives it a little extra flare.
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    Here is my modest starter collection. Loving the auto's! My first was the Nixon sentry quartz, then i got the seiko 5 japan made 7s36c which is my beater/work watch, then i came across the Mansfield which is an awesome piece imo, runs a miyota auto that is a touch slower than the seiko, but both are quite accurate on the scale of things, and recently acquired the Invicta 3410 swiss auto ocean ghost which runs the sw200, and has been the most pleasing and accurate of the bunch. I love them all in their own way, but this Invicta is really a nice quality piece. Honorable mention to my beat up luminox navy seal and gshock that have been handed over to my son. The knife collection is another topic for another day, but here are just a couple that i enjoy accenting my watches. Benchmade contego, which tomorrow undergoes a scale replacement to some jade g10 scales, then on top is a Rift auto. Which will have a blade replacement done in the future to a straight blade, a Boker magnum, and my vintage utility that was the first edition issued to the enlisted Marines. Enjoy! P.s. I am a hobbyist in photography, phone took cruddy pics it seems, but i did not see the necessity of pulling out the d7500 to snap these. I may however do just that and repost better pics with a macro. Recently was given the ol timer dynabeat by timex. It needs a little life breathed into it, but cool none the less.
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    This is my entire collection, in order of acquisition from left to right:
    1. Archimede Pilot 42H Bronze (2013)
    2. Christopher Ward Trident Pro (2014)
    3. Orient Bambino 1st Gen (2014)
    4. Melbourne Watch Co Flinders (2014)
    5. PerpetuaL R-01 (2014)
    6. Vostok Amphibia with Pepsi Bezel (2014)
    7. WUS F71 GMT Project Watch (2014)
    8. Traser Classic Master Automatic (2015)
    9. Szanto Pilot Chrono (2015)
    10. Melbourne Watch Co Portsea (2016)
    11. Cartier Ballon Bleu Chrono (2016)
    12. Hamilton Intra-Matic (2018)
    13. Seiko SRPC93 "Samurai" (2018)
    14. Dan Henry 1964 GT chrono (2018)
    15. Seiko SNE498 "Solar Tuna" (2018)
    Three of those watches I won in giveaways, two were gifts from my wife.
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    It was the Trident Pro, until I got the Samurai. Now the Samurai gets most of it, but I think the Trident will start making its way back to my wrist slowly. The Dan Henry also gets a lot of wrist time right now. The Hamilton gets all the dress-watch duties.
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    I want to get back under 10 watches this year as many of my watches don't get enough wrist time. I'm thinking of selling the Trident Pro, the Bambino, the two Melbournes, the Traser and the Szanto in order to help fund an Oris Aquis or a Damasko DA44.
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    Sorry for the picture quality just what I had on my phone. Top Row From Left to Right
    • Vintage SKA051P1 Seiko Kinetic Water Resist 100m (This was from the line with the square numbers on the bezel)
    • Seiko Turtle SRP775
    • Seiko Men's Recraft Series SSC513
    • Anstead Oceanis II
    • Omega Seamaster Professional Automatic Diver Watch Ref 168.1602.

    Bottom Row From Left to Right
    • Casio G-Shock G-STEEL GSTS310-1A 
    • Casio G-Shock GA110MB-1A
    • Swatch
    • Oris TT1 Williams F1 Day Date Ref. 01 735 7651 4764-07 4 25 06B
    I don't wish to seem rude--please don't misunderstand--but I couldn't help noticing that a lot of folks here are much better watch collectors than they are photographers. Nothing to be ashamed of--lots of people don't have the time, or like to fuss with cameras-- quite understandable, really. On the other hand, oddly, I have a nice camera, but a nothing-special assortment of watches. Therefore, it came to me, that I might be of some service to my photographically-challenged M-dropper friends, who may have a lovely assortment of expensive Rolexs', Omegas (or what-have-you) , and who's collection might benefit from a level of photography that better reflects upon their beauty, as well as their owners exceptionally good taste! Might I suggest then, that those interested, simply bundle up their entire collection and pop them off in the mail, to me? Upon receipt, I will take each their photos with loving care, and promptly return them--along with a lovely set 8 x 10 color glossies (suitable for framing) at absolutely no charge, what so ever! Okay then--who wants to go first?
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    oh man, my sides! hope the bracelet wasn't scratched!
    AudioFaze
    Nope, it's fine.
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    Now that the Holidays are over, here's the current state of my collection. My wife got me a basic winder box for me and from left to right, top to bottom, we have: Doxa 1200T professional (a grail watch for me), from MD an Orient Mako II with Yobokies coin edge bezel and insert w/ MD watch band, Seiko SARB0017 Alpinist with Leather NATO (semi-grail), and the Glycine Airman 1953 from MD with a leather strap (Semi-Grail), Seiko Slim quartz with silver face, black leather band, and retrograde Day complication, Sectur 540 chronograph that was a gift from my father, and the Original Grain Marc chronograph. There are three spots left. Perhaps one day one will be filled with a Omega Speedmaster, one will have a Rolex Yachtmaster in it, and one will be some fun, unusual watch I haven't heard of yet.
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    My Wife bought it for me for Christmas. Honestly, I can't recommend it because I've only had it a week. It comes up short on everything but price. It has no speed control - it spins 6-8 times a minute, period, and the 4 preset programs run it so that you'll get over 2800 spins a day if you leave it running by itself! That's far too many. It works for me quite well so far, but I'm running it a few hours each morning as I sit and do work in the office. Then I turn it off for the day when I leave. It's a Triple Tree winder from Amazon EDIT: Is has a really nice finish and looks great. I just think there are far better choices if you spend some time researching.
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    tradrockrat
    Love the Doxa!
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    This is my six pack of Pepsi’s. Im not a fan of the gmt style Pepsi like on the Rolex, which works for me because I don’t want to afford one.
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    That’s a beauty! Enjoy
    Dave3150
    Pepsis is plural. No apostrophe.
    I've been thinning the herd when something doesn't get enough wrist time but these i kept. Casios of course! The SRPA71 I love, i had the softlex changed to sapphire after i scratched it. I just love it on the erikas original! SKX will never leave my collection! Now on the watch steward, but i will pop it on the angus jubilee for summer. A true classic. SUN021 i debated myself for a long time because it is a "quartz" but the kinetic gmt movement and the looks tipped the scale and i went for it, no regrets!! Just an awesome piece with sapphire and 6 month power reserve. Last but not the least, chr. Ward c60. My jewel.. a true specmonster under 1000 euros! The fit and finish is superb, and the ceramic bezel action is out of this world. Keeping time well within cosc parameters. Small but efficient collection in my mind :)
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    Ghettoblasta
    I am a big fan of the CW C60 watches. Good bang for the buck. Not a fan of the CW C65 watches - too retro for me. But to each his own!
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    cja245
    I must admit I like the eclectic combination of a Sinn the Zodiac and Oris
    It reminded me of the Sears issued watches from the 50-70's. Great piece!
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    Casio DW-5600, Seiko Snk809, Seiko SSC021, Seiko 6M23-7000, local jeweler brand Swiss Quartz, Citizen Eco-Drive E030-H31730, Swatch Sistem 51, Tissot Le Locle
    25 in house, 4 on order. 3 sold this month, 4 still listed on eBay. I need to pump the breaks but I still have room in the cases! I am planning on ordering a Laurier Neptune when they open things up this Friday, too.
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    The Wolf Howard Valet Tray arrived yesterday and helped me clean up a dresser that largely had pocket knives and watches scattered about. Works for my three solar charging pieces.
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    How many watches is too many watches?
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    Vintage1982Benz
    I feel that it’s too many when it stops making you happy. If they still bring you joy then it’s not too many.
    just a couple of pics from my New SEIKO PROSPEX SZSC005 200M DIVE GREEN MONSTER JAPAN VER.
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    rainy afternoon in the UK so i had a go at some nice photography shots of it came out not bad ? it's not seen any wrist time yet as i'm breaking in my new Orient Triton Dive Watch with Power Reserve and AR Sapphire Crystal #RA-EL0002L00A
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    Aideym23
    Green with envy! Very nice shots too.
    Normally, no--especially without post processing!
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    mudblup
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    These are 11 of the 15 I have. Granted two of the watches there are my dad's and one is from my grandfather.
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    very nice collection their thorkel what's your thoughts on the Wolf watch box you have ?
    Aideym23
    I like it. The only downside to it is that I wish the drawer in it was a tiny bit larger.
    I have over 115 watches in my collection,so I'll show by category:(1)divers, (2) pilots, (3)fashion, (4)outstanding pieces),I am a truly watch lover i am so let's get started
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    harris123
    Interested to see your swiss made pieces... prefer category sports/diver/chrono.
    Heroic18 MS6400, Boschett Harpoon ETA version, Victorinox Dive Master 500, Delma Santiago Ceramic. Krypton Dragonfish. H2O Orca Polished, NTH Antilles,
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    Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor Dualmatic, Sinn 856 Tegimented, Japy Aquatique 08, Rolex Datejust 116234
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    2 years in. At one point I had 12. Now I am down to these 5. The Nomos and Damasko see most of the wrist time. I will never sell the Sarb013. Might sell the Sarb033 and Sarb035. Time will tell. Hoping to add a Speedmaster some day...
    Besbro
    I'm the same, had 12 then got it down to 5, now back up to 12 or maybe more now. LOL a vicious circle, got 3 speedies haha.
    Besbro
    That's a very sweet Damasko. Cheers to that !!!
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    Alot of my collection are Kickstarter watches. I rotate wearing all of these though.
    1. Seiko Cocktail Time SRPB43
    2. Meccaniche Nereide Cobalto
    3. Seiko SNZH53 that I modified with a new dial and hands from Yobokies.
    4. Oris Diver Sixty-Five
    5. Blacklist Streetmatic S6 Meteorite
    6. Blacklist Streetmatic S4 Blue Carbon
    7. Blacklist Streetmatic S2
    8. Seiko SNZH57
    9. Pegasus Nettuno Smeraldo
    10. Oris Rectangular
    11. Vapaus Veli Space Black
    12. Vapaus Veli Deep Blus
    13. Vapaus Veli Ice Silver
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    I regulately wear almost all of them, always rotating... often selling and buying more 😉
    Here's my collection. All of them are worn regularly, are pretty beat up, and have plenty of character. I manage a private motorcycle collection for a living which means I'm a machinist and a mechanic so they aren't perfect. They are a GMT II, another GMT II, a premoon Speedmaster, a Seamaster 60, a Bulova Spaceview, and a small watch that my best friend, a 4 generation clockmaker, assembled for me.
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    Eglicomet
    i couldn't help notice you're somewhat down about your watches not being perfect. there are so many people out there with perfect watches. it is not fun to burn yourself and pull your arm out and see a scratched gmt master ll "coke" while working. now at least i know it is not just me. i 'll take having a beat watch collection, and being able to grab a handful of shovlehead with a seadweller on the outside of a jacket than not knowing lives better moments. thank you, for sharing, bill
    Eglicomet
    Thanks for sharing, terrific collection! I really admire your attitude, to me watches should be worn and enjoyed ,not sit in the safe place. As far as I'm concerned, you should be proud to show that your watch is used regularly. Enjoy in good health!
    Top: Rolex Datejust ref. 16014, IWC Pilot Le Petit Prince. Bottom: Glycine Airman 44, Alpina Seastrong 300, Citizen Navi-Hawk
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    It’s a great watch for the price. Well built, lumed bezel markers, SW-200 movement just like Oris Aquis. I had the rubber strap version and it was very comfortable. Keep an eye out for deals, I’ve seen $500 at jomashop
    cu2mike
    Thanks for the feedback.
    My daily drivers...
    From the left: Rolex Sea-Dweller, ref. 16600 Rolex Submariner ("Hulk"), ref. 116610LV Rolex GMT Master ("Batman"), ref. 116710BLNR
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    placo
    Excellent Rolex collection there... if it was the 116600 instead that would just made it perfect :-) Excellent regardless...