Where I’m at in my collection

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Where I’m at in my collection

Post by svaglic » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:10 am

I was away on vacation for over a month, I took my Oris 65, Armida 62Mas, Dan Henry and Yema with me. I missed not seeing my case displays of my watches, I realized that I really like my collection.

I’ve been looking for a Rado dive watch, Aquadive NOS (both of which are on watchrecon now, but too high for what I want to pay), Glycine no.1 purist, yellow Mako and a hidden crown Omega Constellation.
I browse for Zodiac reissues, blue dial Glycine 18 purist and Mondaines. I have the deposit in for HKeds brown dial vintage and will likely get his yellow dial dive watch when it comes out. I also keep my eyes open for an old Russian watch with the red 12 plus I’ll always be in the market for vintage 24hr dials and micro rotors.

I’m in a place where I mostly have what I want and close to completing my list that I’ve had for a few years.
It’s been a good year for me and as I come close to completing my list, nothing is jumping out to take the place of one just gotten to keep the list going.
I’m feeling content and enjoying it.
I know it won’t last, something will take over and I’ll have another list down the road, but I like the feeling of accomplishment that I have now.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
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Re: Where I’m at in my collection

Post by Artman » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:53 pm

I've never had a master plan for my collection. I still buy watches that I like and can afford. On the short list of watches that I really, really, really want are:
1. Longines Conquest or Hydroconquest, (whichever tickles my fancy at the moment, but it's gotta be the blue dial)
2. Fossil Decker panda (just like JAS posted)
3. Tooter Black Bay (black and gold)
4. Casio G Shock Tough Solar Metal (but not for $500!!)
5. That new Breitling Colt 41 keeps calling my name too.
6. Oh dayam I almost forgot that gold Seiko Turtle. Realistically, that's probably next.
I think that's it for now, but I can never tell what moves me. Oh yeah, and somewhere down the road a Rollie Date Just, but NOT anytime soon.
Here's my top 10 box as of today:
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Re: Where I’m at in my collection

Post by JAS1125 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:04 am

No overall plan for me either, mostly what catches my fancy.
My main objective is to downsize from my "hoarding" days.....finding the time to post, or put it on Ebay then run to the post office is problematic these days
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Re: Where I’m at in my collection

Post by Artman » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 pm

It might take me several years to acquire all the watches on my list, and chances are I won't be able own all of them in my lifetime, but I always have to have goals.
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Re: Where I’m at in my collection

Post by svaglic » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Well, Jas has helped me get another off my list....the yellow mako.
Still on my list are these at the top of it.
A 35.5 mm 168.004 with the 561 movement.
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A 34mm 168.010 with a 564 movement.
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Both have a hidden crown. The trouble is finding one in good shape on a bracelet. I won’t buy another Omega with out a bracelet because they are too expensive and difficult to source. I want one in stainless and one in gold, doesn’t matter which one is gold to me.

Rado diver
Two sizes in this, I want the one that’s 39mm. I seem to be a day late on finding a good price on one, some people try selling them for way too much and they don’t want to come down on their price.
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Glycine no.1 purist. These either go for a great deal at 350-600 or idiots trying to get 1200 and up. I seem to be a day late on all the good deals. I should have got it when they were clearing them out for 700. Still kicking myself.
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This is my unicorn. Not that expensive, yet impossible to find in blue.
There is one at penopoly.com for sale, but I’ve never heard of penopoly and can’t find any reviews on them.
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Of course I will continue to seek out small divers like hked’s, a smaller version of the blue puck that Halios said they would make three years ago, but haven’t and various vintage 24hour watches and micro rotors that are priced well.
Also glancing around for the right Mondaine or perhaps an automatic xemex, I like the look of a simple dial with the red. Looking for the right Zodiac.
Any vintage Chinese textured animal dials with the 7120
and that Russian vintage Rodina. Here is one, but with a reproduction dial, I want the original.
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I would love to find a Radiomir homage with the hash mark dial instead of numerals in a 40mm or below. It seems a shame to buy one with the numeral dial just to switch it for a hash mark dial though because if I ever found one it would probably be a pretty penny just to tear up and mod. That may be a someday project though.


I know My collection isn’t high end or concentrated in one area, but I’m where I am at and I’m happy plugging along. I love this hobby and I love watches.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
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Re: Where I’m at in my collection

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:04 pm

All are high class, all are beautiful...it's amazing how lovely things turn out to be when you've NO master plan, don't you think? ;)
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