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Sage advice on collecting

Post by biglove » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:47 pm

I have enjoyed owning a lot of different watches but I also realize that I have spent a great deal of money for that experience. Not sure I would change that.

Think we are all guilty of mistakes in our collecting.

Live and learn.

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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by temerityb » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:05 pm

While in the great grand scheme of things watch collecting assuredly means nothing, it certainly takes the edge off life.

Cripes, I ordered a few TV watches for a spell. What the heck was I thinking.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by svaglic » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:56 pm

I have a lot of watches I don’t wear or don’t wear much. Most have a good movement or special function. My Sicura is a perfect example of a watch I don’t wear, it is a jump hour and I bought it NOS. No box or tag, but you could tell it was new, the seller had like six of them. I probably wouldn’t wear any jump hour, so why not get a deal on a NOS and save it.
If I am being honest, I have a ton of watches. I enjoy them though and most get worn. If I was serious about collecting, it’s obvious that I could have bought some Rolex watches and collected them. I wouldn’t have as much as I have now, but I would have something going up in value.
I do this because I enjoy watches, I hear of different movements and look for a 40mm or below size and a dial I like. It relieves stress and isn’t breaking the bank. I don’t place restrictions on myself, like I have to move one out to get one in. I probably should have, I have a ton of watches now. I enjoy the hunt for a hard to find watch or a good deal. While searching I get to read and reread about the movement and any unusual information.
It is my time to unwind, relax and relieve stress. It’s better then Yoga or chanting and I have something to show for it.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by biglove » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:57 pm

Excellent points, Svaglic.

I look at any monies “lost” when selling as a cost of a hobby I enjoy. No difference than the money people spend on hunting leases, aquaria, etc
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by svaglic » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:22 pm

biglove wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Excellent points, Svaglic.

I look at any monies “lost” when selling as a cost of a hobby I enjoy. No difference than the money people spend on hunting leases, aquaria, etc
Better then going to a casino.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by biglove » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:23 pm

svaglic wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:22 pm
biglove wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Excellent points, Svaglic.

I look at any monies “lost” when selling as a cost of a hobby I enjoy. No difference than the money people spend on hunting leases, aquaria, etc
Better then going to a casino.
I agree.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by Ocean » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:25 am

biglove wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:23 pm
svaglic wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:22 pm
biglove wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Excellent points, Svaglic.

I look at any monies “lost” when selling as a cost of a hobby I enjoy. No difference than the money people spend on hunting leases, aquaria, etc
Better then going to a casino.
I agree.

Poker is how I have bought several watches. Just saying.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by thunder1 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:52 am

biglove wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Excellent points, Svaglic.

I look at any monies “lost” when selling as a cost of a hobby I enjoy. No difference than the money people spend on hunting leases, aquaria, etc
Same here..
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by temerityb » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:39 pm

We all make some really bad mistakes in this hobby. This is probably my biggest. It's like 50mm and like 15mm thick, and I only got it because it had a 9000 series movement in it and I was curious. I actually put this on for half the day yesterday. It's like wearing a toaster.

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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by JAS1125 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:44 pm

temerityb wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:39 pm
We all make some really bad mistakes in this hobby. This is probably my biggest. It's like 50mm and like 15mm thick, and I only got it because it had a 9000 series movement in it and I was curious. I actually put this on for half the day yesterday. It's like wearing a toaster.

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T, I can't tell from the pic but is it on a strap or bracelet? I have a 45mm Aragon, and it wears a bit better on a strap....more balanced, as much as a hockey puck can be :lol:
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by Ocean » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:30 pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:44 pm
temerityb wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:39 pm
We all make some really bad mistakes in this hobby. This is probably my biggest. It's like 50mm and like 15mm thick, and I only got it because it had a 9000 series movement in it and I was curious. I actually put this on for half the day yesterday. It's like wearing a toaster.

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T, I can't tell from the pic but is it on a strap or bracelet? I have a 45mm Aragon, and it wears a bit better on a strap....more balanced, as much as a hockey puck can be :lol:

I can go up to about 46mm but not at the thickness of those. Temerity you need a second for the other wrist so you can skip the gym.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by biglove » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:23 pm

Aragon & Invicta...funded by the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by temerityb » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm

It's on a bracelet - one of Aragon/Android's honking big, clunky, pressed metal bracelets with a clasp so stiff it takes a screwdriver to pry it off once its worn. I don't have a photo of that and trust me, it's not worth looking at. The bracelet is at least 18mm wide going all around the wrist. I feel like Tony Soprano's Uncle Junior wearing that thing.

Playing devil's advocate, I thought some of "Master Wing's" designs were interesting, and at least he'd fix or replace what busted. He also used the better Miyota movements, which made me interested in some of his wares.

But when he seemed to turn the whole business over to TV watching El Cheapo watch buyers who weight their new watches on food scales to check their "quality," he lost me. Good lord - and he's made a bunch of stuff WAY bigger than the watch I just displayed.
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Re: Sage advice on collecting

Post by biglove » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:14 pm

Have never read of any QC issues with Wing’s pucks but they are, as a rule, rather a lot of colored metal but reserved in style vs the majority of Invicta. Now I rather like bright colors in clothing but tend to draw the line with man jewelry. A 6’4”, 350# (thanks for the extra 30#, COVID) slowly balding man can only be so flashy before people begin to giggle behind his back.

Like with religious zealots, it is often not the teachings of the gods that irk me but the behavior of the adherents. Guess I could say the same about most TV watch fan bois.

Recently Wing released a “reasonable” series that while overly thick, without reason, were only 42mm wide. And the crowd was overwhelming upset that they were being sold in “a girl’s size.” Dozens were the cries for 50+mm versions.
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