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Sep 28, 2022 - 10:57:35 PM
405 posts since 12/6/2021

It seems that some folks have the collecting gene and some folks do not. I guess I have it as I have a collection of fly rods and fly reels, pocket knives, carpenter pencils, banjos (I guess 6 banjos will qualify as a collection), and watches. Anyway, I was wondering what watches everyone owns and what is the most money you would pay for a watch? Personally I like the affordable vintage watches and a few affordable new watches. No Rolex or Patek as I just can't justify their cost vs. their quality.
Robert

Sep 29, 2022 - 1:17:04 AM
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maxmax

Sweden

1590 posts since 8/1/2005

I have about a dozen Swatch watches from the 80's and 90's. Also a few older Casio's, Timex' and others. Nothing expensive, just ones I think are fun. I don't like big watches, so I tend to gravitate towards the older stuff.

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:02:24 AM

11541 posts since 8/22/2006

I like looking at them and wonder in awe of the skill it takes and the craftsmanship to make pocket watches. But unfortunately warring a watch gives me a clostraphobic (sp)feeling.

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:31:03 AM
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11541 posts since 8/22/2006

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Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

I like looking at them and wonder in awe of the skill it takes and the craftsmanship to make pocket watches. But unfortunately warring a watch gives me a clostraphobic (sp)feeling.


That should have been written wearing a watch autocorrect rears it ugly head

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:45:05 AM

59678 posts since 12/14/2005

Why would you have Claus phobia??

 

Have you been a BAD BOY this year??

Sep 29, 2022 - 7:48:24 AM

4007 posts since 7/8/2010

I have both my father’s and grandfather’s wristwatches. Nothing fancy but the only thing I wanted as a reminder of these two fine men.
I even wrote a song about them and their watch. I guess it’s the memory that really counts

Sep 29, 2022 - 8:09:30 AM

11541 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Why would you have Claus phobia??

 

Have you been a BAD BOY this year??

 


The look you get when staring at a watch made in the 1940s. The kind with the green florescences painted hands and numbers. 

Sep 29, 2022 - 2:46:04 PM
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13512 posts since 1/15/2005

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Originally posted by TN Time

It seems that some folks have the collecting gene and some folks do not. I guess I have it as I have a collection of fly rods and fly reels, pocket knives, carpenter pencils, banjos (I guess 6 banjos will qualify as a collection), and watches. Anyway, I was wondering what watches everyone owns and what is the most money you would pay for a watch? Personally I like the affordable vintage watches and a few affordable new watches. No Rolex or Patek as I just can't justify their cost vs. their quality.
Robert


I have the gene and collect about the same things you do, less the fishing gear ..... although I can appreciate it.  I have some nice wrist watches and pockets watches.  I have a nice Presidential Rolex that I bought many years ago for practically the weight of the gold, as it did not ru, and there was no guarantee.  I took it to  a jeweler friend of mine and several days and $93 later it was working perfectly.  I think I may have worn it one time ....... much too ostentatious!

Sep 29, 2022 - 2:54:51 PM

67 posts since 7/15/2013

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by TN Time

It seems that some folks have the collecting gene and some folks do not. I guess I have it as I have a collection of fly rods and fly reels, pocket knives, carpenter pencils, banjos (I guess 6 banjos will qualify as a collection), and watches. Anyway, I was wondering what watches everyone owns and what is the most money you would pay for a watch? Personally I like the affordable vintage watches and a few affordable new watches. No Rolex or Patek as I just can't justify their cost vs. their quality.
Robert


I have the gene and collect about the same things you do, less the fishing gear ..... although I can appreciate it.  I have some nice wrist watches and pockets watches.  I have a nice Presidential Rolex that I bought many years ago for practically the weight of the gold, as it did not ru, and there was no guarantee.  I took it to  a jeweler friend of mine and several days and $93 later it was working perfectly.  I think I may have worn it one time ....... much too ostentatious!


The "Presidential" Rolex Day Date is an amazing watch and only goes up in value year over year since it is a NICE chunk of gold.

Sep 29, 2022 - 2:59:57 PM

59678 posts since 12/14/2005

Speaking of chunks of gold:
Guy I knew had a watchband made of genuine gold nuggets.
MAY have cost him a bundle of money...BUT!
It looked like someone had painted a watchband with Elmer's Glue, dipped it in Post Grape Nuts, and spray painted it with gold paint.

Unless you knew it was real gold, it looked like a summer camp project, from some kid.

Sep 29, 2022 - 3:04:27 PM
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67 posts since 7/15/2013

I am an avid fan of wristwatches, but my tasts exceed my budget. I have a few decent Rolex models but I daily wear some nice vintage Seiko models as the Rolex models are a bit flashy and could lead to theft.

If I had endless money maybe an MB&F, FP Journe, or Patek worldtimer would be in order.

Sep 29, 2022 - 5:33:20 PM
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OM45GE

USA

117841 posts since 11/7/2007

I like vintage chronographs. My daily wearer is a 60’s Omega Seamaster 300 automatic. I like everything about it - the size, the accuracy, the looks and that you don’t see them on people’s wrists all that often. Another favorite is a 60’s vintage Heuer (NOT Tag) Autavia. It’s a wonderful watch, but it’s the Omega that’s on my wrist. I’ve got several other pre-Tag Heuers, a Tag Heuer diving watch, a Breitling, some lesser brands and a lovely vintage gold pocket watch.

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:39:16 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26468 posts since 6/25/2005

People who know the field and have a starting nest egg can make good money investing in high-end watches. Not for me, though.

Sep 30, 2022 - 6:41:10 AM
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13512 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

I like vintage chronographs. My daily wearer is a 60’s Omega Seamaster 300 automatic. I like everything about it - the size, the accuracy, the looks and that you don’t see them on people’s wrists all that often. Another favorite is a 60’s vintage Heuer (NOT Tag) Autavia. It’s a wonderful watch, but it’s the Omega that’s on my wrist. I’ve got several other pre-Tag Heuers, a Tag Heuer diving watch, a Breitling, some lesser brands and a lovely vintage gold pocket watch.


I bought and used to wear a nice Ebel wrist watch on Ebay a number of years ago and got a great deal.  What I did not know that the band for it cost more than I paid for the watch and on me bands do not last very long.  Because all of the Ebel bands are custom and fit using screws, rather than a bar, you have to buy an Ebel band ......$$$$$$.

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