Favorite pickups from this year

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Favorite pickups from this year

Post by svaglic » December 24th 2020, 7:32pm

Just wanted to see what our favorites this year were. Please post yours.

I got a lot more then this, these are just my favorites.

Got this from JAS, looks new.
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Got the tip on this deal from Trav. I didn’t have a Ball (left myself open for a joke or two) and I wasn’t in the market for a 7750 because I already have two, but this just appealed to me so I got it and I’m glad I did.
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Got a couple of Presage’s that I just love.
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Got me a Zimbe, the cheapest one out there, but also my favorite with the yellow textured dial, this is after my bezel mod.
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A couple of GSX’s with the 4s15 movement. I got these for the movement, I have a Seiko, Yema and these with this movement.

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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by biglove » December 24th 2020, 7:59pm

That parchment Seiko dial is one of the best looking dials ever. You made some great buys this year, Svaglic. And you snagged that Tissot before any of the rest of us got to it. Not a bad one in the lot.

For me, since the entirety of my collection is new to me, save for retained gifts, these are my favorites.

IWB was the one who tempted me with his Aikon. It just is so different than everything else I own. And I love shiny things. 😂
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My GS SBGX259 white dial quartz, also shiny, is proof that simple can be incredible. The first watch I have ever shown my wife and had her exclaim, "Wow!"
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Finally found a chrono that hit EVERY check mark. Sinn 356. I find it hard to take off my wrist, every time I wear it.
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Good to have a Breitling back on my wrist. Not as blingy as my previous one but I like this one even more. No one does busy dials as well as Breitling. Colt 41 Auto FTW.
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And last but not least, the Ball Marvelight Caring Edition. Something that will always remind me of surviving, at least so far, what has been the most challenging event of our generation.
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Great thread idea and look forward to everyone's favorite acquisitions of 2020
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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by Thunder1 » December 25th 2020, 7:53am

Some of my favs for 2020..
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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by smellody » December 25th 2020, 10:23am

I'm pretty embarrassed... bought more watches than I thought this year.... in order of appearance.

REF 3660
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Jenny Caribbean
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Fastrider
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REF 4220
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REF 4220
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REF 3139
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Datejust MOP
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The two 9ct Tudors on the right:
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One daughter shares my interests.
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Pockets this year
The bottom rosegold one
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Registered Edition
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Broadway Limited
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I think that is it. . . .

Why did I post all of them? They are all my favorites.
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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by TemerityB » December 25th 2020, 6:37pm

A quiet year for me, but I really enjoyed what I picked up. I had had my eyes on the Citizen Promaster diver for most of 2019, and when Macy's had a decent sale on it in February, I pounced on it. It's exceeded expectations and it gets a ton of wrist time. The now-discontinued Rolex OP was the result of some extra scratch kinda thrown in my lap, and as I reported at the time, I just felt like livin' it up for once in my life - AD experience, box fresh. Glad I bought the Rolex when I did, too: I hate the new day-glo colors on the OPs, and prices are insane even for anything that isn't available anymore. I just walked in and paid list and the whole experience was no muss, no fuss. I can't remember if I bought the dress Edox this year or late last year, but I am still enjoying it and Edox remains, in my mind, the Hamilton of Midos - the quality is of that ilk.

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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by koimaster » December 30th 2020, 7:13pm

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Awesome pickups Alain. Somehow I think you are teasing me with the Irreantum because it looks Doxaish? :Thumbsup:

At any rate you look like you made a nice haul this year, congrats.


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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by biglove » December 30th 2020, 9:52pm

Wow. Some seriously beautiful watches picked up this year. And a great variety.
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Re: Favorite pickups from this year

Post by MAX » December 31st 2020, 5:37am

Not very active this year probably due to virus and limited travel.

Only bought these 3 and havent even worn the third one yet. All cheapies but fun.

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