Favorite pickups this year

User avatar
MAX
Founding Member & Master of Time
Posts: 828
Joined: May 23rd 2013, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Too Far South, Floriduh
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by MAX » December 23rd 2018, 10:45am

Easy for me, for the first year in a long time I only bought one watch:

Image
NRPI here.

“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
Posts: 2731
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 23rd 2018, 3:57pm

Picked up four this year.

This one's the obvious favourite - 1946 Omega ref. MI 2214, with the Omega 30T2 PC AM under the bonnet:
Image


The rest - late 1940s DuBois with FEF 190, a 1960s Buren Grand Prix with the Buren 1420 inside, and a 1960s Indus powered by the ETA 2391:
Image
Image
Image

Also, it's worth mentioning, that while it was last year that I bought this 1947 Tissot aka "The Golden Nightmare" (due to a multitude of issues, that including parts in need of replacing)...
Image

...it was only this year that I received it back after repairs, nothing short of reborn:
Image
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H.P. Lovecraft

I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 15731
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by TemerityB » December 23rd 2018, 4:01pm

This year. Wasn't particularly active on the buying front, so lemme think...

Image

Image

From our auctions, and I'm really enjoying this one:
Image

Image

Image
Listening to Justin Zimmer trying to explain Glycine watches on ShopPU is like listening to Pernell Roberts explain what beans make a good cup of coffee.
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 15731
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by TemerityB » December 23rd 2018, 4:04pm

foghorn wrote:
svaglic wrote:In no order, these were my favorite buys this last year. I got more but these were mostly the ones on my list, except that last one, it fell into my lap.





Good stuff. Nice to see the Atlantic get the attention it deserves.


Yep. One of my real forum favorites, that one.
Listening to Justin Zimmer trying to explain Glycine watches on ShopPU is like listening to Pernell Roberts explain what beans make a good cup of coffee.
User avatar
Thunder1
Senior Member & WIS
Posts: 5754
Joined: June 22nd 2015, 4:55am
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Texas Hill Country near Austin
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by Thunder1 » December 23rd 2018, 5:57pm

Hammy Chrono..
Image
Seiko SPB073J1..
Image
Steinhart OVM 39mm..
Image
Steinhart Pepsi GMT 39mm..
Image
CW C60 Trident GMT..
Image
Oris Divers 65 bronze bezel..
Image
Credor GCBT 993..
Image
Junghans Meister Agenda..
Image
Junghans Meister Chronoscope..
Image
Last edited by Thunder1 on December 24th 2018, 7:11am, edited 1 time in total.
Image
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
bedlam (Online)
WIS Divemaster
Posts: 8541
Joined: November 12th 2011, 11:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Fremantle, Australia (GMT +8)
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by bedlam » December 23rd 2018, 6:46pm

Lean year here...fav would be a Seiko Solar (that I am keeping charged so the capacitor doesn't crap out on me!)

Image

Image
Meritocracy: the privilege, wealth and advancement of those who chose their parents wisely.
User avatar
AlbertaTime
Master of Time
Posts: 3537
Joined: October 13th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Peace River, Alberta
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by AlbertaTime » December 23rd 2018, 8:49pm

I got gived a watch by Ed Tse (HKEd)--and bought none.

Image

Thanks again, Ed!! (The two of us, in Shenzhen)

Image
Last edited by AlbertaTime on December 23rd 2018, 8:52pm, edited 2 times in total.
Curator: Alberta Museum of Chinese Horology in Peace River

"That stone buddha deserves all the birdshit it gets. I wave my skinny arms like a tall flower in the wind." Ikkyu
User avatar
smellody
Founding Member & Master of Time
Posts: 6249
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: OR
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by smellody » December 23rd 2018, 8:51pm

This is the only thing new for me:

Image

Took my steel dial TT Daytona, blue Tudor Blue Lollipop, two hydronaut, and my Black Bay to get it... I came out on top considering current rates.

Down to:

'54 6205 Submariner
'58 5508 Submariner
'08 16610 Submariner
116515 Daytona
167188 GMT II
16013 Datejust

I have a square dress Tudor and a couple of others like Victorinox Divemaster.

Want 18K Gold Sub with blue dial and white dialed Milgauss.... then I'm done!

..... really
   Image
User avatar
labman
Watchlord WIS
Posts: 938
Joined: April 27th 2010, 10:00pm
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by labman » December 23rd 2018, 9:18pm

conjurer wrote:Nothing really for me this year, apart from the Orient Triton, which blew, so I sold it along.


:D Doesn't blow that much

Not worth MSRP and maybe not even what Long Island Watch sells it for, but for 250 it is a steal of a deal IMO and it is the lone watch I picked up this year.

Thank John!

:Thumbsup:

orient4.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
tiktok
Senior Member & WIS
Posts: 4692
Joined: March 20th 2015, 7:18pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by tiktok » December 23rd 2018, 9:56pm

Suprised by the churn. Love my new Tudor, there's good stuff in this brand. Also love the MM. I'm imagining a Spring Drive in that case. Finally a classic Credor kwartz from the old man with the endless stash of old GS in mint condition.

Image
"Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace."
Eugene O'Neill.
User avatar
conjurer
ASSHAT & Master of Time
Posts: 29925
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by conjurer » December 23rd 2018, 10:59pm

labman wrote:
conjurer wrote:Nothing really for me this year, apart from the Orient Triton, which blew, so I sold it along.


:D Doesn't blow that much

Not worth MSRP and maybe not even what Long Island Watch sells it for, but for 250 it is a steal of a deal IMO and it is the lone watch I picked up this year.

Thank John!

:Thumbsup:

orient4.JPG


I meant blue, not "blew." You're welcome, Mr. Labby. A fine Christmas to all!
My little brain can't even comprehend how deep that is.

--beefsupreme, commenting on his super rare Deep Blue wartche

**(@
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
Posts: 2731
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: Favorite pickups this year

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 24th 2018, 10:32am

smellody wrote:This is the only thing new for me:

Image

Took my steel dial TT Daytona, blue Tudor Blue Lollipop, two hydronaut, and my Black Bay to get it... I came out on top considering current rates.

Down to:

'54 6205 Submariner
'58 5508 Submariner
'08 16610 Submariner
116515 Daytona
167188 GMT II
16013 Datejust

I have a square dress Tudor and a couple of others like Victorinox Divemaster.

Want 18K Gold Sub with blue dial and white dialed Milgauss.... then I'm done!

..... really

The gold Sub can only do as much as shine the shoes of that 5508.

Never had the urge to own something like a Day-Date 1803 or a solid gold Datejust Thunderbird?
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H.P. Lovecraft

I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas
Post Reply

Return to “General Watch talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest