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Reigning things in...

Post by biglove » January 29th 2020, 4:42pm

In an effort to, once again, reign in my collection; I have decided to setup categories and limits to pieces. I have a nasty habit of buying something because it is different or because it is at a great price, then it never gets worn.

New rule is, I cannot buy a watch unless I sell one currently in that category. Have fretted over this list for a couple of days and changed two out as I went through the watches.

Will be selling off some 19 watches not listed.

I present the current SOTC.


DIVER (5)-FULL
-1. Citizen Eco-Drive BN0150-28E
-2. Glycine Combat Sub Bronze GL0187
-3. Heimdallr SKX
-4. Heimdallr 62MAS Bronze
-5. Orient Kamasu RA-AA0004E19A

CHRONO (6)-
-1. Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chrono-Blue
-2. SeaGull Tianjin 1963 D304 Pilot
-3. Seiko Flightmaster SNA411
-4. Corgeut Speedmaster
-5. Seiko SSB031 Chrono
-6. ??????

DRESS (5)-FULL
-1. Casio MTP1370L-2A
-2. Citizen NH8350-83L
-3. Tissot PR-100 T101.408.11.051.00
-4. SeaGull Singapore Sea Master
-5. Timex Marlin TW2T23200ZV

GMT (1)-FULL
-1. Citizen Eco-Drive GMT BJ7100-82E

PILOT (1)
-1. ??????

DIGITAL (1)-FULL
-1. SKMEI Metal Digital

ANA-DIGI (1)-FULL
-1. SKMEI 1220 Digital

BEATER (2)-FULL
-1. Seiko SARB035
-2. Orient Ray II-FAA02005D9

GIFTS RECEIVED (NO LIMIT)
-1. Zhongshan VCM
-2. HKED Emperor Vintage Diver
-3. Certina DS-1 125th An'versary LE
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Post by biglove » January 29th 2020, 6:13pm

I had a new 24 slot watch box arrive today and I knew it was time to try, once again, to slim the collection down.

Yeah, it was the Ball vs Timex Marlin. The Timex won. I have a soft spot for that noisy Miyota rotor and soft acrylic crystal.

Have contemplated getting back into aquaria. Would love to have another 250 gallon tank BUT there are a couple of formidable obstacles.

Cash outlay. Would take around $5K to get what I want. And the wife says "only one expensive hobby at a time."

I would have to convince the wife to let me have water lines in and drain lines running out through an exterior wall. With this being a new house, that is not likely a battle I wish to enter. She would be ok with it being in my office but I am rarely in there. I would want it in our bedroom.
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Post by MAX » January 30th 2020, 5:08am

I havent bought a new watch for 2 years come February but then again I havent sold one either.

Holding at a nice, solid 19 working and wearable matching biglove. Must be a good number.
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Post by svaglic » January 30th 2020, 7:41am

No Rooster? Ya gotta hang on to that one.

I have more than I probably should, but they have a place so I keep them all. I just buy a new display box when needed. I’m happy where I am at, I probably wouldn’t be as happy if I limited myself. I’d rather regret having a watch then not having a watch.
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Post by TemerityB » January 30th 2020, 8:21am

I really enjoy the fact that your collection is segmented into categories - a sure sign of someone who puts a lot of thought into their watches.

Good on ya.
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Post by Nuvolari » January 30th 2020, 10:32am

svaglic wrote:
January 30th 2020, 7:41am
...wouldn’t be as happy if I limited myself. I’d rather regret having a watch then not having a watch.
This sums it up perfectly

I was just recently wondering if maybe I might have some sort of “problem”... or perhaps just a simple but long-term bout of functional hoarderism?

97 watches, 27 VSA knifes, 14 Mountblanc pens, (7 cars - was 8, but just sold one) - why, when any one would due? Well... they are all objects I had enjoyed or desired as a lad and now that I’m a (youthful) old fuck I find the trinkets still bring me joy... though storage is more of a consideration than it used to be.

I suspect most of you harbour a different version of the same sentiment...

Here’s a glimpse at my rather unhealthily thinking, though: I see those numbers above and my instinctive take away is, “...I really should get 3 more pens” - then the tallies would all end in a “7”.
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Post by Rusty » January 30th 2020, 11:30am

biglove wrote:
January 29th 2020, 6:13pm

Have contemplated getting back into aquaria. Would love to have another 250 gallon tank BUT there are a couple of formidable obstacles.

Cash outlay. Would take around $5K to get what I want. And the wife says "only one expensive hobby at a time."

I would have to convince the wife to let me have water lines in and drain lines running out through an exterior wall. With this being a new house, that is not likely a battle I wish to enter. She would be ok with it being in my office but I am rarely in there. I would want it in our bedroom.
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Post by Thunder1 » January 30th 2020, 12:39pm

Rusty wrote:
January 30th 2020, 11:30am
biglove wrote:
January 29th 2020, 6:13pm

Have contemplated getting back into aquaria. Would love to have another 250 gallon tank BUT there are a couple of formidable obstacles.

Cash outlay. Would take around $5K to get what I want. And the wife says "only one expensive hobby at a time."

I would have to convince the wife to let me have water lines in and drain lines running out through an exterior wall. With this being a new house, that is not likely a battle I wish to enter. She would be ok with it being in my office but I am rarely in there. I would want it in our bedroom.
You have to feed fish. You don't have to feed watches.
True..unless they're quartz(batterys) or we're considering service costs(autos)..
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Post by koimaster » February 4th 2020, 10:29am

Hmmm

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Some watches I wear once in awhile

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And somewhere are more watches in two other watch cases that I wear once in awhile as well
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Post by TemerityB » February 4th 2020, 11:52am

Nuvolari wrote:
January 30th 2020, 10:32am
27 VSA knifes
VSA knifes are the perfect merger of quality and price, and can't blame you.
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Post by TemerityB » February 4th 2020, 1:22pm

^^^^ That is just a killer shot.
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Post by biglove » February 4th 2020, 3:59pm

Nuvolari wrote:
February 4th 2020, 3:53pm
Alox - nice!

Yeah, there is also that dangerous calling when you combine the two... as you see above, where the only thing better than a new watch or knife - is one of each, from the same company!
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