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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by corvetteguy78, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Just curious to see if any of you guys are watch enthusiasts? I know its an old irrelevant superficial past time but there are still quite a few people on Forums and Facebook groups etc that are enthusiasts. I guess it's really no different then pew pews or car modding.

    I was up to about 45-50 watches at one point but have mellowed out a bit and have about 15 now after selling and trading them over the years. Selling/Trading almost becomes an addiction and the collection constantly changes.

    I actually just hunted online for parts to build my first watch which took like a week. Just waiting for everything to arrive. It's going to be a sort of Rolex Explorer type homage. I'm using a donor movement from a very nice watch i just don't wear much that used an Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 Automatic which is sort of the King of all Automatic movements in which all other movements are measured by.

    I'm also a big fan of the Microbrand Watch World. There are some fantastic pieces out there by some very creative watch enthusiasts. Some of my favorites are: Krypton Watch Company, H2O, NTH/Lew & Huey, Boschett, Borealis, Halios, Zelos, and a bunch more.

    Anyway, I thought it might be fun to post up some pics and maybe even see if there are any interests in trading/selling within the group.(if that's allowed B?). I actually have a bunch for sale.

    Here are a few watches in my collection

    Rolex DateJust 116234
    Jeager LeCoultre Master Compressor Dualmatic
    Breitling Superocean A17364
    Sinn U2 EZM 5
    Japy Aquatique 08
    H2O Orca Polished
    Krypton Dragonfish

    I have a bunch more but i'll post those later

    Feel free to post up some of yours.
     

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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i have an apple watch series 3. i use it for monitoring my fitness, heart rate, track lap timing.

    oh and it tells the time and date.
     
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    My phone tells me the time. Does that count?
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I have a few watches. My favorite is the Daniel Wellington. Looks a lot more expensive than it is, and super low profile. But it runs out of juice after 1 year and needs a new battery. Not nearly as convenient as the automatic submariner datejust.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Ever since I stopped collecting basketball/baseball cards as a kid, I haven't really invested money behind collecting stuff.

    I'd rather have 1 Ferrari than 100 Hondas. If I started with 45 watches, I would trade until i had about 4-5 watches. Like Omegas, Rolexs, etc.
     
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    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    It's not really, "investing". It's more of a hobby like buying a lot of guns or modding all the cars you get, but yea that's kind of what i was talking about.
    Selling and trading those 50ish watches until i had a collection of higher ends ones like my Jeager LeCoultre, Rolex, Breitling, Sinn. I've flipped a bunch of watches over the years for good profits. I actually traded a $250 watch for a $600 watch, traded that $600 watch for a $1000 watch, traded a $1000 watch for a $2650 and sold that watch for $2000. I've done tons of similar deals like that over the past couple years, though not to that extreme.

    1 Ferrari in the watch world would be a Patek Phillip, Audemars Piguet, A. Lange & Sohne, Vacheron Constatinine, F.P. Journe, Hublot, Jeager Lecoultre(higher end ones).

    Floyd Mayweather however has like 100 Ferrari's lol

     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Saw that video the other day on the Joe Rogan podcast. Floyd is new money. that dude is going to be a hard luck story when he gets old. he just spends on too much frivolous stuff. I'd also guess that he'll get hit with tax fraud one day as well.

    I actually really love watches. I think they're intriguing and would love to have a couple of good ones. A couple of problems I have though, between sports and being in the military working on fighter jets (watches not allowed with either), I never wore watches enough to get comfortable wearing them. And oddly, I'm 6'1" 180 pounds, and I have skinny wrists. The new iWatch just looks like I rested a tv on my arm. lol
     
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    Floyd has already had tax problems. Hes gonna be in trouble when he's too old to go back and fight.
     
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