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Old 01-20-2015, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What catagory started your slide?

Well folks, here's my question:

Once you knew you had been bitten by the watch bug, what category of watch started you off as a collector?

1. Vintage
2. Dive / Sport
3. Dress
4. Other / Different


My inquiring mind wants to know.
For me it was Dive.

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Old 01-20-2015, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pilot watches were, and still are my weak spot.
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Dual movements or ana-digis,old technology combined with new attracted me first. I still like dual movement watches but for the past several months I find that I moved towards three hand watches. I also own more than a few divers but for the most part,I'm moving away from them as well.
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Dive.
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It's divers for me. They make up the majority of my collection.
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Divers.
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BP50F homages in the tradition of LLOYD BRIDGES on the 1963 cover of SKIN DIVER MAGAZINE and JACQUES COUSTEAU

diver fetish...i mean "hobby"
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(Retro)divers and the odd pilot style watch. But divers are by far #1.
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Dive for me.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Dive watches and I still love them.
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Dive watches ... definitely.
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Divers for sure, wanting the new Zilla.
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Divers by a long shot.
Vintage military watches come in second.
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My introduction to the watch world came about a year ago when I discovered E'gard's crowd funding campaign with William Shatner. I guess you'd call Passages an art watch (or a concept piece?).

That was really the springboard that launched me into researching watches: the different styles, movements, materials and brands, which I learned about thanks to the many excellent blogs, message forums, and other websites devoted to watch-aholics.

I went through a heavy dive watch phase, and I bought a Seiko solar diver to help keep me going until my Passages arrived. But at this point, there's something about every style of watch that I like, and my wish list just continues to grow.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I wanted to experience wearing a lot of watches, not just one as I had done for well over fifty years. Last was a Rolex DSSD. I loved it but once I saw the new micros and all the forum goodies I knew it had to go or the new ones would just sit. I ventured into divers, a new LMc2 which I really liked but failed on the first two buys. Repair day one.
Once I got started I fell for the rarer brands, none of which came as duplicates, homage or replica. So my slide is watches that make me smile, that I actually enjoy rotating. It's been fun, but now I am the end it seems as I have seven keepers and really don't want to buy a storage watch.

Been though maybe 150 over the past three years.... Have to say I enjoyed 95%
Of the process. Learned a lot and met a lot of people via the forums. My slide was never down, always level. Always fun
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Divers started it and now Pilots are in the mix too


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YES....Err. I mean divers first followed closely by pilots.
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Divers by Far
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An Original Seiko 6309-7049 Diver was my first, it was all over after that.

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