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January 1962. Called the first Grand Seiko, but the first ones had Grand Seiko engraved. Due to ruining too many dials doing that, they switched to the gold embossing. Mine isn’t engraved.


A bidynator, I love the attention to detail of the old watches. This watch got me hooked on vintage and textured dials.


A Louvic Reverso.



My Vulcan Cricket. Absolutely beautiful, in my eyes.

My UltraChron 430. The 430 (no date) are more difficult to find than the 431.


My microtor. Universal called them microtor and the next one is my micro rotor. I love the microtor movements. They are so expensive in new models of watches, but are affordable in the vintage. It’s funny how Hamilton and Universal had different names for, essentially, the same movements.

The Hamilton Micro rotor

No hoard is complete without a Genta design.


My triple date


A true 24 hour dial and movement


An old fun Globa. I am still searching for a box for this one. They are so cool, a raised globe.


My lugless Revue. It’s funny that people complain that any lugless is a copy of the Puck....well...the puck isn’t an original design.


Some old divers



A compressor


Vintage Croton


A Nivada Antarctic made for a New York Jewelry store


I love textured or linen dials














This has the wrong hands. I will obtain the correct ones and have this back to right or I will find another one that is correct. VCM’s are difficult to find in correct condition. I loved the peacock though.



This is just some of my vintage. I got tired of women’s watches being covered in fake diamonds, mother of pearl, quartz etc..., so I got into vintage for the size, variety of movements and the beauty in textured dials.

When I first got into this, years ago, someone asked me what I was going to concentrate on in collecting. I replied, one of everything.

I have a ton of new watches too, I’ll post them up one day.
I have an active lifestyle and the vintage would not hold up well to swimming, hiking and the other various activities I do.
 

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A nice collection of vintage watches you have there.

Unlike hoarding, collectors have a sense of pride about their possessions and they experience joy in displaying and talking about them. They usually keep their collection/s organized and feel satisfaction when adding to it.
 

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You have acquired a fine collection of vintage pieces there. As a big Wittnauer fan. I appreciate those the most. Those guilloche dials are probably hand carved and are exquisite. Some great period correct bracelets there too. Keep them all in the family.:nod:
 

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Yawza, what a magnificent collection!:smileyface_hand_cla
 

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What do you mean? It's not every day someone goes on hiatus for over 3 years and suddenly shows up and starts posting without mentioning or acknowledging they've been gone for over 3 years! After all that time I can only imagine the stories you must have! What happened to you??? :smile-thumb2:

And for 6 years before that, you had only posted 36 times! I find that super interesting, I mean on your first day back you've already posted 4 times in one day, I've never seen anything like it?!
 

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What's so cool trip_67 is how every one of these watches has their
own personality, and charm. :cool2: :) Maybe it's because there was
more of a human element involved with the watches. As opposed
to today where machines, and computers do so much of the work.
But you can just see the individuality in all of these marvels.

There is nothing cookie cutter about them, but everything is like
a highlight. From the decorated dials, to cases, they take your
breath away. ..Beautiful collection.

Thanks a lot for the look !
 

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You have acquired a fine collection of vintage pieces there. As a big Wittnauer fan. I appreciate those the most. Those guilloche dials are probably hand carved and are exquisite. Some great period correct bracelets there too. Keep them all in the family.:nod:
The bracelets have been as much of a hunt as the watches. I have managed to hoard up on a nice stock of various vintage bracelets. I have been on the hunt for a couple of Omega Constellations for a few years. I won’t buy one without the bracelet though, it’s impossible to find on Omega bracelet at a price that is not jaw dropping. I just keep searching and waiting for the right one to turn up, but the hunt is half the fun.
 

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The bracelets have been as much of a hunt as the watches. I have managed to hoard up on a nice stock of various vintage bracelets. I have been on the hunt for a couple of Omega Constellations for a few years. I won’t buy one without the bracelet though, it’s impossible to find on Omega bracelet at a price that is not jaw dropping. I just keep searching and waiting for the right one to turn up, but the hunt is half the fun.
I agree that the thrill is in the chase. :smile-thumb:
 

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How many of those watches did you buy over the 3 years you were gone from here, Or did you have them all before you left?

OMG Speaking of 3 years! Where have you been! Nobodys has seen you around here for over 3 YEARS! OMG aren't you going talk about it a little bit or at the very least acknowledge how long you've been gone?

I mean not even so much as a "hey guys it's been a long time but I'm back"??? inquiring minds want to know!!!

Were you in prison for a 3-year stint? did you go on an around the world tour? did you start a new business, build it up, and then got bought by some giant like Amazon or Google?

The suspense is killing me! You disappeared for over 3 years! What happened to you trip???
 

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How many of those watches did you buy over the 3 years you were gone from here, Or did you have them all before you left?

OMG Speaking of 3 years! Where have you been! Nobodys has seen you around here for over 3 YEARS! OMG aren't you going talk about it a little bit or at the very least acknowledge how long you've been gone?

I mean not even so much as a "hey guys it's been a long time but I'm back"??? inquiring minds want to know!!!

Were you in prison for a 3-year stint? did you go on an around the world tour? did you start a new business, build it up, and then got bought by some giant like Amazon or Google?

The suspense is killing me! You disappeared for over 3 years! What happened to you trip???
Is that really necessary?
 

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A beautiful eclectic collection. That Grand Seiko is something to behold! And that Omega, that Vulcain! Very good, thanks for sharing.
 
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A beautiful eclectic collection. That Grand Seiko is something to behold! And that Omega, that Vulcain! Very good, thanks for sharing.
That GS still causes me to lose my breath, I’m fortunate to have found it.
When I saw the Vulcan I knew it had to be mine. I try to combine movement, textured dial and brand when looking to buy. If I can combine all three into one, I won’t have so many. I try to spread the love around with various brands and looks.
 

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What's so cool trip_67 is how every one of these watches has their
own personality, and charm. :cool2: :) Maybe it's because there was
more of a human element involved with the watches. As opposed
to today where machines, and computers do so much of the work.
But you can just see the individuality in all of these marvels.

There is nothing cookie cutter about them, but everything is like
a highlight. From the decorated dials, to cases, they take your
breath away. ..Beautiful collection.

Thanks a lot for the look !
Vintage watches are fascinating to me. How they were made to who had them before I acquired them. A different time with a lot of care and pride in creating and making them.
My collection of new watches is all over the map, I collect new watches like a squirrel crosses a road.
 

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Is that really necessary?

My 31 years experience as a Police Detective lends me to think he believes this is KoiMaster rejoining the forum using a different name. So he feels compelled to go on the attack.

Either that or he is playing Junior Detective himself on the OP for no good purpose??

Either way, it is pointless!
 
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Is that really necessary?
Wow, This is so weird? I go to a ton of forums, member or not, and sometimes you'd see people stop showing up and sometimes they come back BUT the longest anyone has been gone and come back was a year that I've seen, and anytime someone comes back they've always said something about it like "Hey I'm back" and everyone would be like "Hey welcome back!" and "Where you been?" Or something like that!

BUT trips been gone for over 3 YEARS without a word before he left and not a word about it now that he's back after 3 YEARS?!? and it seems like no one noticed or cares?

This is so weird, I've never seen anything like this before... :confused:
 

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Accutronitis doesn’t bother me guys. He is what he is.
I am a woman, but the Army trained me well in handling his type. I don’t scare, I don’t get intimidated and I don’t cower.
I am a member of most forums out there and have only ever been banned at one, WatchGeeks. I’ve never cried to a moderator to help me with something someone said.
I am active at about four forums and am a big lurker at others. I realized I hadn’t seen Tvdinner for a while on another forum I am a member of and came here to see if he is still here. Looks like he moved on. Too bad, I usually liked what he had to say and I appreciated his sarcasm and humor.
I am not Koimaster, however I belong to forums he is a member of and I like him. I consider him a friend in the watch community and I appreciate and respect him. He has hammered me on our differences of opinion and facts before, but we move on and he has been a huge help to me in learning about watches.

If a moderator or Chazman (he is retired Army, I trust him because I am too) want my Facebook link, I’d be happy to give it to them so they can check me out. Under no circumstances would I be ok for this to be shared with Accutronitis, I have seen the lengths he goes to in stalking people he doesn’t like. I’m not afraid of him, I just don’t want to hassle with his BS.
 
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