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I have approximately 35 watches total right now...but I think my parents have 3 or 4 of mine back home too. My first watch was the one that got me started....a 1940's Gruen Automatic that my grandpa gave me a few weeks before he passed. My mom has it right now...as it is the only tangible thing of his she has. I became fascinated with watches at that time...I was only 8 years old then.
My latest purchase is a Croton Super C with the cool dial...I got one that has the blue threads running through the dial.

I also got a friend an Invicta Sports Quartz 3 hand leather strap watch in black and gold for Christmas...am waiting for the shop to get it here!! He is a good friend of mine and was permanently disabled in a car accident a couple of years ago. He has had a really tough time...a lot of surgery on his neck and back...and can't work or hardly do anything. He was admiring my Lupah Diver Friday night...and I decided then to get him a nice big watch he could wear all the time.
 

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50 watches currently in my possession. Started with a Seiko quartz quite a while ago and didn`t really start collecting until about 3 years ago after watching ShopNBC one night. Collection pretty mixed now with even mixture of Invicta, Renato, & Stuhrling timepieces for the most part . Then have smaller quantities of other brands. Most recent in bound timepiece is an NFW Auto-Pilot chronograph to match my NFW Auto-Pilot automatic. I have also passed on watch collection bug to one of my sons....between he & his wife they have another 30 or so watches.
 

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I think that your poll needs more choices for this group. I'll bet most of us are 5+ watches. Currently at 18.
 

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I think you guys are right...I should really modify that poll to accommodate for the numbers I'm seeing here! Wow...you really are watch fanatics! I feel a little left out with my 2 lol
 

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Felix wrote:
I think you guys are right...I should really modify that poll to accommodate for the numbers I'm seeing here! Wow...you really are watch fanatics! I feel a little left out with my 2 lol
Felix - you probably have DOUBLE the amount of watches that most people on the planet have - which is 1 (one), lol.

But there are the people like us - the watch freeks, that love the variety and need more then 1.

So you are doing pretty well with double the amount of watches that most of the population has, lol
 

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Well, I'm definitely going to get my hands on some more. I've been hankerin' for a pocket watch for a while now...any suggestions? Something with a flip cover, preferably.
 

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Felix...If you are looking for a good pocket watch...and you want a new one...you can check your own company's stock for one. SO makes some of the nicest pocket watches on the market for the price. I like the one that has the moon phase complication...very nice and classy. The Skeletonized movement one Larry had on Shopnbc a while back is flat out beautiful....really a super looking pocket watch.

If you are wanting to spend more for an antique...well...the sky is the limit for how much you can pay for a really nice vintage pocket watch. I like the Illinois pocket watches myself...also Elgin, Waltham, and Seth Thomas...all made nice pocketwatches. I prefer a Minute Repeater....but you are talking big bucks for a vintage repeater...think of mid $4K and up.
 

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Felix,

If you sit 5 feet from Larry you definitely need more watches. Tell him you want one or two as part of your Christmas bonus. If he gives you about 300 then all of us can receive a Christmas bonus from Larry.
 
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