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This video reminds me of when I started collecting watches about 5 years ago and I saw a Mint In The Box Seiko Orange Monster 2 for $150 in a pawn shop and didn't buy it because I wasn't sure if that was a good price.


When I went back to the store the next day to buy after finding out that $150 was a good a price the Seiko Orange Monster 2 was gone. That was when I saw this Orient Speedster(on the left ) It was $99 so I bought it. I will always regret not buying That Orange Monster 2.:cry: I don't have any of theses watched anymore but that was my collection in 2016.



This my collection in 2020,at least I have an Orange Monster Homage,lol.

 

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So cool True, and you know, in a way, you are still in the good old days
of watch collecting. Because 5 years really isn't that long sir. 馃槈(y) You
may not have those first four watches anymore, but you are actually just
at the tip of the iceberg fun wise. :D Seriously, the new additions are
terrific, and love how you just go with your heart with what gets added to
the collection. It's great, and so was this post ! ..Thanks a lot !!!
 

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This video reminds me of when I started collecting watches about 5 years ago and I saw a Mint In The Box Seiko Orange Monster 2 for $150 in a pawn shop and didn't buy it because I wasn't sure if that was a good price.


When I went back to the store the next day to buy after finding out that $150 was a good a price the Seiko Orange Monster 2 was gone. That was when I saw this Orient Speedster(on the left ) It was $99 so I bought it. I will always regret not buying That Orange Monster 2.:cry: I don't have any of theses watched anymore but that was my collection in 2016.



This my collection in 2020,at least I have an Orange Monster Homage,lol.

Nice. What brand is the orange monster homage?
 

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Before I got into watches I used to collect guitars. That was between 2004 and 2014. I bought and sold over 260 guitars during that period.

 

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If you collected guitars on that scale, I imagine you're a guitarist on some level? I used to be irresponsible with my own guitar trading practices at one time.

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If you collected guitars on that scale, I imagine you're a guitarist on some level? I used to be irresponsible with my own guitar trading practices at one time.

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Thanks for showing me that thread. I will post some pictures there. I am a really bad guitar player but I used to love guitars.I sold most of my guitars after I got divorced in 2014 . I still have 3 guitars,a Les Paul a Tele and a Strat but but I don't play them too much anymore.
 

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That's extraordinary True, and even those three you have left make
up an incredible collection !!! 馃幐馃幐馃幐 So awesome to learn about
sir. :cool: ..Can't thank you enough for sharing this, or these with us !
 

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That's extraordinary True, and even those three you have left make
up an incredible collection !!! 馃幐馃幐馃幐 So awesome to learn about
sir. :cool: ..Can't thank you enough for sharing this, or these with us !
Thanks Tom,I recently unearthed my post from a 2005 Harmony Central Electric Guitar Forum thread.

I joined that forum on October 18, 2004 soon after I had bought my first guitar since 1978, a J.Reynolds Stratocaster

The Thread's Title is "List here all of the gear you've owned"

Posted June 12, 2005

"Since last year I have bought and sold the following:



amps:



80's Crate 112 amp(I found this at a thrift store for $50 and thus began a rekindling of my long dormant interest in guitars)

Vox Pathfinder 15

Vox ADVT15

Vox Tonelab

Tech 21 TM 10

Harmony H-400(tube)

Silvertone 1451(tube Danelectro)



Electric Guitars



J.Reynolds Strat

Squire 51'

Westone Bendmaster

Rickenbacker 325c58 HamburgJG

Fender Telecaster MIM

Agile Valkyrie(1st version w/humbuckers)

Ephiphone Sheraton II

Fender Telecaster 69 Thinline(MIM RI)

Fender American Telecaster 52 RI

Les Paul Studio(2002 Wine Red)

Fender Floral Stratocaster(2002 CIJ)

Fender Highway 1 Stratocaster(Teal blue/green)

Fender Custom Shop Strat (Shell Pink body/headstock gold HW)

Truetone 3/4 size single pickup(60s)

Fender American Standard Strat(Olympic White 1987)

Epiphone G-310(red)

Epiphone SG Special(Black w/Gotoh humbuckers)

Gibson SG Classic(P-90s 1999)

Gibson SG Special(Wine Red)

Gibson SG 61 RI 1999

Rickenbacker 340VP(Fireglow)

Gibson Melody Maker(Red Satin 2003)

Fender Duo-Sonic 1993 MIM RI

Silvertone Jupiter(1423L)

Truetone solid body with Barney Kessel Pickups(1968)

Rickenbacker 325v63(1997)



I only have 5 guitars and 3 amps now as I have sold or traded most of these.



By the way if I had never stumbled across this GAS producing website(Harmony cental) and met all you freaking maniacs I would still have my J.Reynolds Strat and Crate amp and some money for my kids braces.Ah but what is the fun in that?"

This was the first guitar and amp I bought in 2004

 

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Boy oh boy, that is really something, and actually just awesome that you
can at least go back, and see all of this ! 馃弳馃馃槑Actually is breathtaking
seeing everything you had, as well as unbelievably impressive. Isn't it so
much fun how life goes?! 15 years ago can seem like a lifetime with what
you liked, and enjoyed in life. But then at the same time, nothing is set in
stone for what you might like 5, 10, 15+ years down the road again. 馃檪
You might be right back into guitars, or something else you don't even
know that you like, or enjoy yet. It's amazing sir !

THX once again for for the great look, and topic !!!
 

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Boy oh boy, that is really something, and actually just awesome that you
can at least go back, and see all of this ! 馃弳馃馃槑Actually is breathtaking
seeing everything you had, as well as unbelievably impressive. Isn't it so
much fun how life goes?! 15 years ago can seem like a lifetime with what
you liked, and enjoyed in life. But then at the same time, nothing is set in
stone for what you might like 5, 10, 15+ years down the road again. 馃檪
You might be right back into guitars, or something else you don't even
know that you like, or enjoy yet. It's amazing sir !

THX once again for for the great look, and topic !!!
Thanks Tom,Before guitars my obsession was antique radios and phonographs. and before that it was records. I had so many I had to open a store to keep them in,lol. that was back in the 80s





 

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Thanks Tom,Before guitars my obsession was antique radios and phonographs. and before that it was records. I had so many I had to open a store to keep them in,lol. that was back in the 80s






No need to thank me True. 馃檪

This is fascinating, and all the thanks goes to you !馃榾(y) Seriously, not only are
you, or were you into the coolest hobbies. But then you had an actual store?!!!! o_O
Can only imagine how phenomenal an experience that must have been. From
here it looks like it was some kind of store, and almost like a museum honestly. 馃槑
Just your sign, along with saying you had was THE best ! 馃槈

Yowza sir, thanks so very much for sharing this with us !!!
 

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No need to thank me True. 馃檪

This is fascinating, and all the thanks goes to you !馃榾(y) Seriously, not only are
you, or were you into the coolest hobbies. But then you had an actual store?!!!! o_O
Can only imagine how phenomenal an experience that must have been. From
here it looks like it was some kind of store, and almost like a museum honestly. 馃槑
Just your sign, along with saying you had was THE best ! 馃槈

Yowza sir, thanks so very much for sharing this with us !!!
Thanks Tom,that was actually my second store. I was partners in a record shop before this and sold my half to open my own store which was combination antique and record store.



 

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This was my first store circa 1980.My life was just like that movie "High Fidelity" back then,lol.






 

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Thanks Tom,that was actually my second store. I was partners in a record shop before this and sold my half to open my own store which was combination antique and record store.



This was my first store circa 1980.My life was just like that movie "High Fidelity" back then,lol.






Back to watches, my Orange Monster homage looks right at home in the Seiko box that came with my Alpinist.

Boy oh boy, can't actually say how amazing all of this is to find out about
sir ! 馃槻:cool: (y)(y) You have done it all it sounds like, and still seem to love
those previous hobbies, and professions. 馃榾So now, what's next a possible
watch shop? Or online watch store?!! :D All of it is just awesome to me True,
so thanks so so much just for filling us in !!!

Wow, just wow !
 

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Haha no watch store for me,my girlfriend is already a little concerned and asked me why I am always looking at pictures of watches on my computer :)
 

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Haha no watch store for me,my girlfriend is already a little concerned and asked me why I am always looking at pictures of watches on my computer :)

馃槃

You know what might be cool then True? Is to possibly get your girlfriend
into watches like you did with The Mandalorian. 馃榾That way she will see
what you see in the hobby possibly, and get into it as well. Then before
you know it, you'll be coming up with another neat store name ! (y) (y)

Just a thought. Don't mind me. 馃槉
 

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馃槃

You know what might be cool then True? Is to possibly get your girlfriend
into watches like you did with The Mandalorian. 馃榾That way she will see
what you see in the hobby possibly, and get into it as well. Then before
you know it, you'll be coming up with another neat store name ! (y) (y)

Just a thought. Don't mind me. 馃槉
Lol,that would be cool...but it is never going to happen.
 
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