1000th Post SOTCollection - Near The End?

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1000th Post SOTCollection - Near The End?

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Hello All,

My name's Pete and this is what i've built up over the course of about 5 years, i have a few more but these are the ones i respect the most (pics are a bit rubbish but light was fading fast):

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The bronze watch and the holiday watch:

Zenton B42, Orient Revolver
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Only 20 Black dial B42's have been made, this one is No 16 to match my Birthday
Upon release the Orient Bombed - this is the only watch in my collection i'd really dive with.

The one diver too many:

Breitling Super Ocean Abyss
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I saved 45% on RRP on this fella - bit of an impulse really but quality is impressive.

The Military And Aviation Stylee:

Precista PRS-5, Hamilton Khaki Conservation GMT
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The PRS-5 is waaay easier to wind than the Omega Speedmaster
The Hamilton is actually my most accurate Auto - The strap had a chunk taken out of it by a parrot.

My favorite watch and.......well an F1 (my other holiday watch):

Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m, Tag Heuer F1
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The 500m was a £750 impulse buy and now i couldn't be parted from it - It won the Red Dot design award when it was released in 2009. The F1 has since seen another redesign since this version which pushes it closer to the Aquaracer and Link Lines, not a good move if you ask me.

My very, very bestest Watch:

JS Watch Co Frisland (Godf??)
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A very recent purchase (will post more shots soon maybe) Only around 10 of these dials have been made out of volcanic ash for the Frisland series. For such a small company i cant say enough about the Build quality. I will get another JS if i ever go back to Iceland.

The Omegas:

Omega Speedmaster Moon watch, Omega seamaster Planet Ocean (42mm)
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Whilst on the moon, the Speedmaster had to survive temperatures of -120 to +160 degrees celcius
This version of The PO was worn by Daniel Craig in the Quantum of Solace

My Black Balls (he, he!):

Ball Fireman Night train DLC, Ball Engineer Master II Diver TMT DLC (phew!)
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The Night train was my first ever Grail, the day after i bought it Ernest Jones raised the price by around £380 :shock:
The Diver TMT has the most insanely decorated dial i have seen on a diver and was half price.

My Valjoux 7750:

Ball Fireman Stormchaser
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I don't reallly like 7750's, much prefer a thinner handwind chrono. Again couldnt say no because of massive discount but it does get alot of wear.

The Only watch anyones ever bought me and the best Seiko 5 ever (IMO):

Seiko Sportura Alarm Chrono, Seiko 5 Fathoms
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The Sportura was an engagement pressent from my fiance and i couldnt be happier with it. The 5 reminds me of the Seikos my grandad always used to wear (ie seiko 5's)

And one on the Wrist:

Christopher Ward C20 Lido
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Lets not forget the C20, my favorite CWL design - suffers from quality issues but its a keeper due to the white dial.

Thinking outside the Box:

Casio Protreck PRW 2000T
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I also have a G shock but it never gets worn and has sat in my bathroom for 2 years now. I like this protrek even if it goes against what i usually buy.

And a group Lume shot to end:
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Re: 1000th Post SOTCollection - Near The End?

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Great collection; I love seeing members lists!
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That's a fairly nice collection of different watches there :)

You are also the only other person i have seen that has a J&S...i have an Islandus that i 'stole' from them just after the Icelandic Kronar just about halved in value.

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Congratulations Pete. You have a very nice collection. I especially like the Zenton. :thumbup:
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Post by redd »

Thanks for the pics P. Must admit to thinking you had less watches.

The Omegas speak for themselves, love the (stand out) Zenton and I continue to admire your Balls - particularly the Night train & TMT.

So which one is the 1000th post giveaway?
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Re: 1000th Post SOTCollection - Near The End?

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Excellent collection Pete

Well worth looking at.
Dancematt wrote:The strap had a chunk taken out of it by a parrot.
God I hate parrots when they do that!

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Cheers all, this year will not see many buys i reckon.
village wrote:That's a fairly nice collection of different watches there :)

You are also the only other person i have seen that has a J&S...i have an Islandus that i 'stole' from them just after the Icelandic Kronar just about halved in value.

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Aaaah there it is, i did wonder if you still had it village (saw your post on the SJ forum), they are absolutely stunning watches, Visited Iceland not more than two weeks ago and spoke to Sigurdur and his father Gilbert at their shop, he showed me around their little workshop and all the machines and processes they use - it was a great experience. Any pitures do not really do justice to their watches.

The Good thing about buying it over there was that you can get 15% tax back on any icelandic products so i saved enough to call it a worthy price.
scooter wrote:Excellent collection Pete

Well worth looking at.
Dancematt wrote:The strap had a chunk taken out of it by a parrot.
God I hate parrots when they do that!

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So do i!

Heres the Little rascal - He loves leather, mobile phones and chips dipped in sweet and sour sauce!

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He can whistle the opening lines to the A team Theme tune though so i let him off :)
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

SUPERB collection, Pete! Thank you for sharing :thumbup:
J&S, Speedy and yellow Orient are my personal faves...but they're all great! Congratulations 8) 8) 8)
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He's a cutie really then.

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scooter wrote:He's a cutie really then.

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yeah hes not bad, trying to go to sleep on my shoulder as we speak.

heres a quick teaser of the Frisland God - would like to do a full review of my experiences with Gilbert and co

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Excellent collection, and a very interesting post. Thanks. :)
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Thank you for all the pictures.
Interestingly, despite the exalted company it is keeping, it was the Seiko diver that first drew my eye. There's certainly a theme of black dials which I think leaves you plenty of scope to expand the collection into other colours :D
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Lovely collection, and nice parrot. :D
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Excellent collection and photos.

I too like the style of the JS watches. Never seen one live but they do look good.

Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
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Absolutely stunning collection you have there. Assuming they are in the same order for the lume shot, it looks like the Zenton has the best lume? Followed maybe by the Orient? That is a BA Orient diver.