Most unique watch you own

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:22 pm
PaddyL1978 wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:32 am What is the most unique and affordable watch you own?
I’m not sure I have any watch that is unique, in that there is probably another one like it somewhere. Uniqueness to me implies an absolute quality.

I’m also not quite sure how it ties in with being someone’s most affordable watch. Mine certainly wouldn’t be.

However, were I to look at my collection and pick out one watch I would probably not expect to see anywhere else, it would be this Longines which is signed for a jeweller (long since closed) in my home town. (Pidduck, Hanley)

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What a cool story. I e used these two words specifically to challenge the imagination. There are some watches I’ve seen that are 20k-220k that are custom made and super over the top “unique” but as you’ve aptly pointed out - unique is also in the eye of the beholder.
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I have 3 watches that can be described as unique in that I machined the cases, backs and crowns and made the dials.
I also have 1939 Omega in a gold Dennison cushion case in exceptionally good condition. This was bought new for my Dad
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15/21. Fantastic watch. From the concise guide to RLT watches (no longer manufactured):

RLT36 "Nautilus": A limited edition of twenty-one pieces featuring an engraved Nautilus motif (designed by Born) applied to the screw-on back of the 200 metre water-resistant, 40mm all steel case, the crown and the bracelet clasp. Available with either a divers style or 12-hour bezel, the watch is powered by a Swiss made, ETA 2824-2, 25 jewel automatic movement with quick setting date, white on black date wheel and hacking seconds. The crystal is sapphire and the bracelet is Swiss made with screwed links and wetsuit extension. Supplied in an orange, "Nautilus" logo box.

I have owned this watch since 2017. There have been a few owners, but none from outside The Watch Forum. I still have 3 spare bezels, 2 divers (one black) and an orange / red 12 hour bezel. And mine has a black on white date wheel, not as described above.

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I doubt I have a watch that qualifies. I do have a carriage clock I purchased at the estate sale of Robert Hardy, the English actor, which I am pretty sure dates back to about 1840.

And I do have CW limited edition watches!
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golfjunky wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:18 pm I think I have two that qualify. Firstly my IFL Casioak Milkyway, limited edition hand painted dial Arty piece that didn’t have to be marked at 70% off to sell. Sold out in a matter of hours and is now going for over rrp
Am I the only one bored by the continual cheap shots at the Tribus MDS? The folks that bought one won't be swayed by your continual jabs, and those that didn't buy one don't care. Get over it.
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This is mine - C65 Dartmouth.
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Nothing out of the ordinary, at first glance at least. However, look at the bezel insert carefully. This one has silvered bezel markings all the way around with the only exception being the vintage lume triangle marker at 12 o’clock. Apparently, half a dozen or so of these bezels were made up before the decision was made to go with with the patina shade of printing all the way around the bezel. Some of these variations were accidentally put into sold models of the watch.

Roughly 4 months after I bought this watch, I got an email from CW Towers who were offering to replace my bezel with a “standard” version. I politely declined. A few months later, I discovered that everyone else who had been supplied with the alternative bezel had taken up this offer, except one owner. Therefore, this watch has only one twin in the entire world!

I will track him down…

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Most unique watch I own.....I have one unique watch but also another one that due to it's age is certainly getting to the stage that it will be unique soon.

My C60 Trident GMT MK3 Prototype :

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Comparison photos kindly given to me recently with permission to post them, Prototype is on the right in the photos :

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The other watch in my collection is my 1934 Rolex 912 'Tank' which I inherited from my Grandfather's brother "Uncle Sonny" :

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Brill Ferg, the light catcher case is a great difference.
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^^^ What he said. Beautiful!
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Lavaine wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:03 pm Am I the only one bored by the continual cheap shots at the Tribus MDS? The folks that bought one won't be swayed by your continual jabs, and those that didn't buy one don't care. Get over it.
You’re not alone. I started applying a zero-tolerance policy a while ago. This feature (in red) has helped me to ignore the broken records and trolls:

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golfjunky wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:18 pm Firstly my IFL Casioak Milkyway, limited edition hand painted dial Arty piece that didn’t have to be marked at 70% off to sell.
Lavaine wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:03 pm Am I the only one bored by the continual cheap shots at the Tribus MDS? The folks that bought one won't be swayed by your continual jabs, and those that didn't buy one don't care. Get over it.
0uatiOW wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:44 pm You’re not alone. I started applying a zero-tolerance policy a while ago. This feature (in red) has helped me to ignore the broken records and trolls:
I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed and was annoyed by that! A comment like that serves absolutely no purpose other than to antagonize. It adds nothing to the discussion.
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My most unique watch is a custom modded Seiko Sea Urchin - truly one of a kind! As discussed here, I added a new bezel insert, hand set and domed crystal. Forgive the odd angle of the photo. That was to avoid a reflection from the light on the crystal.

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I suppose my modified Christopher Ward watches must be my most unique.

C600 Tri-Tech with PVD removed. I have a similar one in yellow.
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C6 Kingfisher with an automatic movement. The white dial was never offered as an automatic C60.
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I also own a few prototypes which didn’t go into production.
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Richard D wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:09 am I have shared this before on the forum but I think this is a unique watch but with a common story.

It's a very rare 1945 IPI Watch Co Chronograph...

...I forgot to add, I paid £700 for the watch the same as a
C63 Sealander Automatic.

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WOW.
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My unique CWs

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