JMarchitect's SOTC Jan 12

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JMarchitect's SOTC Jan 12

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Good afternoon all,

A new arrival at 7:20am this morning has prompted an SOTC post, thus:

All the lovelies nestling together on a chair...
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The 'strappies'- Vixa Type 1, Junkers Horizon, Fortis B42 Chrono, PRS20 ....
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Those on a bracelet- MKII Vantage, C20 (on a proper bracelet), Trident (on a tedious bracelet)...
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The quartz, Nautica, Citizen, Swatch, Triumph ....
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and the newbie, a PRS20 on ostrich strap, recently purchased from SC on TZUK.
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I had forgotten how lovely the slow-beat, unitas movement sounds in operation. It has a lovely 'snick-snick' sound and winding it is an absolute pleasure. The watch came on a plum coloured Toshi, my first experience of this brand and I am really impressed with the quality. However, I feel it is a tad too thick for this style case, hence it has been replaced by the Ostrich. I now have to find myself a watch to suit the Toshi! I have even turned my thoughts to building a watch- I have the strap and dial, just need to find a case, movement, hands and time!

That's it for now folks. I will aim to present a more in-depth review of the PRS20 at some stage. Needless to say, this little beauty is going to be on the wrist for the rest of the week.
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Splendid collection, John, thanks for sharing. I love the ostrich strap :clap: :clap:
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Looking good jm. Thanks for the look.

Ditto on the ostrich strap. :thumbup:
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Very nice collection you have (not sure about the Triumph). :D
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Nice collection indeed :)

Those PRS20's are underated i think...personally i like it on a Toshi though :)

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Thanks for sharing your collection. One correction, however, you can't fool me that's not a chair it's a small animal :lol:
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Very nice JM. I like your Junkers and the Fortis. Keep it up!
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That's a fine collection you have there jm.

What does SOTC stand for if not 'Sale of the Century'?

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scooter wrote:That's a fine collection you have there jm.

What does SOTC stand for if not 'Sale of the Century'?

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Re: JMarchitect's SOTC Jan 12

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Thanks for the comments chaps. Sitting here quietly reading and I can hear the prs20 ticking away. Very calming.

Scooter- I think SOTC stands for State Of The Collection. Wasn't Sale of The Century a programme in the Eighties?

Village- the toshi is ace but the buckle is almost as heavy as the watch! Just before mine arrived I had a good look at straps and buckles and now have my eye on a snake skin and cast silver buckle. Very pretty!
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jmarchitect wrote:Scooter- I think SOTC stands for State Of The Collection.
Thanks jm.

The Fortis is still looking good I see.

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Nice rounded collection there (is the chair dead yet?).
Nice PRS-20 that you have acquired... and a nice choice of strap ... but it's the wrong colour... :?
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Loddonite wrote:Nice rounded collection there (is the chair dead yet?).
Nice PRS-20 that you have acquired... and a nice choice of strap ... but it's the wrong colour... :?
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It is the wrong colour. The chap I bought it from bought the prototype black dial from Eddie and swapped it for the white one. I have the white dial in a plastic case and have been looking at cases, movements and hands to build my own watch. Sounds like a good idea anyway!
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in those photo's that is one cool stool!
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f1colin wrote:in those photo's that is one cool stool!
Thanks! It is an 'homage' of an Eames LCW chair, one of a pair, which we had covered in cow hide to match our original Le Corbusier chaise and cow hide rug. All very seventies but there is nothing like sitting on cow hide!