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Having greatly enjoyed viewing others collections on here, it feels only right to reciprocate and share my own (somewhat modest) collection. The keen-eyed will note the absence of any CW’s currently, a situation which I intend to remedy at some point in the not-too-distant future. It sounds like there are exciting releases on the way this year so I would expect a future updated post to include at least one.

So, the customary group shot followed by some individual snaps. Bookended by a beautiful little Dunhill dress watch (a gift from my wife many years ago, and a watch that I will never part with) and my most recent addition, a lovely grey Aqua Terra. This is a watch that I have long admired and last week picked up a 2009 example in fantastic condition, including all papers etc (also the original receipt from a boutique in Paris, lovely to know a little of the history of the watch). In between are a fantastic pair of Pinions, a Bremont (still not sure whether this suits the Nato or not), something from Marloe, my much-loved and much-worn BB58 (this one I definitely love on the Nato) and a Farer GMT.

Anyway, thanks for taking a look.
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^^^^ Good to see a couple of Pinions there. :clap: :clap:

Only one diver though; that's a rarity within the Forum. :wink: :wink:

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Indeed, definitely scope to grow the collection in the future, Guy 👍
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A smart collection. Although it’s probably the runt of the litter, I do like the Dunhill.
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Thanks Steve, it’s my favourite too. The only hand wound watch in my collection also.
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I really like your collection
I mean, you have an AT, and several really nice choices of British brand watches - so what's not to like? :thumbup: :D

I like Marloe watches a lot, and I think I missed a trick in not going for a Pacific 52 while it was still around...

Looking forward to seeing where you go next :D
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Great collection,the Dunhill is,by far,the stand out for me.Interesting that the majority of brands you have are all based within about 15 miles of each other(Bremont,Marloe,Pinion and Farer).
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missF wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:56 pm I really like your collection
I mean, you have an AT, and several really nice choices of British brand watches - so what's not to like? :thumbup: :D

I like Marloe watches a lot, and I think I missed a trick in not going for a Pacific 52 while it was still around...

Looking forward to seeing where you go next :D
Thank you. I’ve had a few other watches come and go over the years as we all have, but I’m overall happy with the current residents of my watch box. Maybe a nice Fears (I’ve come close to buying a Brunswick on more than one occasion) and of course a CW might find their way there at some point in the future 🙂
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Thanks David. Yes, that neck of the woods does seem to be quite a hub for British watch brands.
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I don’t think I’ve seen a BB58 on a NATO like that (or at least that color combination). That’s really stunning!
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MistaFroggyG wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 6:11 am I don’t think I’ve seen a BB58 on a NATO like that (or at least that color combination). That’s really stunning!
Thanks, it’s one that I picked up from the Strap Tailor fairly recently. When I bought the watch on a bracelet the AD included the matching NATO, however I found it too short. This one fits perfectly.
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Nice collection you’ve acquired. I’m a Bremont fan but agree with you that I don’t think the Airco looks right on that nato. The Bremont bracelet isn’t great but it would suit a strap well.
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Cheers Iain. A second opinion has likely decided things on the Bremont/NATO combination, so thank you. It came on a brown leather strap so I’ll probably switch it back later 👍
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Great looking group. The Aqua Terra is stellar :thumbup:

I don't think it is the NATO style that is off on the Bremont per se. It looks to me that a solid color would look much better. All black or all gray. Maybe a fine pinstripe down the center would be good. A solid navy blue would also look good. I would also splurge a bit and get one with a super tight weave. :thumbup:
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rkovars wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:31 pm Great looking group. The Aqua Terra is stellar :thumbup:

I don't think it is the NATO style that is off on the Bremont per se. It looks to me that a solid color would look much better. All black or all gray. Maybe a fine pinstripe down the center would be good. A solid navy blue would also look good. I would also splurge a bit and get one with a super tight weave. :thumbup:
Thanks for the suggestion, you might well be right on the solid NATO. Maybe some online shopping over the Easter weekend! I really do love that Aqua Terra, the previous owner clearly took a lot of care over it.
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