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SOTC Illiera

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Haven’t posted for a while, lots of chopping and changing recently but quite a few CWs have left the collection (C9 AM GT, C65 Dartmouth, C4 Peregrine) and a Serica 5303-3 and Smiths W10 took their place.
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Nice tight collection there :thumbup: I tried on a friends Serica several months ago at a meetup. Great watches!
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rkovars wrote: Tue Dec 19, 2023 4:48 pm Nice tight collection there :thumbup: I tried on a friends Serica several months ago at a meetup. Great watches!
Thank you. I deliberately keep my watch box to four slots so that I am restricted, the hobby has a habit of getting away from me otherwise. I love how the Serica looks. The movement is very accurate, but it doesn’t feel anywhere near as robust as a Sellita.
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Hi Andy, I see the Smiths sized compartment has been filled..It looks great.
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Great looking collection! Nice you have a bit of everything, GMT, dress, dive, aviation, a real benefit from the four slot collection.

The C9 SPC is a very very special watch IMHO!
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DavidCM wrote: Tue Dec 19, 2023 5:32 pm Hi Andy, I see the Smiths sized compartment has been filled..It looks great.
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I managed to find one just this week, we met up in the same pub as you and I did!
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Baser wrote: Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:31 pm Great looking collection! Nice you have a bit of everything, GMT, dress, dive, aviation, a real benefit from the four slot collection.

The C9 SPC is a very very special watch IMHO!
Absolutely, it’s one I can’t see myself ever parting with. The next switch will be the GMT, but I’ve set myself on buying a big purchase so it’ll be around for a while longer yet!
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I do like a small collection of carefully curated watches. The box itself looks interesting as well, did it have a former life as something other than a watch box?

It’s also an interesting bezel on the Serica with both hours and minutes, I’m not sure I’ve seen one like that before.
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That’s a great collection. It’s really pleasing on the eye and pleases my watchie sentiments too. Great job :thumbup:
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iain wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 10:36 am I do like a small collection of carefully curated watches. The box itself looks interesting as well, did it have a former life as something other than a watch box?

It’s also an interesting bezel on the Serica with both hours and minutes, I’m not sure I’ve seen one like that before.
I bought the box from a shop on Etsy some time back, I’m sure I could find the link somewhere but I recall it was only £20 or so.

The Serica is one of the best looking watches I’ve seen, it screamed French chic before I even knew they were a French brand. I’ve not used the bezel but the intention is to be able to use it as either a dive timer or the slightly impractical way of observing another time zone (another nod to the French stereotype of design over function)
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missF wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 11:12 am That’s a great collection. It’s really pleasing on the eye and pleases my watchie sentiments too. Great job :thumbup:
Thank you! The job now is to work out what replaced the C60 when I hit the big 4-0 in a few years time. With vintage, military, dress, and diver all ticked off I might need to find something a bit whacky!
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