Your 2018 watch haul?

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Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:27 pm

I start off every year by saying that I am only going to buy the watches I really NEED, which logically ought to mean none at all, but which usually takes me to around February or March! :lol:

Last year I survived until March. I was doing quite well until the much coveted C70 Ascari COSC appeared in SC.
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Then I decided I simply HAD to get a GMT, and the C60 arrived, again from SC, in May. It has been worn a lot and has fulfilled its intended purpose by going on trips to Greece, France and Cyprus. It has performed brilliantly and I would not be without it.
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There was a golden opportunity to revisit the past, if you will excuse the pun, when this rather lovely C5 Mk1 appeared in SC in October. It had to be. I haven’t worn it in earnest yet, because it has been with CW for a service, but I’m looking forward to getting it back this week.
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Finally at the beginning of November I was at CW Towers, and took the opportunity to bag myself a lovely blue dialled C 65 Trident Diver.
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So, that was my year in watches. CW 4, the rest 0. Which is why I felt justified in placing this topic in General Discussion.

What were your 2018 acquisitions?
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Re: Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by H0rati0 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:58 pm

For me, 2018 was to be a simple one watch project: to parlay my Citizen quartz dive watch for an automatic. The plan began well in that it sold quickly at a good price on ebay and than I went replacement hunting and bumped into CW. Nice dive watches, but I stumbled on the C8PR (I had coveted a pilot with PR, sub seconds and altimeter date for years, and am yet to see the like) and just had to have one..so I bought a Trident as well. And then a wholly gratuitous C9BDD. :oops:

But it didn't end there, oh no. The Trident turned out far too precious to be diving in, so to add insult to serious financial injury I acquired a Seiko Mini Turtle....

Disastrous year...... :shock:

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Post by Rebnats » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:28 pm

2018 was my introduction into CW watches in September when I purchased the following in a CW sale:

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So pleased with the watch, I have now purchased a C8 UTC Worldtimer in their January sales. Which hopefully will arrive this coming week.


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C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600.

Tag Heuer McLaren .
Tissot Classic T Touch.
Seiko Starfish.

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Post by Lawrence » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:37 pm

It's been a busy year for me;
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Bulova Accutron Gemini
C60 Trident Pro 600 Ombre
C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600
C60 Trident Blue Pro 600
C65 Trident Bronze SH21 LE
C65 Trident Black
Tudor Black Bay Heritage Maroon
Tudor Black Bay Heritage Black

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Post by oberonfoto » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:43 pm

Only two - both CWs. C60 Trident 300 Submariner and a C60 Trident GMT in Bronze:

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CWL C60 Trident Pro Orange, C60 Trident 600 GMT Red, C60 Trident 300 - RN SM Service, C60 Trident 600 Bronze GMT
Elliot Brown Canford - Ltd Edition Submariner, Omega Geneve, Record Swan, TagHeuer Kirium, CWC G10
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Re: Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by angusbon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:44 pm

My first real year collecting, it's been a busy one!
Also purchased an Oris TT1... ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by TigerChris » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:51 pm

^^ You have been busy!

Now, I wonder how long it will take Guy to type his list up for this year??!! :lol:

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Post by downer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:52 pm

2018 was a quiet year for me, with only three incoming...

Nothing happened until July, when I grabbed a bargain C65 Classic Black in the CW sale:

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This was followed by my (man maths) "free" Explorer:

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And then the long-awaited Ombre:

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Wonder what 2019 will bring...
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Post by downer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:53 pm

By the way, I'm not sure we have the bandwidth for Guy's post... ;)
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Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:55 pm

A Samsung Gear Sport - bought for use when exercising in the Gym or out walking and to be a Heart-Rate Monitor (HRM) without the need to wear a chest strap. At the time I bought this the Apple Watch didn't provide sufficient HRM facilities but I preferred the shape of the Samsung anyway as it looked more like an ordinary watch and I could wear it when swimming.

It ended up being worn as my main watch throughout the summer as I could do a quick-change from rubber strap for exercising to CW leather strap for normal wear due to the quick-releases on each strap.

My dad's old and final watch - not really a purchase but I had it serviced, the glass replaced and bought a new leather strap for it. Dial size is small compared to new watches, it's not worth anything financially but everything sentimentally.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
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After months of deliberation I decided eventually to buy the Hesalite version in October. By selling 3 CW watches and p/ex'ing 2 TAG Heuer watches I managed to limit the impact of the purchase and it's been worn every day since except for 2 days over Christmas/New Year when I wore my black/black C60 600 Trident.

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Re: Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:57 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:51 pm
^^ You have been busy!

Now, I wonder how long it will take Guy to type his list up for this year??!! :lol:
We'll be writing our entries into the "Your 2019 watch haul" thread before he finishes typing his "2018 bought" list.

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Re: Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by TigerChris » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:59 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:57 pm
TigerChris wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:51 pm
^^ You have been busy!

Now, I wonder how long it will take Guy to type his list up for this year??!! :lol:
We'll be writing our entries into the "Your 2019 watch haul" thread before he finishes typing his "2018 bought" list.
:lol: :lol:

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Post by TigerChris » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:13 pm

Right, I thought I’d best get in quick before Guy crashes the site! Image

All old pics, and no CW’s in 2018, but my 4 purchases for this year have been;

Hamilton Regulator
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Rado Original
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Oris Staghorn
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Seiko Orange Samurai
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2019 has started off with CW C7 Auto Chrono due to arrive tomorrow

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Re: Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by nbg » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:15 pm

I started 2018 with the aim of getting another decent blue dial watch and then calling it quits. That had also been my objective for 2017. A few close calls, but couldn’t get over the line.

Before looking at what I ended up buying in 2018, I did a quick count up of what I had bought in 2015 onwards and how many of them are still in my “regularly worn” category as opposed to the “why did I buy that?”/“sold”/“sell in 2019, when I can be bothered”/“store” categories.

I picked 2015 onwards, as that was when I decided to retire and having bought a couple of “retirement watches” that was supposed to be a full stop on my watch buying habit.

The numbers purchased seem to have been, with the number in brackets being those still regularly worn:

2015 - CW 4 (0). Other 7 (4)
2016 - CW 0. Other 5 (2)
2017 - CW 1 (0). Others 5 (1)
2018 - CW 0. Other 4 (3)

The watches for 2018 being a Smiths, a Rolex and a couple of non G-Shock Casio’s.

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Re: Your 2018 watch haul?

Post by timor54 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:20 pm

2018 was a good year, or bad depending on your perspective...
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That’s not to mention a couple more that came and went :oops:
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