SOTC: CStokes23 - Sept 19

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SOTC: CStokes23 - Sept 19

Post by Cstokes23 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:55 am

I’m new to the forum so I thought I would introduce myself and my current collection here.

I’ve been through a ‘fair few’ watches up to this point and have found 3-5 in my collection is my sweet spot.

In order of last in is the Monta Triumph. I was looking for something sub 40mm, quite thin as my usual is larger thick divers, something with some water resistance, basically something of an all rounder.

Then the Planet Ocean, aside from the fact I just LOVE the PO, as someone who travels occasionally the jumping hour hand was my justification for having two Omega divers in my small collection.

Finally my longest serving is the SMPc, the only one with any sentimental meaning and only sure thing in my collection. I wore it to the birth of my first daughter, I then sold it when I saw something ‘new’ before quickly realising what a mistake I had made and thankfully was able to buy it back. I will also be wearing it to my upcoming wedding and birth of my second daughter.

So without further ado;
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There’s space for another 1 or possibly 2, I’ve got some ideas but I’ll see how these three get along and what I’m missing. :D

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Re: SOTC: CStokes23 - Sept 19

Post by welshlad » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:38 pm

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your collection with us. You've got three cracking watches there. :thumbup:
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Re: SOTC: CStokes23 - Sept 19

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Welcome to the forum.

3 watches that I'd be happy to own and wear. I was considering buying 1 of the Monta range but the additional customs charge over to UK put me off as it'd push it to upper budget or over for such a watch.

Are you in the USA/Canada to have made the Monta purchase easier? How does the quality compare to the 2 Omega?

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Re: SOTC: CStokes23 - Sept 19

Post by Cstokes23 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:41 pm

welshlad wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your collection with us. You've got three cracking watches there. :thumbup:
Thanks! These are the three that I’ve had no desire to sell for anything else. :)

Mikkei4 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Welcome to the forum.

3 watches that I'd be happy to own and wear. I was considering buying 1 of the Monta range but the additional customs charge over to UK put me off as it'd push it to upper budget or over for such a watch.

Are you in the USA/Canada to have made the Monta purchase easier? How does the quality compare to the 2 Omega?
Thanks! I’m in the UK actually, but the Triumph ticked all the boxes I was looking for so I watched and read as many reviews as I could before I pulled the trigger. I went second hand to reduce the risk and luckily it paid off!

Quality wise, it is impressive for a micro brand and I think it holds its own next to the Omegas quite well. It’s been taking a good chunk of wrist time off the Omegas, so that may also say something also!

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Re: SOTC: CStokes23 - Sept 19

Post by Thegreyman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:35 pm

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the back story to your watches, 3 crackers you have there.
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