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SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by EddieTheBeast » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:19 pm

This is my watch collection after three years of collecting. I have only retained two watches since my SOTC a year ago (Seiko Alpinist and Seiko SKX007). I have no watches in my collection from 2 years ago

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Divers:

I have gone from four divers to now two divers a black and a blue. My black diver is the Seiko SKX007. For my blue diver: I bought a Seiko Samurai Save the Ocean in January, but sold it in June - this was because I didn't like the dial getting darker blue at the bottom - and also because I bought a Seiko Turtle 'Blue Lagoon' which was similar, but my preference.

Seiko Turtle 'Blue Lagoon'

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Seiko SKX007

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Chronograph:

Two quartz chronographs have gone from the collection and have been replaced by a new automatic chronograph. This watch looks much better in real than photos - a great looking watch, perfect size for me and with a nice movement which has an interesting history.

Perpetual Chronograph

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Field:

The Alpinist has stayed in my collection from last year. The perfect field watch.

Seiko SARB017 'Alpinist'

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Dress:

I have a new dress watch which I have left on the strap it came on, as I really like it. This is really smart looking and changes colour from silver to light blue depending on the light.

Seiko Cocktail Time 'Skydiving'

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Aviation:

This is now my only Christopher Ward. I really like the 42mm size - and the watch is in as new condition.

Christopher Ward C10 Avitor MkI

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My other new aviator watch is currently my most worn watch. It has a fantastic domed acrylic crystal and the lume on it is excellent.

Lew & Huey Phantom

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I am really happy with all seven watches - so have no plans to sell any. I might buy one more watch in 2020 to get my collection back up to 8 watches. I would really like another automatic chronograph, especially an aviation type (I do like the Christopher Ward C9 Me 109 SPC) or possibly a motorsport type.

Six of the seven watches were bought off the Christopher Ward Forum 'Sales Corner', the Seiko Cocktail Time I purchased from new.

Thanks for looking. Happy watch hunting for 2020 :-)
Dean

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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by StrapMeister » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:51 pm

That's a great collection you have there Dean...some very nice pieces :thumbup:
Glad to see the Alpinist is still there :wink: :D
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:07 pm

That's a lovely 'tight' collection you have there Dean and good to see you have two of my cast off / hand me downs. :lol:

Seriously, good to see the C10 and Phantom. :thumbup:

To me the stand out piece, which punches well above its weight (cost), is the hand wound Perpetual. Great classic style piece.

Do you have anything particular in mind for 2020 that you would like to get?


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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:51 pm

That's an excellent collection you have Dean with a nice variety of colours and styles.

My favourites are actually all the Seikos - the Blue Turtle, the Alpinist (what a beautiful green dial that has) and the Presage Cocktail Time (I used to own one of these myself, the ice blue dial is also amazing on these. I wasn't so keen on the patent leather strap and deployant and put it on a CW strap/bader).

If you are looking for an auto chrono, then maybe CW will tempt you if this is going to be the "year of the chrono" for them :)
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:25 pm

StrapMeister wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:51 pm
That's a great collection you have there Dean...some very nice pieces :thumbup:
Glad to see the Alpinist is still there :wink: :D
Thanks Nigel - I've never stopped loving the Alpinist! :wink:
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:43 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:07 pm
That's a lovely 'tight' collection you have there Dean and good to see you have two of my cast off / hand me downs. :lol:

Seriously, good to see the C10 and Phantom. :thumbup:

To me the stand out piece, which punches well above its weight (cost), is the hand wound Perpetual. Great classic style piece.

Do you have anything particular in mind for 2020 that you would like to get?


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Thanks Guy, I'm so glad I finally bought the C10 off you - and your old Phantom off Uncle Dicky! Both great peices and still in as new condition. The Phantom as hardly been off my wrist since it arrived!!

I agree with your comments on the Perpetual. I'm thinking of getting the Di-modell Nevada strap (that came with my Alpinist) also in black, so I can wear the watch more!

As for 2020 I'm first going to see what appears in the CW sales! I do also keep looking at the DH 1962!
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:52 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:51 pm
That's an excellent collection you have Dean with a nice variety of colours and styles.

My favourites are actually all the Seikos - the Blue Turtle, the Alpinist (what a beautiful green dial that has) and the Presage Cocktail Time (I used to own one of these myself, the ice blue dial is also amazing on these. I wasn't so keen on the patent leather strap and deployant and put it on a CW strap/bader).

If you are looking for an auto chrono, then maybe CW will tempt you if this is going to be the "year of the chrono" for them :)
Thanks Patrick. The Seikos: blue Lagoon and Alpinist really shine in the sun! Lovely watches and going up in value! I realise most people take off the shiney black leather strap, with blue stitching that the 'Skydiving' Cocktail Time comes on! But I really do like it!

Yes, I'm looking forward to the new CW chrono watches!
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:17 am

Looking good Dean! My favourites would be the blue lagoon (I have one of those) and the Perpetual. I’m very partial to a hand wound chronograph (it keeps the watch thinner) and that one looks equally nice from either the front or the back... :thumbup:
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by EddieTheBeast » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:47 pm

gaf1958 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:17 am
Looking good Dean! My favourites would be the blue lagoon (I have one of those) and the Perpetual. I’m very partial to a hand wound chronograph (it keeps the watch thinner) and that one looks equally nice from either the front or the back... :thumbup:
Thanks Gary, those two are definitely the quality watches of my collection!
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by Viognier » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:55 pm

Count me in for the fantastic Perpetual as the pick of the litter! Appreciate the SOTC post and quite the turnover within your collection. It's liberating when you dial in and figure out what watches work for yourself. Congrats !
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Re: SOTC: EddieTheBeast Jan 2020

Post by EddieTheBeast » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:08 am

Viognier wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Count me in for the fantastic Perpetual as the pick of the litter! Appreciate the SOTC post and quite the turnover within your collection. It's liberating when you dial in and figure out what watches work for yourself. Congrats !
Thanks. Yes, I was lucky to get the Perpetual at a very good price off another Forum member - though it feels like a very expensive watch when I wear it! I agree that it's nice when you're not looking to sell any of your collection, because you're happy with them all.
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