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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Thegreyman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:23 pm

Very interesting to see your collection Steve and I like how you neatly subdivided it.

My favourites are the CW MMXV FLE, the Speedy of course and actually all of that lovely octet of vintage pieces.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by scooter » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:39 pm

I want that Speedy and I want it now.

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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by MiniMpi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:40 pm

Great to see an update of your collection Steve.
You did appear to like CW Chronographs, all great versions too ;)

Your Tank and Speedy are just fabulous of course.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by nbg » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Always good to see a collection with stories behind a few of them. Even though you don’t wear them as much now, I still think they are a great bunch of varied vintage watches.

Picking one would be the Speedmaster.

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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:31 pm

Neil, I have decided to leave the Tank and the Speedy in the box for the next week while I am at home, and to wear all the vintages at some time.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Richard D » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:38 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Neil, I have decided to leave the Tank and the Speedy in the box for the next week while I am at home, and to wear all the vintages at some time.
I’ve a few vintage watches in my collection. I tend to wear them on special occasions, for example on my dad’s birthday.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:42 pm

I tend to wear them in the evenings, Richard. Having been to the gym, I am putting together a Cobb salad with some crusty bread and white wine, and I am wearing the 286.

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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Richard D » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:47 pm

^^^^ Stunning, I’m still looking for a 1957 Railmaster at the right price and condition.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Kip » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:15 am

Excellent collection Steve. Nice to see those vintage pieces again. :thumbup:
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:27 am

Thanks, Kip. If the weather ever improves, and when it does, I fully intend this year to wear them much more often as the Panama season progresses! Last summer was totally dominated by the Dynamic Duo! :D
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by StrapMeister » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:59 pm

What a great varied collection you have there Steve :thumbup:
The one that really leapt out at me was the Marvin 1917 8)

I also think I need a Tank in my collection and I don't mean a Sherman!
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:52 pm

Fabulous and varied collection Steve; some pieces of which I feel fortunate to have seen when you brought them to the London GTG a couple of years ago.

Glad to hear that you are intending to be more varied in your 'daily wear'. :thumbup:

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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:08 am

Cheers chaps. @Strapmeister a few pics of the Marvin. Still keeps very good time. The picture by the local war memorial was taken on 4 August 2014.

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Being an aficionado of straps, I’m sure you will know David Boettcher's excellent site, Vintage Watch Straps.

The Marvin is on one of his cognac straps.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Jape » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:48 pm

Nice collection, Steve! Did you have a Nomos at some point, or does my memory fail me? After a long break, I might confuse you with some other forumite.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:08 pm

Jarkko, great to see you back!

Yes I did have a Nomos Tangente but after I acquired the Tank it wasn't getting worn. I did a trade with Kevin_b1 for his DBR1, but I'm pretty sure he sold it on.
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