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I continue to consolidate my collection.
Want to keep one FPJ only and it doesn’t have to be my current CB.
If I wanted to acquire something below six digits, what would you guys recommend?
Criteria in order of importance:
- white metal / titanium
- high collectability potential / minimal depreciation
- ergonomically comfortable / easy to use
- low key / not attracting too much attention
- Open to useful complications
Have owned a CB for a few years now and before that a gen 1 PT Resonance (which didn’t last too long because I found the two crowns a bit cumbersome).
Would appreciate your feedback. Thank you.
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Dear all I continue to consolidate my collection. Want to keep one FPJ only and it doesn’t have to be my current CB. If I wanted to acquire something below six digits, what would you guys recommend? Criteria in order of importance: - white metal / titaniu...
If it ain’t broke then why fix it
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gr8 choice on steel with an impressive dial !
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Hi Mr. Gatsby
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