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money and watches... random reflection on the hobby

Nice watches are luxuries, and are not inexpensive. Given that I enjoy watches as a hobby, and my watches are not/will never be investments nor "investment grade" (!), is there such a thing as "responsible" participation in this hobby? Consider this: Rand
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By: remarque
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NickO
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Sapphire sandwich!

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By: ripper444
0
59

She's back !

After 4 months of full service and mainspring replacement. It's so refreshing and i can't say enough how happy I am to put her on my wrist...like a long lost love Curiously, they also replaced the chronograph second hand, main hour hand, and one of the su
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By: hoseachandra
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halgedahl
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Fourteen years and 20,000 posts and the magic is still strong.

I wanted to try and boil down the essence of what this site is all about. After thinking about it for a while and kicking words around like passion and compulsion. I settled on this word which as simple as it may sound fits my experience here. Community I
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By: Bill
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Izhik
740

Saturday alone time with these guys

After a long week at work and thoroughly exhausted I find my solace in these old buggers. Dusted them off for the bday weekend. Vintage military watches and old dive watches are definitely my thing. Some photos to share: HAGWE everyone
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By: Mr.Gatsby
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Makilla
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It's all about the details

it's been not cooler than with a blued pallet fork.
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By: Jocke - Bad Santa
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Jocke - Bad Santa
270

So as predicted I got the new spitfire Mark IWC

I have to say that I always wanted a Mark to work on my wrist but the 41mm case and long lugs never really worked. I\'m also not much of a nato guy but figured if I was to try it this is the perfect model for it. Overall I am happy with this piece. Accura
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By: ripper444
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Ron_W
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Hamilton and Seiko make my day 😍

Here are 2 of my post lovely watches. No need to be expensive to have pleasure and with those, I have
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By: Tyo
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eklektik
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Hello dear friends

A good friend of mine will be visiting various cities in Italy: Padua, Venice, Bologna, Fiorence, Asis and Rome. She offerered to buy me a nice watch strap. Can any of you give me some advice as to where can you buy nice Italian vintage style watch straps
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By: renerod
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luca.rev
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A brand I would have never considered buying, but after handling one in person, I'm reconsidering.

OK, it's not a brand that shows up here often, and not a brand I would have ever considered buying in the past, but I stopped by my local AD and was immediately attracted to one specific watch. The brand is Frederique Contsant, the model, a very attractiv
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By: Emil Wojcik
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halgedahl
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