If Time Only can tell

Jan 10, 2020,16:58 PM

If it’s about essentials or functions and even simply down to Time only watches, these 3 brands already have some much variations in metals, shapes, sizes, plus some functions of diving and/or antimagnetic capabilities.

Don’t you love this hobby?

But during a private chat with a member, I learn that I am only considering myself as a hobbyist, enthusiast but not a collector, lol 🤣


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Of course! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 10th, 2020-23:08

Wonderful and stunning collection

 By: MTR : January 10th, 2020-17:04
of pure beauty. Many congrats! You ARE a collector in the best manner! 😊 Best Thomas

Thank you very much Dear Thomas 🤗

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-17:53
I’ve done my homework cherry picking. You made my day. Cheers.

Thanks nacelle... [nt]

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-18:30

Funny thing

 By: EinPa : January 10th, 2020-18:51
I actually find myself liking the Railmaster the most. If you put it on paper I would probably be my last choice. Go figure. Beautiful piece.

Looks can be deceiving ...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-19:39
That’s why forum policy not to discuss price makes sense. We’re easily blind sighted with bias 😇

I’m actually not a priced biased collector

 By: EinPa : January 10th, 2020-19:47
I have always been aesthetics first. I’ve never been a huge fan of the omega aesthetic and I am a huge fan of that particular Patek and the A Lange builds. Hence my statement. The railmaster reminds me of the Le Coultre tool watches from the 50’s and 60’s... 

Ah...I apologize for my assumption...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-20:00
Putting the ones I listed on “paper” does show the RM being the least. This RM with the bubbly sapphire crystal is actually very photogenic.

This is from the 60th Anniversary Trilogy set [nt]

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-20:34
No message body

It's one of the best collection one can hope to have. Simple, elegant and sophisticated for a discerning eye. All pieces are perfect indeed. Beautiful. [nt]

 By: Pun : January 10th, 2020-18:55
I don't want to be called a collector if I can have privilege of owning these watches in my watch box.

Appreciate the kind compliments, Pun 🙏🏻

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-19:45
I know the top time-only watches may be from the best Indies like PD, KV, GF but that’s another league. Like you, I’m also happy with these from major brands.

Haha...now that you mentioned, I went back and surprisingly....

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-19:58
My only time only with date is this one: The Rolex sports model cannot count since they have more functions. I can live with a lot of time/date watches that comes with 324 movements too, if you know what I mean 😬 ...  

Ha!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 10th, 2020-23:29

5196 and 1815 the BEST time only with RL THE top of class

 By: emcquillan : January 10th, 2020-22:44
But all 6 are fantastic watches of course. Thanks for sharing your beauties. Best,

That’s right....I’m still missing a RL in my Langes but not decided on which one yet...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 10th, 2020-23:01
The dream RL will be the RL Jumping Seconds or PLM of course but that’s a different level too. You’re very welcome my friend. Cheers 👍🏻

A superb collection.

 By: jlux : January 11th, 2020-00:08
I really like these "time only" watches.

Thanks a lot...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 11th, 2020-08:13
Setting these are really easy, don’t even have to worry AM or PM.

Collectors tend to like certain things than im not willing to appreciate as much.

 By: Reuven Malter : January 11th, 2020-00:17
So once i said to myself that i dont wanna be a collector, i feel much happier. From your collection, i liked your Railmaster the most. When i would try to think like i collector, i would had to say 5522 for its rarity and special place within the PP line... 

You’re very welcome and appreciate the kind words...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 11th, 2020-08:17
My collection theme is to have variety and minimize redundancy. That’s why I’ll not have like eg, 10 Doxas with different dial colors I know some collectors do and they are real collectors 👍🏻😬

That one is quite special indeed. [nt]

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 11th, 2020-08:17

A hobbyist? No my friend!

 By: ZSHSZ : January 11th, 2020-00:54
Someone who curates such a variety, is a collector! All superb, and since everyone chose a favorite, all dough hard, I’ll vote for the Patek 5196. Thank you for showing us this beauties.

Cheers 🍻 my friend 🙏🏻

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 11th, 2020-08:22
So kind of you so I’ll be a collector going forward, though “clueless” how this watch collecting has become, lol, but glad to ride the wave or jump on the bandwagon. The 5196 is very charming and every Time I strap it on, I kept peeking at it. Good taste ... 

🙏🙏😉 [nt]

 By: FabR : January 11th, 2020-12:21

I’m not opposed to date windows either...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 11th, 2020-10:05
like most at 3 or 6 or 12 o’clock position, just not at the 4:30pm. Funny why no one puts it at the 9 o’clock position? Maybe most brands design it for right handed people who wears it on their left hand so it doesn’t hide in cuffs. Time only makes it pur... 

Collector or hobby

 By: Weems@8 : January 11th, 2020-12:31
To be or not to be. (Shakespeare) In my case it is an interest. Collection is growing, and each year i knew which watch i wil enrich my collection. These are on my list. -Bvlgari -Baume and Mercier -Vulcain -IWC If no borders where on the road. -F.P. Jour... 

Interest is a nice and appropriate description too...

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 11th, 2020-14:06
It is good to have a clear list so the destination is set. Your list covered a lot of bases and 3 of 4 complications are also my wish list too.


 By: Weems@8 : January 11th, 2020-14:29
Go to hear that you do it the same way. The downside is, no surprises. The outcome is the bought of watches which satisfied me a lot. I chosen for the great feeling, and not buy a lot in a short term. A nice watch is for me not a bottle of orange soda. Ex... 

wow...gr8 theme !

 By: mahesh : January 14th, 2020-00:00
every one of them are elegant & understated...esp. your first picture sums-up all !! well chosen. Best, mahesh.,

Thanks Mod Mahesh....

 By: Clueless_Collector : January 14th, 2020-09:59
With limited funds, I have to be very, very selective 😉