Incredible- if you don’t mind me asking…what is this beauty?

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Completion of Indie Box One

 By: Hororgasm : April 19th, 2022-09:41
Friends, Purists, Collectors, lend me your ears........ 51 years ago, almost to the exact day, at the height of the Cuban Missile crisis, in a letter to Chairman Khrushchev, President John F Kennedy ended with "The great revolution in the history of men, ...  

Thank you sir

 By: Hororgasm : April 25th, 2022-09:15
Collected over time and respresent my humble horological Indie journey Best, Horo

Beautifully written, and with a statement collection to accompany your thoughtful insights.

 By: ArmisE : April 19th, 2022-09:58
Truly impressive spectrum that helps one reflect and appreciate the evolution some of these indies went through, and that others are working towards. Would be great addition if you had a label for these amazing pieces, but it’s a little on the larger side... 

Unbelievable collection Horo!

 By: Geo : April 19th, 2022-10:12
I remember having seen many of them. GEO

howdy my Cartier master sifu,

 By: Hororgasm : April 19th, 2022-12:41
its a collection that span over 15 years, and I am happy not to have sold any, but keep pumping in fresh funds to acquire my desired and dream pieces. best, Horo

Many rare gems in there - superb collection

 By: VinnieD : April 19th, 2022-10:18
Interesting to see a Preziuso: very uncommon to see one Honest question: have you lost interest in "mainstream" brands?

not at all

 By: Hororgasm : April 19th, 2022-10:32
its just like my day job versus my night job I still collect mainstream brands, but the marginal utility of Indies have a gentler slope. and the hype of Rolex, Patek etc is turning off true blue collectors, including past-sell-by date collector like me. m... 

Dear Horo.

 By: Bounce781 : April 19th, 2022-10:25
This is probably the best collection of interesting watches I’ve ever seen. Huge congrats and thank you for supporting the indie creators. Cheers

Fascinating collection and a great write up

 By: Credor : April 19th, 2022-10:29
Thank you for sharing your very impressive collection of rare independent watches. Cant wait to see more.

Much appreciated sir

 By: Hororgasm : April 23rd, 2022-08:07
Not sure aboit vast, but dream...definately, for me. I am much grateful to fellow collectors and watchmakers that made it possible Best, Horo

Your collection is absolutely phenomenal!!!

 By: KCLQMULKU : April 19th, 2022-11:02
The pieces you have within are beyond exception! I dont normally see posts of MB&F timepieces and it would great if you could post a few...? )

Wow… I just had a…

 By: Esharp : April 19th, 2022-12:02
Hororgasm. Best E.

Wow! What an unbelievable collection!

 By: JoshTheCanadian : April 19th, 2022-12:25
I love the KV and RW Smith one-two punch .

There are a few around 😉

 By: Ivan5 : April 19th, 2022-15:19


 By: amanico : April 19th, 2022-21:34


 By: Ivan5 : April 21st, 2022-14:15

Amazing collection.

 By: Ping.Timeout : April 19th, 2022-13:32

Which one do your kids like the most?

 By: patrick_y : April 19th, 2022-14:44
Always nice to read you Horo!

User name checks out :)

 By: vitalsigns : April 19th, 2022-15:03
Wonderful, diverse collection

Bravo! Well Done!

 By: jp884 : April 19th, 2022-15:14

I love the diversity of this collection

 By: TeutonicCarFan : April 19th, 2022-15:31
And the thesis behind it. Thanks for sharing. 👍

Fantastic collection!

 By: Watchcph : April 19th, 2022-17:32
Many thanks for sharing! I look forward to the second case, but honestly enough for many years of gazing in this alone!

Not certain impressive is enough of a description. Head could..

 By: Ronald Held : April 19th, 2022-18:21
Explode contemplating all those watches. Most interesting in Indies, but not to that extent.

You know my love for independent brands my friend

 By: Watchonthewrist : April 19th, 2022-19:04
I must admit your a real inspiration for me how to look at my collector’s journey. Your collection is incredible imho . So diverse and amazing. Can’t think of a watch I would like to add when looking at your box . Looking forward to see box2🙏🏻🤗 ... 

My eyes are spinning. How do you ever decide what to wear each day?

 By: BigAppleBill : April 19th, 2022-19:42
Which one do you wear most?

Holy smokes…..beyond a collection, that’s a 1 st class horological museum you have built, Horo!

 By: ChristianDK : April 19th, 2022-21:06
I am lost for words…except thank you for sharing this and I can’t wait to see the second case.

Haven't seen you here for a while but that's a phenomenal box of indies!

 By: fernando : April 20th, 2022-03:52
Can't wait to see box 2. Your avatar is a good reminder of the good ol' days.


 By: keks : April 20th, 2022-05:02
congrats on your journey so far and all the best wishes going forward!

Vianney deserve a special place in every collection!! he is a artist trapped in a craftsman body

 By: Hororgasm : April 20th, 2022-09:29
LF is not in the box because there is a chance I may have lost the watch, along with a few others. Within the family, we are suspecting our former domestic helper being the cause of the loss....its ongoing. best, Horo

Looking at this box, I feel like the proverbial child in the candy store!!!

 By: mrds : April 20th, 2022-10:59
This is a simply mindboggling box of indie candy you have assembled here. Congratulations for your vision, and for what I assume was a selection process that was joyful and painful in equal measures.

What a most marvelous collection of indie brands!

 By: Sfwatchlover : April 20th, 2022-14:10
Every piece is precious and exquisite. I especially like the two De Bethune pieces. The DB27 v1 In salmon dial is especially rare. Congratulations and enjoy!

Holy moly!

 By: takman : April 20th, 2022-17:15
Can’t think of anything missing, what an amazing collection. You must share some more photos!


 By: donizetti : April 20th, 2022-20:36
So much human creativity and collecting taste all optimally space efficient in what must be an enormous and very heavy Peli case! Thanks for that picture! Best Andreas

Nice to see the Goldpfeil Urwerk sitting next to a younger brother.

 By: Andy_Mac : April 21st, 2022-12:06
..,.and the Tsunami 👏 What a collection. Thanks for sharing 🙏

Glad you notice they are next to each other!!

 By: Hororgasm : April 21st, 2022-17:25
Goldpfeil is largely forgotten these days, and a relic project. Thank you! Best, Horo

Not totally forgotten here! 🙂

 By: Andy_Mac : April 25th, 2022-13:08
Here’s my white gold example, seldom seen. Best regards - Andy ...  

Amazing collection

 By: Cookies : April 21st, 2022-20:47

Thank you sir

 By: Hororgasm : April 22nd, 2022-02:14
Best, Horo

Long time never see your posts here

 By: Cookies : April 22nd, 2022-08:30
Missed your presence for a few years now. I was away for about 4 years, trying out a new life in Vietnam. I recently came back, some 3 years ago. Had the opportunity to eat Bak Kut Teh with Dr Cheong a few months ago. I really enjoy his company. Witty and... 

Great Post and amazing box...

 By: traineract : April 22nd, 2022-13:29
For posterity, would be great if you could share the names of the pieces in box one. I could recognise a few but unfortunately I don't have enough knowledge to know all of these pieces.

Amazing Collection...can someone help identify...

 By: JustaGuy : June 10th, 2022-20:00
...the watch at the top right. I can't recognize it. Looks like a regulator?

Maitre du Temps

 By: Hororgasm : July 27th, 2022-17:43
Great story behind it, think MB&F.....started same time, even similar naming nomenclature... Best Horo

Everything I ever wanted!

 By: radone : June 11th, 2022-05:20
Congratulations for this exceptional cherry picked box. It has many pieces I own, owned or hope to own (i.e. the GoldPfeil, carefully put next to the Ur105). Stunning, absolutely stunning! Best, R