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    It has been a good year

    Realistically, I gained an interest in watches when I joined WUS slightly over a year ago. Before that, I just wore a basic stainless steel three hand Eco-Drive everyday. It did what I needed it to do, and it still receives occasional wear.

    This is the Eco-Drive that was all by its lonesome for 6 or 7 years (purchased it when I got my first decent job)

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    In 2013, I joined WUS primarily to purchase this Oris from the classifieds, and I also picked up another Eco-Drive

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    In 2014, my watch interest sort of blew up....and the following came to be

    Added my first Vintage watch, an Oris to accompany my first decent automatic

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    Picked up too many affordable watches...
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    The Bulova has since been gifted away, the Seiko is having issues keeping time

    More to come...

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    I picked up a couple more extremely affordable watches, including a Casio Edifice and a Burberry quartz chrono.....then I decided to try some slightly nicer watches

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    After learning a bit more about what I liked and did not like, I sold the Orient Star and the Steinhart. The OS wore a bit small,a nd it was too dressy for my regular wear. The Steinhart felt *too* knockoff to me, so it left as well.

    I gained an interest in the micro brands, so I picked up the following (no pictures)

    Lew & Huey Acionna
    Lew & Huey Cerberus
    Melbourne Hawthorn (inadvertently gifted to my father.....he fell in love with it)


    Then I decided to go with some slightly nicer watches, all of which I still have and wear:

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    I really enjoyed my Jazzmaster, so I picked up another, Seaview on the left
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    To end the year I decided to step up to a slightly nicer level of watch and add my first German watches. Not my picture.

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    To finish the year I picked up a Nivrel Deep Ocean GMT a week or two ago, no pics yet, so another Google image. It is receiving the most wear of any right now.

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    Nice stuff. You have good taste. How many are in your collection now?

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    Thanks for sharing. What are you thinking of adding next?
    Grand Seiko SBGR053 Seiko SBDX001 'MM300' Nomos Tangomat Datum ​Tudor Pelagos

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    You sure it wasn't "Mediocre"?

    I kill me

    Nice pick ups. Enjoyed seeing the progression over the year. Quite the progress you made. What's next on the hit list?

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    Damn. You've got some nice ones there! I hope the OS found a loving home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocre View Post

    Added my first Vintage watch, an Oris to accompany my first decent automatic

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    Like that old Oris. May need to look in to adding one.

    -hayday
    The pessimist says it can't get any worse while the optimist says it can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Nice stuff. You have good taste. How many are in your collection now?
    26 or 27, depending on whether or not I still count the Hawthorn that my father "borrowed" lol

    Quote Originally Posted by stewham View Post
    Thanks for sharing. What are you thinking of adding next?
    Technically, I have already purchased a Melbourne Avalon....but it has yet to be built. I have not decided if it will be for me or my dad. If he likes it, it will be his along with the Hawthorn.

    I would like to round out the German watches with a third piece, possibly a Stowa Prodiver or one of the Muhle offerings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    You sure it wasn't "Mediocre"?

    I kill me

    Nice pick ups. Enjoyed seeing the progression over the year. Quite the progress you made. What's next on the hit list?
    Everything I do is Mediocre

    Aside from considering a German, I am also hoping to pick up 2-3 other watches this year. I seem to keep gravitating towards Ball's red line watches, Fortis chronographs, and Meistersinger single hand watches.

    If I can find the smaller version of the Oris XXL Regulateur though, that is my next purchase at any point in time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    Damn. You've got some nice ones there! I hope the OS found a loving home...
    Thanks. It sure did, sold via WUS to a gent who is enjoying it.

    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    Like that old Oris. May need to look in to adding one.

    -hayday
    I was skeptical at first, but I like it. Apparently, small watches are not the devil lol

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    Thanks for sharing.
    It's always nice to have the opportunity to follow and understand the different ways we enjoy this hobby.

    Cheers,
    C

    P.S.: BTW, I refuse to call you (or your collection) Mediocre.

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    Would love to see the Nivrel when you get a chance.

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