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    wind-up merchant OhDark30's Avatar
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    Collection, what collection?

    OK, I finally admit to having a watch collection beyond my beloved 1979 Poljot 3017 Strela
    Here's some pics as proof:
    60s Seamaster
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    24hr Eurastyle
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    1967 birthyear Smiths W10
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    60s/70s Elgé
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    60s/70s Komandirskie
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    60s Tudor Oyster Prince
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    1976 Citizen 67-9119
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    More to follow when I've got some decent pics
    My quandary has been that I've worn the Strela for months on end, feeling no need for another watch
    There's at least 30 more under my roof, and I do feel that watches exist to be worn. So some (many) will move on.
    I'd just forgotten I had quite so many cool ones, sigh
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    Do hope you'll do some thinking aloud as you mull your way through the Circles of Your Collection

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    So I don't know how other people do it, but I seem to have phases of buying very similar watches
    First it was little black watches:
    Smiths Jewelled, Vostok Kama, HMT Pilot
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    I then had a thing for square watches:
    Zim сгач Samara State Aerospace University Commemorative
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    50s Zwezda (a collaboration with Lip)
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    Luch
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    And after trawling through loads of inexpensive obscure Swiss field watches, I found my ideal field-inspired watch in this 90s Poljot Alarm
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    Collection, what collection?

    Other things I've enjoyed have been chronos, colour and the off-beat..
    First, chronos
    I loved the 1963 and my 6138-3002
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    But the hunt was on for the perfect compliment to the Strela. Preferably with functional lume and not too huge
    The mid 80s civvie 3133 failed on both counts, but is a lovely watch
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1427315304.560713.jpg
    The Ollech & Wajs has great lume but is a bit slab-sided, and the broad arrow frustrates me (this was never an issue watch)
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    Inspired by arktika's smaller 3133 Sturmanskie, I found this subwave, which was Poljot's short-lived internet brand (1992)
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    Nice wrist profile, and very svelte for a 3133, seen here with the Strela
    And I do have a BNIB Aviator 3133, which doesn't really do it for me (busy & big)
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    And a 3133 powered Junkers, (centre) -again nice but too big on me
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    And I've not mentioned the 1950 Junghans J88 I got before the Strela, just a bit too classy for daily wear
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    OK, I admit to a slight chrono addiction :-)
    Last edited by OhDark30; Mar 25, 2015 at 09:52 PM.
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    Often tempted by the 6138-3002s on ebay..... amazing seventies design doesn't *have* to be loud and craggy

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    How on earth do you manage to just wear one watch when you have so many beauties to choose from!???
    Apeks | Archimede | Breitling | Bulova | Cabot Watch Company | Casio | Daniel Wellington | Davosa | Glycine | G-Shock | Hamilton | Nomos | Omega | Rolex | Seiko | Slow | Swatch | Timex | Vostok

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    It *is* a nice bit of kit
    Well executed, stylishly simple. I love the cleanness of the batoned dial, and the subtle layering of chapter ring and sub-dials. The surprising yellow hands, and the way the dial is blue in some lights, grey in others
    I got the 9119 as a smaller alternative (funnily enough I've never directly compared them on the wrist)
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    Really interesting, diverse, and attractive selection, OhDark30. I, for one, understand the pleasure of wearing the same watch every day!

    Jane

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    How on earth do you manage to just wear one watch when you have so many beauties to choose from!???
    Cheers Olly!
    Errm, because I'm quite forgetful? :-)
    This is making me realise just *how* nice some of them are
    I think I probably need to sell off the outliers and focus on the cool ones, maybe even (shock) organise some sort of rotation
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    That's quite a varied bunch!

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