Bad Influences on Watch Crunch

This looks to be my last new old watch, and my penultimate watch of 2022. (I technically have another in transit but it will be my first of 2023.) This is a Heloisa, which was a brand of Gilomen & Cie. They registered the brand in 1912, but did not register the fancy "H" scripted logo until 1950. So, my personal search for a pre-1950 red second hand continues. I have to take it home, find a more permanent strap, and clean it up.

For 20 years my collection has consisted primarily of mid-1960's minimalist watches and 1940's rectangle "tank" watches, with a few quartz beaters thrown in. I never would have looked twice at a watch like this. What could have changed that would have made me buy several of them?

I think that the answer is to be found right here on Watch Crunch. I think that I have been "influenced" by one of our chief vintage influencers. I blame @Porthole.

In addition to military style watches I am also more accepting of quartz movements. I had been very anti-quartz. I may have been confused. Perhaps, I was just anti-Fossil.

Who on WC has influenced you? How has your taste changed or expanded under the sway of WC?

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All Crunchers are bad influencers!!! I’m trying my best not to go the Vintage rabbit hole…thanks to you and and the infamous @Porthole … 

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I’m so easily influenced that pretty much everyone here has gotten me interested in at least one watch or type of watch. I no longer hate quartz, I’m considering several Seikos and Sinns, I search eBay almost continuously for vintage watches…the list goes on. Not only have I discovered new things, I’ve started to like old things I used to hate. 
 

It’s disgusting really. You guys are the worst. 

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I don't know if I've been influenced about specific watches by any specific person, but this place has definitely helped my pile of expensive, outdated, wrist-worn trinkets seem totally normal.

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The Pook I'm wearing today is thanks to your influence Greg!

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How else would I have found this microscopic microbrand from Finland except here on the Crunch.

Oh - and I can't forget @AllTheWatches influencing me to purchase the Farer Meredith...

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Lately i been influenced by mr @RobertWood with the recommendation of the rotary cambridge lol.

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Unholy

Lately i been influenced by mr @RobertWood with the recommendation of the rotary cambridge lol.

Did you end up getting one? What do you think of it if you did?

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The only direct influencer on watchcrunch for me thus far has been my friend Gareth @GasWorks .

Every time we go out for a beer he brings along something he has been working on and more often than not I end up buying it! I had no interest in vintage seikos previously!

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RobertWood

Did you end up getting one? What do you think of it if you did?

Yes sir, currently waiting for my brother to go back to indonesia mid january. Exactly the one you mentioned from amazon link 😂. Thats the most impulsive buying i ever done, cant wait to see it in flesh. @RobertWood 

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Guvnor64

The only direct influencer on watchcrunch for me thus far has been my friend Gareth @GasWorks .

Every time we go out for a beer he brings along something he has been working on and more often than not I end up buying it! I had no interest in vintage seikos previously!

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We're due a beer soon. I promise not to bring any watches. 😉

I'm waiting for parts on 3 or 4 atm so you're safe. And you've seen this one already...

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GasWorks

We're due a beer soon. I promise not to bring any watches. 😉

I'm waiting for parts on 3 or 4 atm so you're safe. And you've seen this one already...

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That is a looker.

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Everyday is a struggle listening to this lot, especially those of you in the vein of vintage. A struggle to keep up with the information, a struggle to keep up with the fashion of the times, a struggle to put up regular WRUW posts, a struggle to brave posting up anything at all, and a struggle with containing my inner hoarder. A pleasure getting to know some neat folks and learning about watches. But the struggle is real.

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You know I think I've been a much worse influence on all of you guys than you have on me. I feel really good about my level of degeneracy bringing down the conversation.

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I am too stupid to even take the advice that I actively solicit.  It took me a full month of bashing my head against the wall.before I took @Pete_NSOW 's great watch advice for my wife. 

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Man...

I was in such a state when I joined WC, that everyone has had some influence. 

Thanks to you & @Porthole I'm more open to & educated about vintage. 

Thanks to @mjosamannen I'm not going to complete my attempt at a themed collection.

Thanks to @TimexBadger I appreciate Timex more.

Thanks to @HotWatchChick69 I'm much educated about brands & economics. 

Thanks to @Max & the bunch of enablers he harbors I need 3 watch boxes currently. 😉😂

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Guvnor64

The only direct influencer on watchcrunch for me thus far has been my friend Gareth @GasWorks .

Every time we go out for a beer he brings along something he has been working on and more often than not I end up buying it! I had no interest in vintage seikos previously!

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I used to think I was the president of the @GasWorks fan club, but it's definitely you now! 👍

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UnholiestJedi

Man...

I was in such a state when I joined WC, that everyone has had some influence. 

Thanks to you & @Porthole I'm more open to & educated about vintage. 

Thanks to @mjosamannen I'm not going to complete my attempt at a themed collection.

Thanks to @TimexBadger I appreciate Timex more.

Thanks to @HotWatchChick69 I'm much educated about brands & economics. 

Thanks to @Max & the bunch of enablers he harbors I need 3 watch boxes currently. 😉😂

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