SOTC

Today I have gone 166 days since my last watch purchase, which makes this the longest stretch of a consistent collection yet in the 4 years I have been into watches. I figured that was as good of a time as any to post a SOTC. In chronological order:

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Louis Pion skeleton watch: i bought this on my honeymoon and it is what started it all. I don’t really wear it much any more as I am not a huge fan of skeleton dials anymore and at 42mm is larger than I would like for an all dial design. Still my wife loves it, I wouldn’t get much for selling it, so it is going no where

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G-Shock Square (with titanium mod kit from Alibaba): this is my go to hiking/biking/whatever watch and I hiked the Inca trail with it. Another one that will stay until it dies 

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Ginault Ocean Rover: I had this one custom ordered with a red bezel, and every time I wear it it puts a smile on my face. Every now and again I think “it is just a Rolex homage, I should sell it”. Then I wear it and realize it is another one that will be a long term keeper 

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Baby-G Pokémon: the resin band keeps this from getting worn too often, but as someone who grew up playing Pokémon on the school bus it makes me smile. I paid $90 for it, could probably sell it for $170 now, but I don’t see the need. Everyone needs a fun watch in their collection and this is definitely it for me. 
 

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The Citizen: one of citizen’s JDM models made to compete with Grand Seiko, and it does a hell of a job. This one is a limited edition of 200 with a red dial made of washi paper that is quite beautiful. 
 

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Cartier Santos: what can be said about the Santos that has not already been said. It is absolutely stunning and is my favorite watch in my collection without a doubt. A perfect dress watch, and also a capable sports watch. It really does it all. 
 

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Rolex Explorer: I always loved the 36mm explorer, but was hesitant to buy a 10-30 year old watch and never liked the 39mm. When Rolex brought the size back down I started saving immediately. Eventually I gave up that I would get off the waitlist and bought the Santos instead. 7 days later my AD called me and told me they had an explorer with my name on it. Thanks to a very supportive wife I was able to keep both. Every time I put it on it makes me consider just selling everything else. 
 

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Seiko SLA049 “Uemura”: my big boy at 44mm that some how wears amazing on my wrist. I love the cushion case with a shape that is so uniquely Seiko. It is the first blue watch in quite a while that I couldn’t get out of my head. 
 

Where to from here? I will get a speedy pro at some point, no question about that. Otherwise I am less certain. I debate about selling The Citizen now that the Santos and Explorer really limit my Citizen’s wear time (with the proceeds going to the moonwatch). I really like my Seiko, but the thought of selling it for a tegimented U50 has crossed my mind many times. Overall though I think my collection will be fairly consistent from here

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My buddy has the Ginault with a blue bezel looks sharp and feels great. I realize the company is plagued with controversy, but he makes a nice watch regardless.

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I have been paring down my collection as of late as well, so I fully support selling/giving away one you wear less to get a new watch that you might wear more! Got rid of my second watch I ever purchased for myself, an Orient field watch, when I realized it had been supplanted by a growing collection of more rugged divers. If you have something else that does the same job but better go for it!

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The Citizen is particularly nice.  Well done on escaping the addiction.

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That Seiko Asymmetrical is my favorite....

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Love that Citizen! 

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Nice collection. like your Casio G shock titanium Square.