This is my watch collection so far

This is what I have for my watch collection so far and I have plans to get more. I plan on having 30 watches in total. 

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Great start to a collection! 

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watchobsessed

Great start to a collection! 

Thanks 

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Agreed - great start. 

My advice would be to ease your way into it and pick up quality less expensive watches first if you plan to get to 30 in total. Always better to make mistakes at low cost while you figure out what you really love and what was "coyote bait" (you will chew your arm off to get rid of it).

I would advise to stay away from Etsy - so many frankenwatches (assembled from various dissimilar watch parts) and numerous fakes - the site is literally littered with them - probably more fake watches on Etsy then real ones.

On eBay, be very careful of watches from India, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. I'm sure there are other locations, but these are known for redialed watches (watch dials are repainted - some very good but most terrible) which have Swiss brand names but the watches are anything but Swiss watches from those brands.

Chrono24 is really useful for finding a range of prices for a reference, but the prices are usually at a premium - remember unless it says "Fixed Price" - you can make an offer. I have had only a few offers rejected outright - most have accepted or made a fair counteroffer.

WatchUSeek is an online forum where you can find other collectors selling watches they no longer want in their collections. You can get very good deals there, but again be wary and check to see that they have a good rating and have been a member of the community for a long time. Some fantastic buys on WUS.

My top four suggestions for additions to your collection are as follows:

Quartz Dive Watch - Casio Duro - approx. $50 - if it's good enough for Bill Gates...

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You can purchase the Casio Duro all over the internet and in big box stores.

Mechanical Field Watch - RZE Valor 38 - approx. $300 - rough, rugged and built to last

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https://www.rzewatches.com/pages/valour-38

Dress Watch - Certina DS-1 - approx. $300 - superb value and looks fantastic

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Here's a wrist shot so you can see what it really looks like - I would only buy it on the bracelet unless you are purely a strap type of person.

You can find them at the $300 discounted price from many gray market dealers like Jomashop, Ashford, and others.

Chronograph - Seiko Recraft Solar Quartz - approx. $200 - solar powered and beautiful

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Link to an example at Jomashop for $124:

https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-chronograph-quartz-blue-dial-mens-watch-ssb409p1.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwwL6aBhBlEiwADycBINvCOqClfzgLPxsze8kZ6YV8Izrxec7fPgungWJemCX0v7fuow200RoCjykQAvD_BwE

Hope this helps!

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ChronoGuy

Agreed - great start. 

My advice would be to ease your way into it and pick up quality less expensive watches first if you plan to get to 30 in total. Always better to make mistakes at low cost while you figure out what you really love and what was "coyote bait" (you will chew your arm off to get rid of it).

I would advise to stay away from Etsy - so many frankenwatches (assembled from various dissimilar watch parts) and numerous fakes - the site is literally littered with them - probably more fake watches on Etsy then real ones.

On eBay, be very careful of watches from India, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. I'm sure there are other locations, but these are known for redialed watches (watch dials are repainted - some very good but most terrible) which have Swiss brand names but the watches are anything but Swiss watches from those brands.

Chrono24 is really useful for finding a range of prices for a reference, but the prices are usually at a premium - remember unless it says "Fixed Price" - you can make an offer. I have had only a few offers rejected outright - most have accepted or made a fair counteroffer.

WatchUSeek is an online forum where you can find other collectors selling watches they no longer want in their collections. You can get very good deals there, but again be wary and check to see that they have a good rating and have been a member of the community for a long time. Some fantastic buys on WUS.

My top four suggestions for additions to your collection are as follows:

Quartz Dive Watch - Casio Duro - approx. $50 - if it's good enough for Bill Gates...

Image

You can purchase the Casio Duro all over the internet and in big box stores.

Mechanical Field Watch - RZE Valor 38 - approx. $300 - rough, rugged and built to last

Image

https://www.rzewatches.com/pages/valour-38

Dress Watch - Certina DS-1 - approx. $300 - superb value and looks fantastic

Image

Here's a wrist shot so you can see what it really looks like - I would only buy it on the bracelet unless you are purely a strap type of person.

You can find them at the $300 discounted price from many gray market dealers like Jomashop, Ashford, and others.

Chronograph - Seiko Recraft Solar Quartz - approx. $200 - solar powered and beautiful

Image

Link to an example at Jomashop for $124:

https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-chronograph-quartz-blue-dial-mens-watch-ssb409p1.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwwL6aBhBlEiwADycBINvCOqClfzgLPxsze8kZ6YV8Izrxec7fPgungWJemCX0v7fuow200RoCjykQAvD_BwE

Hope this helps!

That's the coolest bluest blue Duro ive seen!! Would look phenomenal as a hydro-mod!!

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ChronoGuy

Agreed - great start. 

My advice would be to ease your way into it and pick up quality less expensive watches first if you plan to get to 30 in total. Always better to make mistakes at low cost while you figure out what you really love and what was "coyote bait" (you will chew your arm off to get rid of it).

I would advise to stay away from Etsy - so many frankenwatches (assembled from various dissimilar watch parts) and numerous fakes - the site is literally littered with them - probably more fake watches on Etsy then real ones.

On eBay, be very careful of watches from India, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. I'm sure there are other locations, but these are known for redialed watches (watch dials are repainted - some very good but most terrible) which have Swiss brand names but the watches are anything but Swiss watches from those brands.

Chrono24 is really useful for finding a range of prices for a reference, but the prices are usually at a premium - remember unless it says "Fixed Price" - you can make an offer. I have had only a few offers rejected outright - most have accepted or made a fair counteroffer.

WatchUSeek is an online forum where you can find other collectors selling watches they no longer want in their collections. You can get very good deals there, but again be wary and check to see that they have a good rating and have been a member of the community for a long time. Some fantastic buys on WUS.

My top four suggestions for additions to your collection are as follows:

Quartz Dive Watch - Casio Duro - approx. $50 - if it's good enough for Bill Gates...

Image

You can purchase the Casio Duro all over the internet and in big box stores.

Mechanical Field Watch - RZE Valor 38 - approx. $300 - rough, rugged and built to last

Image

https://www.rzewatches.com/pages/valour-38

Dress Watch - Certina DS-1 - approx. $300 - superb value and looks fantastic

Image

Here's a wrist shot so you can see what it really looks like - I would only buy it on the bracelet unless you are purely a strap type of person.

You can find them at the $300 discounted price from many gray market dealers like Jomashop, Ashford, and others.

Chronograph - Seiko Recraft Solar Quartz - approx. $200 - solar powered and beautiful

Image

Link to an example at Jomashop for $124:

https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-chronograph-quartz-blue-dial-mens-watch-ssb409p1.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwwL6aBhBlEiwADycBINvCOqClfzgLPxsze8kZ6YV8Izrxec7fPgungWJemCX0v7fuow200RoCjykQAvD_BwE

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the info and will do that, I have a list of watches I am looking for to add to the collection. 

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Good collection to start off with. I agree that you should take your time and ease your way into your collection.

I know sometimes it’s difficult to control the urge of buying the watch you like but try to step back, breathe and give it some thought. Take a few days or weeks to see if you still like that watch. If you still do, then you know what to do. This way, you may save your money and not have buyer’s remorse.

30 watches is no small amount. Take your time and enjoy the hunt and the enticipation. Most importantly is to never go into debt for a watch. It’s not worth it.

Ok, I’m sounding like an old man! LOL. Sorry about that. 😂

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divefroggy

Good collection to start off with. I agree that you should take your time and ease your way into your collection.

I know sometimes it’s difficult to control the urge of buying the watch you like but try to step back, breathe and give it some thought. Take a few days or weeks to see if you still like that watch. If you still do, then you know what to do. This way, you may save your money and not have buyer’s remorse.

30 watches is no small amount. Take your time and enjoy the hunt and the enticipation. Most importantly is to never go into debt for a watch. It’s not worth it.

Ok, I’m sounding like an old man! LOL. Sorry about that. 😂

Thanks and yes I am being very careful with my decisions on watches, you don't sound like a old man to me. 

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Nice collection so far. Loving that Sturmanskie been looking at getting one myself.