Returning as a Newbie!

Hi,

Excited to meet you all. I first became interested in watches as a teenager in the 1970's / 80's and this passion continued until the 2000's, although with a young family and financial commitments, there was no room for much actual collecting, let alone "luxury watches"! The interest gave way to collecting "other things" after that, until my wife gave me a JLC Master Control Calendar for our anniversary. Little did we know that this would reignite my dormant passion, and open the floodgates to full-time research (the joy of having free time in retirement), meet-ups, dealings and yes, collecting!

I am very fortunate that my wife shares this completely with me, and therefore every watch (except the JLC she gifted) is jointly shared by us (even though most of them are too large for her to wear).

I love that this site is non-judgemental, inclusive (of all types of collectors and all types of watches) and that posters here are generous with their comments and encouragement!

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The JLC is absolutely gorgeous!

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Welcome to WC. That’s a beautiful watch, and a fantastic gift. It’s great that you and your wife share watches, I’m a little jealous. My wife is understanding, but doesn’t really get my desire to have so many watches. Enjoy.

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Welcome…you’ll enjoy it here…beautiful watch!

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thekris

Welcome to WC. That’s a beautiful watch, and a fantastic gift. It’s great that you and your wife share watches, I’m a little jealous. My wife is understanding, but doesn’t really get my desire to have so many watches. Enjoy.

Thanks @thekris ! I am not sure having my wife who is just as passionate about watches is a good thing .... that means there are no brakes, and you can easily be egged on by each other.....😜

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HotWatchChick69

The JLC is absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks @HotWatchChick69 ! I was sold by the quirky jumping date. Such a JLC touch to have a complication to avoid obscuring the moonphase!

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HorologyNash

Thanks @thekris ! I am not sure having my wife who is just as passionate about watches is a good thing .... that means there are no brakes, and you can easily be egged on by each other.....😜

Sounds perfect!

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Welcome!

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BtownB9

Welcome…you’ll enjoy it here…beautiful watch!

Thank you @BtownB9! Tried to capture the reflection on the silver moonphase - during our holidays in outback Australia.

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Welcome to WC!

Beautiful watch and I love that complication!

Cheers!

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HorologyNash

Thanks @HotWatchChick69 ! I was sold by the quirky jumping date. Such a JLC touch to have a complication to avoid obscuring the moonphase!

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I hadn't even realized that's what it did! That is AMAZING!

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Beautiful watch!

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Phwooar! If there was ever a watch to reignite a passion that's it right there, beautiful piece. 👍🏻

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ToolWatchTom

Phwooar! If there was ever a watch to reignite a passion that's it right there, beautiful piece. 👍🏻

Thank you @ToolWatchTom ! I love it!

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TimeJunkie

Beautiful watch!

Thanks @TimeJunkie ! In case anyone is wondering why the photo is lopsided it’s because I was trying to capture the image of an iconic rock in the reflection of the moonphase!

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You have a very generous wife with great taste. The MasterControl Calender is a beautiful watch👌