SOTC 2022

By popular demand, here's my current collection. Relatively happy with it but I'm sure it's not staying static. What do you think I'm missing?  What are you adding this year?

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I truly love the uniqueness of your collection. There doesn’t seem to be much overlap in terms to brand (none aside from Seiko?) and it’s not overly sprawling. Your Speedy is one of my favorite Speedmasters and your Navitimer one of my favorite of those. The category that I love the most is your vintage collection: that Polerouter, the Wittnauer (my grandfather had one, a much different model), and the Wakmann – such great backstories and Polerouters, swoon, someone really needs to do reissues. BUT I am totally pissed at you now because I’ve been working on a mod, my very first watch, and one of your mods makes it a little less original than I thought. :)

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Another great clip. Most enjoyable ones I watch on a regular basis, to be sure.

I too admire the varied collection you've built. Only quibble I'd have is that I think you deserve one more good modern sports watch (of the Omega or JLC price point). I frankly think everyone needs to have a couple. 

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You're missing an E-volve watch, let me send you one lol 

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roberto

I truly love the uniqueness of your collection. There doesn’t seem to be much overlap in terms to brand (none aside from Seiko?) and it’s not overly sprawling. Your Speedy is one of my favorite Speedmasters and your Navitimer one of my favorite of those. The category that I love the most is your vintage collection: that Polerouter, the Wittnauer (my grandfather had one, a much different model), and the Wakmann – such great backstories and Polerouters, swoon, someone really needs to do reissues. BUT I am totally pissed at you now because I’ve been working on a mod, my very first watch, and one of your mods makes it a little less original than I thought. :)

Wait, now realizing that you mention Cartiers but don’t show any… is that a whole other collection video?

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roberto

I truly love the uniqueness of your collection. There doesn’t seem to be much overlap in terms to brand (none aside from Seiko?) and it’s not overly sprawling. Your Speedy is one of my favorite Speedmasters and your Navitimer one of my favorite of those. The category that I love the most is your vintage collection: that Polerouter, the Wittnauer (my grandfather had one, a much different model), and the Wakmann – such great backstories and Polerouters, swoon, someone really needs to do reissues. BUT I am totally pissed at you now because I’ve been working on a mod, my very first watch, and one of your mods makes it a little less original than I thought. :)

Haha, thanks for the feedback and please tell me more about the mod, great minds think alike? 😁

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MatMaven

Another great clip. Most enjoyable ones I watch on a regular basis, to be sure.

I too admire the varied collection you've built. Only quibble I'd have is that I think you deserve one more good modern sports watch (of the Omega or JLC price point). I frankly think everyone needs to have a couple. 

JLC is on the short list, looking at her ultrathin moon 🙌

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roberto

Wait, now realizing that you mention Cartiers but don’t show any… is that a whole other collection video?

No they left the collection. I go through 50-80 watches a year. It's a problem 😔

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Would be interested to know sotc by number of pieces...I'm sure there are some large collections out there. Looking to possibly add a Tudor Root Beer or BBP, too many wants not enough dough :-(

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That really is a nicely balanced collection Max. I especially like your SBGA415 which is not the obvious choice compared to the Shunbun, and I agree your Speedy and Navitimer are much nicer versions than the typical variants. Thanks for setting up this wonderful forum for us! 

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Omg the Navitimer!

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Max

Haha, thanks for the feedback and please tell me more about the mod, great minds think alike? 😁

Will tell when it’s all sorted out and then I write it all up (for WatchCrunch), which will probably be in June.

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Thanks for another great video. Surprised you haven’t got a G-Shock, isn’t that a part of every collection? Or at least an F-91?

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I was always looking for the Polerouter in a steel case with a dial in good condition.

Now I think I missed huge opportunities to own a gold one.

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thats a pretty collection max, collection varian pretty much cover every genre

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  1. love the Wittnauer 
  2. I like SOTC's however, like you, it's a fluid situation that makes it impossible to keep accurate for very long  
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Max when you do head down under message me will show you around Auckland