Living vicariously through another collector…

Went up to visit my cousin for his daughter’s birthday and I had a chance to try on his timepieces while we were catching up. It’s interesting to try on someone else’s collection, specially when we have different tastes and budget in our watch collecting.

1. My Tudor Black Bay Burgundy - loving the versatility of this watch and feel like it fits and looks great on my wrist. Since I knew we might be talking watches and my cousin leans towards bigger case sizes I wanted to compare my “big” timepiece against his collection.

2. Timex x Pan-Am aviation style quartz watches - 42mm…these were very nice pieces and big bang for the buck at $150/piece. Specially love the Pan-Am flair on the dials and straps.

3. Rolex Sea Dweller 43mm - Wow, what a watch. Not my style or in my budget so it was great to try it on and imagine if it would be something that I could wear. This watch felt like a much beefier watch than my Tudor Black Bay as well but the bracelet was a winner for me.

4. Hublot Big Bang 42mm - Another watch that isn’t my style or in budget but I can see how polarizing this watch can be for some. It has a great design and feels great on the wrist despite it being a beefy piece.

5. Magritte Regatare Bronze - 44mm. A Nee Zealand microbrand that my cousin turned me on a few months back. The style definitely reminds me of Panerai and while the brand isn’t for me, I think these could find a spot in my collection at some point.

Not pictured but also got to try on his Hodinkee Ed Sheeran and a Militaire-ish watch with a crown at 6 o’clock.

I think each piece in his collection was distinctly different and each had a place in the box. The watch that was the most surprisingly wearable and grew on me after a while was the Hublot Big Bang. I think it had something to do with the rubber strap and that I like the carbon dial and chronograph complication.

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what a boring world we would live in if everybody had the same taste. 🙈

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Aren't we all living vicariously through each other on WC? 🤔

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skxcellent

Aren't we all living vicariously through each other on WC? 🤔

100%!

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ch053n0n3

what a boring world we would live in if everybody had the same taste. 🙈

For sure!!!