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Finally sorted the Watches 2595

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,298 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Finally sorted the Watches
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:10:48 AM »
The watch hobby has been neglected as of late, so I decided to dedicate this evening to sorting out the watch boxes and deal with watches laying all over the house. Got the watches sorted into five boxes and a tackle box for overflow. I wonder if, since TimeLord LV. 3 is five watches, if I could be Dr. Who. :rofl:
j/k..haha

Anyway, here are the boxes. Let me know what you think about the sorting. I did it based on how much I like the watches. Although, if they are in the main two boxes, I really like them. I don't have a focus in this hobby, so there are many many different brands and models to deal with. :ahhh

Box 1:
Newer watches-
Top

Drawer


Box 2:
Vintage watches-
Top

Drawer


Box 3:
Omega watches-
They look great, but three of them need a full service.


Box 4:
"Beater watches"-


Box 5:
Cigar box with "smaller" men's vintage watches.
Watches sitting on top of box-


Tackle box:
Misc watch stuff. Mostly non-working watches, but some working watches I don't care much for and might use for parts, bands, parts, etc. Extra bands, pins, and etc.



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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 12:30:41 PM »
Nice collection Gman! 

Barry
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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 12:38:44 PM »
Nice collection GLBM  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 02:59:54 PM »
 :like:

It beats my collection of ... 2 watches  :D

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 03:02:50 PM »
:like:

It beats my collection of ... 2 watches  :D
You got 1 more than me D_T :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,298 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 04:34:28 PM »
Nice collection Gman!
Thank you, Barry! :cheers:

Nice collection GLBM  :like: :like: :tu:
Thank you,  Wspeed! :cheers:

:like:

It beats my collection of ... 2 watches  :D
Thank you,  D_T! :cheers:

Believe me, having two watches is a good thing. Watches, mechanical and battery, require a lot of upkeep.... :ahhh,

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 04:35:33 PM »
:like:

It beats my collection of ... 2 watches  :D
You got 1 more than me D_T :facepalm:

You need more watches in your life.. :pok: :D

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 04:38:58 PM »
:like:

It beats my collection of ... 2 watches  :D
You got 1 more than me D_T :facepalm:

You need more watches in your life.. :pok: :D
:ahhh :ahhh  this forum is making me poor  :ahhh :ahhh
I am trying to safe up for a LM Wave + at the moment  :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,298 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 04:42:13 PM »
Wave+ is a great goal, W! Keep your eye on the prize. :cheers:

This site is the biggest source of enabling in my life. But, I like MTs/gear/knives, so I can't complain.  :rofl:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 04:44:52 PM »
Thanks GLBM can’t wait to get
hold of one looks good quality  :cheers: :tu:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 03:25:51 AM »
And I thought I had too many watches.  :D

Very nice collection you have there.  :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,298 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 05:05:08 AM »
And I thought I had too many watches.  :D

Very nice collection you have there.  :tu:

Now you know, as well as I do, you cannot have TOO MUCH of any collectable. :pok: :D

Thank you, Chako! :cheers:
Watches were one of the first things I found interest in, as far as collecting goes. :)

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 05:22:58 AM »
Nice collection!
JR

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 05:28:44 AM »

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2018, 05:35:53 AM »
Nice collection!
JR
Thank you, JR! :cheers:
My little collections nothing in comparison!
JR

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 05:53:52 AM »
My little collections nothing in comparison!
JR

That is a great collection, JR! Invicta is a favorite of mine as well. You've got some hard to find models there.  :like:
You have a nice assortment and variety. Something for every occasion and clothing.  :cheers:

I appreciate G-Shock type watches, but haven't worn anything digital is so long.
I've got a fake G-Shock somewhere I bought, because I was dating a woman who was into fitness and stuff at the time(and also wore a G-Shock). I had a hard time reading the digital face(opposite of most people). :ahhh
I'll post a picture of the fake G-Shock if I can find it. You may get a laugh from seeing it. It is blue. Like BLUE blue.  :P

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 06:23:31 AM »
Found the fake-shock. :rofl:

The battery must be 6 years old and still works. :)

I put it on and think I might like it if it weren't so blue. :ahhh

I wish I had bought a real one and in a more neutral color. :facepalm:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 07:28:33 AM »
For some reason when I saw that totally blue watch I wanted to turn it around it was as if it was upside down, :think:
Yeah, there’s some interesting watches, one I just gave to our older son for his graduation, not that he’ll ever use it, but it’s a self winding, so if he never does use it and then some day decides to, all he has to do is give it a couple spins and set it. As for the others the only two that I’ve used for the last maybe 6yrs are those two Casio’s, so totally opposite of you haven’t worn analog in so long, besides most of those watches are battery and are dead, although a couple weeks ago I did take one in to have the battery replaced, a very unique invicta, not only is it both analog and digital but also atomic. I posted about it on the watch subject on here, even put a video of it setting itself, kinda freaky if you ask me cause there’s no crown for you to wind it! Another reason I like that one Casio, both solar and atomic, so just wear it, and that’s it! The other is just solar so every so often it needs a few sec adjustment to be spot on..
JR

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 08:21:29 AM »
I understand the battery ordeal! I started changing batteries in the cheaper watches I have and worked my way up to the pricier ones (like the Movado 800 Chrono).
Now, if I want to wear a battery watch, I pop a battery in and go. 20 of the 62 watches pictured take batteries, so one can't afford to pay to have the batteries changed(I pay about $0.25-$1.50 per battery, depending on the type), versus $8-$12 a watch to have the jeweler do it. Just watch out for those gaskets and get proper tools (case wrench in particular). :ahhh

Fortunately, the other 42 are automatic and wind-up.  I prefer mechanical and automatic though. I don't have an auto-set yet, but so plan on getting one at some point. :) i like that big Invicta Atomic Automatic. :tu:
I had a cheapo atomic setting watch a long time ago, but it wasn't nice like your Invicta. :cheers:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 11:31:45 AM »
You must have a lot of time on your hands.  :facepalm:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2018, 02:17:00 PM »
I need to sort mine again sometime.



I did want to highlight this Automatic Zed creation.




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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2018, 03:08:34 PM »
Very nice collections everyone  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2018, 03:55:39 PM »
I understand the battery ordeal! I started changing batteries in the cheaper watches I have and worked my way up to the pricier ones (like the Movado 800 Chrono).
Now, if I want to wear a battery watch, I pop a battery in and go. 20 of the 62 watches pictured take batteries, so one can't afford to pay to have the batteries changed(I pay about $0.25-$1.50 per battery, depending on the type), versus $8-$12 a watch to have the jeweler do it. Just watch out for those gaskets and get proper tools (case wrench in particular). :ahhh

Fortunately, the other 42 are automatic and wind-up.  I prefer mechanical and automatic though. I don't have an auto-set yet, but so plan on getting one at some point. :) i like that big Invicta Atomic Automatic. :tu:
I had a cheapo atomic setting watch a long time ago, but it wasn't nice like your Invicta. :cheers:
Yeah but the trick with the battery ones is just pop the crown out when your not using it, it just turns it off cause your setting it, then when you want to use it, it’s ready for you to set the pop the crown back in and your ready to go.. I think I’m going to wear one I haven’t worn in a while today rather then a Casio..
JR

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 07:45:41 AM »
You must have a lot of time on your hands.  :facepalm:
I rock around the clock for sure. :D

I need to sort mine again sometime.



I did want to highlight this Automatic Zed creation.





Very nice, Chako! :like:

Definitely worth sorting. If just to move them around, wind them, install new batteries, remove old batteries(before they corrode), and wiping them off. :)

Very nice collections everyone  :like: :like: :tu:
Thank you! :cheers:

Yeah but the trick with the battery ones is just pop the crown out when your not using it, it just turns it off cause your setting it, then when you want to use it, it’s ready for you to set the pop the crown back in and your ready to go.. I think I’m going to wear one I haven’t worn in a while today rather then a Casio..
JR
Cool! Gotta give all of them some run time to keep the movements from freezing up. Mechanical and battery movements suffer from that. :cheers:

I don't usually do the crown out position. Mainly, because I like to keep them running to ensure the lubricants in the movement pivots stay in place. Periodically I put the watches face down or on their sides to run as well. This keeps lubricants from moving only to one plate of the movements.  :ahhh

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2018, 01:10:28 AM »
Wore one I have in a while, went with a self winding dive watch, big diff compared to the norm Casio, at least twice if not three times the weight!
JR

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2018, 02:16:39 AM »
Very nice!  :like:
I need to get out my yellow dial Invicta Sports model and throw a new battery in it. :ahhh

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2018, 07:38:21 AM »
I wish this one was an automatic, but it sill has a good look I think. New battery (I had a common 377). The box goes to my Grand Diver Automatic. :)

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2018, 07:34:27 PM »
Wore a diff one, so three diff ones this week, this ones automatic but in a diff way, still needs a battery but notice there’s no crown to set it? It’s atomic, you set a few things to get it going then it sets itself but then come like 2-4am it stops then reads the radio waves from out in Colorado and completely sets itself..
JR

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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2018, 07:35:52 PM »
Here watch it set itself..
JR



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Re: Finally sorted the Watches
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2018, 07:37:05 PM »
Thanks to Gerby here, these last few days my vintage chronograph got wrist time.

Landeron 48 hand wind movement in extremely good condition!


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