08-14-2016, 06:35 AM
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what would it be....?

In addition to being a collector's dream, it also has sentimental value to me.

The Rolex "Freccione" Explorer.

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 08-14-2016, 07:11 AM
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The one watch I own. It is a 1957 Bulova Automatic 23 jewel in gold. My first ever watch ( aside from the dumbo timepiece my parents picked out over Mickey to my everlasting regret at the magic kingdom) was a Bulova Accutron bought at the PX after bootcamp. I traded it for a 50s vintage military issue stainless steel Bulova with 24 hour dial and hacking feature. A Bulova collector spotted it on my wrist post service and I walked away with a pile of twenties and the automatic on top of it. I like it's simplicity. I used chronometers in the military, was gifted a russian chronograph. But I see men sporting hubcap sized, multi function watches and it seems so over the top.

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 08-14-2016, 07:37 AM
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One watch to rule them all...
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321 Movement for those in the know.  Wink

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 08-14-2016, 08:22 AM
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A mechanical or spring drive credor. 

Perhaps a sonnerie. 

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Iwouldd have to sell all my having supplies. All my headphones+gear. All my two channel speakers sets. And then some to even look at one. Lol

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 08-14-2016, 08:55 AM
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(08-14-2016, 07:37 AM)primotenore Wrote: One watch to rule them all...
[Image: O9JyX0H.jpg]

321 Movement for those in the know.  Wink

Love that watch Primo!

Here is his offspring...the cal 861....

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 08-14-2016, 09:22 AM
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Breitling Colt GMT, worn almost every day for the last 6 years. 
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 08-14-2016, 09:26 AM
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I also have the SKX781 but the classic SKX007 is dearest to me. A placeholder until I finally spring for the A. Lange & Sohne.
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 08-14-2016, 09:28 AM
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(08-14-2016, 08:22 AM)GloryUprising Wrote: A mechanical or spring drive credor. 

Perhaps a sonnerie. 

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Iwouldd have to sell all my having supplies. All my headphones+gear. All my two channel speakers sets. And then some to even look at one. Lol
Magnificent. 

For those unfamiliar with the Seiko Credor Sonnerie, the list price is $150,0000.

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 08-14-2016, 09:39 AM
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(08-14-2016, 08:55 AM)Steelman Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 07:37 AM)primotenore Wrote: One watch to rule them all...
[Image: O9JyX0H.jpg]

321 Movement for those in the know.  Wink

Love that watch Primo!

Here is his offspring...the cal 861....

[Image: 4ES5apF.jpg][Image: MyfpPpI.jpg]
Love it! Bravo. The story of how the Speedmaster became the Moon Watch is interesting. 

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 08-14-2016, 09:50 AM
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(08-14-2016, 09:39 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 08:55 AM)Steelman Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 07:37 AM)primotenore Wrote: One watch to rule them all...
[Image: O9JyX0H.jpg]

321 Movement for those in the know.  Wink

Love that watch Primo!

Here is his offspring...the cal 861....

[Image: 4ES5apF.jpg][Image: MyfpPpI.jpg]
Love it! Bravo. The story of how the Speedmaster became the Moon Watch is interesting. 
VERY interesting.

Most astronauts wanted the Rolex GMT.  It is said that Rolex was "late" to enter the GMT for the NASA trials, and was not included in their rigorous testing. Some say it was not even considered, because engineers weren't sure how a self-winding movement would function in zero gravity, and so a hand wound movement was high on the priority list.  Thus, the Speedmaster was born.  That being said, some astronauts, most noteably Jack Swigert, wore their own Rolex GMT's instead of their issued Speedmasters.  But it was Jim Lovell's Speedmaster that timed the "burns" on Apollo 13 that saved the crew. Buzz Aldrin's Speedmaster was the first worn on the moon.  There was a malfunction in the LEM, and Armstrong's Speedmaster was left on the LEM to replace the damaged equipment.

Bravo to the Speedmaster!

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 08-14-2016, 09:55 AM
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Easy. The watch my late father wore which is a Seiko. When he was in the Vietnam war he sent me my first watch (that I still own) which was a Seiko. His Seiko is nothing special, but it's very special to me and I now have possession of it.

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 08-14-2016, 10:59 AM
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(08-14-2016, 09:50 AM)Steelman Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 09:39 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 08:55 AM)Steelman Wrote: Love that watch Primo!

Here is his offspring...the cal 861....

[Image: 4ES5apF.jpg][Image: MyfpPpI.jpg]
Love it! Bravo. The story of how the Speedmaster became the Moon Watch is interesting. 
VERY interesting.

Most astronauts wanted the Rolex GMT.  It is said that Rolex was "late" to enter the GMT for the NASA trials, and was not included in their rigorous testing. Some say it was not even considered, because engineers weren't sure how a self-winding movement would function in zero gravity, and so a hand wound movement was high on the priority list.  Thus, the Speedmaster was born.  That being said, some astronauts, most noteably Jack Swigert, wore their own Rolex GMT's instead of their issued Speedmasters.  But it was Jim Lovell's Speedmaster that timed the "burns" on Apollo 13 that saved the crew. Buzz Aldrin's Speedmaster was the first worn on the moon.  There was a malfunction in the LEM, and Armstrong's Speedmaster was left on the LEM to replace the damaged equipment.

Bravo to the Speedmaster!
Thank you so much for that story!

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 08-14-2016, 12:34 PM
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Tough choice since I own 5 watches: Patek Philippe Calatrava, Omega Seamaster Professional Co-axial, Omega Constellation, Heuer  1982 re-issue Carrera, and Vacheron Constantin 18c gold pocket watch.  Although the love of my life is the Patek, I'd pick the Omega Constellation because it is the most versatile being suitable for formal wear and casual outings.  I bought it in 1998 and I like it much more than the current rendering. It's an automatic chronometer , with an 18c gold and stainless steel bracelet; the case too is an 18c and stainless steel combination; and the face is champagne.  Because of the gold and stainless steel combination it's easy to dress it up or dress it down.  But I'd really be sad if I couldn't have my Patek or my other watches for that matter.

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 08-14-2016, 05:45 PM
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I was into watches once, but for OCD reasons sold them all 5-6 years ago.

If I was to use only one watch, it would be this one:

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 08-17-2016, 07:34 AM
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My everyday watch and my favorite one is a Jaeger Le Coultre Ultra thin Reserve de marche 

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I received it for my wedding and it has a very big sentimental value of course!

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 08-17-2016, 09:49 AM
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(08-14-2016, 09:28 AM)Steelman Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 08:22 AM)GloryUprising Wrote: A mechanical or spring drive credor. 

Perhaps a sonnerie. 

[Image: LJU62dt.jpg]

Iwouldd have to sell all my having supplies. All my headphones+gear. All my two channel speakers sets. And then some to even look at one. Lol
Magnificent. 

For those unfamiliar with the Seiko Credor Sonnerie, the list price is $150,0000.

One day perhaps... If I can even get on the waiting list. Lol. 

For now I'm on the hunt for an orient full skeleton.

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 08-17-2016, 05:29 PM
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Guess if there's just one look .. Chronoswiss Triple Lunar ..

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 08-31-2016, 05:55 PM
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PANERAI LUMINOR 1950 8 DAYS GMT ACCIAIO 

I am presently NOT in position of said watch, but I'm working on it.



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 08-31-2016, 06:16 PM
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Hard to say , I like the PAMs, but maybe this one is my favorite (also my only PAM Smile)

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 09-06-2016, 03:11 PM
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really like the chronoswiss triple lunar.  beautiful

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