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I am a purist when it comes to watches and place great value on the craftmanship of mechanical timepieces, although quartz watches have there place(ala glock). I feel a good mechanical is similar to good 1911...hard to beat.

Here's my favorite, a SINN 156.





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Tornado,
Ok now you got me started, for what event or activity are we discussing?
For general shooting I prefer the Blue or black faced SS Rolex Submariner.
For Golf I prefer the Patek 3710 SS as it does not abrade the back edge of my hand at the wrist like the Submariners knob does. For casual meetings I wear the Rolex special edition Valeniee only produced in 1990 for it's simple leather band and marble face with Roman numerals as a conversation piece and to make a low key statement.
For dress dinner in a tuexedo I prefer the 18k without day/date oyster bubble with trap bezel Rolex presidential as it makes the correct statement and introduction (don't get the wrong idea I would not spend the extra money for the presidental-I was standing in line at a casino in AC, NJ when a guy came up to our group and explained he had borrowed alot of money, lost it and offered to sell all of us his personal jewlwery and his car. I had hotel security ID him and with an afdavit of sale and some $k 20 minutes later it was mine.
When I am horseback riding/hiking/exercising or riding my ATVs I wear the Luminox tritium dive watch for the durability/disposability.
When I am traveling I wear the oyster perpetual Rolex Daytona Cosmograph.
 
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I wear a Military looking American European watch Co. Pilot watch.I used to wear a Zenith El Primero but I was too rough on it.I also wear a Rolex Date Just when I go out.
 

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Sheeeshhh, now I gotta start collecting watches, too !!!! :wink:

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ddifabio,

Nice all around collection. It sounds like you have every ocasion accounted for and Rolex is well represented. I am more of a chronograph guy and would love to have a Daytona one of these days. I need to start hanging out in front of pawnshops in Vegas to see if I can get a deal like you did. Thats awesome. Although I have been looking at Submariners for some time now, I can't decide between the Omega Seamater Pro or the Submariner. Anyway, thanks for great break down and glad to see a fellow gun nut into watches or is it a watch nut into guns. Regards. T

38 Super Combat Commander,

Thanks for the reply. Nice pair of watches. I understand that the El Primero movement was used by Rolex in the Daytona's until recently.

Thanks

T

Shane 45-1911,

Come on in the water is warm. Its addicting anyway you look at it. I get quite a rush out of finding a new pistol or watch to buy. The deal is half the fun.

T
 

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I have a Timex. It has a really neat blue light that comes on when you push a button on the side.
 
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Shane, T, and Doc,
You only need to befriend three retailers to join this club, IMO.
The local gunshop manger they will call you before they buy the high end guns to see if you are interested, the pawnshop owner,
and the best holster maker you can find.
Seriously, I frequent two Phila pawn shops
at one I found a pristine 98% HK P7 highcap that had to go home with me for $400.00 usually I am just looking for watches and I have purchased more than a few by hitting the AC pawnshops after big conventions.
Lest I forget having a cousin in law that is the senior VP at the local BMW dealership also helps.
And finally having cash at the right times or the ability to have it on hand quickly makes all the difference, can you say Barret .50 cal M82 for $2k?, how about Emerson CQC5, CQC6, and CQC8 for $1200.00 walking out of the crowne plaza knife show a few weeks ago?? it's easy to see where I'm going with this?
 

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I know exactly where you're goin' with this! I need to win the lotto, and then be in the right place at the right time!

Any chance you post pics of the Emerson knives?
 

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When I get up, it's time to go to work. When I get off work, it's time for chores. When I'm done with chores, it's time for a shooting session. When I'm out of ammo, it's time for supper. When I'm done with chow, it's time to re-load. When I'm done re-loading, it's time for bed. Who needs a watch? :smile:
 

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I just got a submariner with the black face as a reward for a promotion at work.I wanted the blue face but the sales man told me they don't make blue anymore. man was I bummed.
I sure do like it better than my movado though.
 

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ah...my other addiction.
OK here goes. For shooting and most daily wear I also have a SS Rolex Submariner. Although I am not a huge Rolex fan, it doesn't attract too much attention and is very comfortable and reliable. For dress I have an 18K Carter Pasha Chronograph on a Navy Alligator strap. It was a limited model (only about 40) and as my significant other works for Cartier I figured it was nice to have as no one outside the company has one :smile: I also have a 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin Overseas with a Diamond Dial. These are my formal watches.
Before I got the Rolex I was wearing my Girard Perregaux Ferrari Chronograph. Another limited model. I love it but it seems to collect nicks and scratches more than I like so I had it polished and put it away. Have a few others, Hamiltons and Tags, but nothing noteworthy...Girlfriend has about 4 Cartiers. Got to enjoy life as David says, and besides I will not wear any jewelry, so a watch fills all my needs. Collection is still growing...looking to get a Breguet Type XX and a Frank Muller in the next couple years. I still have some time...not quite 30 yet! For 29 I figure I am doing OK :smile: Heres a pic of some of my collection. Sorry its not very good, but I just pulled them out of the safe and...click



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Since we don't have horologist.com to offer you, you might enjoy knowing about the TimeZone board, if you haven't been there already. I am willing to bet some of you nuts have! :grin: Boy, some of those folks sure are passionate about their timepieces.

DD

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I can buy another 50 BMG for what you guys spend on a time piece.My watch just needs to tell the time. OH! Timex is 50 proof [after the second hand gets jarred off]. I like all those watches and it looks like some of you guys have a good camera too.
 

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I absolutely love watches as well, but am unfortunate to have caviar tastes, and Carta Blanca (my favorite non-exotic "drinking" beer) funds!
I purchased an Omega Seamaster Professional (stainless/gold/gold face) small version (I don't have bear sized wrists) back in the early nineties.
I can't believe the prices on new Omegas nowdays. My model has changed style and design, but the stainless version alone is more expensive than my real gold and stainless model now. Unbelievable! Mine's a quartz model, but now I'd probably buy automatics only and purchase a watch winding box.
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Leaving aside women, good bird dogs, cars with too much horsepower, and several other things that you must be young to keep up with, I have had the pleasure of owning several watches, guns and knives that served me well. Where watches are concerned, I prefer the IWC label to the Rolex, although Rolex makes a nice piece. Seems like the watch I wear the most is an Omega Seamaster GMT, with rubber wristband. The gun I carry most is by Burns, and the knife an auto by Darrel Ralph.
 

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All right, I confess watches are my first passion. (After the wife and kids of course) Guns/1911’s and custom knives are second and third. After years of collecting I’ve reduced my collection to just a few special watches. My everyday watch is the new black dial Omega Seamaster on a bracelet. My other watches are worn about once a week. The rest of my collection includes:

Mint (box & papers) Rolex “Double Red” Sea Dweller. Only made for 3 or 4 years.

IWC Ingenieur SL in stainless steel, also known as the “Fat One.” Gerald Genta designed this watch for IWC in the 1970’s. Only 500 were ever produced. (Quartz revolution)

1993 IWC Jubilee Portuguese also in stainless. This watch was produced to commemorate the 125Th anniversary of IWC. Only 750 of these watches were ever produced.

My small knife collection includes a few folders Darrel Ralph EDC, Brian Tighe “Viper” and a Walter Brend Model 2 folder. I also own a Brend set of 3” neck knives and a 5” Model 2 fighter. Like my watches I never ware the same watch or knife 2 days in a row.


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Rick Tucci
 

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TIMEX that I paid $10.00 for at Walmart. Now my son has a Rolex. He has had it several years and is thinking about sending it to get "cleaned" and whatever else they do for $500.00. I don't think I have ever bought $500 worth of watches in my lifetime.
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Casio G-Shock; easy for blind people to read in the dark, specifically designed for use (rough quote of the manual) in high impact environments such as "..running chainsaws, jackhammers, and rockdrills..". Pretty sturdy as plastic watches from WalMart go.
 

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I too have a few G-shocks. They are definately fugly but in a tactical kind of way. They are great for when you dont want to dent or ding the Rolex's and Omega's.

I am glad to see a few watch maniacs on this forum...I am not alone.:smile:

Regards,

T

P.S. How about sum pics of your favorite watch with your favorite pistol?

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