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In the progression of the WIS habit it generally seems that buying better and better watches is par for the course.

In my case my buying is still eclectic and can cover a few pounds to a few hundred. I can still find a Sekonda that delights me.

So high enders, horological sybarites, I make no judgement and I love seeing your watches but would any of you ever conceivably buy a Timex, a Sekonda, an Invicta :)

I am wondering if once you have had “ the best” is there still room for more humble watches.

Going to play ? :clap:

Cheers

Thread number TWO for the day for the moderator to whome it matters :angry:

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I always say it doesn't matter what the watch costs.  I get as much pleasure out of a £9.99 Burei compared with a watch at a few hundred pounds.  I believe that if you like the watch that's the main thing.  :yes:

A few examples:

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A £9.99 Casio

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More expensive watches in my collection ranging between £200 and £250

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15 minutes ago, RWP said:

 

Thread number TWO for the day for the moderator to whome it matters :angry:

I'm sure there's many more to come - it as, after all, not midday yet....

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On the autos now Cassie.....it’s a slippery slope :tongue:

Just now, reggie747 said:

I'm sure there's many more to come - it as, after all, not midday yet....

Run out of flies again Reggie?  Thanks for the typically jolly contribution. :notworthy:

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2 minutes ago, RWP said:

On the autos now Cassie.....it’s a slippery slope :tongue:

How could I forget the autos?!  I do love watching the see through back and seeing it work it's magic.  :thumbsup::king:

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9 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

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Better take the "lovingly hand crafted" Redwing leather strap off my Timex then. :laughing2dw:

 

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30 minutes ago, RWP said:

 

So . . . . horological sybarites, I make no judgement and I love seeing your watches but would any of you ever conceivably buy a Timex, a Sekonda, an Invicta?

 

Can't think whom you mean . . . . :blush:

 

I think it's also a question of the number of watches wanted in a collection.

Some WIS' want/have hundreds of pieces.

Some like to be in a position to wear all their watches on a reasonably regular basis, and so limit themselves to just a few.

Members of the former group would need to be extremely affluent to make every piece a "luxury" one.

The latter group, if lucky enough to be in a pecuniary position to do so, are probably more likely to want a Tudor occupying one of their small number of pillows than an Invicta (or even a Citizen).

Doesn't mean that Seiko , Citizen , Bulova , Orient , Casio, etc. are denigrated  --  simply that they are not preferred.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

There you go , perfectly illustrated as to why you wear a watch like that one , it looks nice and the strap is splendid....:notworthy:

Wrong. Somewhere in the mists of time, companies like Timex, Ingersoll etc, had a business model that produced affordable watches for everyone, so regardless of how little your income was, you could afford to tell the time. Sort of like having a Model T Ford on your wrist. For that reason I will always have a cheap Timex in my collection as a reminder it's not always about "wrist candy". :yes: And there endeth the lesson. :laughing2dw:

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I am not to thank for your Sybaritc watch choices:yes:     I do however claim copyright on the term “ horological sybarite “ , no royalties due :crazy5vh:

10 minutes ago, yokel said:

Can't think whom you mean . . . . :blush:

 

I think it's also a question of the number of watches wanted in a collection.

Some WIS' want/have hundreds of pieces.

Some like to be in a position to wear all their watches on a reasonably regular basis, and so limit themselves to just a few.

Members of the former group would need to be extremely affluent to make every piece a "luxury" one.

The latter group, if lucky enough to be in a pecuniary position to do so, are probably more likely to want a Tudor occupying one of their small number of pillows than an Invicta (or even a Citizen).

Doesn't mean that Seiko , Citizen , Bulova , Orient , Casio, etc. are denigrated  --  simply that they are not preferred.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

But Timex is just a brand ... you are not wearing the Timex of old ,

Sort of like a down-market Longines then ? :laughing2dw:

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1 hour ago, RWP said:

(1) So high enders, horological sybarites, I make no judgement and I love seeing your watches but would any of you ever conceivably buy a Timex, a Sekonda, an Invicta :)

(2) I am wondering if once you have had “ the best” is there still room for more humble watches.

1. No

2. Yes, but within reason. Once you have had the real thing then a homage or substitute makes little sense, other than as a beater.

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My criteria for owning a watch is simple - if I like it & can afford it I`ll buy it regardless of  whether it is up or down market, original or a homage...

 

ALPHA, cal.ST-16, 21 Jewels & ROLEX SUBMARINER 14060, cal. 3000, 27 Jewels, 1997

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ALPHA, cal.ST-16(), 21 Jewels & OMEGA Railmaster, CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER, cal.2403 27 Jewels 

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I do wonder why some people feel the need to belittle other`s choices* :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Well, apart from Seiko 200m Monster owners who obviously deserve all the ridicule they get 2052598270_(31).gif.0a9a723d2bfbb29b5b259f3b84149cfb.gif :laugh:

 

 

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

My criteria for owning a watch is simple - if I like it & can afford it I`ll buy it regardless of  whether it is up or down market, original or a homage...

 

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I like the juxtaposition of Alpha and Omega  --  obviously a man who understands irony :yes:

 

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1 hour ago, RWP said:

I do however claim copyright on the term “ horological sybarite “ , no royalties due :crazy5vh:

 

I, Yokel, do hereby recognize and acknowledge RWP's copyright of the term "horological sybarite“ which I have shamelessly purloined  --  as the cap fitteth so well.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Teg62x said:

Is that our first minister?? :laugh:

Which one ? :laugh:

They're like twa neeps in a field.

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I've no qualms about watch price as long as the quality matches. I do however think most of the low end stuff less than £50 Are only designed to see out the life of the battery. 

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19 minutes ago, A2orry said:

I've no qualms about watch price as long as the quality matches. I do however think most of the low end stuff less than £50 Are only designed to see out the life of the battery. 

I've yet to have a sub 50 quit on me apart from the three quid Amazon specials sent from China, bought out of curiosity only.  Fifly quid will buy you a reliable and lasting Sekonda, Timex, Vostok or Casio :yes:

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No chance of me buying a Timex, Seconda or Invicta but as I have said on other threads there are times when you don't need a high end watch... so thete is a chancr I will buy something around the £100 mark, an Orient or Seiko is definately a possibility.

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1 hour ago, RWP said:

. . . . apart from the three quid Amazon specials sent from China, bought out of curiosity only. 

Remember, you never really own a Parnis . . . . . . . . . . . . :)

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41 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

"...... you are just looking after it ....... until it falls to pieces ...... " 

:rofl:

I’ve had some “ idiosyncratic “ Parnis, but they all keep on working :whistle:

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6 hours ago, RWP said:

In my case my buying is still eclectic and can cover a few pounds to a few hundred. I can still find a Sekonda that delights me.

So high enders, horological sybarites, I make no judgement and I love seeing your watches but would any of you ever conceivably buy a Timex, a Sekonda, an Invicta :)

I am wondering if once you have had “ the best” is there still room for more humble watches.

Roger, I'm confused after all this time here, why you aren't aware that most on here have got varied collections costing from a few quid to more than a few hundred or more and wear them. Most show their variety on various threads. Without even giving it any thought I'm aware, for example, that Rog (the Dodge) has cheaper Seiko's and top dollar Rolexes.

And sorry to say, but I don't think your purchases are eclectic by any stretch of the imagination. Its all much of a muchness from what you show. But not everyone does eclectic for their own reasons.  

And for what it's worth, no I wouldn't buy a timex, sekonda or Invicta but I still have bought and own 'more humble watches'. Multiple questions are never a good idea.

Now, after writing all that, I will go to a darkened room with soft furnishings, curl up on an unforgiving sofa and try and work out what the hell your post is all about beneath it's innocent façade?

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52 minutes ago, Caller. said:

Roger, I'm confused after all this time here, why you aren't aware that most on here have got varied collections costing from a few quid to more than a few hundred or more and wear them. Most show their variety on various threads. Without even giving it any thought I'm aware, for example, that Rog (the Dodge) has cheaper Seiko's and top dollar Rolexes.

And sorry to say, but I don't think your purchases are eclectic by any stretch of the imagination. Its all much of a muchness from what you show. But not everyone does eclectic for their own reasons.  

And for what it's worth, no I wouldn't buy a timex, sekonda or Invicta but I still have bought and own 'more humble watches'. Multiple questions are never a good idea.

Now, after writing all that, I will go to a darkened room with soft furnishings, curl up on an unforgiving sofa and try and work out what the hell your post is all about beneath it's innocent façade?

Conspiracy theorists are usually unbalanced.  The thread is about what it says, just off to theorise about the Kennedy assassination. :thumbs_up:

Nobody collects anything from stamps to coins without their collecting habits, and collection changing with taste, knowledge, and pocket.  That’s what the thread is about.

If you think it is about 21st century distribution of wealth or horology and the socialist state I can’t help that :crazy5vh:

Eclectic.....varied, wide ranging.  I d say my fiver to hundreds qualifies.

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4 minutes ago, RWP said:

Conspiracy theorists are usually unbalanced.  The thread is about what it says, just off to theorise about the Kennedy assassination. :thumbs_up:

I was being facetious.

I don't really understand what it say's. Apart from it saying more about you.

Don't argue with me about Kennedy - you'll lose! :biggrin:

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