For my 200th post, I thought I would revisit my first post.
I came here ~2 yrs ago to learn about vintage watches, so that I could make an informed decision about a dress watch. As mentioned above, I decided to look for a Seamaster 600 and patiently waited for one to come up. I thought it would be a one-and-done purchase for me.
I did eventually find that Seamaster:
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But along the way I took an interest in some other pieces. Tissot, Eterna, Certina, Seiko... there hasn't really been a focus, just things that I wanted to try out.
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I eventually realized that I have a preference for more substantial cases and beefier lugs. And in some ways, I like the designs from the 1950s more than the 1960s. Returning to Seamasters, I picked up these two pieces, which are among my favorites. A 2937 that dates to ~1958 and a 166.010 that dates to ~1968.
The lemon-y dial on the 2937 is pretty easy on the eyes, and I enjoy the contrast of the gold hardware and stainless steel case. At 36 mm, it's a great size. The 166.010 is pretty sharp and the beads-of-rice bracelet is really fantastic. Both have been serviced and are running well.
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Recently, I added a C-case Constellation. For some reason, I had been averse to these. From photos, I didn't really care for case shape, the bracelet, or even the little star on the dial. In person, they are really lovely and I've completely changed my mind about them. I suppose it's a reminder to keep an open mind about things.
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End links to be adjusted
I've noticed that @X350 XJR
often greets new members with a: "Welcome to the madness!" That's really the perfect greeting, as it seems there's always something next. Next on my list: a bumper movement, a two-tone dial, a black-dialed Tissot... Good thing I can now post a WTB.
Anyway, thanks to those who are generous with their time and knowledge on here. And thanks to those who are a little unfiltered -- it makes this forum an interesting place to be.
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