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I think I've gone nuts: obsessions with jumbo manual-wind time-only vintage watches

  1. NT931

    NT931 Mar 27, 2018

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    First, definitions: I would (loosely) define 'jumbo' as anything 36mm and up, so here's a story of a guy that went a bit nuts in the past 8 months.

    At first, all I had were these 3 Jumbo Manual-Wind Time-only vintages (JMWTO... what a clumsy acronym)
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    I kind of liked the pinstripe dial of the Royce, started looking at more obscure brands, and that's when I fell into a really deep rabbit hole of JMWTO's.

    Half a dozen followed in the next 4 months.
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    Realizing these were quite affordable, plus eyeing the IG posts of other similarly-obsessed folks, another half dozen followed:
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    For fellow forum members who aided and abetted my mad obsession by providing advice, supplying the watches (you know who you are!), and who bought some of my other watches so I could feed this new obsession, you have my thanks! ;)

    There's one more on the way, while I'm eyeing another on the 'bay. Oh dear, when will this obsession end? :eek:
     
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  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 27, 2018

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    Holy moly! Nice assemblage!
     
  3. murph

    murph Mar 27, 2018

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    Beautiful, thanks a lot, but you know it's contagious. Do it again
     
  4. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 27, 2018

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  5. NT931

    NT931 Mar 27, 2018

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    Dibs duly noted, and thanks! (and nice Doxa too!)

    And you're right - maybe the combined theme of our collections should be "Mixed-Brand Jumbo Manual-Wind Time-Only" (MBJMWTOs).

    Sounds awfully like Bart Simpson's 'Kwyjibo' ;)
     
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  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 27, 2018

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    I'd love to pick one of these up one day.

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    Love those applied numbers.
     
  7. Canuck

    Canuck Mar 27, 2018

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    My rose gold Omega jumbo says hi!

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  8. Paedipod

    Paedipod Mar 27, 2018

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    best part for me is the acres of space......no desire to tell me everything about the watch on its dial y9Cylgk1QP+5FgmWcyqr5w.jpg
     
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  9. airansun

    airansun Mar 27, 2018

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    I’d love to see photos of all the movements in your collection. Without rotors for automatics, the movements are easier to appreciate.
     
  10. Rumar89

    Rumar89 Mar 27, 2018

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    I have a soft spot for them as well, particularly in gold.

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    Love the Doxas. What are the movements in the Longines?
     
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  11. Rman

    Rman Mar 27, 2018

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    There are more of us than you know in the JumboTimeOnly brotherhood.
    We will be contacting you to discuss your wanton exposure of our activities.
    You have been notified.

    :p
     
  12. NT931

    NT931 Mar 27, 2018

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    Perhaps it's a little late but...
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  13. jimmyjay

    jimmyjay Mar 27, 2018

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    Budget category.

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  14. alam

    alam Mar 27, 2018

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    Recognizing you have a problem is a good sign. Remember to start with "my name is.... and I'm a watchoholic" on your first group session. :)
     
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  15. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Mar 27, 2018

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    They are badass... IMG_20170922_112136_463.jpg IMG_20180302_084102_387.jpg
     
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  16. Steve Essex

    Steve Essex Mar 27, 2018

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    They’re all nice but that Doxa is my favourite too.
     
  17. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Mar 27, 2018

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    JMWTO is definitely an AANWO!!

    (Awesome and Affordable Niche Watch Obsession) :p‼️

    Grats to you on some amazing examples :thumbsup:.

    A few of mine:

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    I have quite a few at 35mm that don’t quite make the cut :(
     
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  18. 77deluxe

    77deluxe Mar 27, 2018

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    Great collection. I’m a big fan.
     
  19. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 28, 2018

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    Next time we have a beer

    You have had your fun with the non date secret for 24 hours

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  20. ClarendonVintage

    ClarendonVintage Mar 30, 2018

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    34mms need not apply? :(