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Looking back: Best or your favorite watch purchase of 2013

  1. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Dec 25, 2013

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    Added a few this year and it's a shootout between these 2. And the A386 wins it. All because it was a gamble which paid off.
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  2. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Dec 25, 2013

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    Yeah, its not an Omega, its not even a wrist watch, but.... cooler than the Connie or the 351 bumper..... or even the 30T2.... (it was a good year)

    Its a 1915 Waltham model '92 CPR special... sorry guys....
     
  3. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Dec 25, 2013

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    Sorry forgot the pic...... P1000051.JPG
     
  4. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 25, 2013

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    Tough choice in a good year... but I'm going to go way back to January 2013...

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  5. timeismoney

    timeismoney Dec 25, 2013

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    Great set, Sir!
     
  6. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 25, 2013

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    NFW, wow seriously!::love::
     
  7. alam

    alam Dec 25, 2013

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    I was preoccupied with other subjects this year as compared with the previous year in that my watch collection saw more action & additions, I think this IWC is my favorite acquisition of 2013.[​IMG]
     
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  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Dec 25, 2013

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    this thread has made me realize I am waaay behind on photography. It has been a great year, however - possibly the best yet. It seems like I say that every year, but this just keeps getting better.

    Top 3

    Number 3: Omega Speedmaster 2998-5
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    Number 2: Zenith Captain Chronometer in rose gold in all but mint condition
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    Number 1: first year it's not a Zenith - Heuer Skipperera ref 7734 - not mint, but what a watch!
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  9. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 25, 2013

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    Hi

    Hard to pick out the "best" or favorite...

    these two come to mind... they did not leave the factory in Bienne this way but they are uncommon...

    First a 16 size american aka 19"' Omega pocket chronometre caliber is a DDR !!
    pics as found recase in an open face base metal case, I have since located a Keystone Sterling Silver hunting case that is where this movement is going !

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    and a MADE up fake military style manual wind over size...

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    I liked that the dial was signed Chronometre..... and then loved it when I opened the back ..

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    Good Hunting

    Bill Sohne
     
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  10. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 25, 2013

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    Nothing to sorry about Fritz. That's one beautiful Waltham pocket watch :thumbsup:
     
  11. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 25, 2013

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    If I had to narrow it down to one, it would be this gilt 1675 from '66, which I was reminded of wearing it today...mainly because it's just so darned gorgeous to wear, and in really NM condition.

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  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 26, 2013

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    The cold steel blade pierces the heart and blood covers the new mattress on the showroom floor; there'll be no Striper fishing on the morrow.

    :p
     
  13. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 26, 2013

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    Might I suggest this for Bill's avatar picture?

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    He needs something, and I rather not see dogs playing poker, or anything like that.
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  14. alam

    alam Dec 26, 2013

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    LOL! I'm sure there will be better days on the years ahead and on the morrow! ;-)
     
  15. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 26, 2013

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    :p
     
  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dec 26, 2013

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    I see somebody beat me to the draw. It looks good!

    Thanks for the dog's playing poker idea too, although it might be too complex in such a small space.
     
  17. Northernman

    Northernman Dec 26, 2013

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    A busy year. Many contenders but two Lemanias and one Omega will at least form top three:
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    And of course this one:
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    A good year it was!
     
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  18. everestx

    everestx Dec 26, 2013

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    This was an easy choice for me because it took me 3 times to finally land one.
     
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  19. ctime3

    ctime3 Dec 26, 2013

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    I would go with the speedmaster for this year. The baby crawled all around the kitchen floor with it and it was fine. Well that was luck. Looking for the omega liquid metal then that is it. Well maybe
     
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  20. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Dec 26, 2013

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    Full agreement here...that is tres cool!!