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The 100 rules of watch collecting

  1. p4ul

    p4ul Jan 26, 2020

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    ....to 50m???::popcorn::
     
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  2. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Jan 26, 2020

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    #50. Remember. There are no more then 50 ultraman...
     
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  3. durri70

    durri70 Jan 26, 2020

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    #51 buy what you like !!
     
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  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 26, 2020

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    #52 - Snorkel! ;)
     
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  5. M'Bob

    M'Bob Jan 26, 2020

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    #53: Watch collecting is so much more fun when you actually have the money to do it.
     
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  6. Evose

    Evose Jan 26, 2020

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    #54 Don't be a watch snob.
     
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  7. Rumar89

    Rumar89 Jan 26, 2020

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    The subset of this being, only buy what you know unless you’re willing to take a gamble.
     
  8. killer67

    killer67 Jan 26, 2020

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    so true - I’ve been to gtg’s where rolex guys don’t even acknowledge guys w a really cool glycine
     
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  9. aps26469

    aps26469 Jan 26, 2020

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    #55 never read a list of rules with more than 10 rules....
     
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  10. aps26469

    aps26469 Jan 26, 2020

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    ... and more seriously, buy a cheap watch and take it apart, great learning experience and gives you good feel for how damn smart mechanical watches are. And I you are really handy, out it back together again... :)
     
  11. dougwhiz

    dougwhiz Jan 26, 2020

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    #56 Always factor in the cost of a service when buying a vintage watch. Stuff happens just from shipping sometimes.
     
  12. flw

    flw Jan 26, 2020

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    57: Don't try to pass yourself off as a self proclaimed expert on watches and collecting, and then have to ask what a "chronograph" is ... (this happened to me the other day when I showed a friend my Speedy) ::facepalm1::
     
  13. Evose

    Evose Jan 26, 2020

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    #58 If you're craving a Rolex, don't buy a homage, save for a Rolex.
     
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  14. drhombus24

    drhombus24 Jan 26, 2020

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    #59 If you’re dumb enough to buy a watch on Craigslist, do it at a police station... learned the hard way unfortunately
     
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  15. Evose

    Evose Jan 26, 2020

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    Oh, off-topic, what happened?
     
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  16. George.A

    George.A Jan 26, 2020

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    #60 One of my favorite quotes regarding this hobby (I forgot from whom I've heard from:| ):

    Hemingway used to have a Patek and Einstein had a Rolex. Yet if tomorrow you'll buy a Patek and a Rolex, you'll neither be able to write like Hemingway, nor do math like Einstein.

    A watch is just a watch, nothing more, nor less. If it brings a big stupid smile to your face, then it's a good watch :).
     
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  17. Hduck

    Hduck Jan 26, 2020

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    ;). I see what you did there. “Time” consuming. ::rimshot::
     
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  18. kkt

    kkt Jan 26, 2020

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    -- Clemenceau
     
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  19. Hduck

    Hduck Jan 26, 2020

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    #61. Try as you may, you can never EXACTLY reproduce that feeling you had when you bought and walked out with your first really nice watch.
     
    Edited Jan 26, 2020
  20. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Jan 26, 2020

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    #62. It's supposed to be fun. Don't let brands, dealers, "journalists", bloggers, or other watch collectors make it anything but.