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Old 5 February 2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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It's time for me to come out of the shadows

Hi Everyone! I've been a lurker for a while and figured I should introduce myself.

My love of watches began rather innocently about four years ago. I had just moved to Boston to start a new job and wanted to buy myself my first watch. I was 28 and had no idea what I was doing at the time. Inevitably, I overpaid for a chronograph with a Swiss Ronda movement. I wore that watch every day (and loved it) for over a year until I wanted to buy another watch. It was at that point where I began to research more about watches and immersed myself in the hobby.

My first mechanical watch was an Orient Bambino, which was quickly replaced by a Seiko, then another, then another, and so it goes. After I had I amassed a rather large Seiko collection, I began craving more. I sold off most of those watches to finance my first Rolex - a two tone Oyster Perpetual 1005.

The inevitable spiral into luxury watches began. My current collection is small, and includes a 1603 DateJust with a grey sunburst dial, an M Series 16610 Sub that I acquired today, and an SKX. I've made some mistakes in my collecting, which is par for the course I suppose, but I think I have a much better understanding of what I like and value as a result.

Anyway, that's my rant. Looking forward to talking watches with you all!

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Old 5 February 2019, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 5 February 2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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Old 5 February 2019, 01:51 PM   #4
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Welcome, Steve. I'm also in the Boston area. Go Pats!
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Old 5 February 2019, 07:53 PM   #5
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Old 5 February 2019, 08:25 PM   #6
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Old 5 February 2019, 08:52 PM   #7
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Old 5 February 2019, 09:43 PM   #8
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Welcome, Steve. I'm also in the Boston area. Go Pats!
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Old 5 February 2019, 09:49 PM   #9
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Old 5 February 2019, 09:52 PM   #10
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Welcome Steve. Sounds like you are into the collecting and trying to find out what you like and want to own. Just remember it is a hobby and to have fun with it. Sometimes things work and sometimes they do not. If I can buy right I do not get crushed either way on a move and that is part of the fun. Enjoy.
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Old 9 February 2019, 05:18 PM   #13
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Old 11 February 2019, 12:13 PM   #14
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Old 11 February 2019, 12:39 PM   #16
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Old 12 February 2019, 12:05 AM   #17
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Old 12 February 2019, 02:49 AM   #18
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You've got "the sickness" Steve. No cure.

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