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Old 24 May 2020, 07:35 PM   #31
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I'll buy an affordable from time to time, but outside of a couple strap & go quartz watches I keep around, they always end up being quick flips. I also went through a short Seiko modding phase. Just something to think about when I'm bored.
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Old 24 May 2020, 09:00 PM   #32
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I've got a 10 rolex collection but lately I've been buying a string of Seikos, Squales, etc. And I'm really enjoying them. Haven't been wearing the Rolex lately much at all. Is that normal?! What does it mean? Anyone else go through something similar?
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Old 24 May 2020, 09:09 PM   #33
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My Rolex collection has taken a back seat to my interest in Seiko and Grand Seiko, especially vintage (1960s-70s) over the last few years. The Seiko rabbit hole is deep and long, and fun.
Are you over your Tudor phase ?
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Old 24 May 2020, 10:19 PM   #34
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Love the idea of not worrying about wrist time! Alright let me step this one up a notch since people think I'm normal which I'm delighted about :) How about buying homages of luxury watches you actually own??
I like it. I'm itching to pull the trigger on a Submariner homage from Squale even though I have a real one.
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Old 24 May 2020, 10:46 PM   #35
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When you buy a Rolex, you are paying about 75% for the name.
It's easy to make a good watch. It's hard to get a 'name' in that process.
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Old 27 May 2020, 06:15 AM   #36
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I've got a 10 rolex collection but lately I've been buying a string of Seikos, Squales, etc. And I'm really enjoying them. Haven't been wearing the Rolex lately much at all. Is that normal?! What does it mean? Anyone else go through something similar?
I just got a Squale GMT. I did a lot of research before buying and it sounded like they had a rich history. Most of all, they have provided cases to some BIG players like Brietling.

If you collect for "the love", I don't see anything wrong with buying what you like! I also think experiencing a wide range of price points helps to get a feel for the differences in quality. The jump from my first diver, an Invicta 8926OB, to the Rolex SubC and now my Squale in the middle, has shown me why the prices are what they are.

The Squale is no where near the Rolex but the Invicta feels cheap next to the Squale. It's an interesting perspective...
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Old 27 May 2020, 06:20 AM   #37
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I like it. I'm itching to pull the trigger on a Submariner homage from Squale even though I have a real one.
You will probably enjoy it. You will also see why the Sub costs 10x more! A lot people say you're a premium for the crown only but now that I have both I can say one can instantly feel the difference! Same goes for a Seiko Vs the Squale though, the Swiss movt. just feels different!
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Old 27 May 2020, 06:27 AM   #38
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Old 27 May 2020, 08:53 AM   #39
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Doesn’t mean anything other than you like watches...or you like the “hit” of buying something, anything!

I try to stay away from quartz, my only rule these days for the more affordable stuff.
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My latest affordable, I love the simplicity
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