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    My meager collection

    ...and I'm not just being humble. But I have to say I have spent a great deal more time here and in the watchmaking forum than pretty much anywhere else around here lately. I appreciate all the fascinating information that flows from so many knowledgable individuals. I also find it noteworthy that most who post around here do so when they have something of real substance to add (which is why I normally just lurk). So here are my few pieces to which I will add as I gain more knowledge. Thanks for inspiring me to explore this aspect of WISdom and allowing me to share and I apologize for my weak photographic skills.














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    Intersting watches1
    The Sellita one, is it the same Sellita that make movements today?

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    Nice selection. I like seeing inside!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Janne: It does have a Sellita movement so perhaps they had ventured into casing their movements for some period of time. I am a babe in the woods as far as the historical/technical details unfortunately.

    Eeeb: I'll open a some casebacks and share. It'll give me more opportunity to practice with the lightbox. Watch this space.
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    You've made some interesting selections. Most of those brands represent some seriously undervalued pieces that deserve more respect than they get according to average selling price. They were fine products that suffer from a lack of attention from all but the most diehard vintage collectors. Of course if you lurk here you'll know I'm tremendously biased towards Longines but I've owned a Gruen & Benrus or two in my time and they were excellent examples of watchmaking from the era. You have a nice variety going on there.

    Quote Originally Posted by vinylgreek View Post
    I also find it noteworthy that most who post around here do so when they have something of real substance to add
    Yeah, imagine that - no name calling or arguing over trivial matters....just helpful tips and educational material. Go figure!

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    Welcome. Very nice set of watches you've got there.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    You've made some interesting selections. Most of those brands represent some seriously undervalued pieces that deserve more respect than they get according to average selling price. They were fine products that suffer from a lack of attention from all but the most diehard vintage collectors. Of course if you lurk here you'll know I'm tremendously biased towards Longines but I've owned a Gruen & Benrus or two in my time and they were excellent examples of watchmaking from the era. You have a nice variety going on there.
    Thanks for the positive comments. Having seen a few of your exquisite pieces I'm afraid I'm still pretty bush league, but give it time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Welcome. Very nice set of watches you've got there.
    Thank you sir, for the greeting and the compliment.
    I know nothing except the fact of my own ignorance. Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinylgreek View Post
    Thanks for the positive comments. Having seen a few of your exquisite pieces I'm afraid I'm still pretty bush league, but give it time
    No matter how extensive a collection, there is someone with a better one... I've learned the joy is not in having the biggest and best toys but rather in enjoying the ones you have

    You have a nice set! Enjoy
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Very nice collection of vintages~Cheers!

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