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    The watches you ALMOST bought...

    My collection is getting pretty close to final now... I feel like I've just about hit all bases once my Omega and RGM arrive. But along the way there have been a ton of watches I really really liked... even loved that I ended up passing on. And I'm starting to let go of them now... after all we can't own them all right? Here are some of mine... what are some of yours?

    Baume et Mercier Capeland Flyback


    Panerai PAM320


    Ulysses Nardin Maxi Marine Diver

    Rolex Explorer II 21657
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    RGM 801A - Montblanc Twinfly Flyback Chronograph -
    Omega AquaTerra GMT - 1972 Heuer Autavia Viceroy - Ball Engineer Master II Diver World Time
    JeanRichard Terrascope - Longines Legend Diver(Date) - Luminox 6250 - Hamilton Intra-Matic(42mm) - Magrette Moana Pacific Professional - Oris XXL Pointer Day

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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    Rolex Submariner 16613


    Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec

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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    I won't be looking for watches for a very long time and somehow, I failed to get any of these (yes, I like mostly chronos )

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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    Let's see: an Aqua Terra, a Railmaster, a Mondaine railroad watch, Seiko Astron GPS, Citizen Astrodea, One of those daylight indicating Yes Zulus, a Xemex automatic. The list just goes on and on...

    Oh yeah, an older Explorer I...

    I don't usually buy anything unless I can't talk myself out of it after a few months. Despite the list above, I am not terribly successful with this.
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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    I have admired the 3548 for quite some time, but cant see myself buying one. Doesn't fit a need in my collection (yes, because I needed the others lol), but it is damn good looking and I have been close before. Numerous others of course but the 3548 immediately sprang to mind. (pic borrowed from wus)

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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    I've wanted one of these since I jointed WUS. Since that time I now currently have 6 watches that each cost over 3k plus a bunch of others, so it's not like I'm afraid to spend the coin on one.

    Not sure why I've never pulled the trigger, it's still the piece I continually say "that's my next watch" about. Really got close to buying one a few months back but went for something else. I think I'm afraid it won't live up to expectations or worse, end the hunt. We all love the hunt and don't ever want it to end, so maybe that's why. No one needs an excuse to quit buying watches!
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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothbras View Post
    Not sure why I've never pulled the trigger, it's still the piece I continually say "that's my next watch" about. Really got close to buying one a few months back but went for something else. I think I'm afraid it won't live up to expectations or worse, end the hunt. We all love the hunt and don't ever want it to end, so maybe that's why. No one needs an excuse to quit buying watches!
    That may probably be it.

    The Rolex Sub-C is one of the (if not THE) most versatile watch I have ever had the pleasure to own, besides the Casio G-Shock GW-5000-1JF.

    It has been said before and I shall say it again:
    If I had to keep just one watch in my entire collection, the Rolex Submariner 116610LN would probably be that watch.
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    Tudor Black Bay (on OEM bracelet) | Rado Original Automatic 648.0408.3.161 | Royal Orient WE0011JB | Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 311.30.42.30.01.005 | Casio G-Shock GWF-1000-1DR

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    GW-M5630E-9JR, GA-400-4A, DW-6900SG, GW-5000-1JF, GWF-1000-1DR, GW-200Z-1DR, GW-9200-1, GX-56-1B, G-5600E, G-6900-1, DW-5600MS, G-7302RL (non-functioning)

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    So close to buying this 6217-8001. Love the patina, but I already had a very nice 6217 and the wear at 6'oclock was just enough to tip the very close balance.
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    Came very close to buying this diver, but wound up talking with the seller and bought his A386 instead.
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    Thought pretty hard about buying this Habring2, but watch coffers were running low.
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    Came close to pulling the trigger on a Bremont Codebreaker, decided it was just a little too thick for me.
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    Also came close to buying a (real) Scubapro Seiko 6306-7001, but I had a NOS 6309-7049 and just waffled too long.

    Pretty much every other fish I had on a mental line made it into the boat, unfortunately for my bank balance.

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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    I was actually writing up paperwork for one of these:

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    Before I stopped myself when I realized I was impulse buying a $7k watch

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    Re: The watches you ALMOST bought...

    Chanced upon a mint conditioned Tag 1887 at a good price. Couldn't bite the bullet for some reasons, still regret.

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