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    You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    In doing some early spring cleaning, I came across several Watch catalogs I’ve picked up from my various Local AD’s over the years (I have a few as I’ve lived in several states the pass 10 years). They are always wonderful to look at, but I usually end up frustrated that I don’t have $5M in Watch funds lying around to buy one of each in every catalog I own.

    I was contemplating getting a few pennies for them, as I’ve seen some on eBay selling at decent prices. However, I had the feeling that I’d would be betraying my ADs trust. After all, these were like “gifts” as they were free, and are usually constructed at a really high quality.

    So I decided to start this project. I had been contemplating finding some old watch ADs in the past, and never really put the time and effort to it. I only had one wall left in my home office to decorate, and anyone who knows me know my passion for fine timepieces. So here it is, my project turned out well! I’ll probably keep this going as this was my first attempt and there are some rough cuts in here.

    These were just from two catalogs! A Tudor and a Blancpain. I have quite a few more to cherry pick, but definitely a new way to use those old catalogs.



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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    They look marvelous up on the wall! Good job and great idea
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Very Cool!
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    I keep a JLC catalog by the toilet alongside the "Atlas of Remote Islands". A highly recommended combo when nature calls.
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Those looks wonderful, great creativity!
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Quote Originally Posted by DilliTime View Post
    I keep a JLC catalog by the toilet alongside the "Atlas of Remote Islands". A highly recommended combo when nature calls.
    another great use I might add


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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Very cool!
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Nice idea Sir ! Congrats !
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Nicely framed, almost anything looks good--cereal boxes, newspaper funnies, orange crate labels--but they (the watch catalogue photos) are just basically magazine-grade ads...I think I'd rather wear my watch (art?) on my wrist, while on my walls, I would prefer pictures of flowers, trees, rivers, people, dogs (and a 100 other things) before watches...
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    Re: You ever ask “What to do with these Watch Catalogs?”

    Quote Originally Posted by timefleas View Post
    Nicely framed, almost anything looks good--cereal boxes, newspaper funnies, orange crate labels--but they (the watch catalogue photos) are just basically magazine-grade ads...I think I'd rather wear my watch (art?) on my wrist, while on my walls, I would prefer pictures of flowers, trees, rivers, people, dogs (and a 100 other things) before watches...
    If you took a stroll through my house, you’d definitely see those things, (Family pics, Flowers, Art, etc). However, my office is my work/creative space. I have a family photo on my desk, and the 3 walls (the 4th has a stupid window ugh) tells a story about the things I’m passionate about. . Wall 1) Ohio State. Wall 2) Batman (don’t judge me) and Wall 3) Watches.


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