Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Postby foghorn » May 27th 2017, 4:27pm

Took a nostalgic trip through Photobucket.


I'm a damn fool for selling this one of a kind.



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And if I kept this 7 more years I would have made a few bucks


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I wish I kept this Jazzmaster. My only ever watch that was pretty much spot on in accuracy and looks.



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And since I sold this I am now Ball-less

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Postby spanky1 » May 27th 2017, 4:33pm

"WOW". Those were all KEEPERS in my humble opinion.
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Postby Thunder1 » May 27th 2017, 4:38pm

Those 2 Hammy's are quite nice..
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Re: Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Postby foghorn » May 27th 2017, 4:42pm

Thunder1 wrote:Those 2 Hammy's are quite nice..



Spot the uniqueness of Hammy #1?
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Postby Thunder1 » May 27th 2017, 4:48pm

Missing 'Swiss Made' at bottom of dial?
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Re: Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Postby foghorn » May 27th 2017, 4:52pm

Thunder1 wrote:Missing 'Swiss Made' at bottom of dial?




Think of a long "lunch hour"
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Postby Thunder1 » May 27th 2017, 5:00pm

damn!!!...it took me awhile!!...
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Postby biglove » May 27th 2017, 5:03pm

Damn, that Ball is beautiful. What model was that one?
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Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 27th 2017, 5:15pm

The Junghans Max Bill is a classic, but Hammy no. 2 is a real looker as well.

The "uniqueness" of Hammy no. 1 is indeed hard to spot at first glance, as it's something striking enough for someone simply not to expect it... Dunno why did you let it go- though if it were me who owned a watch with such a feature, I as well would let it go, as my OCD would not allow me to keep it.
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Postby foghorn » May 27th 2017, 5:22pm

biglove wrote:Damn, that Ball is beautiful. What model was that one?



One of the early Fireman models
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Re: Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Postby foghorn » May 27th 2017, 5:25pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:The Junghans Max Bill is a classic, but Hammy no. 2 is a real looker as well.

The "uniqueness" of Hammy no. 1 is indeed hard to spot at first glance, as it's something striking enough for someone simply not to expect it... Dunno why did you let it go- though if it were me who owned a watch with such a feature, I as well would let it go, as my OCD would not allow me to keep it.



I just , at the time, wasn't wearing chronographs and figured the "error" would make it a more saleable watch. And it did.

That was then.
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Postby Racer-X » May 27th 2017, 5:26pm

Those are all very nice. Hard to believe the dial mistake on the Hammy.
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Postby tiktok » May 27th 2017, 5:38pm

Recently let go of an old favorite with the peace of mind that the designer Gerald Genta designed many watches and models. However, this watch, L'Auricoste Spirotechnique diver from the 90s was the best dive watch I ever owned, it was originally released by Heuer a decade earlier. Very light with incredible bracelet and 200m water resistance. I have no idea what drove me to sell but finding one now with full bracelet would be unlikely, oh well.
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Postby conjurer » May 27th 2017, 5:38pm

Racer-X wrote:Those are all very nice. Hard to believe the dial mistake on the Hammy.


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Postby Mark1 » May 27th 2017, 6:23pm

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Re: Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Postby biglove » May 27th 2017, 6:27pm

foghorn wrote:
biglove wrote:Damn, that Ball is beautiful. What model was that one?



One of the early Fireman models


Dang.

Looked back through all my watch photos. I have rebought only three after I sold the originals. A Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor, Orient Black Ray Raven and Citizen Promaster Excalibur. Sold off the Orient and have kept the other two.

Still, there is something about the Citizen and the Bernhardt that make me want to sell them. I really enjoy them but I repeatedly plan to sell them and then back out because I remember why I rebought them.

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Re: Watches I should'a kept Dammitt!!

Postby Hawk » May 27th 2017, 7:01pm

I hope (without evidence) that I won't get a bad case of second-thought-itis.

I'm now totally without a chrono of any sort. Even the Astron is a 3 hand. And I'm down to the last battery operated watch which is a GS which buys it some forbearance.
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