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xvigauge

Member Since 21 Aug 2017
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In Topic: Anyone Collect Watches?

10 September 2019 - 07:33 PM

i dont collect. not enough time smile.png

OH boy, you are quite the card.

Joe


In Topic: Anyone Collect Watches?

10 September 2019 - 07:32 PM

I guess watch collectors are few and far between in the fly tying and fly fishing realm. A few years ago I had quite an extensive watch collection, especially vintage automatic and mechanical hand wind wrist watches. I had an interesting and profitable hobby going. I gradually lost interest in all the wheeling and dealing so I sold a many of them and kept the ones I really liked. I have quite a few Seiko and Orient automatics and Citizen Eco-Drives (solar powered). These are my favorites. My latest interest in watches has been the new and vintage Russian Komandirskie hand wind mechanical wrist watches. They are relatively simple, built like a tank, extremely rugged, keep good time, inexpensive and there are enough dial designs to enable collecting and to keep my interest. And, you don't have to order them from the Russian Federation (these watches are of course made in Russia) as there are enough dealers here in the USA who are happy to sell them to you.

Joe


In Topic: Anyone Collect Watches?

10 September 2019 - 01:36 AM

I had a small collection of pocket watches and sold them when I needed some extra money for our move from Florida to Tennessee two years ago.

 

Joe


In Topic: latest ebay buy

05 September 2019 - 01:11 AM

Understood.  I don't have the "collecting" gene.

 

I guess I do. I have collected various things ever since I was a kid. My one mainstay in collecting has been my collection of fly rods and fly reels, and even fly lines. I have been collecting (and selling a few along the way) fly fishing stuff for many years. At one time I collected rifles and shotguns, but completely lost interest in them a few years ago and sold most of them. I was heavy into watch collecting for a while but lost interest and kept only a few. I also have a nice though modest collection of pocket knives. I know a few guys around my age and older who collect fly fishing stuff (mostly bamboo rods) and never even fish. My feeling is that if collecting brings you joy and you don't spend the grocery or rent money on your collectables, then go for it.

Joe


In Topic: latest ebay buy

04 September 2019 - 06:53 PM

I don't know whether to say, "congrats" or not.  It's a good deal ... but then you say you don't need more rods.

 

In my world, if you don't need it and buy it anyway ... you're just wasting money.

 

In my world, it's called collecting.

Joe