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Old 11-25-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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Becoming a watch collector and learning about watches

Hey guys, so I've always loved watches, and now that I am more mature and have disposable income, I want to start a watch collection. I already have two and over the years would like to continue to add to this.

The one thing however is I am not a master of knowledge on automatic watch movements. Difference between jewels, hertz, vibrations, etc... I would love to learn more about it so when I look at watches I can differentiate the movements on them. Anyone have a website or book where. They go into detail on the movements of watches and how to tell a good one from. A bad one etc... I know a little bit but not enough to differentiate between different brands.
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Www.watchuseek.com is a good forum to peruse.
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Usually watch collectors have a preference of watch for whatever reason, so first, determine which watch brand you like the most and learn the history. Then learn the important models, etc. Watch collecting isn't about getting expensive watches, but watches that are rare, have a story, have interesting new concepts, and retain/appreciate in value.
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I do not and have never owned multiple watches from the same brand. Not to say I wont moving forward, but to me I always thought about collecting in terms of function. Maybe you want a rugged every day watch on a bracelet to go with a dressier watch on a leather strap. You might also want a mix of watch faces with different styles, sizes, complications, or colors.

When it comes to movements themselves, in-house movements are almost always more expensive and more highly regarded in the watch world. Some people do not want to pay 5k for a watch that has the same off the shelf internals as a watch that costs 1500. That never bothered me, because getting a workhorse movement like a 7750 in a watch is like having an LS motor in a car. Reliable workhorse that is accurate and easy to service/maintain. Try to think about factors that are most important to you and then Im sure some members on here will be able to provide you with meaningful recommendations.
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www.timezone.com forums are great too

btw...these look pretty good for a partnership watch...lol.
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Orient Mako USA. Automatic, great movement. I believe it's made in house. Resembles a Rolex submariner. Many variants avail, pickup a nato strap or 2 to change up the look once in awhile. Seiko also has great automatic watches avail. Both brands very affordable, yet quality. If you have the budget check out the Rolex Submariner or DateJust 1 or 2. Or stop being a bitch and buy a Patek Phillipe Nautilus 5980.

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