Larry Seiden Wrote:WOW! I love that Regulateur. That is truly a special piece. I have to ask Ben, as most of us just collect what we love, and since you have chosen to have a theme (and a wonderful theme, at that), have you ever read "Marking Time" by Michael Korda, who is editor-in-chief, at Simon and Schuster? I ask that, as he in his wonderful book on watch collecting believes a collection should have a theme. I disagree, but here's what he writes....“Merely owning a lot of watches, whatever they are and however much they may be worth, doesn’t necessarily make them a “collection,” however. A collection, by definition, needs to be focused on something—a type of watch, a brand of watch, a particular style of watch, a period of watchmaking—if it is to have any serious meaning. A drawer full of watches without any common thread of interest is merely a drawer full of watches, not a collection. It is not necessary to collect expensive watches, but it is necessary that they represent in some way a special interest or taste on the part of the collector, that they demonstrate a theme, however personal and strange it may be. Mere quantity won’t do it.” Michael Korda“Marking Time,” Barnes and Noble Books, 2004
Time is something invented by the Swiss to help sell more watches
cinq Wrote:Ben, while re-reading this post and the replies, I thought of another watch you could add: a rose gold Portuguese Chrono! You have the choice of three, the original, the new Classic or the Yacht Club!Kind regards,Clemens
MikeAye, Mateys! Me thinks it's time!
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