I used to think it was clever to confuse comedy with tragedy. Now I wish I could distinguish them. John le Carré
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clepsydra Wrote:Hi Hebe,I can't answer your question re production numbers of those beautiful modern pocket watches. I leave that to someone with the knowledge.But I can confirm that collection objectives can happen by happenstance, as was the case of my Mark 11 collection.When I started my objective was to get one RAF Mark 11 from 1948, with cal 89 Angl. I found one in the UK and got it. Then the opportunity to acquire the BOAC surfaced, the owner had found it in a garden shed during a clean up and was trying to determine what he had, and I just could not let it go. That put the seed in my mind that it could the possible to get them all, but the final decision was not made. That happened when I got the SAAF, as consequence of a FaceTime coversation with a fellow forum member, and of a serendipitous event in South Africa. With two of the most rare Mark 11s in my collection getting the other two became a must. I knew where a RNZAF Mark 11 was, and contacted the owner. It took me one year to get it. Getting the RAAF was also serendipitous. A (somewat shady) dealer tried to sell me one that belonged to a member of this forum in the hope of making a profit in the deal. I recognize the images and contacted the forum member directly, and the rest is history.It took five years.
Nelson Wrote:Heiko, A great collection and presentation! I don't know for sure, but how about the ref. 135 cal. 67 Deck watch? Should it not belong in your collection?Nelson
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Hi Heiko,Nice collection, but are you SURE there were only 5 steel "modern" references? I would have thought there are many or at least several more.Someone once said that there is a big difference between "collectors" and "accumulators". I think many collectors really don't have goals, but "true" collectors do. This isn't to disparage "accumulators" though: if they're happy and enjoy their watches, I'm happy for them.
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thomasa8 Wrote:An inspiring topic Heiko. Congratulations on the wonderful accumulation of your vintage and modern PW collection. I wasn't aware of the Bund PW. As a true collector I formed my own targets and although the logic of my target doesn't make any sense to anyone (except myself) I love the accumulation of the pieces in my collection. My Laureus group is complete. Formerly my Club Family was complete before being abruptly changed and since then my targets have been more broad in sense. My VC Ingenieur is not complete and perhaps is my next target - but Let's see.
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