1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    I found this photo today of what my collection looked like in March 2007, about 2-3 years after I started getting "into" watches.
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    Starting from the back, and left to right we have:
    - TAG Heuer Targa Florio
    - TAG Heuer Monaco
    - TAG Heuer 4000 quartz (my first good watch)
    - Heuer Carrera re-edition
    - TAG Heuer Autavia
    - Heuer Carrera 1553N
    - Heuer Monaco re-edition
    - Heuer Monza re-edition

    You can see that I was big on the re-editions, which for me were a great way of getting into the vintage style, without needing to worry about sourcing vintage.

    Fast forward three years to 2010:
    Collection 1 (1).jpg

    and
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    Wow, that got out of control fast! At this time I still had the McQueen TAG Heuer Monaco, the Carrera re-edition, the 4000 and the Monza (and still have each of those today), but otherwise, all of the re-editions had gone to fund the new ones.

    And today? Apart from the TAG watches named above, I have one vintage Heuer and one newer TAG Heuer
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    PB290052.jpg

    Collection is a lot smaller than it was, but who knows whether it will expand again....
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 25, 2014

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    Good story. I need to write up a post with mine I have two very special vintage-themed HEUER Monacos arriving next week.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 26, 2014

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    yes, would be good to see...Calibre 11s? Gulf?
     
  4. AussieAlex

    AussieAlex Nov 26, 2014

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    What a great collection.
    I'd love to add a Montreal to mine, although now I'm "saving-up" for a Rally-Master set for the green machine.
     
  5. Alistair

    Alistair Nov 26, 2014

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    you should have kept the cal.15 Carrera.. love those.. but it is the way of the collector 'path'... been there myself many times...
     
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  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 26, 2014

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    What's the model to the left of the white dial Camaro? Doesn't really look like any of the other families
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 26, 2014

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    Tag Heuer Monaco Limited Edition.jpg caw211c.jpg
     
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  8. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 26, 2014

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    Now those two look freaking cool, is that second one still a re-edition? have they just used really nice looking tritium substitute on the hands and dial?
     
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 26, 2014

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  10. Expat

    Expat Nov 27, 2014

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    Great post. I sold my Autavia Viceroy but just picked up the 300SLR. I'm drawn to vintage, but I think I'm better off owning the reissues with my limited knowledge and patience.
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 27, 2014

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    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 27, 2014

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    Thanks Expat. I've always said that vintage isn't for everyone- there are some really good reasons for going down the reissue path. That SLR is a great watch- beautiful dial!
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 28, 2014

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    Beautiful picture! Mine is in transit, crossing the Atlantic from Paris. The silver dial is also in transit and it should be delivered on Monday.
     
  14. george023

    george023 Dec 12, 2014

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    Enviable collection (so far no doubt) David. Only 3 for me so far in a few years, but it's an expensive hobby as some will attest. I have Carrera 1887 blue dial, Link Calibe S black dial and Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph.

    The challenge is trying to hang onto favourites whilst pursuing others, or having to sell to fund the next one. I'm hoping to add the same one as you, Jack Heuer 81 maybe next year.
     
  15. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 12, 2014

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    Thanks George, but most of the ones you see above are gone...I'm down to single figures!

    Yes, you're right on the expense. I used to have a "one in, one out" policy, but sometimes it was hard to stick to this ;)