Listener Regrams! (2/18/2018): Vintage Oris, Alpina Startimer, and an Oris Big Crown!


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Vintage Oris Waterproof Manual Wine @axbvintagetime

Honestly, I’m embarassed to say that I didn’t realize vintage Oris pieces were a segment of the vintage watch market! Look at this thing – also super cool because you can see glimmer of the now famous retro-inspired Oris 65 Diver… the markings, indices, font – so cool! Plus I’m super into the segmented bezel fluting on here – sweet Vintage Oris, abxvintagetime!


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Alpina Startimer @ckstime

Damn you, cktime… you’re not helping my quartz chrono kink, dude! This Alpina Startimer just has so much going on for it. Love the utility vibe of the watch – I also am a huge fan of the big date. Plus the pushers are so well done along with the crown. You’ll find no shortage of Alpina Startime love from me when it comes to this piece. Alpina is also a brand I really want to know more about but admitedly my knowledge is lacking… maybe a good candidate for a “Watch Brands We Know Nothing About…” episode. Thank you so much for sharing, ckstime.


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Oris Big Crown @wtgilles

It’s starting to occur to me, watchfam that perhaps these Two Broke Watch Snobs Listener Regrams aren’t such a great idea… all they do is remind me of watches I need to buy! …I mean, what else is the internet for, right? Such a great shot from wtgilles of the Oris Big Crown on wood. Love the angle of the bezel fluting here and I’m a big fan of how clean this dial is while also having unique style. Good stuff, wtgilles – thanks for sharing!

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Kaz Mirza( Co-Founder )

Kaz has been collecting watches since 2015, but he’s been fascinated by product design, the Collector’s psychology, and brand marketing his whole life. While sharing the same strong fondness for all things horologically-affordable as Mike (his TBWS partner in crime), Kaz’s collection niche is also focused on vintage Soviet watches as well as watches that feature a unique, but well-designed quirk or visual hook.

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