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March 03, 2015

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Gary

If only you could get to the "I've got what I want" state with your watch collection.

herculodge

Gary, the plan is to go on watch hiatus after acquiring the Promaster Sky in silver titanium. "I've got what I want."

Brandon

I've also pretty much got what I want for radios. I only own 3 which see much use - a Grundig Satellit 2400, Panasonic RF-1188, and Panasonic RF-940. The remainder of my collection is in a closet; once in a while I pull one out of storage to play with. About the only other radio I'd like to add to my collection some day is a nice tube radio from the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Also, is it just me, or are vintage radio selling much cheaper on ebay these days than they used to 5 years ago? It seems like many of the classics are going for 20 to 30 percent less than what I remember. That doesn't exactly instill confidence in me holding on to my entire collection.

Keith Beesley

Nice collection, Jeff, looks like you've got the best of "vintage" and new. I wish I could be content with "only" 7 or 8 :-).

Gary

Jeff,

If you're already on a radio buying hiatus and you'll be going on a watch buying hiatus, what will there be to talk about on Herculodge?

Randy in Cleveland

Nice collection, I have the CCrane SW and 2E like you as well as a dozen other various current models and makes, but my obsession continues. I just pulled the trigger on the CCrane Skywave, will get it tomorrow, and the Tecsun 880 is in my crosshairs soon. Then I'm shifting gears to the icons of yesteryear, GE P780, Super Radio, Panny's, Zenith Transoceanics, etc. If what Brandon says is true then that bodes well for my addiction, it's a sickness I know but I can't help it.

herculodge

Gary, to stop being addicted and to stop buying consumer products to review for a blog is a sort of death. I'd like to keep Herculodge going if I can but I imagine the posts won't be as frequent. Just as I found satisfaction with my radio collection (but would buy upgrades when I see fit), I'd like to reach that state with my watches.

herculodge

Brandon, after 2009 vintage radios went down in price. It's related to economy in general. I like your vintage radio collection. I've written them down and will put them on my wish list.

Drive-In-Freak

So.....you're cured?

Angelo

I miss that yellow Telefunken that you used to show with lemons in the photo.

herculodge

Drive-In,

Cured is a relative term. If a new CCrane SW were to come out based on the vaporware Redsun 3100 with real press-button preset tuning, I'd get it.

Drive-In-Freak

LMAO...Old habits die hard, don't they?
I'm still looking for that one new rig that'll get it just right..no tuning muting, so soft mute, no overload/saturation with strong local signals, sensitive and selective, and good sound. If they could get it right years ago there's no reason why they can't now. Other than that I think I'm done with the new stuff........yea, right.
Well,a man can dream anyway, right?

Drive-In-Freak

Oh..and...nice stash. I can see how you'd be satisfied with what you have.

herculodge

Yeah, my only temptation would be a mint RF-2200.

herculodge

I forgot to mention I use Angelo's Panasonic RF-900 (gift to me) for 710AM by my desk and my Tivoli PAL for 570 by my desk when I'm too lazy to walk across my office and turn on my Panasonic RF-888.

I also have a dozen other radios in the garage. So I'm packed.

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