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Old 11-10-2018, 11:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If fluffing up one's collection equals buying for the superficial look of a full watch case, then no I don't. And like Frans, I've noticed no one gives a flying you-know-what about my watches. An eye roll from the wife is more like it.

After joining this place I did ratchet up my watch purchase rate, but it didn't take long to realize I only like a fairly narrow aesthetic in watches and I stick to that.
That's kinda what I was getting at, there's a specific trait I look for (8o'clock crown) ever since my first watch, a Citizen NY. I just liked it so much that I started my collection based on it. It is a rare quality though, and leaves me feeling inadequate when I look at my watches

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IMO, kind of a lame concept. Don't see why anyone would waste money on something they didn't like. Or knew was an inferior product like a fake Rolex just to increase the amount of pieces in their collection. I've bought a few on impulse. But I don't regret it.
I see your point, but I'm definitely not into Rolex at all, or copies/homages/fakes thereof. I understand that they are nice and whatever, I just don't care for them. The watch I'm basing this question from is definitely inferior quality. That said, it is definitely not a copy of anything that I'm aware of, I really doubt it is.

I like it for one aspect. Aesthetics. I think it looks great. But it doesn't have the hardware to back it up unfortunately. Due to that, I likely wouldn't wear it. Yet it is inexpensive, and the money would hardly be missed, so I almost feel like its a "why the hell not" circumstance. Even then, I suppose we could all probably agree it would be frivolous and unfruitful.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:37 AM   #22 (permalink)
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If you're not going to wear it, then whats the point. I say, buy what you like, like what you buy. To hell what everyone else thinks. As long as your happy with it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I only acquire watches I really want...
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I only acquire watches I really want...
Makes sense. I guess I'm thinking outside the box a bit. To compare, perhaps you might buy some sort of decoration that fits with the theme of the room you are putting it in. You might not necessarily care for the brand or the way it was made, but it goes with the room so you bought it.

Just playing devil's advocate at this point.
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah I came to a similar conclusion as well.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:04 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My golden rule: If i can like it and I can get it to fit somewhere or somehow into my watch-box/winder it's mine! but I don't do it to fluff, i do it because of the watch buying disease!
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I've never bought nothing I didn't want. Much like women. Sometimes you bond with them, sometimes you don't...
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:38 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I currently have three separate 10 watch, watch boxes full and another 5 or 6 laying around the house. Too much fluff for me!
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I sold more than half of my collection mostly because I needed the money but a few of them I just couldn't say no to the offer I got from two very motivated buyers...

Now I can't even fill up one watch case...
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:10 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Fluff, interesting concept.

After about 3 years in at this point, I find myself more discerning about my watch purchases. Meaning, I don't buy every affordable watch I like anymore. I still buy all levels of watch, I can afford, but now use at least a 3 day cooling off period...
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waste of money to buy that way.



Buy what you like and like what you buy.


don't buy any silly impulse buy (or inexpensive crap) just to fill a perceived "hole" in your collection. JMHO
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I can kinda relate. I suppose I bought a couple of inexpensive watches because I wanted to see them in the flesh, and couldn't find them in the wild. But I planned on wearing them if I liked them, not just to decorate my watch box.

Now, I have been eying some unique wall clocks and desk clocks to "fluff" up my home and office!
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yokel:
If your 2 killer German watches are fluff? Man I'm so into fluff.

Never been intofluff or fluffing I know of

Todays street talk has a decidedly negative intent for fluff. I bet
you know what the new fluff means.

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Old 12-18-2019, 03:28 PM   #34 (permalink)
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On more than one occasion I have bought a watch to fill a slot, then In have regretted it
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:09 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Somehow the title of this thread sounds naughty Or it's more than likely just me?

I've never fluffed BUT I only recently got a watch case to put my few watches in so I didn't have any slots that needed to be filled...
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If the price is right.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:13 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I have 3 watch boxes that take 40 watches. Having an empty slot is crime in my world, so in the past I have bought watches with other reason than to fill a slot. Indefinitely I have ended up selling these watches at a loss.
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I have 3 watch boxes that take 40 watches. Having an empty slot is crime in my world, so in the past I have bought watches with other reason than to fill a slot. Indefinitely I have ended up selling these watches at a loss.
Most of the time aren't you always going to have some empty slots every time all your boxes are full and you need to buy the next box to put the newest watches in?
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