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Old 10-09-2009, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sometimes the term collecting watches, bothers me. i dont collect watches........i wear watches. you collect baseball cards, comic books, action figures, dolls, etc.......you wear watches, at least for some people.



i have noticed that there are some people out there, that buy so many watches, they have watches in their watch boxes that they got , sized, put in the box and never wore.......(no tuna, i am not talking about you).

they have box after box of watches, watches costing anywheres from $200, to thousands of dollars, and admittedly,they say there are some they dont wear, dont like and just sit in the watch box. so why keep them? why do you collect them and put them in a box and not wear them?

i love my watches, because i like to wear them. that is another reason why my watch buying will never really excede 6 or 7 watches. i personally do not see the need. to me, sometimes less is more. i dont like to impulse buy watches either. i buy what i really like, and what really attracts me. yeah, i could have 50 watches, but most of them would be ones that were deals to good to pass up, but not watches im really in love with.

i have done that in the past, and have ended up flipping the watches , because they were ones thati wasnt in love with.

i dont know if economy has affected how i think or not, but these days when i look at a watch im considering for purchase, i almost think of it like when im getting a tattoo......i make sure this is something i really want and im really in love with and will want to wear alot.

obviosly everyone has different opinions and different reasons that they buy watches. but i buy to wear , and i will only buy anymore ones that i really am in love with.

so what do you do? do you collect watches and stash them in a box never to be seen until you come across them a year later to put them up for sale? or do you wear watches? all opinions and disagreements welcome.




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OK...just checking. The opening line had me thinking you going there!
I wear watches, to answer your question. Sometimes I put a new watch in the box and forget about it, which is kinda strange. I don't have a large collection...about 37 watches, so you would think that it would be difficult to forget about a watch. I can't explain it, other than that particular watch hasn't cracked the regular rotation, for whatever reason. I don't buy a watch just to say that I have the watch.
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I am 100% a person who has watches TO WEAR THEM. If I buy a watch I expect to wear it at sometime and soon.
I understand how people could quickly amass so many watches that some do not get worn, but personally I think that is silly. That is just me.

I buy to wear!
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Well, for me, I collect watches to wear! I buy so few watches each year that I have to make sure the watch I'm buying is singing to me LOUDLY. If it's singing loudly, I buy it then into the rotation it goes! I guess I don't understand someone buying a watch and then not wearing it. I love watches too much to let them sit in a box somewhere!
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I buy watches that I like to wear them and show them off. Like the different color schemes and styles that are out there.
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OK for me I have this crazy fetish, if that's what you want to call it, for watches. The more the merrier for me. If I only have 15 in my rotation then I will wear all 15 maybe not the same amount of time because obviously I will have a few favorites that I will wear the crap out of til the newness fades off, but I will wear them all. I will never stop buying and trading watches, I am definetely a wearer not a hoarder, so if my collection exceedes 1000 someday, then I will wear every damn one of them for sure...
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I consider a watch as a piece of art. Some good, some great and some you just can't take your eyes off. I wear a different watch every time I go out. I like showing off my art to friends and family. But I do have some that will only go out on very special occasions. They have so much WOW that I would not want to harm them. So, I am both, I wear as many as I can but I collect what POPS for me. I will stop buying watches when the good Lord feels my time is up. Until then, Buy what you like and wear what you dare.

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I consider a watch as a piece of art. Some good, some great and some you just can't take your eyes off. I wear a different watch every time I go out. I like showing off my art to friends and family. But I do have some that will only go out on very special occasions. They have so much WOW that I would not want to harm them. So, I am both, I wear as many as I can but I collect what POPS for me. I will stop buying watches when the good Lord feels my time is up. Until then, Buy what you like and wear what you dare.

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100% wear. if they are not going to be worn they are not going to be purchased.
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Even though I am new to this I will not buy something I will not use or wear. So I wear watches!
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I used to collect watches, up to about 5 years ago. I had a large assortment of Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and other higher end pieces. I stumbled upon Tim Temple on the Shop, and the rest is history.

The "high-end" collection was sold off (for a variety of reasons . . . not because of the Shop or Invicta), and I began to buy lower-end pieces, mostly Invicta (there's love, here).

I mention all of this as a reference point to where my attitude began to shift, and I was experiencing a problem with watches sitting in boxes or on a winder. I sold off everything that I don't wear, and I'm down to a nice, manageable selection of watches the I WEAR, not collect.
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I used to collect watches, up to about 5 years ago. I had a large assortment of Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and other higher end pieces. I stumbled upon Tim Temple on the Shop, and the rest is history.

The "high-end" collection was sold off (for a variety of reasons . . . not because of the Shop or Invicta), and I began to buy lower-end pieces, mostly Invicta (there's love, here).

I mention all of this as a reference point to where my attitude began to shift, and I was experiencing a problem with watches witting in boxes or on a winder. I sold off everything that I don't wear, and I'm down to a nice, manageable selection of watches the I WEAR, not collect.
"manageable selection"

10? 30? 50? 100? lol
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I used to collect watches, up to about 5 years ago. I had a large assortment of Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and other higher end pieces. I stumbled upon Tim Temple on the Shop, and the rest is history.

The "high-end" collection was sold off (for a variety of reasons . . . not because of the Shop or Invicta), and I began to buy lower-end pieces, mostly Invicta (there's love, here).

I mention all of this as a reference point to where my attitude began to shift, and I was experiencing a problem with watches witting in boxes or on a winder. I sold off everything that I don't wear, and I'm down to a nice, manageable selection of watches the I WEAR, not collect.
"manageable selection"

10? 30? 50? 100? lol
Honestly, at this point, I have under 20 timepieces!
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I wear my watches. I only have about 20 watches and i have a few that I dont wear anymore due to its size. So when i buy a watch i wear it...
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I wear my watches. I only have about 20 watches and i have a few that I dont wear anymore due to its size. So when i buy a watch i wear it...
the ones you don't wear Jack - are they to small? if yes, which smaller watches do you still have in your collection?
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Well I guess I do both. I have several that I like very much, but dont weat them often at all...still like to take them out and look at them.

As much as I get watches with the intent to wear them, there are only a few I wear on a regular basis.

Now Im confused...I dont know if I collect or wear :?
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I wear all of mine, I don't have a big collection 8 with my ninth on the way, The only ones I don't wear are my 2 Armitrons that my wife purchased for me in our early stages of marriage, before Jim pulled me in. LOL Plus those ones just seem too small now. But I try to wear each one at least once a week.
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sometimes the term collecting watches, bothers me. i dont collect watches........i wear watches. you collect baseball cards, comic books, action figures, dolls, etc.......you wear watches, at least for some people.



i have noticed that there are some people out there, that buy so many watches, they have watches in their watch boxes that they got , sized, put in the box and never wore.......(no tuna, i am not talking about you).

they have box after box of watches, watches costing anywheres from $200, to thousands of dollars, and admittedly,they say there are some they dont wear, dont like and just sit in the watch box. so why keep them? why do you collect them and put them in a box and not wear them?

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i have done that in the past, and have ended up flipping the watches , because they were ones thati wasnt in love with.

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so what do you do? do you collect watches and stash them in a box never to be seen until you come across them a year later to put them up for sale? or do you wear watches? all opinions and disagreements welcome.
I am with you on this Don, I dont collect them I wear them. Every watch in my Boxes are part of the rotation, and they all get equal time!
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Both....wear most of them and look at the rest.
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