Two each an inexpensive vintage watch.
And then I got them serviced by mail. Result: after much back-and-forth mailing, one runs poorly, the other not at all. That's where the matter rests, as I am not willing to mail them back and forth any more. Discouraging.
I could probably get a better result by sending them to a fancy watch restorer, but then I would pay more than I paid for the watches.
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How many watches did you buy this year?
With lockdown, establishments closed, movement restrictions, working from home and everything else that happened this year, did it affect your buying habits or were you able to acquire the watches you wanted in spite of the difficulties?
I have been cautious this year
Mostly due to the stock market crash in March instead of practical difficulties to walk through shops. >> I only bought one small 'fun' watch
But not as much as 2018. The year i went crazy.
I bought 1 watch
I bought this year a watch before the COVID19 breakout. This watch helped me staying strong during the crisis, also another watch in my collection was a fine pep up peace. You all helped me also to stay strong. My buying habits changed this year. No job, ...
Thank you very much
And guess what the reason they told me was? Due the Covid19 pandemic, we must save money and you are too expensive. I am waiting for the pay off money the Dutch law demands for employers who fired by reasons of economic problems. The sour fact is, i worke...
I will definitely ask all of your opinions!
The watch desease
Call it an addiction. I have my grail. Told myself, enough is enough. But it is so harch. I want more watches. I am struggling, what in the world i need a huge watch collection for? I wear only one watch all the time. 😩
It was the last time I went shopping in person last February. I had planned to purchase 2-3 more...a Ladymatic, Greayside and perhaps a Seamaster GMT PO. I purchased my DSOTM in Westchester NY but they have since shuttered that site so I may have to wait ...
Just one — a Panerai....
Now fountain pens — that is another matter — I think 5! Still waiting for a Graf von Faber Castell pen to arrive from Europe.
A very busy year! :-)
Let's see - I bought a Patek 7234A, a FP Journe Elegante, a Montblanc Heritage Small Seconds, a Ming 27.01, a Nomos Ludwig 175th anniversary, a Lange 1815 ultra thin in honey gold, a Nomos Lambda 175th anniversary, a Montblanc Tachymeter Chronograph at au...
I think if I had to choose
the stand out purchases for me this year were the A Lange and Sohne 1815 ultra thin honey gold which was difficult for me to source as I had to approach the boutiques in Kuala Lumpur, London, Paris and Singapore before securing a piece in Singapore, and t...
Great choices my friend .
That ALS looks so beautiful, i have seen similar one a while ago from a fellow member (200th edition) fantastic watch .
The GO is superb
Saw it in the metal a week ago - very impressed. I walked home with a BB58 instead as I still need keep discipline on my consolidation efforts
Well done Richard on securing the BB58!
I tried it on last year but the watch refused to talk to me! My latest consolidation after something that occurred today is reduce my collection to 5 watches or fewer!!
That’s going to be a tough decision as you have some really very nice pieces in your collection
I like ruthless!
That's a solid collection...and yes, from what you're letting go, ruthless is definitely up there in describing the decision!
I blame it on the Glshutte Original! :-)
I have been wearing it for 22 consecutive days and have noticed there is little need for too many watches. So I might quietly retire from this passion and enjoy my handful of watches.
Says a lot for GO
To have a watch bring that level of satisfaction is not easy for us.
Two this year...
I’ve been consolidating my collection a lot. Sold off all my vintage Rolex, as most of them had got to a price point where I didn’t think of them as ‘every day’ watches anymore, and since having kids I’ve been more into the idea of buying watches that I c...
Two each an inexpensive vintage watch.
And then I got them serviced by mail. Result: after much back-and-forth mailing, one runs poorly, the other not at all. That's where the matter rests, as I am not willing to mail them back and forth any more. Discouraging. I could probably get a better re...
4: 1 lucky find, 1 impulsive, and 2 emotional.
Sold 1, and I’m in the process of letting go of 1 or 2 more in my quest for simplification. This Caravelle was the impulsive buy. Found it on eBay and I couldn’t resist the charm. This was my lucky find back in Feb. Had to sell my 5513 in order to fund it...
2 in and 1 out so far..
with 2 more arriving this December and 3 ordered but no delivery in 2020 - so a relatively normal year in terms of numbers. it is more the volume behind it that matters...
Technically just one . . .
. . . so far. Took delivery of a Dorn this year, but the order was initiated and largely paid for last year. Acquired a vintage Omega Seamaster in September, finally on my wrist last week after my watchmaker worked his magic. But . . . I'm onto another vi...
One - so far
Hi Bought this - think I've been watching too many YouTube videos! One of my cheaper acquisitions Cheers JML ...
Bought two so far
... but the year is not over yet! - there are two auctions in which I may bid. Put one watch on the block but it has not sold yet. Alltogether a typical year for me without a lot of influcence from the pandemic, since my buying and selling has slowed down...
Andreas, what is your
personal experience with online auctions? I often read a claimer that the quality and functionality of the offered watches are not guaranteed. Best Thomas
so far my experience has been good
although I am lucky to have an important watch auction house in the city where I work so I can go and have a look before. My experience with Sotheby's has also been good. Of course, YMMV! Best Andreas
A very wise masterplan.
I did the same. You just have to be careful not to accidentally sell the "wrong" watch every now and then. “Wrong” in this case means that you are going to regret the sale afterwards. Best Thomas
...the inevitable mistakes every now and then has resulted in me paying double for the same watch some years down the road. Am a lot more careful now
I was at zero until...
...last week! Then the auction bug bit me and I couldn’t resist a Christiaan van der Klaauw Satellite and an incredibly rare IWC Delirium!
Wise counsel requested:
Please could those that sold this year advise (by DM if preferred) how you did so. Many thanks R