How many watches do you have in your collections?

Oct 14, 2020,12:55 PM

Hey fellow purist, not sure if this was already discussed in other threads but I am curious to know how many watches do we have in a typical collection.  Dont know if there is a survey option available, so to make it a bit more anonymous please share which of the 4 category would your collection fall into:

A- 1 to 5 watches
B- 6 to 10 watches
C- 11 to 20 watches
D- more then 20 watches

Personally in the past 5 years my collection has been overing between A and B, what is your letter?

Thanks in advance for sharing.

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I am firmly in A territory

 By: VinnieD : October 14th, 2020-13:05
I have 3 sentimental watches that are classics and keepers + another 2 which come and go, usually sold after 2 years and that are more usually more funky I become uncomfortable with more than 5 (not enough wrist time, fear of misplacing them etc.)

Just like my time in school...

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 14th, 2020-13:06
Itโ€™s a C- ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I am a "D"

 By: penfriend : October 14th, 2020-13:09
and still not grown-up

D. [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-13:14

"D" here. [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 14th, 2020-13:18

My collection is an...

 By: Musashi83 : October 14th, 2020-13:23
A, I now own three watches. It use to be six, now I have a three watch rotation which suits me well. My Rolex watches are all keepers.

Triple D. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ [nt]

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : October 14th, 2020-13:26

Triple LOL. :) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-13:26

But i would guess you have a little bit of โ€œsiliconโ€ in the collection :-) [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-14:32
I mean silicon air spring for example

๐Ÿ˜ณ [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 14th, 2020-14:36

Like silicon air spring! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-14:42

What's her name??? [nt]

 By: aperna : October 14th, 2020-16:41

At least an honest man here! [nt]

 By: COUNT DE MONET : October 15th, 2020-09:30

D and counting ๐Ÿ˜ฌ [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : October 14th, 2020-13:33

Size of collection

 By: panerai123 : October 14th, 2020-13:39
I am sorry to say that I am at level D twice, like the song "Twice Beaten, Twice Shy". Rafael

Definitely D ๐Ÿ™„

 By: jml_watches : October 14th, 2020-13:47
I'm definitely in the n +1 camp! Cheers JML

N+1. In capital. :))) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-13:47

๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ [nt]

 By: jml_watches : October 14th, 2020-13:51

Too bad! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-14:40

LOL! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-14:48

LOL Nico! So true!

 By: NT931 : October 15th, 2020-08:07
I'm at about F.... But my dear wife thinks I'm at B

C and counting. [nt]

 By: Bobbe : October 14th, 2020-14:02

C for me. I think. [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : October 14th, 2020-14:27

Wow, great responses guys. I should have added a triple D category clearly! So far we have if I did not miss anyone...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-14:37
D=12 votes C=3 votes B=3 votes A=2 votes Giving equal weighting to the triple Ds as the normal D (lol) we have 60% in the D category. Very interesting!

A for me ....

 By: chris7509 : October 14th, 2020-14:50
I d like to go for B .. but so far A with 3 PPs ....

I think this qualify as triple A! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-15:43

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ [nt]

 By: FabR : October 15th, 2020-02:51

I am B

 By: chikai168 : October 14th, 2020-14:53
But the direction is to move to C! BW, Chi Kai

Interesting as i flip flop myself between A and B then A and now definitively moving into strong B (not yet C) territory but...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-15:51
Sometime when I have more watches i tend to put some of them in questions, then regret buying them, flip a few them thinking i will make better choices or can live with only 1-3 watches, then live with a couple of watches for a while, start craving having... 

You sound like me! [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 14th, 2020-16:19

:-) [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-16:47

B [nt]

 By: Passionata_george : October 14th, 2020-15:01

C, although the "active" ones are barely B.

 By: mkvc : October 14th, 2020-15:21
I count 6 watches that get regular wear, plus another 8 that are a combination of (a) relatively formal watches I just don't get a chance to wear and (b) backup watches in cases in which I have found it appropriate to have a duplicate or approximate dupli... 

D! [nt]

 By: hmd4m : October 14th, 2020-15:51

Clearly you are not alone in that category ! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-15:53

B but

 By: sham1 : October 14th, 2020-16:08
)might end up on C by the time I am done!


 By: jleno : October 14th, 2020-16:14
Only one watch for me at the moment!

D [nt]

 By: aperna : October 14th, 2020-16:41

More than 120 [nt]

 By: cazalea : October 14th, 2020-17:01

Wow. That deserved its own category! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-17:07

Triple Z, then? [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-23:26

Is there is an option of H? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

 By: sleepy_templar : October 14th, 2020-17:25
And am trying to move to G or F...

Hi.. Watch Anonymous....

 By: W72 : October 14th, 2020-17:50
... my name is W72.... I have a problem... I am seriously into D category watch collecting.... I canโ€™t seem to stop... Iโ€™ve tried so hard but I am so happy... now that I have said it... can you help? If not... can I go ....

Good one, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-23:08

Lol! Just keep going! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-03:46


 By: destrodan : October 14th, 2020-17:54
The answer is B if my wife is in the room, and D if she's not.

Smart Man!๐Ÿ˜ƒ [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 14th, 2020-18:13

Haha.... [nt]

 By: nacelle : October 14th, 2020-20:21

Hahahaha!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-23:08

Good one๐Ÿ˜‚ [nt]

 By: FabR : October 15th, 2020-02:54

D [nt]

 By: Jke67245 : October 14th, 2020-18:02

C for me.

 By: judson : October 14th, 2020-18:05
But a B if we are only counting โ€œniceโ€ watches, and by nice I mean Rolex/Omega.

That is indeed very drastic Nicolas! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-03:48

Here is the updated count: 55% are D (26), 19% are C (9), 17% are B (8) and 8% are A (4)

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-03:57
But 100% are crazy passionate about watches! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

:) [nt]

 By: Jay (Eire) : October 15th, 2020-05:21


 By: BigAppleBill : October 14th, 2020-18:43
But until very recently a D. My goal is 5 - 7 total. I donโ€™t think I could get it to under 5.

Well into Double-D range.

 By: rdenney : October 14th, 2020-18:48
Wait, that didnโ€™t come out as I expected... โ€”Rick

I am barely a B

 By: MiguelFlash : October 14th, 2020-20:21
and I am grateful and happy with my small collection. However, I hope to add few more in the future!

I'm a solid D plus...

 By: nacelle : October 14th, 2020-20:22
and counting... next up, methinks a JLC

D here! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : October 14th, 2020-20:49

Low C [nt]

 By: DarrenKats : October 14th, 2020-22:13

too funny! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-03:50

C [nt]

 By: blau : October 15th, 2020-03:20

Here is the updated count: 55% are D (26), 19% are C (9), 17% are B (8) and 8% are A (4) [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-03:59
But 100% are crazy passionate about watches! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

D [nt]

 By: chippyfly : October 15th, 2020-04:38

one more in the D bucket! tks [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-04:57

Since I have always been an A student.

 By: Saz : October 15th, 2020-06:01
I am an A: PP I am an A: JLC I am an A: IWC I am an A: Rolex So at the end I might be an D student.... need Fabr to do the equation on this one.

very clever response Saz! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-06:30

lol [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-07:57

Thank you for your comprehension!

 By: Saz : October 15th, 2020-10:30
Hopefully the F category 50 and above isnโ€™t reached anytime soon๐Ÿ˜‰

;-)) [nt]

 By: FabR : October 15th, 2020-10:48

I saw! :))) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 16th, 2020-15:54


 By: Weems@8 : October 15th, 2020-06:30
First started to go for beauty and heritage only. The direction go to more technical choices, more into depth. This direction would go to only movements. Letโ€™s say, in my A, a skelleton and moon phase can bring me to B. A is enough, but what would i say n... 

interesting, let us know how that evolve! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 15th, 2020-06:31


 By: Jurry : October 16th, 2020-02:12
Iโ€™m in D but not by much. Currently own 25 pieces and thatโ€™s a nice number

I agree! Nice number for a collection! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 16th, 2020-10:10

How many? . . .

 By: Dr No : October 16th, 2020-23:19
. . . too many. ...  

D for me.... [nt]

 By: big daddy : October 17th, 2020-19:53