I shall not fail to do it CB [nt]

Jan 11, 2020,16:48 PM
 

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Random thoughts..

 
 By: janef : January 10th, 2020-23:02
Have you all ever thought of selling off EVERYTHING (watches, cars, boats, houses, buildings and all properties etc etc) and restart all over again? I have that random thought lately. Just feel like restarting everything from scratch.. haha I am crazy? Ok...  

More than once! Somehow all these items become a sort of burden.

 
 By: dedestexhes : January 10th, 2020-23:12
The idea to start from scratch (with some cash 😀) seems highly tempting. But instead of putting it again towards luxury items I would try to put it to towards something more precious like taking time for me and loved ones, giving back to society etc. Grea... 

I do it all the time and more and more.

 
 By: Bill : January 10th, 2020-23:22
I don't need to sell or get rid of anything I just change how my time is spent. The most precious commodity is time not money. Choose who and how you want to spend your time not your materials. This is how the field is leveled. Time over money choose how ... 

Being able to choose how you spend your time is the ultimate luxury!!

 
 By: cpbmd : January 11th, 2020-08:17
You can achieve this in a few ways. 1. Have very little therefore need very little. No need to make a big paycheck every week which frees your time up away from work. 2. Have a lot and make a lot. This usually traps you into the rat race. Needing to make ...  

Yes..

 
 By: janef : January 12th, 2020-01:32
Yes. Lately a good friend of mine pass away age 42. Just 15 months ago he was still jolly and enjoying his life.. seeing his rapid deterioration in such short time frame is a real wake up call for myself and I vow to reassess my priorities.. That’s why I ... 

Well said Bill [nt]

 
 By: aperna : January 11th, 2020-07:42

And you did very well! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 11th, 2020-10:49

No i havent .

 
 By: Reuven Malter : January 11th, 2020-00:07
I buy very very few things. And once i buy something, im 100% sure about it at least for the next decade.

Thank you! :) [nt]

 
 By: Reuven Malter : January 11th, 2020-03:19

Since last year yes! The thought is getting stronger and stronger by week.

 
 By: ZSHSZ : January 11th, 2020-00:22
Personally, when I embarked in this hobby I wanted to find the one watch that would make me happy, but with so much noise from friends, blogs, web, it became a never ending hobby/obsession. Now, after almost two decades in it, and over one hundred watches... 

The real happiness is inside you just have to find it.

 
 By: Seconds : January 11th, 2020-00:56
I have a few watches and take my time if "I would buy another one". But I am a peace ...I am not chasing anything. Regards.

Not from „EVERYTHING“

 
 By: MTR : January 11th, 2020-02:28
but I have started to depart from all the things in my life which I feel I don‘t really need (anymore) or keep me from the real important things in life or start to feel like a burden or simply don’t make me happy (anymore). In this context watches are fo... 

Merci 🙏 [nt]

 
 By: MTR : January 12th, 2020-04:50

53.

 
 By: MTR : January 11th, 2020-04:18
But my 16 year old son says I am more childish than he is! 😎 Best Thomas

She is a woman so answer is yes haha

 
 By: Jurry : January 12th, 2020-02:31
See she is 32, I’m just 30 with 30 years experience of it

My kind of maths. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 12th, 2020-03:22

Hahahahahaaa!

 
 By: MTR : January 12th, 2020-04:54
Great! I will remember this. Best Thomas

A mature girl with 14 might be

 
 By: MTR : January 12th, 2020-04:53
... challenging ... like 3 boys at 18. I just guess. Of course. 😎

Good guess... [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 12th, 2020-05:18

Hehehe

 
 By: MTR : January 12th, 2020-04:51
Welcome to the club! 😊

+++1! Fathers united! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 11th, 2020-23:49

Perhaps we should found a

 
 By: MTR : January 12th, 2020-04:56
self-held group for watch addicted fathers?

Excellent suggestion! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 12th, 2020-05:19

Oh yes this is a very good way to look at things

 
 By: Mike H : January 11th, 2020-02:55
Actually not because I want to restart my life from scratch but just because I realised one day I was accumulating watches in a way that I could not enjoy each of them fully so I decided years ago to downsize my collection and acquire only very few pieces... 

Nice Mike.

 
 By: cpbmd : January 11th, 2020-08:19
How many watches do you have and which ones ? Thanks. CB (Charlie Bravo)

Actually life has commanded me to revisit fully many things...

 
 By: Mike H : January 11th, 2020-14:53
...after some serious health problems. For this reason I had to rethink also my watch collection among other things and I had to let go all my watches with manual wind and had no other choice but to redirect it towards automatic movements only with one si... 

That’s a super collection!

 
 By: cpbmd : January 11th, 2020-15:40
I love the Wonder watch. I would like to acquire one someday. I hope your convalescence goes well. I know from a childhood brush with death that without health you have nothing. I am sure you have perspective on this as I do. I have a Patek 5270R and 5416... 

Thanks for your feedback

 
 By: Mike H : January 11th, 2020-16:11
The Wonder Watch was my dream for 20 years before I could get one. Before it was a dream that was enchanting my nights, now it is a dream alive . 5270R is surely a beautiful Watch. I was about to pull the trigger to buy a 5970 but I renounced at the end. ... 

Yes 5146R. I enjoy the watch for a number of years. My 1st Patek purchased from my AD

 
 By: cpbmd : January 11th, 2020-16:42
Happy New Year to you. The journey is half the fun with this crazy watch hobby. Most of my friends don’t understand watches. I am so glad we have the forum to share our passion. A beautiful watch to me is timeless and brings continuous joy. This is import... 

I think it is a common mid life thought process.

 
 By: vitalsigns : January 11th, 2020-06:48
...imagining the alternatives...what another life would be. Confined to watches and other material possessions in your original post, but it is a universal enough contemplation that could apply to career choices, relationships...almost everything. I think... 

An interesting topic indeed. Thank you for bringing this up.

 
 By: KamalRostov : January 11th, 2020-08:16
God willing, I’ll be 58 by month’s end. These train of thoughts had on many occasions crossed my mind... In my teens, twenties... and way past my 50s. What ifs... the choices would be lmitless, and the resulting consequence, exponential. But every time th... 

Restarting from scratch..

 
 By: penfriend : January 11th, 2020-09:56
means to me to be back when the career kicked-of - so without significant money to buy the mentioned things (watches, property, cars etc). To achieve that situation there is no need to sell everything you have - just give it as a present to other people a... 

No . . .

 
 By: Dr No : January 11th, 2020-12:39
. . . . Laconically, Art

What Art said

 
 By: cazalea : January 11th, 2020-19:36
Have you all ever thought of selling off EVERYTHING (watches, cars, boats, houses, buildings and all properties etc etc) and restart all over again? I’m 68 and I don’t have the desire to start over with watches, wife, job OR anything. Ok, Maybe whittle th... 

I know what you mean because me too I have memories attached to things I owned. I don’t want to call myself hoarder but I just not ready yet..

 
 By: janef : January 11th, 2020-22:25
My recent flirt with “flushing” and starting again is much fuelled by the Mrs. She need to change most of the furnitures sofa and tv and tables etc etc every year and she has this constant need to do minor renovation and all the properties is under consta... 

✅✅

 
 By: Mikesr  : January 12th, 2020-08:23
Time and health is all we need. 🙏🙏

✅🎓

 
 By: Mikesr  : January 13th, 2020-07:54
Lol

Many times, none more-so than present...

 
 By: Onemorewatch : January 13th, 2020-21:27
I inevitably then convince my self to consolidate with quality over quantity and that’s where I get stuck. 1 for a graduation gift 2 for Heirlooms 1 for just me But then I reckon I need a dodgy travel, daily beater and the whole record starts again