It is a great pleasure when your wife shares your favorite hobby with you. No, “sharing” would be saying too much... 😎

Jun 10, 2021,06:20 AM

She understands me. Not always with my purchases. But in principle. I hope so, at least. Hahahahaha

And I always emphatically assure her how much the value of my watches is and that this is a great investment („A reallocation of assets is not a real expense.“ 😊).

Just like „I always try to reduce my collection“ by letting rarely or not worn watches go.

Sometimes she looks at me in silence with a long look that seems to penetrate me. I'm not sure if she doesn't see through me…

But fact is that she has a great understanding of why watches are so special for me and some of them are, yes, works of art.

My best wife of all has significantly fewer watches than me.

But she really enjoys wearing the few watches she has.

What are your experiences with your spouse or partner? With regard to watches, of course. 😉


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 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-22:54
But you can’t hide any new acquisition… 😉

That’s funny!

 By: quattro98 : June 11th, 2021-12:43


 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-14:01


 By: MTR : June 11th, 2021-21:49
Excellent! I hope you always find your buried treasures again. 😁


 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-21:58

We do not really share this hobby

 By: VinnieD : June 10th, 2021-07:02
But she received a nice Basculante watch for our first daughter's birth. She has worn it non-stop for 14 years now and will pass it on to our eldest when she reaches 18. My watches keep coming and going in- and out of the collection but she must have a se...  

Thank you for your interesting insights.

 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-23:14
The question is, is it zen or just lesser interest? 😊 “Normal” people cannot always understand our passion. In any case, I think it's wonderful that your wife has worn your gift for 14 years and is going to hand it to your eldest daughter. That means that... 

You, my friend, have achieved the horological state of Nirvana.

 By: Lankysudanese : June 10th, 2021-07:20
I hope to grow up [horologically] to be just like you. Lovely watches, as well

Ha! Thanks for your kind words, my friend! 😊

 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-23:22
I'm not sure if it's a (watch) nirvana, but it's definitely ... enjoyable. Although I have to admit that in spite of everything, I sometimes have a guilty conscience when I come home with a new watch… 😎 All the best Thomas

Two amazing watch Thomas and bravo on sharing this with your better half!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 10th, 2021-10:03
My wife prefers her iWatch alas to my mechanical watches!

Thank you for the nice compliment. 😊

 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-23:26
Does your wife understand if you come home with a new watch every now and then? Cheers Thomas

That can be good or

 By: MTR : June 11th, 2021-21:51
… dangerous. It depends. 😅

Lol. Indeed! So far it’s all good!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 11th, 2021-22:05

Oooohhh I can attest to this one

 By: Esharp : June 10th, 2021-10:54
Just added this to the collection. Took a photo of it the first time it was worn out. The wrist wearing it was…not my own… What can I say? Mrs E has good taste? “What’s yours is mine”, after all… Best E.


 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-23:32
„What’s yours is mine” sounds … dangerous to me. Very very dangerous. Cheers Thomas P.S.: Unfortunately, your photo is not visible when opening your post. Can you try it once more?

I seem to have this problem often when posting on the iPhone app

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-01:19
Let me try again, now using the web interface…did it work? ...  

Yes, now it worked!

 By: MTR : June 11th, 2021-13:06
This is a very beautiful PC from PP. What is its case size? I like the hobnail bezel on this version. Cheers Thomas

Ah good! And thanks. It’s a 5039G - 35.5mm.

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-13:47
Pretty much the perfect size as far as I’m concerned, which (in keeping with the theme of the thread) is to say it looks good on both Mr and Mrs…! Best E.


 By: MTR : June 11th, 2021-21:47
You both really wear your watches alternately? In this case, I bow reverently and express my greatest admiration. Especially to you. LOL I don't know if I could take this…. 😅 Best Thomas


 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-23:27
Well, only some watches. Mostly she has hers and I have mine. There are a few which we can both wear. I don’t mind - helps to ensure support Best E.

Hmm, tricky balance

 By: Cookies : June 10th, 2021-13:20
Mine eyes me like a hawk, she always says quality over quantity. But I like some quantity, equally enjoying a Tag Heuer to a Grand Seiko. She asks me to sell some seldom worn pieces away, but I find all of them sentimental, like distance markers on a mara... 


 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-23:46
A „tricky balance“ …. Very well said. Every now and then I sell a watch that I rarely wear and for which the fire is not really burning or has even gone out to fund a grail watch. This is good and important in order to be able to enjoy each watch of your ... 

Thank you, M4.

 By: MTR : June 10th, 2021-23:53
I will tell my wife about your compliment about her Moser. Best Thomas

Tolerate, accept, embrace, engage

 By: jp75 : June 10th, 2021-13:49
Dear Thomas, Thanks for raising this question - very interesting indeed. With my wife, I would describe the situation like that: she understands why I’m passionate about watches, she (mainly) accepts my focusing so much time on it, she learned to like the...  

Thank you, dear Jérôme, for your

 By: MTR : June 11th, 2021-00:09
very interesting thoughts and insights. Wonderful picture. Thanks for posting it. 😊 Cheers Thomas

I'd admit I find the Apple Watch very useful too.

 By: quattro98 : June 11th, 2021-21:49
This is a fantastic pair. What is the diameter of the Datejust? I wish the small Overseas automatic was 35 mm instead of 37 mm.

Interesting post. I involve my entire family (wife and two kids) in my purchasing/selling process. We act as if we are in a Board Meeting and we vote.

 By: Yves007 : June 10th, 2021-20:01
We actually have been proceeding the same way for every major investment (House, Car, Wakeboard boat, Timepiece) for as long as I can remember. And we have involved the Kids in the decisional process at a young age. The result is that nowadays, my kids lo...  

Very good!!

 By: MTR : June 11th, 2021-21:41
Having permission is always comforting. 😁 Very nice Breguets by the way! Cheers Thomas

Thank you!

 By: quattro98 : June 11th, 2021-21:50