Well! I have learned something about myself through this thread and am much obliged to the collective wisdom on the forum:
I have decided against the purchase of the Datograph at this time. I came to realize that the fact that it is increasing in value was swaying my interest. I have always been an adherent to the idea that you should buy what you love and, quite frankly, I don't love it enough!
Funny thing about all this, is I also realized that I want to start wearing the Journe! I have it "queued up" to strap on for a dinner engagement tonight and I am very much looking forward to it. Thank you all again for reminding me that I am in this hobby for the love of these mechanical things and definitely not as an investment!
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Thanks for the question @mdg --
I am not talking about making money on these pieces -- it is more that I have pieces in the collection that serve a similar "purpose" be it "dress" or "chrono timing" and there is no great reason to wear these watches that are in mint condition and will l...
For me the answer is no
I try to be mindful of pieces I choose so that everything in the collection is unique in its own way. Some are worn more than others but I keep them all wound and taking time. Only 4 slots in the watch box so that helps a bit from over expanding 😉
But no one can answer that question except you. Plenty of people own art that they keep in storage as an investment.
Buy what you like and love i would say .
Like you and i think many collectors we all have these ,,safe queens,, . I enjoy thinking about them and see them from time to time and am proud to own them but hardly wear them . Thats the downside of being a collector (hoarder 😉)
Thank you @Watchonthewrist
I was hoping to hear from someone who enjoys his "safe queens" -- I believe my experience with the FPJ is telling -- I enjoy it very much even though I don't strap it on. I believe the Datograph will bring me joy, so I expect that I am going to go for it....
I think you have answered your own question already
You like and enjoy your watches whether you wear them or not. So buy the Dato if you like it, irrelevant if you will wear it often enough or it will be in the safe. Who cares what other people do/think; sometimes it is best not to shop around for ideas. Y...
Of course you have to
Buy it now and you'll never regret it. Life is short, if that Journe is not even one of the best pieces of your collection (holy cow, mate 😎), you definitely need the Dato (first serie, isn't it). You have the means, you should get every watch you like. T...
That Journe is stunning- really!
I think the point is to do what makes YOU happy! You have a way that works for you. You have answered your own question as Poky say. I think it’s so interesting how we learn about ourselves when we collect. I think it’s a huge reward of this hobby. To me ...
Whatever you think/feel now will change.
Tastes, values, goals change over time. As someone who collected many different categories of “things” over the years, there was a time when ownership brought joy. I’ve now entered the life phase of divesting and have gifted many things I couldn’t imagine...
Yes, that’s an other good point.
It’s the journey that is the reward. We all experienced these changed phases along the way. The right answer will change eventually. Great point Uncle C!
Perfectly stated my friend!
Like I have said before, on the Porsche forums, one collector said: Not driving your Porsche for fear of putting miles on the car is the equivalent of not sleeping with your wife so the next guy can enjoy her. I like to drive and ummm yea the other thing ...
We collectors buy watches that makes us happy. Happiness has many forms, Owning a rare watch, completing the journey of finding it, is also part of the “happiness package”. It doesn’t have to cost too much, a vintage IDF kontiki is let’s say sub 10k watch...
The Journe You have is one of my all time favorites. It is STUNNING. I am green with envy. the embossed numerals is really a special detail that I love so much.