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Throwing this out there, well, just because.

 
 By: Thomas_3 : July 11th, 2019-08:53
I currently am not ,and not really even considering being a "one watch guy".  I assume many on here may be, if not, could you be a "one watch guy"?  Personally,
I like to rotate every once in a while.  I currently have 4 modern pieces and maybe 7 or 8 vintage pieces in my collection that I rotate in and out.  A couple of the vintage pieces need some
to find their way back into the rotation, but with enough watches to wear I'm in no hurry to service them.

It seems impossible for me. I would say I am a 12 watches guy. ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 11th, 2019-09:00
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Is that per day? Regards Kev. [nt]

 
 By: kev09 : July 11th, 2019-09:06
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Per month. One per month. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 11th, 2019-09:28
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How many months do you have in your year? [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : July 13th, 2019-17:36
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I have a similar size collection to you.

 
 By: kev09 : July 11th, 2019-09:10
I tend to wear modern watches through the day and swap for a vintage for the evening. That way they all get similar wrist time and I don’t consider servicing until something doesn’t feel quit right. Regards Kev.

Interesting topic....

 
 By: baufoam : July 11th, 2019-10:23
This has been discussed many times before and it is always interesting to hear what people have to say. I am ( and have always been) a “One Watch” kind of a guy. I tend to find something I really like and then wear it every day no matter what. My first watch ( given to me by my Father in 1975 when I was ten years old ) was a Bulova, manual wind. I wore that watch faithfully until I was 21. In November of 1986 I bought my first “Premium” watch, a Rolex GMT in steel. I wore the GMT every day until I bought a Patek Philippe 3940j with a Dore’ dial in 2009. After 10 years of daily use, the 3940 became a little difficult for me to read. Currently,  ( as of 3 months ago) I am wearing  a Patek Philippe 5320g. Once I started wearing Patek, I had to stay with Patek. So far, I am really enjoying my 5320. It was purchased brand new from an AD in Beverly Hills, and I can easily see myself wearing it  daily for at least ten years. I do own several watches (fewer than 12) . I enjoy them, but only wear one of them out the door.  

NEVER! I am a 3-days-per-watch-per-year guy

 
 By: cazalea : July 11th, 2019-12:36
Sad but true.

Cazalea

9 watch guy here [nt]

 
 By: Alberti : July 11th, 2019-14:51
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I'm a one watch guy!

 
 By: jleno : July 11th, 2019-20:36
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get more. But the pieces I get interested in are nearly always in the high horology segment, and I don't yet have the budget to start making more purchases. Also, I'm someone who only wants to wear a very nice watch on occasion, and go watchless the rest of the time. So having a rotation is less useful in my situation.

That being said, my watch (a Moritz Grossmann) was just about as perfect a piece I could ever hope to get for myself and it is possible that I stay with it as my one and only watch.


Recently seven watches .

 
 By: ZSHSZ : July 11th, 2019-23:17
As my age progresses the less watches I tend to have , totally unintentional.
At my peak I had eighteen, mostly high horology dress watches , but slowly they somehow disappeared from my collection and have been replaced with steel sports watches .
Somehow I don’t care anymore about being “ different “ and it doesn’t bother me if I see the same watch everywhere. ( Rolex ). Specially now that they’re hard to get ...
I usually wear my watches on a weekly rotation.
Actually I was playing with the idea of one watch , but I’m not able to choose yet !
It’s so pleasing to look at them in the watch box ...

Not a one watch guy..

 
 By: Echi : July 12th, 2019-00:56
But my criteria tends toward that.. buying something that I can wear daily. Right now I think I have 10 pieces including "beaters". My happy number might probably be 5 and I have 2 of those already out of the 10 that I have. There are days when I ask myself, why not just buy those 3 now and be done with it? Actually i ask myself that every day. And they're not even high end pieces.. It probably won't even go over 20k USD total which is nothing for a good number of our friends here. And while it's not exactly a bank breaking deal for me, there's a small voice inside me that keep me from pulling the trigger.

Some may say, well, why not sell the others to fund that 3? Apart from taking a bath with the current market for non-Rolex/Patek watches, I'm also lazy to sell. Plus.. i still love those pieces! See.. as Al Pacino said in Scent of a Woman, "the day we stop looking is the day we die" ;-)

Always a good topic no matter how many times it's asked.

Best, Echi

For six years now, the longest I’ve ever made it wearing only one watch is two weeks...

 
 By: rdenney : July 12th, 2019-05:22
And even then, I switch it out at need. Sistem 51 for workouts, dressy or vintage or both watch for church, beater (e.g. Marathon GSAR) for yard and mechanic work, etc.

But every few days or so, another watch in the collection usually calls to me.

Before collecting watches, I wore the same watch all the time. We all have our Philistine past.

—Rick

I purchased a perpetual calendar watch in 2018 and have become a "I only wear one of my watches" person [nt]

 
 By: Katzky1 : July 12th, 2019-14:55
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I'm pretty much a 10 watch guy with 4 on the side

 
 By: thegrailwatch : July 14th, 2019-07:14
Ideally I would like to own 10 amazing, never-sell grails and an additional 4 inexpensive ($500-2000) knock around watches for surfing, the gym, etc. I get anxiety if I have too many of anything, knowing damn well I have my favorites and those that I may potentially only wear for a few hours or days a year. This is the same for shoes, shirts, anything. I cant stand amassing more and more, even though it would be fun to own everything for the pleasure of having immediate access when you just want to touch and experience.

I did that with dress shirts once. I looked in my closet and thought I have a lot of dress shirts. I went thru them and took out some I never wear, some with frayed cuffs and collars from

 
 By: Thomas_3 : July 14th, 2019-09:25
the starch, etc. I bagged up 25 for donation and looked back in the closet and thought, "wow, that's still a lot of shirts", I counted them and still had 75 in the closet. I'm now down to a much more manageable number now as I don't wear one everyday now. With the kids all gone now we are trying to rid ourselves of things we no longer need, or enjoy. As far as watches go, there are a few I would like to have yet, we'll see as time goes on.