Do you have a watch collection?

 By: Uncle Chico : February 18th, 2021-08:58
In an interview posted in an online journal with a well-known watch collector, he maintained that in order to have a watch collection it needed to represent a range of brands and complications. As my tastes are purely aesthetic and tend toward one brand, I do not have a collection. I'm curious how many acquire what they like and will wear versus those who set out to build a representative collection or one built around a theme.

There is an idea, here: Collecting watches around one or several complications, or around one or several themes. I thought about that, but I am just gathering what I like.

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2021-09:03
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in a way what you said once is true...

 By: mahesh : February 19th, 2021-04:37
we're all collectors of problems ;-)

I'm more of a magnet. :-(

 By: Uncle Chico : February 19th, 2021-05:36
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Same for me. ;)

 By: amanico : February 19th, 2021-09:30
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Hehehe... Yes!

 By: amanico : February 19th, 2021-09:30
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Today I've just 2 nice watches

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : February 18th, 2021-09:06
Bulgari finissimo titanium
Bulgari finissimo steel black dial.

In the last 15 years I've bought and sold
Rolex explorer 1
Rolex explorer 2
AP RO 14790
AP RO 15202 (white, blue, grey dial)
AP RO 14802
VC Royal Eagle
Breguet marine
BP 50 fathoms
Lange 1
RM 005
Likely others that lasted for one weekend only ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

Having more than 2 watches is extremely challenging for the way I live this passion.
Am I a collector?

Wow! Two Bulgari Octo Finissimos! You must really like this watch!

 By: patrick_y : February 23rd, 2021-18:37
Wait, I recall one of the WatchProSite members said he might want to own EIGHT Octo-Finissimos. Was that you? I can't wait to get my titanium one on my wrist!

I donโ€™t know the answer but...

 By: FRAMII : February 18th, 2021-09:08
In my opinion if you have 2 watches or +100 you have a collection. Doesnโ€™t matter if itโ€™s one brand or one complication in my opinion. As long as you enjoy the passion of collecting your a collector ๐Ÿ˜

That's my own opinion. It's personal rather than objective.

 By: Uncle Chico : February 19th, 2021-05:37
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I don't think there are any rules

 By: jleno : February 18th, 2021-09:14
A lot of people collect a single brand, or even a single watch model. However, I'm generally in favor of adding diversity through different brands and complications. I'm currently in the minority here with only one watch, and I do think having only one watch might not really qualify as a "collection" smile

This is a perennial question

 By: VinnieD : February 18th, 2021-09:33
I have found a temporary answer: each time I look at a new watch, I convince myself that my mini collection covers all bases and that I do not need another one

- Audemars Jules chrono (dress day to day)
- Rolex OP 39 (more sporty, at ease both swimming in a lake and at the office)
- Patek ultra thin for the special events

I will add a sports Seiko in 2021 for rougher activities like mountain biking or rafting, but this will be a very reasonable addition.

My rules: your next purchase should bring a smile, and if you do not wear a watch for more than a year, sell it

My organizing principal is it must be aesthetically attractive and I must have opportunities to wear it.

 By: Uncle Chico : February 19th, 2021-05:39
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I guess I am not a collector too many of the same. LOL

 By: Bill : February 18th, 2021-09:48
Enjoy what you like. No rules.


 By: FRAMII : February 18th, 2021-09:58
I canโ€™t call myself a collector to many of the same type as well

Yeah, you're not a collector. Just like Jeff Bezos isn't rich :)

 By: U3O8 : February 18th, 2021-10:14
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That's not a collection, that's an AD.

 By: Uncle Chico : February 18th, 2021-10:17
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lol !

 By: mahesh : February 19th, 2021-04:38
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Better than my AD... Most ADs have no inventory of anything special at all!

 By: patrick_y : February 23rd, 2021-18:39
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What a collection Fram! Theme: PP World Timers! Stunning! Best, Abel

 By: Subexplorer : February 18th, 2021-10:43
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And you don't even own them Fram, you are merely looking aft...OK, I guess you know how it ends! ;-)))

 By: FabR : February 18th, 2021-11:50
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 By: FRAMII : February 18th, 2021-12:10

you're rather a curator my friend !

 By: mahesh : February 19th, 2021-04:39
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You Killer!

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2021-09:58
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Aquaman ๐ŸŠ

 By: Uncle Chico : February 18th, 2021-10:18
Trying to reply to Bill's divers.


 By: Uncle Chico : February 18th, 2021-10:20
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Guess you are a passionate collector of diving watches and of Doxa watches dear Bill!! Awesome! Cheers! Abel

 By: Subexplorer : February 18th, 2021-10:42
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Bill, You win the internet today, my friend!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

 By: BigAppleBill : February 18th, 2021-10:46
The way you have these arranged reminds me of the old Star Trek episode โ€œThe Trouble With Tribblesโ€. Your watches appear to be spontaneously reproducing! What a wonderful and impressive collection!!๐Ÿ‘

Sometimes I think they are reproducing behind my back.

 By: Bill : February 18th, 2021-12:17

wow !

 By: mahesh : February 19th, 2021-04:40
never basically your rolex posts were mere diversion ;-)
love those Doxa !
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