Watches that we will never sell

Greetings Crunchers. Being into this hobby / watch acquiring journey that we are in, watches come and go as our taste changes and also perhaps our lifestyle, hopefully for the better. I try not to have too many in my collection as I’m on a ‘minimalist’ journey and am keeping those that brings me joy. So to maintain my 7 watch collection, if there’s a new watch I would like to add to the collection , 1 has to go. Having said that, there are a few that I intend to keep like my Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Inkx Edition 3 circa 2000s.

This is the watch that was given to me by my wife before I was into watches, but it’s not the watch that got me into this hobby 😜(That’ll be another story for another day). What attracted me to this watch was the finishing and the date window. It just exudes class and masculinity. It was the most luxurious watch that I’ve seen and was immediately drawn to it.

Due to sentimental reasons plus it still looks really good to me, this watch won’t be leaving my collection even thought I don’t wear it enough. Now, that makes my collection of 7 watches a bit harder if I come across a piece that I really want.

My question to all Crunchers here - are there watches that you won’t sell for sentimental reasons even if you have a limited number of watches to keep? Let’s hear your answers. Have a great week everyone

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I love all my watches. But these would be my hard to sell or trade.

  1. Hanhart 417es (After collecting many pilot's watches the journey led to this watch)

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2. King Seiko Purple Dial (Wife bought for me in Japan Ginza Seiko boutique it was love at first sight.)

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3. Omega Dynamic Chrono ( This watch and I were meant to be together. The story is too long LOL.)

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My first and still favourite Rolex. A 1959, 34mm Oysterdate (6694) with a caliber 1210 movement.

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JJMM1983

I love all my watches. But these would be my hard to sell or trade.

  1. Hanhart 417es (After collecting many pilot's watches the journey led to this watch)

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2. King Seiko Purple Dial (Wife bought for me in Japan Ginza Seiko boutique it was love at first sight.)

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3. Omega Dynamic Chrono ( This watch and I were meant to be together. The story is too long LOL.)

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A very nice collection you have there my friend. Wear them in good health!

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100misenuf

A very nice collection you have there my friend. Wear them in good health!

That Hanhart is really awesome 👍

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Will never sell my Doxa. My first grail piece and I just love the look, history and useability! Also tpyically gets fun attention from other watch nerds.Have about a dozen dives on it and makes a great travel piece to sunnier climes 😁

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LongmoorCopse

My first and still favourite Rolex. A 1959, 34mm Oysterdate (6694) with a caliber 1210 movement.

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That’s such a cool watch. Classic styling

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yarko_on_the_go

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Will never sell my Doxa. My first grail piece and I just love the look, history and useability! Also tpyically gets fun attention from other watch nerds.Have about a dozen dives on it and makes a great travel piece to sunnier climes 😁

Nice! Would love to own a Doxa 1 day! Thinking either the Army or sub300. Great watch

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None…y’all convinced me to keep even my bad first watch. I’ll end up giving them all away before I sell.

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These 2 fine fellows are like family

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Whenever I've bought a watch, it's never been with the idea of flipping it (that is, selling it on quickly, to the WatchCruncher out there who once argued with me that flipping just meant selling, no matter how long you'd owned something... but I digress), and over the years I've fallen out of a good dozen or more watches and sold them. So when I look at my collection of 8 watches these days, I can imagine scenarios where I could sell any of them, for sure. The least likely being my Brosnan-era Omega Seamaster, or my Tudor Heritage Ranger, as both were grails of a sort and, now that I have great examples of each, I see no reason to sell. But who knows what the future holds. As Yoda once said, always in motion, is the future.