Contemplating a cull of the herd

I’m mentally aware I need to reduce the collection as I dont mange to wear them all. Ive tried one for a few days or one a day or one box a day and now Ive ended up in the madness of changing my watch several times a day just to realise that like many fine things in life a longer period of time is needed to appreciate them. However that takes me back to the start. Does this qualify as a sickness?? 

Anyway these beauties are moving forwards to the sell-off bench (Ronaldo) but the little devil in me said “just wear them one more time to say goodbye” and so I did in fair knowledge that they’re back off the bench and get a chance at the team or just a testimonial (Ronaldo). 

And now I m left explaining to myself that I must sell a few more pieces and purchase something more exotic and wear it. True or false? Not sure….

I am left reminded of Mark Goldberg’s YT where he asks is this a hobby or a sickness?

What do you think?

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I think there's possibly a 'sickness' (which can be replaced for any number of words, some less dramatic), when it comes to wanting to buy the watches. We see a pretty thing, and we want to have it. No more, no less. Then one day we turn around and think, oh hell, I have way too many of these to ever utilise properly. The way I've got this under control is:

  1. I have a 12 watch box, and if I want to put a watch in it, there needs to be a space for it. And you know, even 12 watches is way more than is practical, but that's the size I chose.
  2. If I see a watch I like... maybe on a YouTube video, maybe in an online sale, whatever... unless there's some incredible reason to "buy now", I will ALWAYS sleep on it first.

You wouldn't believe the number of watches I haven't bought in the past year by simply sleeping on it and, the next day, that compulsion to buy, to possess, is just gone. Or at least muted. If it's still strong, as it has been in SOME cases, and I sleep on it another night or two and I still feel really interested in the piece, and I have a slot in the box, THAT'S when I buy these days.

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You don’t sound sure that you want to let these go and as a fellow watch collector I fully understand. So here is a suggestion - I keep half my collection at the bank in a lock box and wear the other half a few days at a time. They all get some wrist time and you get the bonus of picking up some unworn gems every couple of months. But it is a sickness all the same 👍😀

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complication

I think there's possibly a 'sickness' (which can be replaced for any number of words, some less dramatic), when it comes to wanting to buy the watches. We see a pretty thing, and we want to have it. No more, no less. Then one day we turn around and think, oh hell, I have way too many of these to ever utilise properly. The way I've got this under control is:

  1. I have a 12 watch box, and if I want to put a watch in it, there needs to be a space for it. And you know, even 12 watches is way more than is practical, but that's the size I chose.
  2. If I see a watch I like... maybe on a YouTube video, maybe in an online sale, whatever... unless there's some incredible reason to "buy now", I will ALWAYS sleep on it first.

You wouldn't believe the number of watches I haven't bought in the past year by simply sleeping on it and, the next day, that compulsion to buy, to possess, is just gone. Or at least muted. If it's still strong, as it has been in SOME cases, and I sleep on it another night or two and I still feel really interested in the piece, and I have a slot in the box, THAT'S when I buy these days.

I do the first part but the second…no I just buy more watch boxes

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Watchtime

You don’t sound sure that you want to let these go and as a fellow watch collector I fully understand. So here is a suggestion - I keep half my collection at the bank in a lock box and wear the other half a few days at a time. They all get some wrist time and you get the bonus of picking up some unworn gems every couple of months. But it is a sickness all the same 👍😀

Tried it and the sickness is still strong 😉

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It is both lol

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Yep it is indeed a sickness but one I enjoy having. 
I recently started thinning down my collection starting with those that don’t get much wrist time. I’ve sold 7 or 8 and bought 3. Frankly I haven’t missed any that have gone and am enjoying the newcomers. My new rule is not to buy a new watch until I have sold one.