Watch choices

General question, What determines what watch you wear and how often do you switch watches?  Example, Ive been wearing a Lorus Automatic that I purchased last week and love it.  I opened my watch drawer and grab the Hanowa that I wore before I bought the Lorus because im about to leave to go into town.  But I stood there and debated which one to wear.  Im on the affordable boat, so it was either my Citizen Chronograph, Orient field, Hanowa field, 2x Festina chronos, but I wound up grabbing the Hanowa.    What makes you decide what to wear?

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Is there a possibility of damaging one of my better watches?: Beater

Wearing earthtones or all black?: Gold or my vintage Swiss mechanical

Wearing blue or grey alone, with each other or with black?: Stainless

My daily shower is before dinner and I always switch then.

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A big factor for me that decides what watch I wear for the day is what color  are my clothes for the day

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I would say it depends on what activity i had in those day. For everyday wear it is my seiko srpg, laaco aachen, or g shock depends on my boots im wearing either black or brown. For weekend watch i usually wear my orient kamasu or glycine airman. For formal ocassion i wear an orient bambino but i sold it and still waiting for my rotary cambridge

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The mood I’m in.

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No scheduled rotation for me. A combination of random urges and suitability for the occasion inform my watch wearing habits. 

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I usually choose them by occassion and shoes color. If I plan to go out for a long walk, I would wear my beater. 

Brown shoes with brown strap - if it doesn't feel like a watch to wear then a watch with bracelet 😬😬

And lastly, the watch I think of most when I was not wearing one 😜😜

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SonnyC

A big factor for me that decides what watch I wear for the day is what color  are my clothes for the day

You’re doing it wrong. 
 

Pick the watch you want to wear and match your clothes to it. 

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Task oriented selection!  If I’m going to be jet setting to Europe in my G6, I like to have my GMT. Spelunking? Explorer II, crossing the English Channel, OP. Summitting Everest, my Explorer…no, wait,  My Smiths. 

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When I had almost a hundred vintage pieces, I kept a fairly strict rotation to make sure they all got worn.  It was about a three months without wearing the same watch twice.

Now, I have half a dozen “work watches” from Ball, Hamilton, Longines, Rado, etc.  These go to work most often when I expect to be busy and there is risk of damage.  I haven’t damaged any yet but you never know.

The others will come to work with me when I think production is running well and my job will be less physical and task oriented.

For days off and nights out, I will stare at my open watch box until I choose a watch according to whatever mood I’m in. 

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So here's my .02.   Im a professional photographer so when im not shooting I just wear what I feel like at that hour.  Sometimes I wear same watch for days, others ill switch mid day just for the heck of it cause I felt like wearing blank watch instead.  Now when im shooting, I tend to go for what grabs attention to my watch while im holding camera.  I wear left, which is the hand that holds my lens so when I have my camera to my face I make sure to wear a nice attention grabber.  Now thats is for shooting portraits or headshots.  When im shooting nightclubs, it's my G-shock cause #drunks