Do you ever wish you were just a regular person?

I just wish I had a healthier hobby. 

Like swimming. Or running on the beach. Or playing video games. Or sex addiction. 

😕

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Regular? Not for a moment, no :)

We’re all watch weirdos here, it’s not meant to be therapy to fix something…

People don't go to conventions for salvation, they go to be fed and encouraged to do more :)

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I just wish I had a healthier hobby.

Horological collection is good for the mind! Keeps me constantly on time.

But being serious, if I would give my input into what a collection hobby is, it's not about doing something actively, but it's about reward. I'm definitely too poor to buy a load of the brands some would say "affordable", like the Citizen watch  you wear in the picture, because, to my income, this kind of watch is already luxury territory.

So when I have my low-budget level collection, mostly of Casio watches of different series (like the AE1200, one SGW-100, one Edifice, and one A158), it's not about collecting all the watches I can just for the scavenger mindset, but it's about how I can confirm to myself I can buy something that can be useful, beautiful, or both, and that's about my capability of caring for myself, my family, and be able to buy them without harming my bank account. 

Many would say a collection needs to mean something to you, and to you only. Personally, my watch collection is about independence, my first paycheck I got one A158 I gifted my mother with, and then I found the AE1200, or the Royale, which was the kind of watch that matched my personality whole. 

And then I became interested in collecting some watches, mainly watches that have function or unique features, if possible, but something I would think about that could be an useful tool on my wrist. Smartwatches are out of the question, because I want to wear something I can see myself wearing in 10, 20 years, or maybe for the rest of my life, not something I need to plug into my wall and whose battery will rot down in 5 years maximum 💸

Bottom line: it's unhealthy if you start focusing on buying watches more than you are taking care of your personal life. Collect things because they are fun, not because they are important. What is important is to pay the bills, have time with family, have something great to eat. 

If you keep the balance of how much you spend, I guarantee you will have a healthy collection hobby, especially watches 😉

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mikaeshin

I just wish I had a healthier hobby.

Horological collection is good for the mind! Keeps me constantly on time.

But being serious, if I would give my input into what a collection hobby is, it's not about doing something actively, but it's about reward. I'm definitely too poor to buy a load of the brands some would say "affordable", like the Citizen watch  you wear in the picture, because, to my income, this kind of watch is already luxury territory.

So when I have my low-budget level collection, mostly of Casio watches of different series (like the AE1200, one SGW-100, one Edifice, and one A158), it's not about collecting all the watches I can just for the scavenger mindset, but it's about how I can confirm to myself I can buy something that can be useful, beautiful, or both, and that's about my capability of caring for myself, my family, and be able to buy them without harming my bank account. 

Many would say a collection needs to mean something to you, and to you only. Personally, my watch collection is about independence, my first paycheck I got one A158 I gifted my mother with, and then I found the AE1200, or the Royale, which was the kind of watch that matched my personality whole. 

And then I became interested in collecting some watches, mainly watches that have function or unique features, if possible, but something I would think about that could be an useful tool on my wrist. Smartwatches are out of the question, because I want to wear something I can see myself wearing in 10, 20 years, or maybe for the rest of my life, not something I need to plug into my wall and whose battery will rot down in 5 years maximum 💸

Bottom line: it's unhealthy if you start focusing on buying watches more than you are taking care of your personal life. Collect things because they are fun, not because they are important. What is important is to pay the bills, have time with family, have something great to eat. 

If you keep the balance of how much you spend, I guarantee you will have a healthy collection hobby, especially watches 😉

Very good points. Yes for me watches are tools as well. I only have 3 but I'm always looking to sell and upgrade and find the perfect one that does everything.

And yeah I hate smart watches. 

My Citizen was only $125 but yeah I know that can still be expensive. It took me a long time to get that.