Controversial Watch Opinions Round 2

Since the first one did well, I thought why not 🤷‍♂️. Here goes, I think there is such as thing as owning "too many" watches, especially cheap ones. In my opinion I think buying 20 Casio Watches is a huge waste of money 😬. Alright your turn 

Enjoy :)

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Owning way too many watches results in all of them having little to no wrist time.That can be a problem especially if youd own a rare watch and it just sits in the box almost all the time while there might be somebody dying to get one.

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Filip.K

Owning way too many watches results in all of them having little to no wrist time.That can be a problem especially if youd own a rare watch and it just sits in the box almost all the time while there might be somebody dying to get one.

I kinda have that dilemma now, I own like 7 watches or so and only wear 3 of them regularly.

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CombatWombat

I kinda have that dilemma now, I own like 7 watches or so and only wear 3 of them regularly.

Also watches cant really be a waste of money,you can re purpose them as a gift 👍🏻

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there isnt anything as too much as long as you wear it😂

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I agree.  Less is more.

You could make a good argument that two watches (sport and dress) are all you really need, but I‘d never be happy with just two watches.  

Three high quality watches is probably the optimum number for most people.

Four or five watches is perfect for me.

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martini

I agree.  Less is more.

You could make a good argument that two watches (sport and dress) are all you really need, but I‘d never be happy with just two watches.  

Three high quality watches is probably the optimum number for most people.

Four or five watches is perfect for me.

I think quality over quantity always, I just see people posting their collections of 50 sub €300 watches and can't help but think "mate you wasted so much money there". That could be as much as 15k spent. For that money you could buy like 3-4 amazing watches that will have some residual value, but 50 Citizens 😬. 

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Unholy

there isnt anything as too much as long as you wear it😂

True but 20+ watches is a little excessive. 

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"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful" Mae West.

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Do not have a limit in mind, but if I look into my collection and found a watch hasn’t been worn for 3 months, that watch needs to go. I think once you reach 10+, likely you’ll find a watch that you just ignoring most of time.

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Just to play Devil's Advocate, I am going to offer a different take. I would say that it depends on the reasons for the individual collecting watches. For me, and I suspect a few others, it is not only watches that are the hobby, it is the act of collecting itself that is the hobby. I have other collections beyond watches (comics, games, action figures, movies, books, etc.), and I enjoy adding new pieces to each of my collections. Yes, I do wind up with watches in my collection that see very little wrist time, but that does not mean that I don't enjoy them. I have books that I have not read in years and movies I have not watched in a long while, but I still enjoy having them as part of my collection, and I never play with my action figures, but I still enjoy having the collection. It is the same for me with my watches.

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Over 130 and counting. All different brands. From Casio to JLC. I’m all over the place, including micro and fashion brands. The way I see it, I have a watch for multiple occasions. Some to toss around and some to dress up and everything in between. Just my 2 cents, though. My philosophy is, if you like it, buy it.

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santiago

Over 130 and counting. All different brands. From Casio to JLC. I’m all over the place, including micro and fashion brands. The way I see it, I have a watch for multiple occasions. Some to toss around and some to dress up and everything in between. Just my 2 cents, though. My philosophy is, if you like it, buy it.

Damn, how much money have you sunk into it?

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santiago

Over 130 and counting. All different brands. From Casio to JLC. I’m all over the place, including micro and fashion brands. The way I see it, I have a watch for multiple occasions. Some to toss around and some to dress up and everything in between. Just my 2 cents, though. My philosophy is, if you like it, buy it.

This… although I’m probably coming up to around half that number. I just like choice, and I see myself as a collector of watches who are no longer loved.
A collection is a collection - be it 3 or 300. 

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chronotriggered

This… although I’m probably coming up to around half that number. I just like choice, and I see myself as a collector of watches who are no longer loved.
A collection is a collection - be it 3 or 300. 

Fair point, and yeah if you have the dough to spend on that by all means. Personally I just think it gets to a point where most watches get neglected

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CombatWombat

I think quality over quantity always, I just see people posting their collections of 50 sub €300 watches and can't help but think "mate you wasted so much money there". That could be as much as 15k spent. For that money you could buy like 3-4 amazing watches that will have some residual value, but 50 Citizens 😬. 

Again, going to disagree as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

You would be surprised what you can get on the grey market for under 300, and that kind of makes things fun as well.