I had a very honest hard look at myself today, I was online looking at more watches and I almost pulled the trigger on one until a little voice said in my head "You sure this isn't becoming an addiction pal?"
I took the measure then to jot down the watches I have bought, when they were purchased and the price. I began tallying how much I had spent (bare in mind, I am not really that much of a "big spender"(not that it matters) in our hobby and faced with the cold hard numbers (and with the premonition of the cost of servicing) I had a much needed reality check.
I'm very much an impulse buyer, particularly when I am low and/or bored. I want to know what rules and/or guidelines you have to keep yourself in-check and accountable (and in turn, maybe something I and others can use.)
UPDATE: Wow, a massive thanks to all the responses, felt a bit embarrassed with the idea of suggesting this at first but I am so glad I did now.
I'm on a self-imposed watch ban for a while and to help curb my impulses I have taken on board what a lot of you have said: I now write down watches that peak my curiosity, make a list of good things and bad things which I find about the watch, the current MSRP and what I would be prepared to pay, finally: If I don't think about the watch after a couple of days I remove it from the list.