Are you a conscious collector of considered purchases or buy whatever takes your fancy?

I.e. do you have a predetermined idea of what to purchase or simply buy on impulse.

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Most of my watches require a considerable amount of saving for, so there鈥檚 generally plenty of time to consider what I鈥檓 buying.

As my collection has grown, the biggest question I ask myself is:

When would you wear this?

If I can鈥檛 come up with a reasonable answer it doesn鈥檛 matter how much I like the watch I won鈥檛 buy it.

English_archer

Most of my watches require a considerable amount of saving for, so there鈥檚 generally plenty of time to consider what I鈥檓 buying.

As my collection has grown, the biggest question I ask myself is:

When would you wear this?

If I can鈥檛 come up with a reasonable answer it doesn鈥檛 matter how much I like the watch I won鈥檛 buy it.

That shows some great self control 馃憤

Early in my collecting I was an impulse buyer.

I'm slowing down markedly these days.

I used to buy watches but now I just source parts.

In the beginning I did a lot of impulse buys and those seem to be the watches I don鈥檛 wear often and been contemplating getting rid of. Now I鈥檓 more conscious about what I purchase.

Hell yea 馃槀馃槀馃槀. I鈥檝e gotten better tho but damn.

Two years ago I was more impulsive: buy it, try it, sell it. Now I鈥檓 more conscious of which pieces I add or sell. Trying not to buy until the new year鈥 馃槄

I've never been impulsive and I'm frugal to boot so I always want to sleep on it for a week or two and hope the desire fades away. If it's a durable good, it will be mine for many years and it's worth choosing well. I seriously spent weeks, if not months, selecting a $17 plastic Casio a few years back.

A bit of both. I normally like to my research on a watch, especially anything that is over a few hundred dollars, before taking the plunge.

On occassion though, I will buy an inexpensive (less than $150 USD) vintage watch from eBay or a new watch from a store just because it catches my fancy (love at first sight?).

A recent example of this is my purchase of a Timex Q Reissue from Winners (TJ Maxx in Canada) for $120 CAD plus taxes. For that price, it was worth the impulse buy.

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Most of my watches require a considerable amount of saving for, so there鈥檚 generally plenty of time to consider what I鈥檓 buying.

As my collection has grown, the biggest question I ask myself is:

When would you wear this?

If I can鈥檛 come up with a reasonable answer it doesn鈥檛 matter how much I like the watch I won鈥檛 buy it.

I have pretty much the same thought process