Horological New Year's resolutions

I know it's a bit early but what are your watch goals for 2023?

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For me I'm wanting to a formex essence white dial:

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Hopefully this will be supported by a few more commissions on custom builds/mods.

Get around to doing my janky homemade dial project.

And finally replace the capacitor and fix the bracelet on my citizen calibre 2100 aka Ron Swanson watch. 

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More Islander's 

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GS baby!  Not allowing any of my usual small 'doesn't really count' watch purchases until I tick that box.  I think.  Or maybe I'll get a G-shock.  Or some other different watch I develop an instant love affair with.  Damn, loosey goosey goals here.

Also plan to try and complete a couple of hobby builds that are horrific looking, but I will plow through and create something disturbing to look at.

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Less watches, more accessories, straps, jewelry, and display options.

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To hopefully get some of the watches on my waiting list also try and branch out to different manufacturers

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Watch out for my own BS. And watch out for other peoples BS.

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rowiphi

Watch out for my own BS. And watch out for other peoples BS.

Sorry, couldn't resist. I'm pathetic.

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Have a clear out, and buy more.

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Enjoy the hell out of my current collection

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Stop buying watches and appreciate what I have / slim down the collection a bit..

 Also a rolex on a jubilee bracelet. hah.

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My watch goal for 2023 is to be able to meet my watch goal for 2022. At the start of 2022, I was determined to not add to my collection. Other than the 11 new watches I bought, I was able to stick to that😉.  I'm hoping to stick to that same goal in 2023, but this time with 11 less moments of weakness. 

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To buy another Rolex if my AD comes through. 😁

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In 2023 I will try to spend less than I did and 2022 and with the savings I will attempt to move back indoors.

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I'm not making any more big purchases until I get a higher paying job, but if I manage to snag one I think a Monta is first on my list! 

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valleykilmers

You’re making your own dial?! How does that even start? Much respect. 

This one I'm starting with a brass blank and modify it.  It's not going to be a pretty watch but that'll be part of its charm. 

I've tried doing a paper dial though a laser printer isn't the best for that:

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And I've had a few dials custom made. 

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This one I had the number ring laser cut and I added the red washi paper to it.

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I'd like to get my own laser but I guess the ones that are powerful enough start at like $2,500-3,000 and I'm not sure how much I would use it.