How many watches do you purchase annually?

No judgment, just curious what people's habits are on this forum. I tend to buy about 1-2 watches per year, but I've gone through phases where that was much higher. I think I bought 5 watches between October 2020 and March 2021 for instance. But I sell off watches often, so my collection rarely exceeds 10 timepieces.

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It varies, nothing for a couple of years then boom lots of cheap and not so cheap ones this year. I’m reluctant to vote or disclose the number. 😂

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I strive for A, but sometimes I'm in the B or C range.

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Ok I’m not telling you guys…lol…

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I strive for one per year now, so far I've bought two, and had two gifted to me, so we'll see how that goes...

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Ichibunz

Ok I’m not telling you guys…lol…

Yeah, my year is Ichi's month or sometimes even his week. LOL

I'm striving to get into A-B range, but this year, I'm closing in on D territory. 

Having a theme & direction for my pieces has really fueled the acquisitions. 

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If you ask my wife, it's not that many.

Me: Damn, where can I hide this new watch box...?

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Ichibunz

Ok I’m not telling you guys…lol…

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I need help. It’s been ridiculous lately😂

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I've settled in on a rhythm of buying one each year since 2015. 

I've kept to that, except I didn't buy a watch in 2017, which was an absolutely crazy year for me, with my attention elsewhere.

2015: Hamilton Navy Pioneer

2016: Omega Aqua Terra

2017:

2018: Rolex BLNR 

2019: Oris Divers 65

2020: Omega Railmaster

2021: Grand Seiko "Spring"

2022: Tudor Ranger 

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I started roughly 2 years ago and went from 0 to about 70 at the moment.  90% of them are Timex watches.  Not sure how easy they will be to sell one day, but who knows, I can cash in and get a Tudor?  lol.  A very fun and weird predicament I've found myself in, but being an eccentric my entire life, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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I’ll be completing my first year of the watch hobby very soon. So far I’m in about J or K in the survey. But this first year was full of experimentation and getting the basics covered. Next year will be much more selective. 

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TimexBadger

I started roughly 2 years ago and went from 0 to about 70 at the moment.  90% of them are Timex watches.  Not sure how easy they will be to sell one day, but who knows, I can cash in and get a Tudor?  lol.  A very fun and weird predicament I've found myself in, but being an eccentric my entire life, I wouldn't have it any other way.

We ❤️ You big weirdo!! 😘

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I won't stop until I have acquired an example of every watch made before 1975. (Feels that way, anyway.)

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gbelleh

I’ll be completing my first year of the watch hobby very soon. So far I’m in about J or K in the survey. But this first year was full of experimentation and getting the basics covered. Next year will be much more selective. 

Same boat here. 

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I’ve bought a lot this year but I just decided to really get into the hobby for the first time this year as well. I think microbrands are the perfect spot for me where I’m not spending $10k a piece but they are still high quality pieces. It allows me to have say 10 Zelos instead of one Omega. To each their own.