Collection consolidation

Does anyone else have a watch collection purge from time to time?

I have three watches that I no longer wear and have my eye on a Tudor Ranger to replace them - a consolidation if you will.

Does anyone else do this or is it usually an accumulation on top of your existing collection?

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I do from time to time…I usually trade more than selling my watches…or gift them away

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Im presently deciding over eliminating about 10 from my collection of 36. My goal is to get down to a solid 20.

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All the time. I'm trying to get down to just 2 perfect watches. Though maybe 4 is a bit more practical. 

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I suppose it’s a personal thing, how much is too much and all that.

I am finding myself being more monogamous to a single timepiece lately, and have convinced myself that if I had an extra nice watch as opposed to a few less so that might be a ’game changer’ for me.

That said, I am looking at the Tudor Ranger as something of a compromise because I can’t get (or what pay over the odds for) a Rolex….the wife has one, but not me :’( curse me and my freakishly normal wrists…..

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Ichibunz

I do from time to time…I usually trade more than selling my watches…or gift them away

Do you trade to trade up, I mean by selling at profit to shin up to a loftier class of watch?

Gifting watches? How benevolent of you…. Have I told you how handsome you are today :)

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shazerbot

Im presently deciding over eliminating about 10 from my collection of 36. My goal is to get down to a solid 20.

Did you start in a quantity vs quality and have had a shift over time?

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CitizenKale

All the time. I'm trying to get down to just 2 perfect watches. Though maybe 4 is a bit more practical. 

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What’s your grail?

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It a good plan to consolidate, but never really happens for me . Just add the next watch please.😂

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Grunka_Lunka

Do you trade to trade up, I mean by selling at profit to shin up to a loftier class of watch?

Gifting watches? How benevolent of you…. Have I told you how handsome you are today :)

Muhahaha!! Usually trade which ever I dont use or wear often, no matter which watch… also btw I don’t do well with compliment s😂

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Ichibunz

Muhahaha!! Usually trade which ever I dont use or wear often, no matter which watch… also btw I don’t do well with compliment s😂

Alright, chuff off then :D

Can I have a Rolex now?

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Grunka_Lunka

Did you start in a quantity vs quality and have had a shift over time?

I was quantity over quality for a long time but it got to the point where the collection was so full of minor (but uniquely charming) pieces that Ive had difficulty choosing which to wear. Some still seldom get wrist time.

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shazerbot

I was quantity over quality for a long time but it got to the point where the collection was so full of minor (but uniquely charming) pieces that Ive had difficulty choosing which to wear. Some still seldom get wrist time.

Tbh I’m at that point, where as my journey has progressed I have accumulated more. At the time they were great but as time has gone on, I have moved on.

Some I still love and wont part with - mainly for sentimental reasons.

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I eventually concluded that I wanted a Rolex Explorer 1 in 39mm badly enough that I could sell off 5 watches to get it. I don’t regret the move but I also don’t think that I‘ll be doing this with my whole collection.

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Not lately but I have.  A while back I completely liquidated my Accutron Collection and my Hamilton Electric collection in order to start some new ones.  

Interests change, new stuff comes up etc.

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SurferJohn

Not lately but I have.  A while back I completely liquidated my Accutron Collection and my Hamilton Electric collection in order to start some new ones.  

Interests change, new stuff comes up etc.

Yeah, I appreciate that.

That reminds me, I still have a 1976 Accutron that I got when I first started the hobby/obsession. Very cool movement…annoying when you take it off and put it on a table and hear that humming noise :)

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