The Eternal debate -- 1 expensive watch or many cheap watches...

I know that we all wish we had unlimited funds to purchase whatever watches we wanted, but money doesn't grow on trees*, and choices have to be made. Which would you choose? One expensive watch or many inexpensive watches? Why? *Fun fact: Technically money in the US doesn't grow on trees, but it does grow on bushes! The US uses a cotton blend for its paper money.

I wouldn't necessarily want a pile of cheaply made garbage watches. But, reality shows me that every time I start a specific fund for an expensive watch, I end up with 4 or 5 less expensive ones instead. I like variety.

And what about "A few not-too-expensive-but-also-not-cheap Watches"?

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I care about case construction and details the most, you don't get that on the lower end, but you appreciate other things cheaper watches offer. I'm trying to buy what I love now, regardless of the price, my last one was 2k, and my next one will maybe be around 500.

There is a balance between "many cheap" and several affordable options that I would choose.聽

So, remember back in 1995, this guy...

British Actor Hugh Grant Seen at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. News Photo  - Getty Images

... 聽was dating this gal...聽

Elizabeth Hurley

... 聽and it was understood that when big name famous people are dating, they're exclusive! 聽They're in love! 聽All the tabloids breathlessly reported on their deep abiding love for one another. 聽

And then he got arrested for engaging in some sexy time in the car with another gal, and this happened...

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Now, preferences are preferences. 聽Nonetheless, Elizabeth Hurley stuck with him! 聽And when interviewed about the whole thing, if I remember correctly, she quipped, "Well, obviously, I wasn't doing good enough of a job keeping him occupied," or some such witticism.

He wasn't leaving Elizabeth Hurley for another woman. 聽He wasn't madly in love with the second gal. 聽He was simply responding to the basic human need for variety. 聽Because variety is the spice of life!

So, we should all take Hugh Grant's example to heart. 聽His experience has taught us some very valuable lessons, which we would be foolish not to apply to all aspects of our own lives - including to watch collecting. 聽More is better. 聽Always and forever.

More the better!! Expensive and inexpensive!!聽

also how do you define both?聽
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More the better!! Expensive and inexpensive!!聽

also how do you define both?聽
it may be inexpensive to like @HotWatchChick69 with all his Omegas and Grand Psychos and expensive to all of us!! I heard @HotWatchChick69 will be opening an onlyfans account so she/he/it/they will be more rich聽

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The definition is dependent on the individual. 聽For some people, $20 is a lot to spend on a watch. 聽For others, $500 is a fortune to spend on a watch -- for other people it's $5,000.00 or $50,000.00. 聽Jeff Bezos likely wouldn't consider any watch "expensive."

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I like having one really nice watch (nice, but not over the top) and a small collection of micros. So can I say half and half?

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The definition is dependent on the individual. 聽For some people, $20 is a lot to spend on a watch. 聽For others, $500 is a fortune to spend on a watch -- for other people it's $5,000.00 or $50,000.00. 聽Jeff Bezos likely wouldn't consider any watch "expensive."

You鈥檙e right鈥 wish I can be happy with one watch but seems I鈥檓 not happy either with multiple watches maybe having no watches is the answer!! 馃槀馃様

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So, remember back in 1995, this guy...

British Actor Hugh Grant Seen at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. News Photo  - Getty Images

... 聽was dating this gal...聽

Elizabeth Hurley

... 聽and it was understood that when big name famous people are dating, they're exclusive! 聽They're in love! 聽All the tabloids breathlessly reported on their deep abiding love for one another. 聽

And then he got arrested for engaging in some sexy time in the car with another gal, and this happened...

The Divine redemption of Hugh Grant: A look at 'the greatest PR save of all  time' almost 20 years after he was arrested with a prostitute | The  Independent | The Independent

Now, preferences are preferences. 聽Nonetheless, Elizabeth Hurley stuck with him! 聽And when interviewed about the whole thing, if I remember correctly, she quipped, "Well, obviously, I wasn't doing good enough of a job keeping him occupied," or some such witticism.

He wasn't leaving Elizabeth Hurley for another woman. 聽He wasn't madly in love with the second gal. 聽He was simply responding to the basic human need for variety. 聽Because variety is the spice of life!

So, we should all take Hugh Grant's example to heart. 聽His experience has taught us some very valuable lessons, which we would be foolish not to apply to all aspects of our own lives - including to watch collecting. 聽More is better. 聽Always and forever.

yup like Hugh we have to pay for spices!! 馃槈

2-3 pretty nice watches > 1 really nice watch > lots of cheap watches

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But seriously, I could never just do one watch. So I save for the grail and buy interesting inexpensive ones as well.聽

both "many" and "one" are too broad. I am definitely not a One Watch guy but I definitely don't want only many cheap watches. and here "many" to me means more than a couple/few, so I would say "many" means at least 5. and "cheap" here means affordable / sub $300 but still generally favored in the watch community (like vostoks, orients, etc.; and not random Ali watch)
I'm going to make my own option and say:
"I'd rather have a ratio of 1 quality watch to many cheaper watches."

so I'd have rather have 3 quality watches over 15 cheap watches, but doesn't mean I wouldn't have a few cheap watches in the collection (and I do)

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2-3 pretty nice watches > 1 really nice watch > lots of cheap watches

This is the formula