Forgive me if this has been a thread before. I am curious on the criteria collectors use to determine a keeper in their collection. A classic? A valuable or rare piece? A watch with heritage? Or something with memories and sentimental value hooked to it? I have flipped (sadly) hundreds of watches over the years.
Three watches never leave-- My great grandfather/grandfather's Waltham pocket watch (re-cased in a Vortex case), a 1990s Seiko Tidal watch (the first watch I bought myself, and the Omega pictured above...
The Omega was given to me by my wife when I became a full tenured professor and we really couldn't afford it. It has been with me over so many big life events and true adventures that I now have semi-retired it. This relatively beat up, common, and fairly inexpensive piece is near priceless to me and is a bit of a safe queen.
How do you all determine a keeper?