The Nighthawk Has Departed From My Collection 馃

Recently, I've limited myself to a certain number of watches in my collection, but that doesn't mean I can't buy more watches. But to do that, I have to sell some. In the final photo is the Citizen Nighthawk the very first day I got it, 6 years ago, when I was 16. While I used to absolutely love complicated dials, that appreciation has slowly declined over time as I found more interest in simple and elegant designs. 

There is also the fact that I tend to keep my watches in a box hidden away from all light sources. I'm just not into Eco-Drives anymore and I'm more of an automatic/mechanical movement kinda guy. Therefore, I decided to sell this watch and not look back, since I still have a Flightmaster should I come to love complicated dials again. 

This was the only Citizen in my collection, but that won't change much, considering I bought another Citizen to replace it. Fantastic watch, but not my kinda thing anymore, so off if goes. 

i鈥檝e also set a self-imposed limit on the number of watches in my collection. For whatever reason, i dont like going over what will fit in my 12 slot watchbox. Even that number seems like too many at times.聽

if you don鈥榯 mind me asking, did you sell the Nighthawk or give it away? I have often wondered what to do with more affordable, but nice watches that I鈥檓 ready to move on. I鈥榲e ended up giving away four watches, two Citizens and two Casios, to friends because I couldn鈥檛 see going through the time and effort of selling an affordable watch when someone i know could use it.聽

I used to love chronographs, and had about half a dozen in my collection. I still think they are swell looking watches, just not in my box any longer. My tastes have swung to simple not cluttered dials. (mostly diver and field) 聽Preferably without a date function, indices no numbers.聽

I enjoy the new style I have chosen and "hopefully" I stand firm, so I know where you're coming from.

I bought one like 2 years ago and it lasted about 8 months in my collection. 聽I fly and I have wanted one for years, but I didn't bond with it at all for some reason. 聽Its a great watch and the bracelet is surprisingly good but it wasnt for me.聽

Sad to let one go but good strength of will to keep to a set number. I'm the opposite and am itching for an eco-drive or quartz for the get up and go quality because when you have a collection of more than a few mechanical/auto watches, you have to set and wind each of them when you put a new one on (which I do daily). Glass half full, this makes me appreciate my mechanical wind no date Speedy more since I had to wind and set that anyway (and don't have to set a date or GMT hand too).

I'm looking at the Nighthawk (but shallowly don't like the colors of the new one) and a host of different meca quartz watches (so many of these now that it is causing choice paralysis)

Good Plan!! I have been trying to do that also but....it seems every time I sell one I end up buying two more..LOL

MrFabulous

i鈥檝e also set a self-imposed limit on the number of watches in my collection. For whatever reason, i dont like going over what will fit in my 12 slot watchbox. Even that number seems like too many at times.聽

if you don鈥榯 mind me asking, did you sell the Nighthawk or give it away? I have often wondered what to do with more affordable, but nice watches that I鈥檓 ready to move on. I鈥榲e ended up giving away four watches, two Citizens and two Casios, to friends because I couldn鈥檛 see going through the time and effort of selling an affordable watch when someone i know could use it.聽

I've already sold it, since I don't really have friends who are into watches. And while it may not seem that much, I do need that money I get from selling the watch. I'm just a Uni student with no real income currently, so I have to manage my money in this rather expensive hobby.聽

My limit is 'just' 8 watches. My friends and family think I'm crazy to have that many watches, but I'm actually trying to hold back really hard from purchasing more 馃槄聽

mrcrabbycamera

I used to love chronographs, and had about half a dozen in my collection. I still think they are swell looking watches, just not in my box any longer. My tastes have swung to simple not cluttered dials. (mostly diver and field) 聽Preferably without a date function, indices no numbers.聽

I enjoy the new style I have chosen and "hopefully" I stand firm, so I know where you're coming from.

Definitely, sometimes its better to let go of the watches that you don't feel satisfied owning anymore. Fingers crossed your taste in watches won't change any time soon 馃

southernwatch

I bought one like 2 years ago and it lasted about 8 months in my collection. 聽I fly and I have wanted one for years, but I didn't bond with it at all for some reason. 聽Its a great watch and the bracelet is surprisingly good but it wasnt for me.聽

Yeah, unfortunately that happens quite often. It's objectively a good watch, sure, but that doesn't mean it's for everyone.

Ls9009

Good Plan!! I have been trying to do that also but....it seems every time I sell one I end up buying two more..LOL

1 step forward... 2 steps back. But watch collecting can definitely be addicting 馃檭, so I don't blame you 馃槀

Rocketfan

Sad to let one go but good strength of will to keep to a set number. I'm the opposite and am itching for an eco-drive or quartz for the get up and go quality because when you have a collection of more than a few mechanical/auto watches, you have to set and wind each of them when you put a new one on (which I do daily). Glass half full, this makes me appreciate my mechanical wind no date Speedy more since I had to wind and set that anyway (and don't have to set a date or GMT hand too).

I'm looking at the Nighthawk (but shallowly don't like the colors of the new one) and a host of different meca quartz watches (so many of these now that it is causing choice paralysis)

It's always nice to have so many people with varying tastes, it means that all the different types watches can be appreciated. Also, that choice paralysis will always be there as long as you're into watches, so good luck 馃

I'd let go of the flightmaster. The Citizen is much better in every way except it doesn't have an alarm.

Dulche

I'd let go of the flightmaster. The Citizen is much better in every way except it doesn't have an alarm.

I chose to keep the flightmaster because I think it looks better in my opinion. Also, the flightmaster is the first watch in my collection. It's the watch that got me into watches and I'm going to hold onto it as long as possible.

JoshKosh08

I chose to keep the flightmaster because I think it looks better in my opinion. Also, the flightmaster is the first watch in my collection. It's the watch that got me into watches and I'm going to hold onto it as long as possible.

fair enough