I have about 30, affordable, watches. They include various Casios (including G-shocks), some Seiko 5s, 3 Vostoks, microbrands including Hoffman, Elliot Brown and so on, some Steeldives, a Philippe Constant (quartz), the Seagull 1963, a Iron Annie Bauhaus, A Citizen titanium, solar, 'Ray Mears', some Swatches, a Luch one-hander and so on.
I like almost all of these watches but I would like the collection reduced to a box of six...or 12. None of them appears to be saleable and I plan to give the ones that are being rejected to a charity shop.
Does anyone know of a tried and tested way of reducing a collection? My underlying fear is that empty watch slots in a watch box will be aching to be filled. As Oscar Wilde said, 'I can resist anything except temptation.'
I have thought about putting a box of 12, less worn ones, in a cupboard and out of sight, to see if I miss them. Does this work? Or do you find you have to creep out of bed in the middle of the night to see that they are ok?
Or...given that the collection isn't saleable, should I just hold on to the lot? 🙄
I would add that I have plenty of Diazepam and a psychotherapist lined up.