Have I Found The Solution?!

I've currently got more watches than will fit in my watch box. It's been an absolute blast looking and finding each one, and adding them to the hoard. However, I've noticed that I've gone down the same path so many of us seem to go down.... do I keep, do I sell? How do I think about my collection?

I've 'uhmd' and 'ahd' about possibly getting rid of watches so that I'm confined by my current box. Or perhaps just getting a second box and just keep buying? Neither option seemed good to me. Everything felt messy and unfocused!

I think I've come up with a solution!

Gone ahead and ordered two more watch boxes, a 12-grid, and a 3-grid. The larger watch boxes will now simply store and display units, while the 3-grid one plays the vital role of 'focus box'. It condenses the collection, meaning that on a daily basis I don't need to feel like my collection is cluttered or unfocused. I can target the watches that sit in that 3-grid box to fit in with whatever my life is throwing at me at the time. And then change it whenever I want, giving me yet another chance to re-think and focus what each watch may do for me (emotionally, psychologically, sparks joy/doesn't spark joy).

What's your thoughts on this fellow Crunchers? Anyone else do something like this, or similar? 馃槃

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Ah. Not to be a pessimist but I've been on this road myself and it won't be as you think it is. Hope your own experimentations with the "rotation box" and the "display box" fare better than my own. I'd advise getting similar style boxes for your 12- and 3-watch boxes so that you don't have to take the watches off the pillows when you're moving watches from one box to the other.

brunofrankelli

Ah. Not to be a pessimist but I've been on this road myself and it won't be as you think it is. Hope your own experimentations with the "rotation box" and the "display box" fare better than my own. I'd advise getting similar style boxes for your 12- and 3-watch boxes so that you don't have to take the watches off the pillows when you're moving watches from one box to the other.

Fair call! I've yet to see how it will be! What ended up happening for you? Did this system not work out?

Watch_Fan

Fair call! I've yet to see how it will be! What ended up happening for you? Did this system not work out?

What didn't work for me was that despite hiding the bigger box I was aware that it existed at all times so I kept wanting to wear the watches that were not in my "focus box" as you put it. I like wearing the watches I like to wear regardless of whether they're in the focus box or not. So, separating them in that manner didn't work. At least for me.

I gave up on the idea that this box is rotation and this box is storage, etc. What ended up happening is that I placed my "most important" watches in the 3-watch box. I put my "top ten" watches in my 10-watch box, and the rest I keep inside a separate 24-watch storage. But where they sit does not impact what I wear on a daily basis since they're supposedly all in play. I had to also give up on the concept of rotation. I tried to give all watches equal wrist time but the Pareto Principle kept getting in the way. 20 percent of my watches get 80 percent of wrist time. I've just learned to live with it and forgive myself.

I've been thinking about this, since my first watch box is full and the other is mainly for jewels and non-wrist watches.

My idea is a watch stand for the core four watches. That way they will be easily reached and also legible from across the room.

Agree. For those of us with very large collections storage is definitely a problem. And where do we keep the original boxes and papers too. 馃槂

Just One More Box, has a good ring to it. 馃槀

I have purchased a watch case with 36 slots. But that doesnt mean I want to have 36 watches. As you can see I fill every second slot mostly according to the color. I could also have 12 watches and only fill certain sections for example. Like a big display unit where you can play around with the collection.

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Good luck! I've got around 6 boxes of various sizes in an attempt to do something similar. At the moment I've got a 12 watch box with 10 watches. It was certainly easier once my collection reduced from 25+ to 6.

brunofrankelli

What didn't work for me was that despite hiding the bigger box I was aware that it existed at all times so I kept wanting to wear the watches that were not in my "focus box" as you put it. I like wearing the watches I like to wear regardless of whether they're in the focus box or not. So, separating them in that manner didn't work. At least for me.

I gave up on the idea that this box is rotation and this box is storage, etc. What ended up happening is that I placed my "most important" watches in the 3-watch box. I put my "top ten" watches in my 10-watch box, and the rest I keep inside a separate 24-watch storage. But where they sit does not impact what I wear on a daily basis since they're supposedly all in play. I had to also give up on the concept of rotation. I tried to give all watches equal wrist time but the Pareto Principle kept getting in the way. 20 percent of my watches get 80 percent of wrist time. I've just learned to live with it and forgive myself.

We shall find out how this works out for me then! 馃槃 I was planning on having them all still on display, and simply having the 3-watch box front and centre. So I'd still get to see all of them, but it might making choosing one that particular day or week a little easier?

Who knows! Eventually I'll have to do as you, and simply make my peace with whatever way my watch-philosophy evolves and changes into!

CheapHangover

I've been thinking about this, since my first watch box is full and the other is mainly for jewels and non-wrist watches.

My idea is a watch stand for the core four watches. That way they will be easily reached and also legible from across the room.

I like that idea! Although, for me that won't quite work as for some reason having a house with a dog, a cat, a toddler, and carpets means there's lots of dust! Even after a day or two I'd usually have to give the watch box a wee dusting. So having the watches out in the open like that would make THEM dusty! 馃槀 Very much first world problems!