While chatting last night with a friend here, I realized I have been collecting for a while now.

And have learned a lot of (some expensive) lessons in watch collecting.

There was a point where I forgot who I really was and got into the hype - then I caught myself and put myself right. Then there are times when I tend to go for what I call the band-aid purchase. Because I was impatient.

The last 2 weeks, I was again finding myself in hunt mode. To which I had to physically draw myself out and set me back right againπŸ˜†

So today, I am taking my usual walk, but will visit shops and look. And just, look. Enjoy discovering something not Rolex or AP.

And maybe find my 2024 watch (to those who will ask the grail is "yearless"🀣🀣🀣) so the 2024 spot is open 🀣

And I will focus on the quality, the one I would REALLY want. And if budget is not there, it will have to wait to save more. Or if it is within budget, happy meπŸ˜†πŸ˜„

Why am I sharing this?

Because if you feel this way, this nagging feeling to get up and do something (not just about watches), just take a breath. Take as many tries to re-center, because you are not alone and this is totally normalπŸ’™

That's the weekend ramble! Let's go window shopping ans see some watches shall we? πŸ˜‰

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Beautiful Alex! Love that Panerai πŸ‘πŸ»

I wonder any β€œ2024 watch” contenders that are on your radar so far?

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Great advice Alex πŸ‘πŸ½. Paneristi πŸ’―!

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Enjoy your window shopping Alex. Beautiful Panerai by the way.

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The view was worth blurring the watch πŸ˜„

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NiroZed

Beautiful Alex! Love that Panerai πŸ‘πŸ»

I wonder any β€œ2024 watch” contenders that are on your radar so far?

Thank you Nir!πŸ€—

Yeah funny enough I have landed myself with Breitling πŸ™ˆπŸ˜

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drcarter13

Great advice Alex πŸ‘πŸ½. Paneristi πŸ’―!

Thanks Danilo! Happy weekend to us!πŸ₯‚

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Zeitmesser73

Enjoy your window shopping Alex. Beautiful Panerai by the way.

Thanks Peter! Can't wait to share it with you all.😁

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That Pan always looks fabulous on your wrist Alex. I’m liking your strategy. I’m looking to concentrate my efforts onto one watch this year (I have a couple of band-aids) focusing on quality and cutting my collection. Have a good weekend β˜•οΈ

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That Panerai looks beautiful. I don't know if I overlooked the posts and missed it, but I haven't seen you in a while. I am glad to see a post from you again.

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DAF_punk

That Pan always looks fabulous on your wrist Alex. I’m liking your strategy. I’m looking to concentrate my efforts onto one watch this year (I have a couple of band-aids) focusing on quality and cutting my collection. Have a good weekend β˜•οΈ

Thanks Chris!😊

I narrowed down the band-aids last night. And focused today on one. Even the service in the boutique plays a part in the decision πŸ˜„ and which will also give me time to calm down from each experience and make the right decision.

Excited to know which is that one watch for you this year!

Usually when an SA says, oh this is so special, you have to decide now. Or don't decide too long, this is a hot item. Is my alarm bells that it isn't worth the rush.

OK I'm talking too much todayπŸ˜„ Happy weekend 🍻