Last one until the end of 2024

It’s been less than a month since I bought my last watch. I think I have a little bit of a problem…lol. In 2023 my collection went from 9 to 14 watches, so I promised my wife that after this one I’d stop do for a while.

So today, I start my #1yearchallenge, - no new watches for one full year. I’m not going to quit cold turkey, I’m still allowing myself to buy replacement bands and accessories, but I’m going to press pause on any new purchases.

Anyone else out there hit this point in your journey? I’m thinking that once I’m done with this 1 year break, I’ll reward myself with my first automatic chronograph. I’ve had my eye on a couple for a while, but have decided instead to pull the trigger on a handful of really nice pieces of the more affordable verity.

So watch number 5 this year is an oldie but a goody. First released in 2018 the Casio G-Shock GW-B5600-2ER. This is my first digital watch since I was a kid. The classic square shaped dial brings me right back to my childhood. I love the look and durability of this watch. The fact that it’s solar powerd and Bluetooth ready clinched it for me.

It’s a tiny bit annoying that a few of other colour ways come on a Combi bracelet, that Cassio doesn’t sell on its own. Casio would sell so many if they did. I don’t really understand the logic… anyway, the lack of bracelet wasn’t enough motivation do me choose an alternate variant, and now that the watch has arrived, I think it was a great call.

I’ve watched about 1000 reviews on this model and no one has anything but good things to say. I have a good feeling that this watch is going to get a lot wrist time over the years.

Anyone own this watch and have a recommendation for a good quality mod kit? I’ve already placed an order for a pair of jaysandkays gshock adapters, but I’ve never modified a watch before. The deep dive into the combi bracelet research got me curious and I’d appreciate any advice you are willing to share.

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I have just started the same thing, I just purchased my grail piece and promised myself I’d stop for good… we’ll see how that goes lol. I’m also trying to sell 15 watches I bought over the year as impulse purchases. I wish I had put more thought into them and not just bought every watch I thought I liked. Don’t be like me :)

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Ren1939

I have just started the same thing, I just purchased my grail piece and promised myself I’d stop for good… we’ll see how that goes lol. I’m also trying to sell 15 watches I bought over the year as impulse purchases. I wish I had put more thought into them and not just bought every watch I thought I liked. Don’t be like me :)

Selling 15, that’s more than I have… How many watches in your collection, if you don’t mind me asking? Congrats on the Grail watch! What did you get?

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jlwatch

Selling 15, that’s more than I have… How many watches in your collection, if you don’t mind me asking? Congrats on the Grail watch! What did you get?

I have 20 watches currently excluding my 4 pocket watches. I’m going to keep 6 watches and hopefully sell the other 14. The grail piece I purchased was a this 1988 Longines

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I own 2 squares. The classic DW5600 and a GWM5610. I had Jay's and Kay's strap adapters on both. I switch straps a lot so I would switch between a Barton Elite silicone or a single pass strap. I did buy a Chinese knock off of the combi bracelet for the DW5600 I just couldn't bring myself to put a $100 Casio bracelet on a $45 watch. Good luck not buying any watches for the next year😉. I have over 40 watches now but I am selling few because I will buy more.

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Ren1939

I have 20 watches currently excluding my 4 pocket watches. I’m going to keep 6 watches and hopefully sell the other 14. The grail piece I purchased was a this 1988 Longines

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That’s a very handsome watch! A great brand with a lot of history. Good luck down sizing!

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After my latest acquisition a couple weeks ago, I said no more purchases until 2024… January

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danj454

I own 2 squares. The classic DW5600 and a GWM5610. I had Jay's and Kay's strap adapters on both. I switch straps a lot so I would switch between a Barton Elite silicone or a single pass strap. I did buy a Chinese knock off of the combi bracelet for the DW5600 I just couldn't bring myself to put a $100 Casio bracelet on a $45 watch. Good luck not buying any watches for the next year😉. I have over 40 watches now but I am selling few because I will buy more.

Thank Dan! I think I’ll need all the luck I can get. New release are coming out like rapid fire and my neck has been on a swivel for months. A short break is just what the doctor ordered.

Totally with you on the Combi. I got a bit of sticker shock when I saw the prices on the OEM Casio bracelets. Not sure if it’s worth it for me either.

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I'm doing a perpetual #1yearchallenge.

2022 saw me buy 20 watches, return one, sell 2, gift 2 and I'm presently at 25, which is too many.

My last purchase gets over 50% of the wrist time & it was also the 2nd highest priced watch I bought in 2022. All told, I spent about $1500 on watches last year. If I'd been training for the marathon instead of running it at a sprint, I'd probably have 3 good watches instead of 15; most of which get worn very infrequently.

This taught me that I don't need a ton of watches, just a few of the right ones.

So I am now at a point where I'm buying one (or none) a year. Shooting for the RIGHT ones.

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neloms

After my latest acquisition a couple weeks ago, I said no more purchases until 2024… January

Less than 2 months to go!

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UnholiestJedi

I'm doing a perpetual #1yearchallenge.

2022 saw me buy 20 watches, return one, sell 2, gift 2 and I'm presently at 25, which is too many.

My last purchase gets over 50% of the wrist time & it was also the 2nd highest priced watch I bought in 2022. All told, I spent about $1500 on watches last year. If I'd been training for the marathon instead of running it at a sprint, I'd probably have 3 good watches instead of 15; most of which get worn very infrequently.

This taught me that I don't need a ton of watches, just a few of the right ones.

So I am now at a point where I'm buying one (or none) a year. Shooting for the RIGHT ones.

It’s a deal! I totally need to slow down. I have no regrets so far and I’d like to do what I can to keep it that way.

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I’m going to buy the Bulova lunar pilot and then save up for a grail type watch. I’ve had to tell myself that I just need to be patient and wait. The end result will be worth it.