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I don't keep photos, i just keep a simple list of watches that i must have. They are not very expensive watches, just around a few hundred dollars and some around a few thousand dollars. But if i find the "right" prices on any of those watches on my lists, i will definitely buy them.
 

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Not an album per se, a folder on the phone where I move the watch photos I like so that my wife doesn't get crossed when she is searching for a picture of our son :) no grails inside, no interesting watches, just watched that I like and might consider buying the next time I feel it's time (no pun intended). I have 5 photos of watches that I consider the most expensive I will ever be okay buying. I also use a collage thing to see how they might look like in my box.
I used to have a folder like the one suggested, but I realised that I download 150+pictures of the current craze - divers, pilots, fields, squares/tonneaus etc. and every time I switched I deleted all of the photos of my previous craze so now I only download something I might actually buy for my next birthday/anniversary etc. And unlike some people above - I know I have a problem :)
 

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Yes, I definitely do this. I have a folder on my computer specifically called "Beautiful Things" where I save photos of watches that I one day hope to own.
 

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I think the latest incarnation of this is probably Instagram, which is also cited frequently for why collecting watches has seen a recent resurgence, especially from the younger crowd.
 

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Yep. I keep an excel sheet with specs and a photo with all watches to scale. This is mostly because many specs like lug to lug and dial diameter are not exactly easy to find and I got tired of having to search for them again. So I built a list. The image also helps because I can use photoshop to overlap the the new watches over images of the ones I already have, thus greatly decreasing my anxiety over the size.

It's not really watches I'm looking to buy. In fact I'm not looking to buy any at the moment. But I still keep the list as a reference.

Here's a screenshot of part of the list (green I currently have, orange I've had and sold)

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I put them in a PPT - that has my current watches, past watches (sold off), and "wants".......after fermenting for a few weeks and I still like it, then it goes to an XLS - with current MSRP / Chrono prices. It also gets on my Chrono notepad with the cheapest option, if available there.
New ones typically replace older ones in the list since I do not want more than a 5-7 wants that I have to choose from - after all there are new watches coming every month, almost. Some watches get out and come back into the list - which makes them more likely purchases.
 

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Yep. I keep an excel sheet with specs and a photo with all watches to scale.
I also have an excel spreadsheet with the specs. I've embedded images of the watches in the cells too, helps remind me what the actually are. I keep track of a lot of watches, not all that I'm interested in (there is a column to mark my personal interest). Lately I've gotten lazy with adding full specs, but I am always sure to have the name, a picture, the price, and a link to the manufacturers website.

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I also have an excel spreadsheet with the specs. I've embedded images of the watches in the cells too, helps remind me what the actually are. I keep track of a lot of watches, not all that I'm interested in (there is a column to mark my personal interest). Lately I've gotten lazy with adding full specs, but I am always sure to have the name, a picture, the price, and a link to the manufacturers website.

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I thought about adding images to excel but either they'd be very small or the file would get too visually large for my liking. I also work with large excel files for work (+100 MB, take a long time to open and save) so honestly I also got to a point where I couldn't be arsed :LOL:
 
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Naaa, I just have pics of watches I own. "For insurance purposes.", is what I tell my wife, then she smirks. I use other pics for research and comparisons then delete them unless I buy the watch. If I buy it then the relevant pics go into that watch's folder.
"Smirk"....... what a weird word.
 

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got a folder as well

Like how it shows my taste development. If I wouldn't have any discipline or unlimited funds I would have bought A LOT of crappy stuff
 

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Just curious if anyone does anything like I do. When I see watches that catch my eye, I'll grab a picture of it and add it to my "liked watches" album. This album is full of Grails, and potential future watches. It also helps me figure out which styles I tend to gravitate toward.
I sort of do that. I am on FB a lot in watch groups and I will save a watch listings from there.
 

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Just curious if anyone does anything like I do. When I see watches that catch my eye, I'll grab a picture of it and add it to my "liked watches" album. This album is full of Grails, and potential future watches. It also helps me figure out which styles I tend to gravitate toward.
I'm an accountant by trade, so I keep an extensive multi-tab excel spreadsheet with a ton of fields and multiple pivot tables..

A photo album....that's just weird. ;)
 

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No, it would just encourage me to buy.
 
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