I have often compared my collecting style to the way Bruce Lee did his fighting style. Jeet Kune Do. Or the Formless Form. The Way of No Way.
Of course Bruce Lee was much more elegant than I could ever be. That said, I don't have any particular pattern in the way I approach my collection. When I feel like I want to buy something I just look around until something catches my eye and buy it.
I have different colors, different metals, different brands different styles, different vintages, different shapes, different sizes. I'd stop short of calling my collection eclectic. Yet I would say it was varied.
This is my second time seriously collecting watches. I started out in the mid 1980s and stopped in the early 2000s. During that time I had 100 pieces in my collection and had bought/sold well over 300. Watches from A to Z. From inexpensive to quite costly ones. By the sheer numbers of it, I had even more variation then than I do now. With an even wider spread in cost.
The only real "pattern" I have so far is that I have made an effort to buy watches I've never owned before. Although that may or may not change in the future, for now, I want to experience as many watches as possible without trying to rehash my past.
The following are closer pictures of what I've accumulated over the last few years.
There are currently 31 watches in the stable. I haven't sold anything since I started up again. It's sort of a blessing and a curse in a way. I don't know how many watches I'll buy in 2023. I don't think I'll be settling on any particular direction any time soon though.
Thank you for indulging me. I hope you enjoyed looking.
Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Go 2023!!