Think of it as wearing jewelry on some level, which is what watches are - more or less. When I’m home I’m doing stuff around the farm and a G Shock is more appropriate, when I’m on the road seeing customers I like to wear something a little bit nicer.I've heard a similar sentiment expressed by many, and I'll be honest - I just don't understand this. Another friend says most of his good watches are in storage in Austria - he doesn't have them because he doesn't need them, having retired from the business world.
Even when I was working from home 4/5 days of the week, I still wore different watches in rotation, still got a kick out of whatever WotD was on my wrist. Maybe this is why things did not appreciably slow down for me in 2021?
In any case, members have posted some really compelling smaller collections, which is the kind of inspiration for which I hang out at WPAC.
Add in the fact that, with a few exceptions, we’ve dialed our social schedule back to almost zero. Wearing a nicer watch isn’t worth the effort, atm, and I don’t like to have “stuff” just lying around not being used. I’ve also sold a bunch of nicer knives, lights and pens over the last few months for the same reasons.
Things will eventually get back to quasi-normal and I will likely rebuild the collection then. Until then I’m content with what I have and there isn’t anything I’ve sold that can’t be replaced, they’re just baubles.