All right, here's the "commemorative picture collage of our collective former hoard"
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Going like text from the top right.
Bought on: 2018/08/14, the day I re-started wearing watches. Was my dad's and thus cost 0.
Sold on: still around (1611 days)
Verdict: wore it daily for the better part of two years. Keeps an insane -50spd. Not going anywhere on the account of being my dad's, but also not worn anymore.
Bought on: 2018/09/19, new for €35.
Sold on: still around (1575 days)
Verdict: Hit. Was bought as a placeholder while I learned more about these wonderful little things, after seeing the watch I wanted in real life (SRPB41) and it being too big. The PT colours mod 2.5 years ago brought new life into it, also not going anywhere.
CWard C60 Trident Mk3 38mm
Bought on: 2019/07/04, new for €750.
Sold on: 2020/05/21 for €510 (-32%) (322 days)
Verdict: Miss. Ultimately a mistake, but taught lessons that still last.
Seiko SNK375 mod with Lucius Atelier Stardust dial
Bought on: 2019/10/27, new for €173 (all in).
Sold on: 2020/10/01 for €126 (-27%) (340 days)
Verdict: Miss. Just a mistake; crazy to think it lasted almost a year.
Bought on: 2020/03/29, new for £960.
Sold on: still around (1018 days)
Verdict: Hit. My beloved, the one that should have been the first (read third). Currently waiting the chopping block, but will always remember it.
HKED ED63 Green
Bought on: 2020/06/14, new for £214.
Sold on: 2020/09/26 for £217 (+1%) (104 days)
Verdict: Hit. Did exactly what I wanted from it, answered the question "do I like chronos?".
anOrdain Model 2 Green Fumé
Bought on: 2020/06/23, used for ~£1035.
Sold on: still around (932 days)
Verdict: Hit. I've contemplated selling it a number of times, mostly fueled by the super reflective crystal, but the people behind the brand decided it should stay when they recoated the crystal completely free of charge. Still my #1 green dial on the market.
Zelos Nova Meteorite
Bought on: 2020/09/09, new for £733 (including crown replacement).
Sold on: 2020/11/30 for £592 (-18%) (82 days)
Verdict: Miss. Settling + FOMO + early bird pricing + not seeing the watch before buying = never again.
Fears Brunswick Salmon
Bought on: 2021/09/18, new for £3500.
Sold on: still around (480 days)
Verdict: Hit. You all know by now how much I love this watch.
Armida A1 38mm
Bought on: 2022/05/05, new for £317.
Sold on: still around (251 days)
Verdict: Miss. Was bought with one purpose, remind me I don't like automatics. Turns out that's mostly true, but I like the NH35 and what really bothers me is screw down crowns. Almost a success?
Citizen AQ4100-141L Summer
Bought on: 2022/10/03, new for £3029.
Sold on: still around (100 days)
Verdict: Hit. The Farer was falling short compared to the anordain and Fears, plus my revelation regarding quartz. This is a fantastic watch, likely the one I'd keep if I had to get rid of all but one.
Summary: 4.5 years, 10 watches (sans the Cauny), 6 hits, 4 misses. Really happy with the way my journey in the world of watches is going.