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I have recently got interested in fine watches and I am wondering how people go about assembling their collections. Do you pick a theme? A brand? Or on the contrary are you trying to cover all the bases with watches of different styles, colors etc? Or maybe it is entirely random and you pick what you like with no further motive. Just interested in people's perspective/experience.
 

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For me it turned out to be more brand oriented but I did not start out with that in mind. Now in hindsight I seem to enjoy the design/style of Breitling but each model has a specific job. The Navi is my dress watch when I put it on the black leather, less dressy on the band. The Steelfish as it is brushed finish, is my daily wear watch, the Skyland is my sport/casual wear and the Colt is for casual but more for winter wear as it is smaller and thinner so it fits under sweaters and coats more comfortably. I have leather and bands for all of them so that gives me more flexibility for style and look. I have a very strong attraction to Breitling tool watches and have a problem spending that amount on other brands. We all have our own bent and this is mine.
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First of all, Welcome to the forum neighbor. I'm in R.I.
I had a much different idea of what I liked before becoming a member at WUS. The only idea I had of watches was browsing local stores and shopping malls. Now I see a whole new world of watches. Great pics of what the watch might look on my wrist. Reviews to read beforehand. And the members here
honest opinions. If you want to start a collection. Get ready my friend, you are in for a ride coming here. Have your credit card ready because you are going to see watches and strap ideas that are going to blow your mind. You are on your way to a great collection that you will truly love. BTW start by buying a watch box. You are going to need it.

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I am up to two watches for now. First is a Tag Aquaracer Chrono, second a Corum Romulus. After reading some posts on that forum, I took some member advice to anticipate more purchases and got a quad winder. That was good advice as I am now thinking about a third one. All in a few months, mmm. You are right about that credit card. I am thinking I need to slow down and make the next one count. There are only so many days in the week to wear those watches after all.
 

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I started out just buying what i liked. Then i restricted myself to having at the most 2 watches of the same brand. Then i stayed away from dial colours that i have 1 too many. Now i'm trying to stay away from watches 'cos i think i have enough.

To me,a good collection is 1 where u will always have a watch to match your dressing n mood. To some, one watch will suffice..to others,it's never enough.

You are starting out real nice with your 2 pieces. Hope u enjoy the hunt n arrive at a collection u can be proud of.
 

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I identified a large number of watches that I liked and the became a consume of opportunity. Every now and the a watch comes up on the forum that is priced to sel very quickly. Take advantage of those opportunities when you can. If you don't like the watch when you receive i, the simply flip it a hopefuly no loss. It's lots o fun;-)
 

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Agreed - buy what YOU like. Read some magazines (Watch Time, QP, Europa Star etc), visit some shops (new watches & antique) and look at some history, etc. It is no different to buying art.
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my theme is diversity in brands, variety in styles, and no fear of colors. following this you should be set for any occasion.
 

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That's great Devon. Then, would you mind modeling this for us? :-d

:-d:-d were i 20 years younger i would oblige you, but i fear i am too old to sport that bad boy!
that thing looks like an alexandar julien ensemble.
 

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I'd say that the current trend for me is to collect watches with different movements, with not more than two examples containing the same movement. Guess I'm more focused on dress watches right now, but that could change. I don't see my focus shifting from the "movement" tilt, though. I can foresee having plenty of headaches in the future with getting rare/exotic movements serviced :-d
 

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I try to get different movements but there are few favorites that I have more than one of (I have 3 with a molnjija movement). I have been trying to get all the poljot 31 caliber variants. Other than that I generally just buy what is unique or interesting to me. I try never to buy a watch I can find at the local mall, I prefer having something I am unlikely to see someone else wearing in my area.
 

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What's the best venue to flip a watch at minimal financial loss?
These sales forums. No listing fees, no final percentage of selling price, and an audience chocked full of rabid buyers - usually with discretionary income. ;-) eBay has gotten too expensive and changed too much recently.
 
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