When I get into a hobby, I really get into a hobby. I read about it voraciously (fine), think about it often (fine) and spend all of my money on it (not fine). I'm very new to the watch world but after reading about watches for the last couple of weeks, I can already feel that familiar addiction coming on. This time, I'm going to try something different and nip it in the bud before it starts. I'm hoping to help myself by coming up with different categories of watches that I "need," adhere to those categories and purchase one watch in each. Is this going to work? Probably not. I know me. I'm going to want more, but I'm going to try.
Here are my categories that attempt to fit all occasions and a watch or two that I'm thinking will fit.
#1 The Beater
-A watch that I can work in the yard with, let the dog play with and let my son smash it with his Tonka trucks.
-Some sort of G-Shock.
#2 The Daily
-I'll wear this to work. I'll wear it on those rare occasions that the wife and I get to go out without the little man, I'll wear it when I meet some buddies for a drink. It's good looking, hip, but fancy enough to wear to work. This would be the nicest one I have as I'll probably be wearing it the most often.
-Hamilton Jazzmaster Chrono
#3 The Weekender
-A sportier watch that I can wear on the weekend, take to the pool, wear to a ballgame. Something not quite the Beater and something not quite the Daily. This is probably the category that could be eliminated the easiest with perhaps just a nicer Beater.
- Orient Mako
#4 The Dress
-The watch I'll put on when we go to a wedding, when I head upstairs to give a presentation to the CEO or when that presentation bombs and I need to look for a new job.
My choices fall into the affordable category so your Beater may cost $300 and your Daily $5,000 but what do you think of the categories in general? Could you get away with having one watch in each? Do you think I need to eliminate or add a category? Does this give me a watch for every occasion? Are these all the watches that I "need"?
Thanks for any comments. I'm hoping I can stick to my plan so I'm not buying every watch in sight like I'm already becoming tempted to do.