I am tired of flipping watches. Every now and then, I buy a watch 'sight unseen' and then gt it and decide that it is not perfect. I currently have a nice collection, but I have two watches that are in my office, not yet brought home. One of them (a May 2006 Marathon SAR) will probably make it home. The other (a seiko kenetic GMT is destined to be flipped. But, I do not feel like going through the effort of posting it. I know I will do so soon...
I have vowed to only buy watches that are 'special' for some reason. I currently have 11 watches in my 10 watch case....Most of them are special to me. Even my least watch: a Traser H3 Auto has a role: it is the night watch cause it glows all night.
My 6 bathys...well they are just fun. I love the brand, and I am hapy to support a US company that makes moderately priced (IMHO) watches that do not look like Subs.
Every watch in my collection makes me happy to wear it....I have developed an emotional attachment to all of them.
So what am I going to do? Well, I am only going to buy special pieces...like the 46 mm Bathys ti diver, and one other TBD bathys....
But no more cheap watches just to check them out....And any watch over 1K must call out to me....must be something special.
In 2007, all but one of my watches were purchased (note that I had more watches Jan 1 2007 that I today). i bought and sold a lot of watches...too many to count...mostly in the the first few months.
So, for 2008, I want to sell one (the formentioned seiko), and buy two or three....and get a bigger watch box.