After years of owning lots of older, non-collectible watches, I made a significant shift in my watch collecting. I sold/traded all of my watches and started a new collection, one watch from the 60s, 70s and and 80s decades. I now have an eye for what I like, admire, etc. Also, starting over has opened my eyes to all new types of watches. The agenda I am following on my new collection is: No batteries, automatic movements preferred, stainless steel, divers, etc. Case in point, I never thought I'd want a Russian watch, now that my collection is starting over I am looking forward to a Vostok...
60's: Hamilton Super compressor (weekend out on the town watch)
70s: Helbros Invicible manual (weekend active watch)
80s: Rolex submariner 16800 (Workweek, and whenever else)