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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I definitely donít hoard but I also donít buy watch just so I can flip later. I always buy a watch because I like it and want to try it out. If it does not work out, I sell it, mostly at a discount. That said, some of my purchases are more impulsive than others knowing itís a popular model that I can sell easily.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCsportsFreak View Post
    I also maintain a spreadsheet in order to track how much Iím spending on this crazy addiction!


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    I always flip my watch. Over than 50 now.
    I enjoy the watch hunting process and buying moment.
    Same with me, I also tracked all my watch purchase and sales.
    Thankfully it always give me profit.
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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCsportsFreak View Post
    I also maintain a spreadsheet in order to track how much Iím spending on this crazy addiction!

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    As do I. I often seem to do things backwards though... Rather than sell watches and have a fund for new purchases - I will often make a new purchase and immediately think - "What do I need to sell to fund that?" Then I'll sell and fund the purchase after-the-fact. I do not recommend this method - but it usually seems to work out for me.

    Truth be told, I did that exact thing today. Made a purchase and now have to sell a couple to fund it. It's all about priorities though, and what you really like and/or are wearing frequently.

    I do have to say though that doing a spreadsheet can give one sticker-shock, especially if viewed over the year. I could've purchased a couple Rolexes with what I spent last year. But it's much more fun this way.
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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    As do I. I often seem to do things backwards though... Rather than sell watches and have a fund for new purchases - I will often make a new purchase and immediately think - "What do I need to sell to fund that?" Then I'll sell and fund the purchase after-the-fact. I do not recommend this method - but it usually seems to work out for me.

    Truth be told, I did that exact thing today. Made a purchase and now have to sell a couple to fund it. It's all about priorities though, and what you really like and/or are wearing frequently.

    I do have to say though that doing a spreadsheet can give one sticker-shock, especially if viewed over the year. I could've purchased a couple Rolexes with what I spent last year. But it's much more fun this way.
    Where do you sell your watches?


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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCsportsFreak View Post
    Where do you sell your watches?

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    Mostly Ebay, and some on Watchuseek. Those are the only two places I use.
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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I'm a hoarder, but at least they're all tidy and organized! I've never sold a watch. I have about 60, half of them G's. I'll probably sell a few at some point. I really do enjoy them all although there are a few I don't wear often.

    This is a fun hobby and I enjoy it immensely. Honestly, if it weren't for f17 it wouldn't be nearly as much fun. You guys are about the only ones who give a $4!# what I wear!

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    As do I. I often seem to do things backwards though... Rather than sell watches and have a fund for new purchases - I will often make a new purchase and immediately think - "What do I need to sell to fund that?" Then I'll sell and fund the purchase after-the-fact. I do not recommend this method - but it usually seems to work out for me.

    Truth be told, I did that exact thing today. Made a purchase and now have to sell a couple to fund it. It's all about priorities though, and what you really like and/or are wearing frequently.
    This method can be an advantage.

    I have a friend who likes to sell a watch to fund a new one he's interested in. When he receives the new one he often decides he doesn't like it and ends up flipping it at a loss. Then he decides he prefers the one he sold to fund the new one, and re-buys it, almost always for more than he sold the previous iteration for.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    The market in my country isn’t really suitable to flip or sell with a profit. There’s not enough G-SHOCK fans here.

    I keep looking at my sheet how much I’ve spend as well and every time I cringe, but then I see another watch that I really want.
    Been collecting and hoarding for half a year now and the watches on my wishlist keeps getting more and more expensive.
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    I never wore a watch until last winter/spring of 2018. Bought an Invicta 8926OB from Amazon, and really enjoyed it. Didn’t really see any need for another watch until I started a new job where I spend more time working with my hands, and grabbed a metal-case Timex Scout from Amazon Warehouse as a beater, you know, to keep my Invicta looking sharp!

    Over the summer through the fall, I got really interested in dual-time functions, and ultimately realized that I simply had to have a $500 Glycine Airman Purist.

    Ultimately the quest for dual-time-related features led me here, where I promptly found myself owning a dozen different G-Shocks, mostly acquired in used-but-wearable condition. I’m flabbergasted at the level of variety that Casio is able to achieve by embracing technology and mass-producing affordable electronic watches.

    Of these watches, there’s one that I’ll probably sell, because I don’t wear it often, and it may bring someone else more joy. I guess I’m hoarding the others. My reason for acquiring them has been a mixture of eagerness to try the different modules and get to know their intricacies firsthand, and a concern that if I don’t grab them now, it may become impossible to lay hands on things like a DW-56RT. These models I’ve been grabbing are nearly all pre-2010-era, “midsize” designs.

    Now that I’ve managed to lay hands on a positive-display GW-2500, I don’t really have any urgent targets. I’m still scanning eBay, to maybe score a backup DW-56RT or an underpriced GW-6900, but I’m not sure what rare and exotic modules I’m missing at this point (that have the specific features I care about).

    I guess my interests will shift into trying to do novel mods. But that’s a different kind of time commitment than sifting through eBay listings: takes chunks of time in the workshop, rather than little bits here and there between other things.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I hoarded until I hit critical mass.
    Then I became a flipping fool.
    I now have a small collection of work watches, one fancy watch, and my latest is an automatic that I got too cheap and will probably keep.
    I have one G that could be a flipper, but for now it'll stay.
    When there is doubt, there is no doubt.

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