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    Do you flip or hoard?

    I find it interesting to read and learn about everyone’s different style of collecting. Personally, I hold onto every watch I purchase and feel it’s a part of my collection. I have never considered selling any of my watches to fund the purchase of a new watch but I know that is a common practice for a lot of you. Maybe it’s because I generally do not spend over $800 for a watch. I also have several G-Shocks that I have not worn in several months but they feel are like family and I couldn’t part with them.

    I guess this qualifies me as a hoarder. I would love to hear about other collectors and your collecting philosophy. Maybe it is a natural process to start as a hoarder and progress to a flipper as the collection grows. Let me know!!


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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I curate a museum.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I guess I'm a hoarder at this point. Like you, I've never sold a watch, but I've considered doing so. At some point, I'll probably have to.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Flipping has funded a large percentage of my collection.

    It's a hobby. I get to hunt the bargains, flip some and keep the cream.
    I also get to try a lot of models I'd never see in person otherwise.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I never will sell a watch ... my poor children, what will they do after ... ?

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

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    Flipping has funded a large percentage of my collection.

    It's a hobby. I get to hunt the bargains, flip some and keep the cream.
    I also get to try a lot of models I'd never see in person otherwise.
    So you buy multiples of the same watch when you find a bargain, sell the extras to cover the cost of the one you keep? I like the idea but sounds like a bit of work!!


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    Oh, I have found a G for dirt cheap and bought it intentionally to flip. I can find some, in great condition for $10 and sell for $40ish. I love hunting.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Like I said it's a hobby. Sometimes I'll buy one other times I'll get three.
    3 x GWN-Q1000-7A, 3 x MTG-B10001A, 3 x GMW-B5000 and my best score 3 x GWF-D1000B-LTD to name a few.

    I enjoy chasing deals and I've never sold to anyone who wasn't delighted with their new watch.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I sold a few Swiss made watches but never a Casio. That being said I only own 2 automatics right now and they will stay for the long run. An IWC and a SINN, both divers that I use on a daily basis and as beach beaters. I have one cheap Casio that I use around the house when working in the yard, on the cars, bikes, trucks, or when cleaning. All other Casios are part of an ever-growing collection, many of them from the 80s and 90s. Those get time at the wrist as well, but I make sure to keep them in pristine condition.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Must we put a 'label' on things??

    I don't consider myself either one of those, but....I DO have an awful lot of Gs.
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    MRG-G1000B-1ADR, MTG-B1000TF-1AJR, GWR-B1000X-1A, GMW-B5000TFC-1, GMW-B5000D-1, GMW-B5000GD-9, GMW-B5000G-1, GWF-D1000MB-3JF, GPR-B1000-1, GPR-B1000-1B, GWG-1000-1A, GW-9400-1, GW-9400DCJ-1, GW-9400BTJ-8, GW-9401KJ-3JR, GW-5000-1JF, GW-B5600FB-4JR, GW-B5600HR-1, GXW-56BB-1JF, GW-3000M-4A, DW-5035D-1B, DW-5600BB (x2), DW-5600E (x2), DW-5600EG-9V, DW-5600CL-1, GW-M5610TR-7JF, DW-5600MS, GLS-5600CL-1, GLS-5600CL-3, DW-6930, GA-100MM-8A, G100BB-1A, GLS-6900-9JF, G-8900SC, GD-350-1B, GD-400-9CS, DW-6900MS, GD-120CM-4, GD-X6900CM-5, GLS-8900CM-2, GW-002KA.
    Casio Protrek/Pathfinder
    PAG-240B-2, PRW-2500R-1, PRW-3100FC-1JF, PRX-8000T-7AJF.
    Casio AE-1200 (x2)
    Casio W217H-1A
    MDV106-1A
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