For the past year or so, I've been going through this cycle of buying various watches and selling them because I just don't wear them enough.
Let me give you an idea of what I've been through.
Watches that have been sold
Huckleberry & Co Archibald Automatic - kickstarter watch, too thick for daily wear, kept bad time, sold
Tissot Visodate - too reflective - sold
Frederique Constant Classics Index 40mm Black Dial FC-303B5B6 - dial was a little too big for my liking, didn't enjoy the contrasting black dial with white date wheel
Rolex Datejust 1600 (silver dial) - pretty much never wore it
Seiko 5626 7120 Hi beat - pretty much never wore it
Watches currently in my collection
Tudor Blackbay Blue ETA - i love the historial significance of the watch, sadly it's not often worn as it's just too thick, I've tried putting it on several straps and it just hasn't worked out; but it won't be sold since it was purchased after acheiving a personal milestone.
Rolex Datejust 1600 (Grey dial) - not sure why I bought another 1600 since I didn't wear the previous one, the grey dial looks fantastic, but it's just not getting any wear, currently listed on WUS
Omega Speedmaster Mitsukoshi Dial - just because it was limited edition and knowing it'd hold up in value it wasn't hard for me to pull the trigger on this one, since then it's been sitting in the safe
Stowa Fleiger - my favourite time only pilot watch for the weekend, recently it's not getting any wear
Vintage IWC cal 526 - my one and only vintage piece, it runs immaculately and the dial is impecable, it's been a solid daily for the office, but I'm hoping to retire it to become my special occasion dress watch.
It's come to a point now, where I'm rather lost and I feel like selling my entire collection (except for my BB Blue and IWC cal 526) to fund the purchase of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Black.
It'll be a solid daily, but it'd certainly be sad to see the Stowa go.
Or alternatively sell all my watches BB Blue and IWC cal 526 included, and buy a swatch.Love to hear your comments and thoughts.