Hello all, hoping you guys might give me some advice here. I know anytime the question of 'should I buy?' is posed around here, the answer seems to be a resounding 'yes!' However, I'm in a position at the moment where the discretionary watch fund is earmarked for a particular purchase - a 116500 white dialed Daytona, hopefully in the next month or so - and so I don't want to outright buy the next in line, but sell off a large portion of the collection to consolidate on higher end pieces.
Current collection is as follows:
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Jubilee 14802
Rolex Cellini Prince YG
Rolex Submariner 114060
Rolex Explorer MK2 214270
Seiko SLA017 62MAS Reissue
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Ultra-Thin Duo Bleu (Boutique)
Jaeger LeCoultre Tribute to Geophysic 1958
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49150
Omega Speedmaster CK2998
Basically, I'm thinking I'm going to keep the AP, the Seiko, and the Rolex pieces (Sub, Exp, Prince) and sell off the rest - Breitling, both JLCs, the VC, and the Omega. If I do that, combined with a bit of cash, I can move into two preowned grails - the FP Journe Chrono Bleu and the Vacheron Historiques 1921.
After the Daytona gets thrown into the mix, that would leave me with 8 great pieces, and a few years away from the end goal - which is outlined below:
APRO - Journe CB - VC 1921 - Patek 5164
Sub - Explorer - Prince - Daytona
Would give me a Rolex for every situation and then my favorite from each Holy Trinity brand and Journe (the Holy Quad?!). IMO, that would be a balanced and perfect collection, and consolidating in the manner originally outlined would leave me with everything I want. I'd just move out the Seiko SLA017 once I had another 35K saved up for the Patek (a few years from now). Basically, this would get me 7/8 of the way there.
To satisfy my watch related OCD, it would also leave me with a piece in yellow gold and a piece in rose, and a perfectly varied color breakdown in dials: two black, two blue, two white, one gold, one grey. I also feel like having the Overseas and the 1921 is unnecessary. I'd ideally like to stick to one each from the high end manufacturers for fear that I'd eventually want to match the two VCs with a second AP, second Journe, etc.
It is indeed a sickness. Sorry for the long read, but any advice on the plan would be greatly appreciated!