Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector
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    Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector

    Hi all,

    As I sit here this morning trying to pick a watch for the day, I started thinking how my collection evolved. From looking at the first watch I purchased (Movado w/museum dial) to some of my more recent (50's/60's Vulcain Cricket) I couldn't help wonder how other collectors' collections started and their journey.

    Here is my journey:

    When I bought my first watch in 2004 I knew I wanted a Movado, for at the time I perceived them to be high end, and given it was $400, I felt I had made it into the expensive/high end watch world. Don't ask me why I thought that back then but there it is. A few months later I thought, I really need to get a casual sport watch. So while in the Amman airport I walked over to the duty free shop and bought a Tag Heuer Formula 1.

    Now I really thought I had made it and was doing well given I had two expensive watches (expensive for me at the time).

    Several years later I determined I needed to get out of the quartz world and move up to an automatic. So I purchased a Montblanc Timewalker as a dress watch and a Raymond Weil Freelancer as a casual watch. Between the Movado, Tag and these two I just mentioned, I bought a Luminox Nighthawk.

    Then I got it into my head I needed a big bling type of watch so I bought a Citizen (BL540052A, look it up and you'll see what I mean).

    Fast forward to now, while I have a better understanding of high end watches (or at least tell myself I do) I can't help but look to vintage watches. I love my vintage watches and while I look at newer watches none really do it for me. There is just something about an old hand wound watch that I doubt I'll run into anyone wearing.

    So I ask, how did your watch collecting start and where has it taken you?

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    Re: Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector

    My watch collection started when I started to wear ana-digi Alba in 1995ish,but got worse when my mom gave me quartz two tone Tag Heuer professional back in 1997,after Armani (yup..),came lots of different Tags then I moved to Cartier (this was pre 2001) and Rolex (2001/2002ish) then ana-digi Tag before Panerai in 2005/2006 until now

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    1st almost forever ago
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    Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector

    Started with JLC, then moved to omega (at one time I had all the different types of current production seamasters in one watch box). I then moved into affordable sub 2k category trying stuff out. I was flipping a lot at this point because it was fun to always have an incoming and an outgoing. After sampling everything in the affordable camp I got too busy to do that in the entry to middle luxury category so I now focus on the various community designed WUS limited edition forum project watches. I like the group discussions during the design phase the most and it really exposed me to different watch design elements I would have never discovered on my own, it's like crack to me. There has been a lot of attrition in the collection but omega and JLC has never left.


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    Re: Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector



    1952. My grandpa gave me this one.


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    Re: Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector

    My DJ was well overdue for a service and I couldn't stand the thought of being without a watch for 3 or 4 months so I bought another - and another - and another. Thus the sickness began.
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    Re: Evolution of your watch collection - from wearer to collector

    Started with my great grandfathers awesome pocket watch collection which has been passed down through the family, and I took it to a different level when I began buying vintage wrist watches at garage sales when I was a teen because they looked so cool.......
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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