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    Fighting Boredom


    I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom that comes with long familiarity.
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    What do you do when you are tired of your favourite watch and have grown kinda bored?
    You don't want to sell it quite yet but the sparkle feels gone. Buying a new watch would just lead to the same thing and feels a bit like a waste of money.

    Is there a watch that is impossible to get bored of?
    What do you folks do to stave off boredom?
    One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.
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    Is there a cure or am I forever condemned to watch related
    weltschmerz?
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    It does seem to work that way, until it doesn't . . . then, well, I guess you've arrived
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    It's nice to have a varied collection for different moods. Rather than collecting pieces for the sake of collecting (usual list of iconic "must haves" for example). Instead, have a collection that represents yourself or different versions of yourself.

    If I'm feeling old and want to take it slow, I'll put on my 34mm vintage Omega. If I want to feel professional, it'll be the 36mm Explorer or if a little more sporty, the Speedy. If whimsical, on goes the orange faced Doxa. You get the idea.

    You don't really get bored because its you. In that way the watch is complimentary and never a detraction.

    Short answer, you need another watch
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    Just keep expanding your collection. I find it's hard to get permanently bored of a watch if it only gets worn every couple of months for a few days at a time. Every time you put it back on, it's like rediscovering an old friend. Sure, a new watch gets most of your wrist time for a while, but after that, it just becomes another watch in your collection and you get to rotate to it every month or two and then it seems almost like a new watch again. Wear a watch until you feel you want to change it, then start wearing one of your other pieces until you get bored of it, then move on to the next and the next. By the time you get back to the first one again, it's a new beginning.
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    These cover it for me.

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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    At that point, you've got to find a way to enjoy this hobby without purchasing more watches. Here's my ideas on how to do that:


    • Learn about watchmaking; get a book or two, watch some YouTube videos
    • Arrange a get-together. Meet some local collectors, make some real-life friends who share the hobby
    • Get a good camera and start working on your watch photography skills
    • Get a few straps to mix things up. You'd be surprised how much a strap change can change the look and feel of a watch
    • Go to some of the sub fora here. They all have different flavors
    • Buy good watch tools
    • Take the timezone watchmaking courses
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaug View Post
    At that point, you've got to find a way to enjoy this hobby without purchasing more watches. Here's my ideas on how to do that:


    • Learn about watchmaking; get a book or two, watch some YouTube videos
    • Arrange a get-together. Meet some local collectors, make some real-life friends who share the hobby
    • Get a good camera and start working on your watch photography skills
    • Get a few straps to mix things up. You'd be surprised how much a strap change can change the look and feel of a watch
    • Go to some of the sub fora here. They all have different flavors
    • Buy good watch tools
    • Take the timezone watchmaking courses
    winner on most points except for getting a good camera *LOL*
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    Quote Originally Posted by bipyjamas View Post
    Short answer, you need another watch
    hahahah I'm eyeing the Oceanus OCW S100 1ajf (brain)
    I quite like a Stowa Flieger (heart)
    Vkalia thinks I need a BB36 (friend)
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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    Try strapping a Honey Badger to your wrist. It's $#!% at telling time but it will prevent boredom.

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    Re: Fighting Boredom

    I have not had that problem since purchasing my new Explorer over a year and a half ago the love affair is still strong and i feel it will remain but before that purchase i went through several and i do mix it up a day or two with my other watches.
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