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    It has slowly dawned on me ...

    that I'm a watch hoarder rather than a collector. A collector would have a theme or motif to the collection, such as only high-beat watches, all variants of models such as a Rolex Sub, a JLC Memovox (or Reverso), or perhaps just King or Grand Seikos (or it could be just Russian or Chinese watches). For a "collection" it is imperative that there is an underlying theme which I sorely seem to lack.

    Oh well, I guess I'll be happy remaining a watch hoarder.
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    Yes, I came to the same conclusion and am now deciding what to use as a theme for the "collection" going forward, because each of the current watches could be the seed for a collection on it's own.
    What seems to work for me is a looser theme, based on chronographs. And in particular diving-chronos. That would allow me to keep the X-33, 1/100, Speedy and even the Riseman. But then I would need a sideline for GMT divers, to allow the Great White and the SBDB001.

    I need help...

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    Re: It has slowly dawned on me ...

    I suppose themes could be based on country of origin, watch type/intended purpose, brand, time period or watch model.
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    Re: It has slowly dawned on me ...

    I guess I'm a hoarder too, then. *sigh*

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    I buy every watch I like; I am a watch addict.
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    Re: It has slowly dawned on me ...

    I have a couple of themes but they are pretty broad in scope (this is for Vintage which is the only stuff I collect.)
    (1) pre-World War I pocket watches that my grandfathers would have used. (I like Elgin.)
    (2) 1930s and 1940s wind-ups my dad would likely have used. (Here I love Bulova.)

    Note this does not exclude the possible inclusion of a railroad grade Howard or a 1950s self-wind Omega which would not have been affordable for my family members.

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    Re: It has slowly dawned on me ...

    And all these years I thought a collection was defined by what one was interested in.

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    Re: It has slowly dawned on me ...

    Your theme is...watches.

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    Re: It has slowly dawned on me ...

    Hello, my name is Josh, and I'm a watch addict... :)

    The truth is that I initially started out as a Vostok collector, but since joining here less than 10 days ago, I've found all sorts of watches that have piqued my interests. :) Will I still collect Vostoks? Hell yes! Will I buy something other than a Vostok? Most certainly. :)
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