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    How do you rotate your watches?

    Was imagining my dream collection recently and came to a startling realization: while there are many watches that I find compelling and attractive, in my dream world I actually would not own all of them. The reason is mainly that I wouldn't know what to do with so many. At the most, I'd want 4 watches, 2 dress watches and 2 casual ones (one of which would have to be a diver, for underwater usage).

    I'm wondering how members with more than that number rotate their watches. Do you try to ensure that each watch gets at least some wrist time? If so, how often -- once a week, once a month, once a year? I feel like I couldn't bond with a watch I didn't wear at least every other day, which is why my natural limit seems to be two of each type (alternate dress watches and casual ones roughly 50:50, wearing a dress to work and then changing into a casual when I get home and out of the suit).

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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    I choose the watch I wear according to the clothing I wear.

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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by CogitoErgoSum View Post
    I choose the watch I wear according to the clothing I wear.

    While I do agree with this I have picked clothes based on what watch I wanted to wear.
    Ernst Benz 44m Traditional ChronoSport
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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    My collection isn't as varied as yours, all of my bracelets can be worn in most occasions, while my casual watches are only confined to weekends. For dressy events (rare for me) i go with my TT rolex. I think the gold adds a bit of class.

    I was about to pull the trigger on a leather dress watch, but knowing my lifestyle, it'll probably see the light of day twice a year or something.

    I usually pick a watch to wear at the start of the week, and stick with that piece for the rest of the week. When you have a box full of autos, switching up watches means you're constantly readjusting the time and the more time you spend setting your watches, means the less time you're on WUS.
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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoelSolid View Post
    While I do agree with this I have picked clothes based on what watch I wanted to wear.
    I can't say I have never done that too.

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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    More of the lifestyle or what do you do for me...I wear dress shirt(and suit if there's formal meeting) most of the time, I found myself having more and more dress watch.

    but my love is in diver, but only during weekend...T_T

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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    I wear them depending on the occasion / activity. For example:

    Day to day default watch: Submariner
    Dress or lazy days (when the time is not that important): Perigraph
    Rougher duties / Holidays etc: Monster
    Exercise / DIY: G Shock
    Very formal / Subtle: Rotary
    General under the radar: Ben Sherman
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    Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000
    1965 Accurist Shockmaster
    1961 Gold Accurist Shockmaster
    Seiko SSC021P1
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger Perigraph AM1002
    G-Shock GW3000B-1A

    Rolex Submariner 14060M
    Ben Sherman S489.OOBS
    1990 Rotary Gold Case
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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    Usually wear each watch for a week and switch to the next watch at the weekend. If there is an occasion requiring a dressier watch, I will wear the dress watch for that occasion, then switch back to "watch of the week"; likewise if I have an extra casual occasion, I will usually go for a diver or my Speedy Pro. This way I make sure all of my watches are getting decent wrist time without sending me around the bend over-analysing it
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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    I have no strict rotation. Usually I choose a watch and I wear for a week or two... sometime I need a diver to go swimming, a chrono beacause I have to time something or a GMT for travelling, so I also choose because of the function.
    I don't have a real collection, more of a stable of watches, because after a while I like to wear a different watch.
    Only a dozen of my 40+ watches are worn often, the others I keep because I like them but they don't get much wrist time. From time to time I wind the watches so they run at least once in a month. I "bond" with few of my favourite watches, the others I can flip happily whenever I think I have no joy wearing them.
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    Re: How do you rotate your watches?

    I simply choose whichever takes my fancy on the day.
    The choice has nothing whatsoever to do with what I'm wearing though
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