I bought my first “nice” piece 20 years ago (Breitling Superocean 17045) and the odd piece here and there over the following 10 years.
2009 until 2016: bought nothing for me, some for the wife.
When I got back in to the watch hobby again about a year ago I found that my tastes had changed and decided to try a number of styles while narrowing it down to what I really liked.
Said and done, bought about 18 watches while selling/flipping 6 or so over the last 12 months. Most in the price range of $500-$2,500.
Now I think I am ready to somewhat consolidate and buy a couple of mid- to higher end pieces. (see my Exp vs GS vs VC thread)
At the same time I intend to keep 6-8 relatively affordable watches $500-$3,000) and keep buying and selling in this segment.
Now, I spoke to a buddy of mine the other day, and he took the opposite route, had his Breitling for 20 years and then went straight for the jugular with a PP Aquanaut.
That made me think / rethink my approach a bit.
Which route does most WIS take? Pros and Cons?