I always thought I would buy what sang to me, but try to diversify my small collection, and grow it into a nice 5 watch collection that covers all basis, and have at least a few of the brands that I really like for their movements and history, and also diversify the complications in the watch. A dual time, a chrono, and an annual cal were things I imagine I really wanted in my collection.
The BLNR came first, I love it just like I did when I received it and it has shared most my experiences with me.
Then came the 5711, which I love and serves a different purpose than the BLNR. My travel robust watch + beater.
Then the vintage bug hit me, and I got the 1680 white. Now I cannot seem to get the vintage rolex out of my wrist.
I now find the BLNR too "blingy". I find the lugs a little large, and the watch having too much presence. I can't help but take it off whenever I wear it, and strap the vintage back on. Also possibly due to the fact that my wrists are small, but I never saw the date coming where my BLNR would stop getting as much wrist time. I still think it is a beautiful watch, but I do think it shines too much sometimes.
I am now thinking of adding another vintage Rolex GMT pepsi 16750.
In a 4 watch collection, to have 3 Rolexes is quiet a lot I think.
I can't flip the BLNR as it has too much sentimental value, but I really love the feel of vintage. It is such a warm feeling, and they are not becoming any easier to find with time.
I can't believe how much my taste has changed. I used to love the presence of the BLNR, and considered something in gold or two tone at one point, I am now really gravitating towards a more "under the radar" look.
Surely others can relate to quick changes in taste.
Curious if you guys ended up selling watches you once really loved and shared a lot of time with as your tastes evolved.