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    Question Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    Don't get me wrong - I love my collection - but I would love even more so to have just a few more pieces.

    Sometimes this feeling can be so strong that it distracts me from the wonderful collection I already have, seemingly always on the hunt for the next.

    Are you too perpetually on the 'hunt'? Are you too never content with your collection?
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    Re: Never content with your collection ?

    Yeah I think I'd just buy a smaller watch box and call it a day.
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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    It definitely started that way and remained so for about 5 years, much less so now. I've gone through so many watches (of the aesthetic I like) that now there really aren't many that can get me excited since they basically all resemble what I've had/have. There's a few for sure but pricing gets in the way so that's that. The annual watch shows might be the most dangerous times for me though even that has failed to entice as much the past few years. Dunno, maybe I'm approaching equilibrium . . .
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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    Seems like this is exactly what I'm doing... There's couple of watches that are definitive keepers but other than those my collection is transforming constantly. Or I might sell the lot and stay away from watches for some time. I've done that few times in the past and I can feel such moment coming soon again...

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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    I've been ever on the hunt for years. The hunt is definitely slowing as I close in on those last few pieces.
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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    Every time I *think* I've reached the point of a stable collection, something happens and changes my entire plan. This hobby this very addictive, as long as the budget permits.

    I definitely feel like I am very close at this point. Partially because I have a few true keepers, and partially because I'm tired of buying/selling.

    I look forward to the day that "the chase" is not on my mind. Maybe this is the WIS burnout?

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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    I feel the pull of the hunt all too often. Excellent parts of my collection, often wore only a dozen times, are sold off for the next new shiny/slightly different/different brand/modified movement watch. Then the process repeats. I wish a stable collection was I the cards for me, but at this point, the best I can hope for is an intermittent slow down.
    There are some keepers, that have been with me for years, but sometimes I still think about selling them off.

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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    I'm definitely still on the hunt right now, but I feel like if I were to acquire a couple pieces I have had my eye on for a while that I would be content. But who knows, maybe it would just make me want more

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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    Quote Originally Posted by drhr View Post
    It definitely started that way and remained so for about 5 years, much less so now. I've gone through so many watches (of the aesthetic I like) that now there really aren't many that can get me excited since they basically all resemble what I've had/have. There's a few for sure but pricing gets in the way so that's that. The annual watch shows might be the most dangerous times for me though even that has failed to entice as much the past few years. Dunno, maybe I'm approaching equilibrium . . .
    Dear drhr you are quickly becoming my watch sensei. I have learned a lot from your posts and from your watch history. I am still after a couple of pieces that you own and I like very much to have (GP Laureato and IWC Engineer). As you, I am becoming more content with my collection. I still go to watch ADs to take a look and try pieces I like in photos. Just yesterday I made a quick (2 hour) stop at the Cartier and JLC boutiques. I wanted to look at the JLC Memovox and while it is a gorgeous looking watch, when I tried it on, the hight of the watch was a no no for me. At Cartier, I went to see and try the Drive, again, no for me since I like my Tank MC better. I did found and tried on a brand new Roadster they have for sale. A little to big and bulky for me, but man... what a watch!!
    Any way, I believe I have found my 7 keepers. If I go for a new one, it will definitively have to be a piece that replaces by far one I already have.
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    Re: Never content with your collection, always on the hunt ?

    I think that a watch collection should never be "done". You'll lose interest if it does. I have a wearing collection - everything must be regularly used. To me it's about finding out what I like, keeping what I like more, and letting go those that I like less.

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