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    SOTC

    Well on my way to bringing my collection down to 3 - 4 pieces.
    I plan on keeping the Steinhart Ocean One Titanium 500, Da46, Sarb013.
    I plan on selling both Bulovas and the Glycine.
    I am undecided on the Sarb017.

    Keeping both Alpinists seems a little redundant but the green sunburst dial is gorgeous and I feel much more casual than the cream dial. However I have the "casual" piece covered with my other watches...

    This post is me thinking out loud. I welcome any of your thoughts...

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    Re: SOTC

    That's easy, sell me the SARB 013. You get your fav Seiko and I get a great deal on the 013...



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    Re: SOTC

    Those three you know are keepers do make a well-rounded collection, but if you're not 100% sure, don't sell the others.

    If it were me, I would:


    • NOT sell the SARB017. You obviously like it, and having a different color dial is not a bad reason to keep it. I feel like you might regret selling it for when you're in the mood for some color. (your "keepers" don't have any)
    • Keep that Bulova with the coin edge bezel. Any well-rounded collection needs a quartz, and that one has a different (vintage) style from your "keepers"
    • Sell the Bulova moon watch. Nothing special about those, IMO
    • You sure about the Glycine? It has kind of a tool watch flavor that your "keepers" haven't got. It looks like it would work well with a LOT of different strap options, and could thus really add some variety to your collection. It looks like it could be dressed up or down pretty easily.


    Don't feel like you SHOULD reduce your collection, just because others have (apparently) successfully done so. When I start to push myself in that direction, I feel huge anxiety and doubt, and I've sold watches that I've later regretted selling; it's not a good feeling.

    How about taking a "Test Drive" of your 3 watch collection? Take those and put them somewhere out of sight for a week or a month. Pretend they're sold. Do you miss any of them?

    Here's a weird idea: If you want to make it more real, sell me the Bulova for some cheap-but-reasonable price. If you change your mind, I'll sell it back to you for the same price. I think you'll miss it and want it back, but in the meantime, I'll get to test-drive it. ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by Besbro View Post
    Well on my way to bringing my collection down to 3 - 4 pieces.
    I plan on keeping the Steinhart Ocean One Titanium 500, Da46, Sarb013.
    I plan on selling both Bulovas and the Glycine.
    I am undecided on the Sarb017.

    Keeping both Alpinists seems a little redundant but the green sunburst dial is gorgeous and I feel much more casual than the cream dial. However I have the "casual" piece covered with my other watches...

    This post is me thinking out loud. I welcome any of your thoughts...

    Thanks

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    Re: SOTC

    Unfortunately no advice from me. I don't think I would be able to reduce my choices to three only.

    Trying to force yourself to live with only three of your choices while putting away the rest of your collection would be a good test run.

    Wishing you luck. It's a worthy goal to aim for but a big challenge for sure.
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    Re: SOTC

    Sometimes a whole shake down approach might be useful--I would keep the Steinhart, the Damasko and ditch the rest, replacing them with one other piece--at or above the level of the Damasko.
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    Re: SOTC

    Sell the Glycine and one of the Bulovas (you don't have a chrono if you sell the Moonwatch, but the coin edge bezel one - Precisionist? -is cool).
    Nice collection. Definitely keep the SARB017. Or sell it to me.
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    Re: SOTC

    Quote Originally Posted by timefleas View Post
    Sometimes a whole shake down approach might be useful--I would keep the Steinhart, the Damasko and ditch the rest, replacing them with one other piece--at or above the level of the Damasko.
    Kind of what I was thinking but I am going to keep the Sarb013. Took me too long to find it.

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    Great spread there. I think paring down the collection is always a good exercise, and I would definitely keep the Sarb, it's a gem!
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    Keep the Sarb013. They’re hard to come by.


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    Quote Originally Posted by katfromTN View Post
    Keep the Sarb013. They’re hard to come by.


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    Agreed

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