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    Spending on watches.

    Here we are again on the question of spending for watches. At what point should you stop and take a vacation?I have bought watches at a rate of about 2 a week for months and still feel the need to get more. Every new cool looking watch I see I want and so I buy. Is there such a thing as restraint on this?

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    Re: Spending on watches.

    Spending is depending

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    Re: Spending on watches.

    If your other finances aren't hurting, I guess there's no particular reason to stop buying, particularly as most watches can be resold.

    I find that the thought of watches sitting [nearly] forever tucked away in a drawer, only to be worn on rare occasions, to be bothersome enough to keep me from going wild. How many large, black-faced watches do I really need, I ask myself. So far it's been working...
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    Re: Spending on watches.

    Do what makes you happy.

    I have found that the more time I spend on this forum (and others), the more I want to spend on this "hobby."

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    I tamed my spending by going vintage. The hunt becomes longer and more difficult and the rewards seem greater IMO.
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    Not sure how to stop myself but I have tried to be more specific and to ask myself how often I would wear a given watch. That kept things under control for 6 weeks or so. Right now I have 11 in active rotation and have bids out on two more.

    Now that's self-control
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    Two a week?! That's impressive, Sean. But why restrain yourself if a). you can afford it, and b). you are having fun?

    To be honest, if I was buying at the rate of two a week, I'd be done in about a month. I love watches. I like to read about them, talk about them, and try them on-but there are only about seven or eight on my wish list...for now!
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    Re: Spending on watches.

    There are worse things to spend money on than watches...drugs, for instance. Sounds like a better deal to me to spend money on something more lasting that can get you high each time you wear it, than on something that gets you high once and then it's gone. Plus, when the "thrill is gone" for a particular model or your tastes change, you can always sell it and at least get some money back for your past pleasures...and even use that cash to buy another one that catches your eye. Seems like a pretty good investment to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    I have bought watches at a rate of about 2 a week for months and still feel the need to get more.
    So that's about 100 watches per year You should be asking what's really missing in your life, because it sure ain't watches
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    I Have quite alot of watches I could just be compensating for retiring out of my sport? Hopefully this will slow down after christmas unless a bunch of watches hit the sales forum like last year.

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