Well, I kind of had a revelation this morning when I was deciding on which watch to wear. I've been reading a lot of 'state of the collection' threads recently, and I decided to really look into my mindset with my own collection. I have an 8 watch box, which I bought as a promise to myself so as not to own more than 8 at any one time. I've been sitting at 8 for the last year and a half, and when a new one comes in, one has to go. However, I feel like I have 3 watches that make up a perfect rotation, and 5 that I force myself to wear in conjunction with the rest. I also have gone through my list of watches I'd like to acquire (which I spend time staring at every day), and realized that none of them are a better fit in a small rotation than the 3 that I really love to wear now.
The current collection is as follows:
1972 Rolex 1601 Datejust with Wideboy indices and blue dial
1992 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Jubilee 14802
2006 Rolex Cellini Prince in YG
2006 Breitling SuperOcean
2012 Omega Speedmaster FOIS
2013 Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface Blue
2015 Jaeger LeCoultre Tribute To Geophysic 1958
2015 Grand Seiko 'Snowflake'
The AP and the two JLCs are my go-to pieces, and lately the others feel like a bit of a chore. The Breitling was a gift from my father, and will stick around to be passed down one day. It's serviced and in the safe. So... I'm thinking about moving the rest out to have a 3 watch rotation. Am I crazy, or am I being returned to sanity? Should I sit happily where I'm at or cut what I am currently starting to think of as the fat in the collection? Anyone who wants to chime in and help out would be appreciated.