Are my collecting days over?
In May 2014 I bought my "watch to beat all other watches"... a Rolex BLNR. Instinctually I immediately began squirreling away money for another watch even though I had no interest in another watch nor knew what watch I might want. In December I began my quest for my next watch. It wasn't that I was bored with my BLNR... it just seemed like the appropriate "collector" thing to do now that the fun money fund was filling back up. I researched ad nauseam chronographs, high accuracy quartz, moon phase, spring drives... the list goes on and on. I finally determined there was not a "next level" watch that I really wanted... so then started looking laterally and downward... pilot watches, high end tool watches, G-Shocks... the list goes on.
After 8 months my Quest For The Holy Grail has turned into my Quest For A Holy Grail. When I'm in a meeting I look at my wrist and ask myself "what watch would I rather be wearing?"... nothing comes to mind. I ask myself the same question when swimming, snorkeling or boating... nothing. Mowing the lawn or washing my car? ... I love wearing my BLNR when I do that. I do still wear my Visodate to church, though.
I'm really struggling to envision myself with a watch in most any situation that I would rather be wearing than my BLNR, which leads me to think it really is my grail... and if not my grail, maybe my destiny. I tried to force myself to want Grand Seiko, they're just too thick... I looked at additional Rolex, and while I may end up with another in some weird impulsive moment there are none that I'm really obsessed with. I've considered the EXP II Polar for months, but then I think, "I'd rather be wearing my BLNR". I've even considered a Blue Pelegos strictly because it would give me good forum material for the next 6 months... but $4500 to help me knock out another 750 - 1000 posts, I don't think so. After all, what would I rather be wearing, a BLNR or Blue Pelagos? See my problem?
Anyway, I don't know if anyone else ever hit a wall like this... I still like reading the forum posts and learning about new watches but how long can a dry spell last where no new obsessions are created? Back when I started collecting I already had the next picked out before the previous one arrived by mail. Now this. Do I need therapy?