I just wanted to find out what make a person collect things like watches, model airplanes, model trains, cars, ETC. I've been flying RC and control-line planes for 55 yrs and just got back into watches after retiring from 35 yrs of auto body where rings, watches and the like were a hindrance to the job. I've always had a love for timepieces but didn't want nice ones because I would get them all tore up. I've had Seiko's, Armitrons, and the typical Timex's. When I got back into watches I started with a couple Invicta's and a Citizen Signature perpetual calender. I use it as a reference for all my other watches.
I may be getting in deep but is there a point to where it is collecting or hoarding? I've got 43 RC and u-control planes ( of which 25 of them I don't fly now). I have about 25 watches, some I wear every other day and others I may wear once every other month. Is it a status thing to show off what we have accomplished or is it for our own edification? I'm not into the Rolex's, Patek's and the like as I don't like autos. They are beautiful but like a beautiful women they need alot of attention to keep wound up and maintained. I fell in love with Citizen Eco-drives because they are sturdy, nice looking and never need a battery or to be wound up. I have 1 auto and hate it for 2 reasons, its a skeleton and can't see the hands because of the complexity of the workings and having to always keep it wound or I have to go through the ritual of winding it up and resetting the time via my Citizen. I hope this translates to what i'm thinking about. Let me know, Thanks