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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby nordwulf » Wed May 16, 2018 5:48 pm

Is there a point to these hypothetical questions on an enthusiast forum?

It's like asking on a:

food forum: if you can only eat one type of food for the rest of your life..
car forum: if you can only own one car for the rest of your life..
movie forum: If you only can watch one movie over and over again..
parenting forum: if you can only keep one of your children..
travel forum: if you can only visit one place ever again..
fashion forum: if you can only wear one outfit forever..

If you are able to choose only one watch, you're probably not an enthusiast...! :D
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby Thermexman » Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 pm

^^^ Ebenezer? Is that you? Where’s that turkey you promised?
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby Caller » Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Mine is an easy choice, a watch I lusted after that I actually bought - as a retirement present to myself. It's also the watch that elevated me from having a general relaxed interest in watches, to a passion. And I suspect that when I first saw this, it was the original 2500 model, not the subsequent 8850 model that I bought, but I wouldn't have known that at the time. It's a great alI-rounder on strap or bracelet and I still love it now.

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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby missF » Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 pm

nordwulf wrote:Is there a point to these hypothetical questions on an enthusiast forum?


definitely.... you're not asking people who don't own a watch to choose one to wear for the rest of their life - you're asking someone who already has an established and considered collection which one-watch they'd choose. and that question makes you think in a quite new and critical way about the watches in your collection from many different points of view - functionality, desirability (whatever that means to you), practicality, looks, whatever. in short, for me it's like an exercise in flexing my WIS muscles ( :lol: ), even if i ultimately still resort to my wish to own more than one watch :thumbup:
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby atnits » Wed May 16, 2018 6:41 pm

Probably my least expensive watch:

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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby DISJT » Wed May 16, 2018 7:55 pm

Unfortunately it would have to be my cheap g-shock, if I chose any other I'd be left with no watches at all as whatever I chose would get destroy at work with in a few weeks.
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby nbg » Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 pm

nordwulf wrote:Is there a point to these hypothetical questions on an enthusiast forum?

It's like asking on a:

food forum: if you can only eat one type of food for the rest of your life..
car forum: if you can only own one car for the rest of your life..
movie forum: If you only can watch one movie over and over again..
parenting forum: if you can only keep one of your children..
travel forum: if you can only visit one place ever again..
fashion forum: if you can only wear one outfit forever..

If you are able to choose only one watch, you're probably not an enthusiast...! :D

When you put it that way Frank, I think you may have a point! :lol:

Looking at the other “enthusiast forums” you have picked tells me that:

- I am a food enthusiast. How could anyone stick to the same type of food all the time.
- I am not a car enthusiast. I would happily carry on replacing with the same decent car.
- I am not a movie enthusiast. Haven’t worked out which film I would pick, as I don’t think my life would be any different if I didn’t watch any films.
- Parent forum. Bloody silly question!
- Travel forum. I put this in the same category as the “keep one watch only”. Theoretical, wouldn’t happen, but I could if pushed pick a destination I was happy to visit for 10-13 weeks holiday a year.
- Fashion forum. An impractical example, certainly couldn’t do that. However Mrs nbg would question whether that really made me a fashion enthusiast! :)

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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby fishman » Wed May 16, 2018 8:01 pm

The one watch only notion is a combination of fantasy and wishful thinking.
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed May 16, 2018 8:05 pm

atnits wrote:Probably my least expensive watch:

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No less of a fine piece though. :thumbup:

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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby TigerChris » Wed May 16, 2018 8:22 pm

nordwulf wrote:Is there a point to these hypothetical questions on an enthusiast forum?

It's like asking on a:

food forum: if you can only eat one type of food for the rest of your life..
car forum: if you can only own one car for the rest of your life..
movie forum: If you only can watch one movie over and over again..
parenting forum: if you can only keep one of your children..
travel forum: if you can only visit one place ever again..
fashion forum: if you can only wear one outfit forever..

If you are able to choose only one watch, you're probably not an enthusiast...! :D


You miserable git Frank :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby NotEnoughWrists » Wed May 16, 2018 10:11 pm

Steady on, i have 3 i've not worn yet :shock:
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Re: If you were forced to reduce your collection to one watc

Postby Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu May 17, 2018 5:48 am

Although it is, as Frank points out, highly unrealistic, it is still a hypothesis worthy of consideration. And yes, it has been done before, but new members arise and existing members shift their priorities and change their collections.

From my own point of view it would always come to a choice between these two. Aesthetically, my heart would like to say that I would go for the Cartier, but I think in reality the Speedmaster would make a better all round watch. I could always take it off for swimming.

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