Was on a buying binge... but now the purge is on

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It's funny isn't it? You spend a lot of time planning the collection (at least I do) and then one day you wake up and want to just get rid of it all.

Well not all. But I go through these periods of binging and purging with my watches. The binge is fully on right now.

And the Fab Five C60s are already broken up. The Ti DLC is gone a few weeks after I got it. Had a friend who was gaga over it so hey why not. I shipped it today. I'm listing the Bronze C60 as well. The Beast, the Yellow and the White + the C1 will be safe for now.

I also sold my Seiko OM which I've owned since 2014. I thought it was a lifer. It was not.

Also listed a Citizen and another is on the block. Sold a Casio G-Shock last weekend.

It's painful, but sort of in a good way? Get some funds back and start the hunt again.
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I’ve done this previously and am starting to do it again. I find if I have too many watches, and by too many I mean between 6 and 10, then I feel as though I’m not wearing them enough.

I’m aiming for 5 or 6 which will stay for a while, 4 are already in the box with a couple still to shift. Watches 1 to 4 are probably it for the foreseeable future with number 5 and 6 being ones I may swap and change over time.
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Sounds like you are backwards and forwards between stages 4 & 5.

Don’t worry, you are not the first and you won’t be the last. :D
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:08 am Sounds like you are backwards and forwards between stages 4 & 5.

Don’t worry, you are not the first and you won’t be the last. :D
Ha ha so true. I’m edging close to another purge..!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:08 am Sounds like you are backwards and forwards between stages 4 & 5.

Don’t worry, you are not the first and you won’t be the last. :D
I’m probably at 6, don’t think I’ll ever reach level 7.
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I’m not sure if you’re old enough to remember this show, but when I read your thread this morning this came to mind. Make sure you play it all, past the intro.
:D :lol: :lol:

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strapline wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:41 pm I’m not sure if you’re old enough to remember this show, but when I read your thread this morning this came to mind. Make sure you play it all, past the intro.
:D :lol: :lol:

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There is a reason, subliminal, for the purge. Proceed and chase with the new watch hunt. You’ll know if you’ve made an error if after 6-12 months you keep circling back to something you sold. If so, that’s a new hunt to re-acquire. I’ve compressed my collection to add a couple of new pieces…and have yet to go re-purchase any I’ve sold on.
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While I’ve not yet sold a watch, I’m edging closer to that decision. For some (many?) the watch hunt is part of the fun. Sometimes the purges are needed.
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Will_75 wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:12 am
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:08 am Sounds like you are backwards and forwards between stages 4 & 5.

Don’t worry, you are not the first and you won’t be the last. :D
Ha ha so true. I’m edging close to another purge..!
Truthfully, if I had the value of every model of watch I've sold and bought a second or even a third time I could order a ..... well let's just say that every watch I have bought serially is now staying with me, whether I wear them currently or not. Every watch I'm thinking of selling gets moved out of sight within the house for a month and if I'm neither missing it nor thrilled to rediscover it.... bags packed and going for definite. :lol:
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My collection is in need of a purge. With 20+ I'm hoping I can find some low hanging fruit.
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I've instituted a (fairly) strict one-in-one-out policy. I got a nice watch box, so I gotta stick to my slot capacity. My last buy -- a CW moonphase -- broke the rule, because I picked up a winder for it. Oops. I'm on the hunt for my next, but fortunately(?) its an old model. Helps settle the hunger to do a lap around various sellers and markets every few days.
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As you may have seen from the sales corner, I've having a good clear out of those that I just don't wear anywhere near enough to justify keeping :thumbup:

They're all lovely watches, but all the others I'm keeping get worn regularly and these (for various reasons) just weren't, so makes no real sense to hang on to them... I've also got two rather special incoming of course, so another reason to have a tidy up of the collection :lol:
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I have too many similar watches and too many I don't wear. 2 x tudor, 1 x omega and 1 x tag gone.
4 x trident 316ls to go, shame but I just don't wear them. Trying not to buy any more.
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I've just sold several and gained one + another on the horizon (hopefully). I blame lockdown, unless I'm going to the office (and it's still work-from-home for me), I rarely change the beater.

Amongst the many things lockdown killed (economy, low inflation, holidays, going out for a meal, window shopping, medical appointments, school dinners, bargain cars, extra marital affairs unless you're Matt Hancock, dry cleaning, a barber shave, carol singing, bonfire night, hugs, complicated handshakes on da street, communal dog walking, civilised visits to the pasta counter at Tesco, bank counter service, cash payments ....) it also includes my interest in watches which has been waning because there's no longer as many places to go wearing a nice watch.
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