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View Poll Results: Are you a Wearer, or are you a Collector?

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  1. #51
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    I wear pretty much all my watches in rotation. Some are more favoured than others, but even that changes. There are a couple I wear but rarely. Basically because working examples are rare and they're very delicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luddite View Post
    Both, every one of my watches is worn in rotation.

    As I have quite a few in my collection is like wearing a new watch every couple of weeks.

    ^^^^
    This - though I tend to swap watches at least once a week. I wear all of mine regardless of value - ranging from £1.5K to £30K

    Martyn.

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    I'd describe myself as a wearer, but I've a couple that just never get worn. I've a lovely Breiting Cosmonaute 809 from the mid-Sixties that I've never really got on with; a bit blingy for me. Never got round to selling it, which I suppose I should, if I could be arsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    ^^^^
    This - though I tend to swap watches at least once a week. I wear all of mine regardless of value - ranging from £1.5K to £30K

    Martyn.
    This. 

  5. #55
    Collector and wearer, but I don’t wear most of my watches. The numbers have got far too high again, but there are some I’ll never wear and never sell, I just like having them.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    in a wearer but only when going out etc, i donít have a great deal of money and my watches arenít expensive by many standards but i try and keep them immaculate and not damage them which limits wear, and i canít wear one at work as it wouldnít last the day. I buy with the intention to wear.


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    Most certainly a collector.

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    Don't think I have enough to be classed as a collector

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    Collector here. I pondered getting rid of most of my Favre Leuba but I do wear them at different times.


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    I have worn all of my watches when new, but only wear a few on a regular rotation. I have 50 plus watches now and have only ever flipped a few, I must be more of a hoarder than a collector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    I have worn all of my watches when new, but only wear a few on a regular rotation. I have 50 plus watches now and have only ever flipped a few, I must be more of a hoarder than a collector.
    As I've never sold any of my watches I suppose I could be classed as a hoarder too.
    I'm just a very naughty boy.

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  12. #62
    Worn all my watches, but if needs must or need to make room for an incoming, happy to flip or sell.

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    Both.
    I bought a beautiful Sea Dweller Swiss only dial.? Wore her for two years. Full Rolex service and sheís a safe queen
    Now wear 24/7 a lovely covert Milgauss Black face GV and love itís battle scars.

    So both, collector with lots of other watches, plus daily wearer.



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    Definitely a wearer.
    I think the little machines that we obsess over deserve to tick away serving their purpose. It seems somehow wasteful otherwise.

    Imo. Ymmv. Usual caveats.

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    Well, I'm a wearer, but there are times when I regret this as I can't manage to give more than 8 watches a reasonable wearing rotation. There are lots of watches out there that I love (and a fair number that I could afford!), but I just can't!

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    I wear a watch for two weeks maximum, then it's back in the box and hello to a different one.

    The most I have worn a watch for its when I received my PO.

    I played at being James Bond for a month.
    I'm just a very naughty boy.

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    I may have forgot one or two, apppologies.

  17. #67
    Wear all mine (except the few I keep for sentimental reasons only) to a greater or lesser extent regardless of value.
    Andy

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    I'm batting for both sides.

    Contrasting to some of the other views on here, I tend to wear my more expensive/vintage pieces and seem to pick up cheaper watches (mainly Seiko and Vostoks) that remain unworn.

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    I have only 3 watches, Rolex Datejust, Tudor Black Bay, Grand Seiko quartz. I wear them in rotation, so Iím definitely a wearer. I hope to add one more watch, most likely a Rolex Explorer II polar 40mm, and it should fit well into a routine rotation. The idea of owning many watches that seldom get worn, or of constantly flipping watches just isnít my thing.


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  20. #70
    I am what I am
    I don't want praise, I don't want pity
    I bang my own drum
    Some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
    And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
    Why not try to see things from a different angle
    Your life is a sham
    Till you can shout out
    I am what I am....

    ....A Watch Junkie.

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    Wear them, my watches are all marked up and I couldnít care less any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forpetesake View Post
    I am what I am
    I don't want praise, I don't want pity
    I bang my own drum
    Some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
    And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
    Why not try to see things from a different angle
    Your life is a sham
    Till you can shout out
    I am what I am....

    ....A Watch Junkie.
    Nurse! Nurse! , he's at it again.
    I'm just a very naughty boy.

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    I may have forgot one or two, apppologies.

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    I used to be a wearer, however some of the collection have simply become to valuable to wear, so spend a lot of the time in the safe.

    I am now seriously considering moving some of these on.

    Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
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  24. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by luddite View Post
    As I've never sold any of my watches I suppose I could be classed as a hoarder too.
    Hoarder probably best describes my watch habits.
    It's just a matter of time...

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