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    Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Wonder what the average number is? Used to think my one or two a year is excessive, but not any more. :)

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    Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Well - we are half-way through the year - so far this year I've bought about 20 and sold about 15. Generally not for a profit, with the exception of one or two that I've rebuilt, new hands, dial, serviced etc - and unless my time is worth about 2p a day I've probably lost on those too...

    But it's fun.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    This is going back a bit. Into the last century in fact.
    1999
    Oris Full Steel Chronometer
    Seiko 5 blue dial formal
    Rotary diver
    Poljot 3133 chrono (Ulysse Nardin Marine lookalike)
    Poljot alarm watch
    1970s Mondaine
    Casio G Shock
    Roamer quartz

    so, 8

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    So far this year, far too many to remember, sorry

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I think I notched up somewhere around 30-35 in the last year.

    That's flipping for a fit though.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Did 100+ in both 2006 and 2007.

    In the last twelve months, just 3.

    That's getting married for you :lol:

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    Did 100+ in both 2006 and 2007.

    In the last twelve months, just 3.

    That's getting married for you :lol:
    Soft lad :lol:
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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Only started collecting this Feb. Up to 11 now. That will do for this year..

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    i'm not joining in here, nooooo!
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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    On the basis I rarely get around to selling any, I've been very good this year and have only bought three to date. It's not a typical year.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I've slowed down this last couple of years as I'm running out of places to keep them. :lol:

    Maybe I should start to sell some? Then again.................. :wink:
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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I buy to keep rather than to flip, so not at the high end, but I've racked up 10 a year before now. About the right sort of rate to choose a model, find the right example and complete the deal. As a thematic horizontal collection matures, though, it's only natural for the rate of acquisition to slow down.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Don't think of myself as a flipper, but bet I've been running at 6-8 a year since I joined TZ. It's so hard to resist....

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    Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Probably a healthy average of 20-30 a year. But I'm not a big flipper.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Probably about 40 - 50 this year. I tend to go for job lots on the bay, take out what I want and return the rest to the bay.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    One year I managed three. But then I don't flip anything (yet)

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Last year I bought thirty five watches (first year collecting) and sold three.

    This year, I think I've bought three and flipped none (or were some of the three I flipped last year actually this year?).

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I average 3 a year, but dd buy 5 in 2007.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    2009 was my worst/best year with 28 in, 20 out. Average value only about 200 but it all adds up...

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I've often bought over 20 per year (and sold a similar number), but this year my collection is more or less settled, so it's going to be much less.
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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    There are some serious numbers being quoted in this thread. I thought I was bad buying 5 or 6 a year but 20's and 30's :shock:

    Perhaps my addiction is not as bad as I thought. :D

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat
    There are some serious numbers being quoted in this thread. I thought I was bad buying 5 or 6 a year but 20's and 30's :shock:

    Perhaps my addiction is not as bad as I thought. :D
    Is it 5 Casios or 5 Pateks?
    Depends how fast you flip'em and average value- I've never had more than 20 watches at any one time, but I don't think my total exposure has ever been over 5-6k.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    Did 100+ in both 2006 and 2007.

    In the last twelve months, just 3.

    That's getting married for you :lol:
    Crikey :shock:

    80-odd in the last couple of years, but they were mostly flipped. In terms of number retained, i've gone from 2 to ten in the period, so quite sensible really.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Fully depends on the watches. I had years where I did one watch a week (vintage / ebay / repair stuff) but currently if it's one a year I have a good year... (no longer into the ebay / repair watches :D )

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by exdiver
    Probably about 40 - 50 this year. I tend to go for job lots on the bay, take out what I want and return the rest to the bay.

    How much are these a pop so far this year I've spent about 5K over 2 watches and that's it.....

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    5 (2 Omega, 2 Rolex, 1 Poljot) is my score for the year - Just started collecting again so did about the same last year.

    Not flipped any and no plans too - just bought a bigger safe :lol:

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    6 last year (1no. Panerai, 3no. JLC, 1no. Breitling and 1no. Rolex)

    none so far this year (came close once, but no cigar :mrgreen: )

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Great! Another enabling thread, wherein I realize I am no more crazy than many others, thereby disinhibiting me from further reckless spending...

    Forty-one in, seven out.

    I see that I am behind...better go buy another... 8)

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    eight in, none out over the past 6 months, the most recent of which just arrived this afternoon ( cheers Wampa)
    compared to some of you I'm hardly trying at all :lol:

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I thought 3 a year is plenty. Then a record year last year with 10 watches. I now realise I am only in the minor league. Mind you last year included 2 Blancpain. :)

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Not enough by the sounds of things.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    I've bought 5 new watches and sold 1 in 2012.

    My Watch Collection
    01. Omega Seamaster (Bond)
    02. Breitling Superocean
    03. Oris Williams F1
    04. Debaufre Nav B Pilot
    05. Casio G Shock
    06. Poljot Dolphin Alarm
    07. Seiko Orange Monster
    08. Citizen Eco-Zilla
    09. Seiko 5 Automatic Military
    10. Citizen Automatic Diver
    11. Smiths Everest
    12. Vostok Amphibia 200m Ministry
    13. Vostok Komandirskie
    14. Seiko 5 Automatic Sports SNZH55K1
    15. Longines Hydro Conquest Chrono Auto

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bingbonger
    Quote Originally Posted by exdiver
    Probably about 40 - 50 this year. I tend to go for job lots on the bay, take out what I want and return the rest to the bay.

    How much are these a pop so far this year I've spent about 5K over 2 watches and that's it.....

    Just the lower end vintage job lots, up to 100. Often end up with a load of crap that I split up into smaller or individual lots with good photo's and put straight back on the bay, but occasionally I get some nice pieces that I keep for a while before flipping.
    I tend to ignore job lots where the seller has a history of selling watches, they tend to "hide" what appears to be a quality piece in amongst the lot, which pushes up the bidding, but turns out to be a fake.

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    Re: Maximun number of watches bought in a year?

    1. Breitling Bentley GMT carbon
    2. BR 03-92 Phantom
    3. BR 01-92 Phantom
    4. B Navitimer World
    5. BR01-94 carbon

    And that was all in the last 2 months

    Seems to be a bad addiction....need to start flipping!

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