Addressing Angelo's collection, Jonny writes:
With your Belair I count 25 watches, plus your beaters and you're close to 30 it sounds like. That makes your, my, and Jeff's collections all around 30...I wonder if there is something about that? Is 25-30 the tipping point between a moderate and massive collection?
I remember reading some folks on Watchgeeks who owned literally hundreds of watches - I seem to recall one member having purchased 90-something watches on the Sunday Run in the last year.
I find that the functional collection size is less than a dozen. That gives you half a dozen regular rotation watches, a few special occasion watches, a beater or two and a novelty or two. Beyond a dozen is excessive; nothing wrong with that, but when you get to two dozen and more there are just watches that you'll never wear.
I'd like to whittle my collection down to two dozen, even twenty or less so I can fit them in a watch box. We'll see, though. I can still look at my collection and imagine selling half a dozen more watches, but beyond that it gets tricky.