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February 09, 2015

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Gary

You have one for each day of the week. I suggest you set up a watch wearing calendar on your smartphone.

jonnybardo

Best prices on VIAGRA...buy now!!!! Go to www.gettingolderandneedsomehelp.com.

jonnybardo

Haha, just messing with you - don't regret getting rid of Captcha.

Angelo

Collection vs. Rotation: You can have a big collection but a relatively small rotation. In my collection, some watches are never worn/don't even work, but are kept for sentimental reasons or as interesting collectibles (i.e. Spiro Agnew watch from the early '70s). Then there are frequently worn "rotation" watches. In the middle, a pack of watches that are worn----some more often than others. Collection can include watches that you don't wear. Obviously, by definition, the rotation is the strong core of wearables. And it does sound as though that Ecozilla beater more than earns its keep.

jonnybardo

Angelo, you and Jeff are at quite different ends of the spectrum in terms of Collection Size Tolerance. My sense is that, in your terminology, Jeff wants his rotation to equal his collection with little to no extras.

I'm more towards Jeff's side of things, although a bit more centrist. As I discussed in one of my videos, I see a collection comprised of two or three "circles" - the inner circle being your long-term keepers, the middle circle being rotation pieces that aren't your favorites but fit a particular mood, and then the outer circle which are those watches you rarely if ever wear but keep around for some reason and/or are up for sale. This formulation isn't that different from your collection vs. rotation.

herculodge

Jonny's circles or spheres is a good way to process in the mind a large watch collection. I've used it before when my collection was over 20.

Angelo

I am definitely not a minimalist. Right now, I have six knife blocks in my kitchen. Six. That's not six knives---it's six blocks---full of knives. Luckily I have a lot of counter space. And actually, I do use a lot of these knives. The wasted ones are the steak knives that came with some of the blocks. I rarely use those as there are only two of us (my 10 year old son and I) and we normally don't have dinners that require a steak knife----and if we do, I usually cut his food for him, at least for now. But aside from the steak knives, the others get fairly frequent use.

jonnybardo

Speaking of knives, I just bought a new chef's knife: the Victorinox 8-inch chef's knife:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019WZEUE

I'll say two thumbs up - I forgot what a really sharp knife is like. This came VERY sharp, has a nice weight and balance to it. So the first round is very good. The second round is how well it keeps its edge and then how well it sharpens, but so far so good.

Gary

Why Are Watches Enduring Status Symbols? An interview with Ariel Adams on BBC.

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/ariel-adams-bbc-world-service-program-factor-talk-watches/

Angelo

Jonny: Victorinox knives are excellent (as I'm sure you know). I don't own any for the kitchen (have a pocket knife)----but they have a reputation for being made of the type of metal that does hold an edge quite well----but can also accept a large number of sharpenings. In other words, with reasonable care, they are a lifetime knife. I never put any of my knives in the dishwasher----not even the cheap ones. I do put butter knives in, since they are mainly used for spreading and not cutting. But for my sharp and even serrated knives----never a dishwasher, always a good hand washing and immediate towel drying----and proper storage.

Ken K. in NJ

Seven watches is perfect, that how many I have. One for each day of the week. I have my Monday watch, Tuesday watch, etc etc. They are even matched to my general conception of each day.

My Monday watch is a beater, Tuesday's is a little better. By Friday and Saturday I'm up to my 2 best, and Sunday's is somewhat of a dropoff, preparing for Monday.

Takes the decision-making out of my hands each day, and it assures each one gets worn once a week.

herculodge

Not a bad system, Ken, but I prefer to be more capricious in my watch wearing impulses, wearing what I wear depending on how the spirit moves me.

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