During the last 13 years of my watch hobby (obsession), I've noticed two major changes in my tastes and habits:
Smaller Collections Preferred
One, I cannot tolerate large collections, as they are a source of anxiety, they tend to make my life too busy, they tend to compete too much with one another, they tend to "cancel each other out," or some similar effect, and I find myself worrying too much about giving any watch ample wrist time. I find having a small collection, about 5 or 6 watches, to be in my comfort zone.
Smaller Sized Watches Preferred
In the beginning, I wanted only a Muscle Watch, oversized timepieces, so that I was operating on the principle The Bigger the Better. Without shame, I could rock a 52mm watch. I even wore a 60mm Invicta Sea Hunter at one point, but that one tugged at my sense of decorum and screamed "clown watch!"
In the last 9 months, I've lost close to 50 pounds. My trim self looks better in watches in the 42-44mm range, a size that I would have considered puny several years ago.
Currently, I have 6 watches in my collection. In the above photo pose, I'm wearing a Seiko SBDC051, which I like quite a bit, but I'm thinking of selling it. Why? Because I have the blue version SBDC053 (below) and I find the two watches compete with one another and by selling the 051, but the above photo, taken with me and my family at a nice restaurant, Ortega 120, has a certain sentimental value. Will I sell it? I'm on the fence.