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November 10, 2013

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Gary

I wouldn't be happy owning almost exclusively dive tool watches. There are so many other cool styles of watches available. Why get hung up on just one style?

herculodge

Gary, there are some non tool divers that I like such as the Orient RetroFuture series and some new dressy Seikos like the Grand Seiko and the Rado D Star XL.

Angelo

Gary: I don't judge others for what they collect/how they collect----but that said, I will tell you that I'm with you on variety. My watches range in price from a few dollars up to around $500.00 for one Movado (I think it was $495.00 about 10 years ago.). Styles range from cheap digitals to entry level luxury watches----small diameter dress watches that are small by today's standards----small even by current ladies watch trends, to 52MM/18MM thick Tauchmeisters that look like submarine portals. Metal bracelets, leather bands, rubber/plastic. Stainless steel, rose gold, yellow gold. Variety of face colors, etc. Eclectic would be an understatement. But I also see how this sort of random collection would be a turn-off to some people too----who believe in focusing on what they like best and not wasting time/space with cheap stuff in their cases. I get that. I sometimes wish I had the discipline to do what Jeff did recently----sell off watches he didn't feel were up to his standard----simplify----focus. I feel that way about my radios too. But I take comfort in being surrounded by radios, swimming in watches.

Gary

Angelo,

People can collect what they want, but I'm more on board with your method that includes lots of variety.

Having just one basic style of watch would be boring to me. There are so many impressive styles of watches out there. A couple of examples are those that look like the Omega Speedmaster or the Panerai Luminor (I say "look like" because the originals are quite expensive).

jonnybardo

Jeff, I can tell you that I live in the boondocks and my main "audience" are teenagers, whose opinions of my "mancessories" I don't care at all about. My watch obsession is pretty much a solo affair - meaning, I don't do it out of how others might perceive my watches. I really don't care, although I prefer if my watches aren't so audacious that people notice. But my enjoyment is entirely about my own aesthetic preference, so I'm guessing it wouldn't make a difference if I lived in an urban area.

Gary and Angelo, I can appreciate different styles although not necessarily all styles. For instance, I"m not a huge fan of dress watches and/or really small watches.

So diversity is relative. It is the "x-axis." But there's a "y-axis," and that's depth or quality. To focus only on diversity is another variation on quantity over quality. Both are important, at least for me.

herculodge

I wear my watches for my aesthetic but my environment has to be some factor however slight.

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