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March 07, 2014

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jonnybardo

I have to laugh at your apology at the end - I did as much recently on my blog. But hey, isn't that what these blogs are for? Geeking out and obsessing?

Anyhow, I've gone back and forth on this. Actually, I started a post which maybe I'll put up later about recent trends in my obsession. One of them was that I'm feeling more and more OK having a 12-20 watch collection. I know that I've talked big about a Holy Trinity - and it may be that at some point I'll get there - but for now, I enjoy a diversity of watches.

I see it more in terms of concentric circles, or the pitching staff analogy that we used awhile back: a starting rotation of 3-5 watches (frequent wears and favorites), a bullpen of 5-8 watches (occasional wears, special occasions, novelties), and then the minors (unworn and sale watches). Looking at a month span of time, you wear each of your starting rotation at least once per week, probably 3-5/month; and you wear you bullpen watches maybe 1-2/month.

Another way to look at it is that you have your primary collection, your inner circle, and then you have augmenting, complementary watches.

Furthermore, a watch collection is a fluid affair. For me at least, even if I got down to a 3-5 watch collection, I'll probably always have a few watches coming and going, and the inner circle slowly changing over time. Dynamic, not static.

Angelo

Jeff: Juxtapose this with some of your recent posts about buying back watches. If you trimmed down to 3 or 4 watches, within 6 weeks, you'd begin the process of buying back watches you missed and can't live without----along with other new watches coming on the scene.

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