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I have often wondered what ever started my passion for watches. Ever since I was a kid I have always had this infatuation with timepieces. I saved up my money and at 10 years old I bought my first watch, it was a Timex mechanical watch.
It wasn’t until about 10 years ago when I through my divorce that I picked up the hobby. Of course with no one to answer to but myself and my conscience I started buying watches when they went on sale. I went after a wide variety of styles and brands and price points.
Then I found my favourite brand of watch, of course it was the Invicta line. Well it wasn’t long before I sold all of my other watches and now the majority of my collection is Invicta.
Does anyone have any theories as to why collectors have this “thing” for lack of a better term for watches? :confused1:
 

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This one of those "If I have to explain it, then you wouldn't understand" things. I've tried to explain it but couldn't. The people that do understand don't need the explanation. For example my co-worker collects Zippo lighters. I understand why he does it, because I collect watches. To a non collector, this is all stupid stuff, and they cannot understand why we do it. I didn't understand either, until I got bitten by the bug.
 

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For me, it all started 18 months ago when I came across this watch show this gentleman by the name of Jim was doing. I had always had a love for a great timepiece since I already had the very original 8926 since 1992. But watching the show, I started learning about all the details and movt's and become much more interested. Then I came across a watch forum and was then REALLY hooked. Jim kinda got me started onto the hobby...:D
 

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Cause, if they collected cars they would be car collectors.:001_tt2:

Falcon my friend, please forgive me but I had to do it before Rusty or Foggy could!:lol:
 

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Hey Charlie,
No problem, I enjoy a good dig, your turn is coming!!
I too can understand why a guy might collect zippo lighters, but why zippo lighters, or why watches. I used to collect Wayne Gretzky memorabillia many years ago and man when I got into that I went hard!! I wanted every Gretzky card and game used peice I could get my hands on.
Now it's on to my childhood passion...watches. But I don't want everytime peice I see. What appeals to me does not do it for others, it's a different kind of collecting and I find it very interesting that I can look at a watch that one person is nuts over and all the while I am looking at their watch I am dry heaving...on the inside...lol I guess no one will ever be able to answer why, I just thought it was interesting that I could not figure out why watches and not inflatable dolls?
 

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It's an acceptable way for guys to wear jewelry?

Nah, what fascinates me is the little accurate micromachines we strap on our wrists. They're engineering marvels and frequently works of art.
 

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No rhyme or reason for me.
Been doing it before I knew I was "collecting".


@timebender-if I had read this before heading out
this AM for work I would have beaten you to the punch!!:glare:
 

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How I became a Watch Collector

@ Foghorn-- It would have had to been early because I posted it about 5:30AM Eastern today.

@ Falcon, My wife helped and encouraged me in this. As I had posted before I have always been fascinated by watches. Throughout my adult life I always had at least two at a time. A beater for work and something nice for away from work. A few years ago I picked up another two watches that were not at work watches and were connected with an organization I belong to. Anyway, wifey said she noticed I could not walk by a counter that displayed watches without stopping and looking. Her Dad also has a love of watches and has about eight or nine. So next thing I know she has picked up a couple nice Seiko's for me and said, "add these to your collection". Ah ha! I now had a collection. I am a collector!:lol: She in fact loves clocks. Yes, we have them all over the house. I made the remark while adjusting the moon phase on her grandfather clock that I used to own a MP watch. She said she did not know they made such a thing. She did a search on the web, yes she did and next thing you know I have an Invicta MP!:biggrin: Invicta? I never heard of no Invita before! Just like no flying monkeys! Please excuse, I digress. Then I did a search on Invicta! Very cool! Nice looking watches and many for the budget minded! Invicta caused my collection to suddenly double in size.:tongue_smilie:

And that is my story and I'm stickin' to it!:001_tt2:

Oh yeah, and mostly they are cheaper than cars!;)
 
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