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The 100 rules of watch collecting

  1. vicsdca

    vicsdca Jan 25, 2020

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    I think it's time to remind ourselves of the 100 rules of watch collecting.

    #001: Don't purchase a watch just because it's cheap.

    #002:



    Who wants to go next?
     
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  2. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jan 25, 2020

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    #002: don’t tell your better half who you are on this forum!
     
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  3. TexOmega

    TexOmega Jan 25, 2020

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    "Don't roller skate through a buffalo herd." Roger Miller
     
  4. pseikotick

    pseikotick Jan 25, 2020

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    You can be happy if you've a mind to. (love Roger Miller)


    If your Timex makes you smile when you look at it, wear your Timex.
     
    Edited Jan 26, 2020
  5. wagudc

    wagudc Jan 25, 2020

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    #005 If it seems too good to be true true, it probably is.
     
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  6. gbesq

    gbesq Jan 25, 2020

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    No. 6: Don’t collect Invictas.
     
  7. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 25, 2020

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    # 005 - Don't buy a redialed watch unless you like it.
     
  8. tpatta

    tpatta Jan 25, 2020

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    #006 - Focus on quality not quantity. Don't settle.
     
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  9. Evose

    Evose Jan 25, 2020

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    #7 Don't purchase fakes, no matter how good.
     
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  10. Canuck

    Canuck Jan 25, 2020

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    #8 Don’t expect answers from message boards as to which watch will most likely appreciate most, even after you’ve used up 50% of its reasonable life.
     
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  11. Faz

    Faz Jan 25, 2020

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    Don't buy then ask if you got screwed..
     
    Edited Jan 26, 2020
  12. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Jan 25, 2020

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    #009: You do not talk about fight club... and buy the seller
     
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  13. KeithS

    KeithS Jan 25, 2020

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    #10 — never ship a watch uninsured
     
  14. ngo516

    ngo516 Jan 25, 2020

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    11. Don’t buy a new watch, then tell your wife it’s “old”. She knows!!
    You’ll pay for this in a form of vacation with her family. You’ll punch yourself in the head every morning asking God why you are so stupid!
     
  15. PhotonX

    PhotonX Jan 25, 2020

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    # 12 A Speedmaster is required for all collections
     
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  16. mswilks

    mswilks Jan 25, 2020

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    #13 Buy what you actually like, not what you think you should like or what you think will impress people. 99.999% (conservatively) of people you see in everyday life couldn't possibly care less what is on your wrist (and hidden under your sleeve).
     
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  17. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Jan 25, 2020

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    #14: there is no such thing as a "must have" watch. If you don't love it, it's just a waste of money
     
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  18. ATWG

    ATWG Jan 25, 2020

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    #15 Refrain from asking a seller ‘what’s your best price’
     
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  19. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Jan 25, 2020

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    #16 Don’t pay any attention to stupid watch forum “rules.”
     
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  20. Evose

    Evose Jan 25, 2020

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    #17 Always keep tabs on your maid and security
     
    Edited Jan 25, 2020