Watches are a beautiful piece of technology that are practical, stylish, and can also be fun! There are so many unique and fun watch designs out there, building your own collection can be a fun hobby to have, as well as something you can always show off to your friends! Unless you naturally have been buying watches over the years and created your own small collection though, it might be a little difficult figuring out where you want to start with your first collection.
A good place to start is to think about what you’re passionate about. This could lead you to a general area of interest you might be knowledgeable about, or want to build an interest in. Thinking about your interests can also get you thinking about your lifestyle and any activities that would make certain types of watches more attractive to you!
For example, collectors often start their collection with a theme of interest, like diving or military watches. Others might have a work heavy lifestyle which might make them more suitable to dressy watches they can wear to work and events. While others may be more sporty and drawn to sport watches.
If you focus your first collection on a theme or interest, it would be easy to collect watches from different brands while building a deeper knowledge of the specific type of watches you’re collecting.
If you have an idea of what theme or interest you want to start in, a good next step could be looking into what kind of watches are iconic in your area of interest. There’s always certain watches that were the forefathers of a field of interest or new usage.
Once you have a few pieces, or even just one, you can also think about trading your watches to get better or more unique pieces! This is where the fun can really start. Don’t be scared to get super deep into your area of interest for watches, become an expert, and get weird! There’re a lot of super odd and special watch designs you could probably find in your collection theme.
So approach your new watch collection hobby with an open heart and mind, find an interest or passion and have fun!
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