Something to “Watch” Out For…Watch Collectors


by Joseph Levy
Friday, August 01, 2008

Something to “Watch” Out For…Watch Collectors

Something to “Watch” Out For…Watch Collectors

The joy of collecting anything is a very special experience, as it includes the seeking, locating and acquiring of something that not only brings great satisfaction, but also is of great interest to many people. Watch collecting is no exception. For the person with an interest in watches, looking at the array of watches on the Internet or even in the window of a watch shop is almost irresistible. Seeing the display of luxury watches, styles, and cutting edge timepieces created by the finest watch manufacturers can be just as exciting to a watch collector as it is to someone who collects expensive cars. And with so many beautiful watches to choose from and so many different types of mechanisms and engineering involved, is it any wonder that people want to have an assortment of watches to look at, enjoy and to use.

Why Do People Collect Luxury Watches?

At one time, it seemed that men were the more serious about watch collecting, while women mostly wore their timepieces to tell time and to use as a fashion statement. But, times have changed. Nowadays, even women have been bitten with the watch-collecting bug and are now buying and collecting multiple luxury timepieces. What’s behind the desire to have a collection of watches and why is watch collecting becoming more and more popular? One reason for the surge in popularity regarding the collecting of luxury watches is because of the wide assortment of extraordinary watches and the fascination people have with the latest styles, mechanisms and movements. And today, many watch manufacturers are creating such amazing timepieces that it makes people want to own several luxury watches.

Becoming a Watch Collector

If you’re considering becoming a watch collector, start by taking your time before making choices. Don’t rush right out immediately by buying a watch just because it appeals to you, but instead gather data about watches before making a selection. The reason? Some novice collectors purchase luxury watches on a whim, but it’s better to develop a collection slowly as you gain insight into the watch making industry. The more information you have, the better your choices of luxury watches, and the more likely your watch will become a lasting addition to your collection. It is therefore recommended that you seek out informational resources that provide you with the details you need to know about watches and collectors, much of which can be found on the Internet.

What Should You Collect?

Since knowing what to collect can be a bit overwhelming, as a newbie collector you might initially start by choosing one watch for work, one for sporting activities, one for dressing up and one that’s more casual. Or you might begin collecting by developing a “type” of collection. For example, you might consider different types of movement watches, which involves the engineering of a watch. Other collectors choose watch “styles” which of course is what makes the watch so appealing. To help in your decision, you can also seek out publications that focus on luxury watches, which additionally provides a wealth of information. If you’re just starting out as a collector, you might also want to join in with others who are also watch collectors. It’s always fun to talk with those collectors who have a similar interest, plus collectors are usually eager to share information that can help you become more successful in your collection efforts.

The Joy of Luxury Watch Collecting

Being a collector of luxury watches can bring a great deal of enjoyment, especially since the collector of today has endless choices. If you’re a beginner, it doesn’t really matter which type of watch collection you choose or where you start, as long as it brings you satisfaction. Most important, a watch collection is an enjoyable hobby, but it is so much more; it is a collection that can be proudly used and enjoyed.