Maybe I’m getting old and grumpy (I am), or maybe it’s a genuine shift driven by the increasing visibility and Instagramability of this hobby/lifestyle choice/money pit we call watch collecting, but I’m noticing an increasing homogeneity in what people are collecting. Steel sports this, royal that, unobtainable the other. Where are the weird, interesting and (most importantly) individual watches?
Well, clearly I’m not alone in this, as my Aussie mate Roman has written a piece on just this topic for Scottish Watches (gosh, it’s like a low-key racist joke here — all we need is a bar to walk into). Worth a read, but if you want the TL;DR version – next time you’re heading to a GTG, leave the Sub at home.