“Thanks for the emails Andrew,” the email from Steve begins. “All watch info is appreciated in these boring times.”
And these boring times are certainly reaching peak levels for poor Steve. The email continues: “I recently spent a couple of days spreadsheeting my watches. I thought there might be a template on the net somewhere to help, but if there is I couldn’t find it. I know it’s a bit OCD, but I suspect a lot of watch collectors are too.”
Necessity is the mother of invention, and Steve soldiered on. “I finished with a spreadsheet that features a photo of the watch along with details such as: Brand, Model, Gender, Type, Serial Number, Dial, Movement, Year of Manufacture, Strap Type, Water Resistance. Date and Place Purchased, Cost, Miscellaneous Info and Web Link. I could have added more, but didn’t want it to become too unwieldy. I even ended up adding my wife’s watches too.”
Steve says life is better now his watches are catalogued, and he recommends it as an activity to kill time for collectors with many watches. “It not only kept me busy for a while, but I now have the details of all of my watches in one place and an easy reference for insurance purposes. It was also an opportunity to reconnect with some of the watches I’ve neglected over the years.”
The zinger comes at the end, which is why this email is being translated into a site post. “Maybe you could mention creating a spread sheet to your readers or perhaps supply a template to use?”
So, there you have it. Put down the puzzles, toss your sourdough starter kit to the back of the pantry, and tell us about your amazing, efficient, OCD-crushing watch inventory methods – send through to email@example.com
Let’s help each other win the day. Thank you for the email, Steve.