I am a collector like a lot of you might be. Whereas I am new to the world of watches (I simply purchased my first Longines Heritage Sector ‘Traditional’ for Christmas), I’ve been accumulating different objects – largely artwork and art-related books – for a while now. It was a passion that was born out of my research and morphed right into a profession after which a ardour.
What I’ve all the time discovered attention-grabbing is the impetus behind accumulating. Over time, I’ve spoken to many individuals who gather all varieties of objects, from superb artwork and watches, to extra obscure issues like classic fountain pens and dolls. Oftentimes, they shrink back from the label of being a “collector” as it will probably include a number of detrimental connotations. Many simply say, “I gather.” The latter is typically said like an admission of an affliction, akin to having a illness or by being love-drunk by no matter objects they have been fixated on, as if to offer an excuse for his or her buying habits.