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Point/Counterpoint: Online Watch Configuration Tools Offer Choice Consumers Want

More than a few major watch brands have announced the availability of online product configuration tools in 2020. This year we’ve seen the acceleration of a trend that has implications far greater than giving consumers extra choice when making a watch purchase. But are watch configuration services always wise for consumers? Such software configuration tools aren’t new, and for more than 10 years now, the luxury to mainstream-traditional watch industry has nurtured the idea that consumers want to personalize or merely configure the style of watch they want to wear.
The recent history of watch configuration extends a legacy going back to the beginning of the watch industry itself when most watches required the client to make particular choices. These days, watch customization/personalization via software configuration tools is a distinct flavor of the exclusivity and bespoke forms of expression that the luxury industry is celebrated for. Watch configurators today are powered by both the..

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Point/Counterpoint: Is There An Ideal Size For Your Collection Of Wristwatches?

The size of your budget, the size of your case — the size of your strap, and the size of your entire watch collection. It’s all very personal. Is there a proper watch collection size? Is there an ideal number of watches to own? Should you, as a collector, be mindful of maintaining the right collection size as another variable to consider when maturing as an enthusiast? Internet wristwatch collector personalities will offer a range of opinions on this topic. Some profess the wisdom of watch collections of a limited size. Others never talk about the size of their stock at all. How should you consider the question, “How big should my watch collection be?”
To answer these questions in this installment of Point/Counterpoint, we have aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel Adams and Nick Lehner, a watch writer and collector — this is his first contribution to aBlogtoWatch. Nick will begin with his first point on the matter of how big your watch size collection might want to be.
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