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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Watch Collectors' Survey

VelociphileWatch collectors' survey is now closed.
Thanks for your interest and to everyone who took the time to respond.

75% of you responded. About 35% of you are from America and 35% from Europe with about 20% from Asia, with a few Africans and Aussies, oh, and a special hello to our friend in Antarctica.

With a pretty flat and broad range of ages from 23-85 a few of you aside, about 2/3rds are salaried with about 1/3 of you entrepreneurs or business owners. No surprises that it's most of you wedged up movers and shakers that have some pretty serious collections out there with a handful of you having collections more than 3 times your annual income at way more than $1/2M.

For the rest of you, the bell shaped distribution averages around $40k with 85% of you less than $150k, yet some of you with more modest means or perhaps other outlets for disposing of cash don't want to spend more than $1k on any individual piece; fair enough.

The funniest bit? Question 10, where around 2/3rds of you manage to keep the value of your collection unknown to your other half. Boys only show then? Not quite, we had one lady respondent, a singleton, with a pretty impressive collection! Marie was that you?

3 Comments:

  • At October 01, 2006, Blogger John F. Opie said…

    Hi -

    That last question is going to get us ALL into trouble... :-)

    John

     
  • At October 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks to V on these survey. Very interesting & convincing ourselves in this happy party. Would love to see more survey.

    Say ownership info (brands, complication type). Average price, purchase per year, etc... or your only watch to keep if you really go broke...

     
  • At October 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Last question leads to very deep trouble!

     

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