Lots of crossover. As one who is a collector of pens I do have an inadvertent watch collection of sorts as well. A number of my pen-collecting friends are more deliberate.
Can Writing Instruments Be As Collectible And Enthusiast-Infused As Watches?
Thrill of the chase. Intellectual satisfaction. Investment. Brain blip.
There are nearly as many reasons for collecting things as there are things to collect. But when it comes to watches and writing instruments, a variety of shared motivations, perhaps catalyzed by the obvious common characteristics of the objects themselves, make them conspicuous crossovers for collectors.
For example, a pen – like a watch – is a relatively small, mechanical object that adds some punch to the somewhat restrained category of “men’s accessories.” Each provides more than a little intellectual stimulation thanks to the respective (and often complex) product catalogs and brand histories, and they can both provide a generous hit of luxury for those so inclined….