One of true "isms" regarding watch collecting is that for some strange reason, the majority of watch collectors seem to be involved in more than one hobby, that occupies a small or large amount of their time. Perhaps there is some psycho-social reason, with the watch collectors brain wired to want to collect an assortment of stuff?
Fear not, as I don't believe we are all destined to become hoarders, but I do fine the occurrence of parallel hobbies a bit interesting. I'm definitely not in the majority here, as watches are the only items that I collect on a regular or semi-regular basis. But I've heard that watch collectors fancy other hobbies such as pens, lighters, knives, and automobiles, just to name a few.
I'd love to hear what other parallel hobbies some of my fellow watch collectors out there have, and how you got started in your "other" hobby. I'm sure I'll see a few hobbies that I've never even thought of. Please share your thoughts.