The oh so familiar wait we all have when we have a watch on the way. I am working but, like most, you drift back to "Is the watch at the house yet?". I track every package that goes but you get that feel at times of "Why is it still at XYZ USPS distribution center?' come on guys its just one package, get it moving! You watch then it gets to the local post office. Sometimes the tracking is completely bad and it goes from a center 100 miles away to delivery and then all the other scans appear.
But we all have that thrill of a new purchase but then the wait is so killer. For me today there is the added fact that I know they are here waiting. My wife is working from home today and sent me a message asking if the 2 packages were mine or Christmas presents. Well I know they are sitting there now and I have 8 hours to go....AAAAAHHHHH!
But that is part of the fun of collecting. The ups and downs in all aspects. You bought based on words and pictures but the actual reality could be different. You can study every picture and unless they are like my usual where every flaw can be seen, you are not getting all of the image.
The 2 waiting for me are a very slim Juvenia with a 604 movement and a Sears Alarm that I know what is in it despite never seeing a movement pic. I know....risk. But at least the seller said that the crown was loose on the alarm part otherwise it works great. We will see if that is true though. That "Loose crown" could be a bad stem. Maybe the mainspring for the alarm is broken so the constant spin is something else. I never pay a fortune for a watch so as to limit my exposure to the loss. But then I don't give up too easy....if it can be fixed it will be fixed.
For those of us that love to have pics of watches....I will post them once I have them in hand. I could use the seller pics but I like the raw pics with no intent on hiding any flaws. Shoot....I need a watch band for the Sears as the band on it is junk....oh wait the Juvenia has a junk band too.... such is the random thoughts of the watch collector\obsessed. Need lug widths and leather or metal.......hmmmmmm