Me and watches... It was actually another hobby that helped lead the way because of a connection to a member on this forum, which is what sparked my interest in watches. (He is bi-geekly too) I have always had what I thought was a decent watch, but $600 was about the most I had ever spent. It was in the Spring I started making myself familiar with many watch brands I had never known existed, and bought a Tag, it was one of the few brands I had known. I then discovered Breitling which immediately screamed this was my type of watch, but not really my type of price. ...especially after just buying the Tag. So day after day went by and I was completely obsessed with becoming a Ling member, but was hard to pull the trigger. I first talked myself into a Steelfish which I figured I could swing, but it was a Blackbird that I knew was the one. Finally after several weeks of racking my brain what to do I just said the heck with it and bought the Blackbird... and was VERY happy with it, and still am. God it has no end does it? Not even two weeks had passed and I'm interested again in another Breitling... This was getting to be too much so in an effort to keep some type of cash on hand I found a sporty Tissot I liked and bought that. It was probably just as much about saving money as it was getting the watch! oh... I can also throw a G-Shock in there too, but sold it right away, wasn't for me. Needless to say, my budget wasn't only shot for watches, it was into the clouds by now and I knew I was done for sometime, and a very long time for something such as another Breitling.
Now here's the this or that, yeah a bit long winded but I'm here. The other hobby I mentioned above was metal detecting. I don't bring it up often on forums other than ones about detecting, but since watches are probably on the same geek level I guess I'm ok. Anyway, a few weeks ago my friend and I were out in search of some Colonial period coins and artifacts and 15 minutes before quitting I found a very rare token, something that was definitely worth the day out. My friend on this forum replied to my find saying that's probably a good chunk of your Super Avenger! (The next watch I had wanted, but knew it wouldn't happen for a long time) I usually don't sell what I find because I don't do it for the money, but given the poor cracked condition of this token, and a new Breitling calling my name, I let it go. The token paid the watch with plenty to spare.
Here's the this or that pics. I suspect I know which one most (ok all) on the forum will choose.