Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

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    Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    I ask in the context of seeking your grail or some otherwise significant-to-you addition, not being able to find something along your ideal specifications within a time period you consider reasonable and subsequently settling for a second, third or fourth (etc.) best variant. I know the hunt is part of the fun, but I find I'm getting a bit weary in my search and have started to entertain far from ideal options in terms of variance from things such as ideal caliber, condition, dial colour or other attributes. How have you maintained your patience during a long or tough hunt? Have you ever settled and later regretted it? Conversely, has a "defeat" ever turned out to be an unexpected blessing for you?

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    Re: Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    Don't do it. The moment you do it, the perfect exact watch that you're looking for will come up and you'll be scrambling to flip the nth best watch that you just picked up (and likely lose money).

    Wait for the right one. It's all part of the fun

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    Re: Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    No. I am usually happy with nth best.

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    Re: Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    Never settle.

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    Re: Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    Quote Originally Posted by tcpx View Post
    Don't do it. The moment you do it, the perfect exact watch that you're looking for will come up and you'll be scrambling to flip the nth best watch that you just picked up (and likely lose money).

    Wait for the right one. It's all part of the fun

    This.

    Be patient. It'll all work out in the end.
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    Re: Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    Thank you, all so very much - this is good medicine.

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    Re: Have you ever settled for nth best and later regretted it?

    Nope. I've had to save up a bit several times to get the watch I wanted and to say I'm not very good at saving is a bit of an understatement. Each time the watch fund has grown a little plump I've been tempted to blow it on A.N. Other watch instead but each time I managed to stay on target and get the one I really wanted.

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