Which provides you with more pleasure?
- Hunting for a watch
- Having the watch
I like reading about watches, and I guess technically that's part of "the hunt." What I discover as I read articles here, internet discussions there, look at pics or window shop and so on, determines whether I'll add a watch to my "buy this watch" list. When it comes to actually deciding what to buy, I just pick what's next on the list that is priced at or below what I'm willing to spend at that point in time. All the "fretting" over various watches happens back when I decided whether to add any given one to the end of the list or to insert it somewhere ahead of others.
So, I prefer the "having", the destination, over the "trip" -- as it pertains to any specific watch -- because I don't really hunt much. If the watch I'd intended to get isn't available, I just go to the next one on the list. I don't get into searching "all over Robin Hood's barn" for a watch because if it's that hard to come by physically, most likely the seller knows that too and will want to charge me too much for it (i.e.,not give me a nice, big discount).
All the best.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
― The Bard, Twelfth Night