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    Is it the hunt or the having?

    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).

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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    The receiving. First time you get the watch.

    So, I guess, 'having'?
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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    I enjoyed both...But now I just 'have' hunting days are over.
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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    For watches, having. I don't really hunt. I decide what I want and sit on it for a few months to make sure I want it. I don't go for vintage because I don't like used things, so I don't "hunt" like some people do around here.
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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    I enjoy both!

    I consider reading/talking about watches generally as part of the "hunting" phase, as it helps me to determine which watch I would want to own next. The initial hunting part is great because I can look at, read about, and talk about all watches without considering any limitations (e.g., budget, size, practicality, etc.). I can usually weed out a lot of watches based on the limitations I set for myself, and then go try them out one by one to see if it really sings to me before I decide whether to put it on my list.

    The owning part is great too but I am not a flipper and I do not own (and do not intend to own) many watches. So the number of watches that I can enjoy owning will foreseeably be very limited.

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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    The having. The hunting is quite often fun too, but I feel much more content when I've got watches I want in my rotation. I've been doing too much hunting and not enough having recently though.
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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    It was the hunt (see: my 'flips' thread)

    Now it's the having, with some occasional longing at Watchrecon
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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    Having. Don't really like hunting.

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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    I like to enjoy the "hunt" in retrospect AFTER I safely "have"!
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    Re: Is it the hunt or the having?

    You don't have to hunt hanging around here - They pretty much come to you
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