I'd been to various TJMaxx's around here and seen what little they had. Last time I tried on a Daniel Mink diver watch. Nice, but not worth $999 to me.
Seen some Seikos, another Fortis (the Eco... battery recharged by movement), and the usual designer name watches. I went back today to see what they had. There was a nice little old man there returning a Fortis Spacematic just like the one I got for $360, only he paid $275 for it. Problem was, the movement did not respond to movement! "No work-eh" is all he kept saying. He was having trouble communicating. Since the salesgirl could not understand him I tried to help him get it to work. Pushed the crown in for starters, since it was out. Screwed it down, did the shake-shake-shake. No work-eh. Then he asked about Spacematic ECO, the sales girl told him it was the same, but $499. I told him that one has a battery in it, gets charged by movement. Oy vey. We went on and on trying to get him to understand that. "how many a time you got to changa de battry?" None. "one?", no none. This lasted 15 minutes or so, and then he hugged me. I think he stole my wallet. Oh wait. no he didnt. I left it in my other pants.
So I had my wife come over to the watch counter with me, and we got me yet another watch... this Seiko model SKZ207K1 automatic with 7S36 movement. It's very handsome, and for $149 I thought it was a nice watch. So yet another watch purchase, and now I have two automatics.
I'll have to find a way to keep them both wound.
Pic borrowed from watcharama.com... i really need to take pics of my collection soon.