I'd taken the morning off for a dental appointment, and decided to spend a few minutes at Abt Electronics in Glenview. Abt is a pretty unusual store; family run from the beginning and very successful in their one and only location. Televisions, home sound & video systems, washers, dryers, refrigerators, cameras, an Apple Store inside their massive mega store, a Sony store, a few high-end kitchen appliance stores, a decorating center just a bit south in their parking lot, and even a European style restaurant and conditorei. And a watch shop called, aptly, Time.
I wandered into Time and noticed that where once were Longines watches, Gucci had taken their place. "Where's Longines?" I asked Brad, the salesman who greeted me when I entered. He told me they were giving up the line and what they had was 40% off. I had been thinking about the Legend Diver, and this may have been one of the main reasons I stopped by. No Legend Diver, but they did have the Master Complication, a watch I'd much admired. Day, Date, Month, Moonphase, beautifully detailed dial, Chrono based on the *7751 and really gorgeous.
*Thanks, VRT, for catching my typo
Brad rounded the price down to a 41% discount, I reached into my back pocket, and out came the card.
I was thrilled to have a watch I'd long admired, and for a really attractive price. I was glad to have given Brad the business. He'd been helpful and a great guy to talk to in the past, but I'd never had the opportunity to actually buy something from him. Brad seemed happy too.
I put the watch on my wrist, and headed home with my new find.
Fortunately my lovely wife is a most understanding woman.