Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

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    Rolling eyes Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Err, yeah, so that TAG Aquaracer I got last weekend...
    ...back to the store.

    I know you guys can relate. Everytime I looked at it, it just didn't wow me. I figure, if I'm going to put down that kind of coin for a watch, it better light my fire every time I look at my wrist. This one didn't. I started thinking last night, "Why not take that back and keep saving for a watch I REALLY want, something I've been wanting for a long time?"

    So it went back this morning, there's dough in the watch savings again, and I'm a happy camper.

    I know you'll especially appreciate this, Walrus.
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Well done mate! It's probably something I'd find really tough to do
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Oh yeah, I'm the worst for indecisiveness. But good call man. Very good call. If you're not feeling something, it's definitely not worth the money it cost you.

    Plus, I swear to God, having money in the bank, and an ability to window shop is the greatest feeling in the world.
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Since it was at an AD it seems you were able to see it and hold it in person, so why did you buy it in the first place?
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetfreak View Post
    Since it was at an AD it seems you were able to see it and hold it in person, so why did you buy it in the first place?
    Excellent question, my friend, and I think the answer will be a part of what I think should be a Watch Shopping Words of Wisdom Thread.
    Truth be told, I think I got a little starstruck by a luxury brand that was suddenly and surprisingly within reach. Don't get me wrong, the watch is nice, and I've always liked divers, but after the "I can't believe I got this deal! I can't believe I have a watch this nice!" effect wore off, I found I was left with a watch that was somewhat underwhelming.
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetfreak View Post
    Since it was at an AD it seems you were able to see it and hold it in person, so why did you buy it in the first place?
    From personal experience I can tell you that if often takes real world use and experience to see how something looks and feels and interacts with you. Holding and feeling something under the bright lights of an AD while you're excited about a potential purchase and getting pressured by sales people can easily cloud your judgment.
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Good you realized the watch wasn't your cuppa tea quickly & the return was easy!

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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Yeah, it's a whole lot better than deciding you don't like the watch any more after a few months of wear ... and anyways, you didn't lose anything in monetary terms.
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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    Hmm interesting Caraptor... I'm considering a automatic Aquaracer like yours and but your post worries me

    What is your taste in watches like? Do you like busy, colorful watches? What would be your grail watch now then? What about inexpensive watches, what would you get? Tell me about it...

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    Re: Mr. Indecisive Strikes Again

    this is part of the reason collectors have so many watches, no matter which one you buy you will always find something you like better down the road,
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