I managed to get off the island where i work for a weeklong business trip - and that involved taking some time off to go to my local multi-brand AD and pick up my next watch, and also swing by my other domicile and collect the stuff that has come for me in the mail.
I've mentioned before - i am a dive instructor and run a dive center/resort. I already had an IWC Aqautimer as my "office wear" watch, and recently got the Seiko OM to actually take in the water (although i am still waiting for the 2 NATO straps i had ordered for it). I wanted a mid-range watch that i could take with me on more active holidays and wear while swimming, kitesurfing or whatever, without having to worry hugely about roughing it up. The Longines Heritage Diver fit the bill - looks different from the usual run-of-the-mill watch, can be dressed up or down by changing the strap, waterproof to 300m and also a very interesting past. Got a great deal from my AD and it was a no-brainer.
The Orient Pepsi i had ordered a while back as a second diver - something that i can actually take in the water when i dive. I have the Orange Monster, but wanted to have a second watch as a change of pace. Plus, I dig the Pepsi color combo (although I am a Coke/Coke Zero person myself).
The third watch, partially concealed so as to fit with forum guidelines, is a Parnis Panerai homage, which i have ordered to see how well i get along with a PAM sized watch (this paid off really well for me with the Rodina, as it helped me realize that the Nomos wouldnt work well for me. The jury is still out on the Panerai).
The fourth... well, em, about that. I also got my Staub mesh bracelet for the Longines yesterday, so took it to the AD this afternoon to have it sized and installed. And while i was waiting, the Tissot Touch got my attention. I frequently go hiking in the mountains, etc and while i have had a G-Shock I use for ages, I dont quite like it as much anymore, now that i have a bunch of nicer watches. The Tissot is the perfect outdoor watch for me. This was a bit of an impulse buy, as i was standing around the shop waiting for me.
Ok, that's officially f**ktons of watches to have gotten in 22 days so far (the Seiko OM came in the first week of Jan). Now, time to ease off till April/May, when i buy my JLC or Zenith.