... did I do the right thing?
I saw a Fortis Spacematic ECO last night right before TJMAXX closed. I was smitten a little. Never seen one before, so I went home and looked it up and found a recent post here that said something to the effect of the ECO being much like a Seiko Kinetic in that it's really a quartz movement that recharges by wrist movement. I also saw that it might have been a discontinued thing too. I thought I'd get myself a fully automatic watch, since every watch I have in my rotation uses batteries, and I'm tired of that.
Then I saw that there's a Spacematic that's non-ECO, and it made me wonder.. I'd seen two there last night, and one was marked down from $499 to $376, causing me to question if one was ECO and one was not. So I went back this morning.
I came home with the Fortis Spacematic Day/Date (non-eco) for $376. So now I've got this 200M water resistant automatic watch with a stainless bracelet and screwdown crown, light silver face (or is it white? looks silver), box, paper, warranty, etc.
It's big, but I like how easy it is to read. I need a second hand, or I'd keep wearing my titanium Tissot T-touch, which is heavier than this. I've got a dressy little Seiko titanium, really light, but I'm bored with it.
I'm wondering if I should keep this thing. I can't help but revel in the deal though... a $1200 or so watch for $376? It's all over the internet for nearly $900.
Thanks for reading... buyer remorse is a funny thing. I knew I'd have it as I walked out. Just like I did on the umpteen other watches I've bought. I'm a watch junkie.