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    A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    I don't have a vast collection (or experience with watches, to be honest). But i recently drank the koolaid and picked up a SARB033.

    After wearing it for a week i picked up a couple of my other watches to pack for a trip and just feel different about them. Maybe it's that i was clearly never in love with any of them in the way that i am the SARB, but i'm definitely much more ho hum about the other watches at this point.

    Maybe it's just a honeymoon period. Maybe my knowledge and expectations are now higher. I don't know. But has anyone else had this kind of experience?

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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    My feelings about my watches fluctuate so much over time. Newly bought watches for sure went through honeymoon periods, after which I can't predict when I will like which watch of mine more or less. Older watches that fell out of favor could become favorite again after I experienced other newer watches.

    Right now I have SNE165 on. It's not too big, it's light, thin, nice looking, has elegant elements, and it's pretty nice for an average watch.

    A new watch at first is very nice. After awhile, I notice the "flaws" more. e.g. Too big, too heavy, buckle digs into my wrist because the case is too heavy, etc. Then I appreciate my older watch, e.g. SNE165, that doesn't have certain drawbacks.
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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Definately sounds like a honeymoon period and the length of this period is different for everyone. Right now, for me, it’s my newly acquired Luminox which hasn’t left my wrist since I first put it on.

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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaseRicco View Post
    Definately sounds like a honeymoon period and the length of this period is different for everyone. Right now, for me, it’s my newly acquired Luminox which hasn’t left my wrist since I first put it on.
    I can certainly see that. And i don't see the SARB being without faults (the lack of micro adjustments on the bracelet is absurd).

    And i'm sure i'll start varying my watch choice more as the days go on. I was just surprised how one watch changed how i felt about several others.

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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Seiko seems to have a way of doing this... for me it first happened with my Brightz SDGM001, and then again with my Grand Seiko SBGJ227...

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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Yes, earlier this year I added one to the rotation at a significantly higher price point than most of the others, and it did create a bit of a wobble - exactly as I expected it would. In particular it prompted me to reassess whether or not to pare back the overall number and refocus on fewer 'quality' pieces, which to be fair has been a niggling thought for a while. Ultimately I'm still not quite ready to part with any of them though, as I enjoy wearing them and surely that's the whole point. Perhaps that will be the same for you, otherwise might be time to move those out? Best of luck.
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    I love my all my watches, make no mistake, but I recently got my first square G and it was as if I’d never worn a watch before. It gets so much love and attention from me that the Rolex is starting to get a bit narky about it.
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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Unplanned and completely on a whim, I ordered one of the last Orion Field Standards thinking I might send it back if I didn't like it. I've pretty much worn it non-stop at the exclusion of all of my other watches. Honeymoon phase indeed!
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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by DocScotter View Post
    Unplanned and completely on a whim, I ordered one of the last Orion Field Standards thinking I might send it back if I didn't like it. I've pretty much worn it non-stop at the exclusion of all of my other watches. Honeymoon phase indeed!
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    Re: A new watch that changes how you feel about your collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by donnor09 View Post

    Maybe it's just a honeymoon period. Maybe my knowledge and expectations are now higher. I don't know. But has anyone else had this kind of experience?
    My expectations are often based on the marketing hype.Yeah, I know, super gullible :)


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