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    Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    I'm relatively new to watch collecting. After a divorce I find I am finally able to explore my own interests and start buying timepieces which is something I have been interested in for some time. My first watch was a Hamilton Khaki King II. That was followed by an Orient Blue Ray for a work watch as I work outdoors. Next came a Mido Multifort Limited Edition Titanium which I bought in Switzerland and finally an Oris Williams Skeleton which I bought second hand in excellent condition.

    Now my dilemma: I hope to get to an Omega or Breitling. Those two represent the top of my eventual budget at the low end of their respective ranges. However, there is a local shop which currently has a pre-owned mint condition Oris Titan C Small Second Titanium for $800. It even still has the plastic on the band and case back. I know he has the inner scuba head box but need to ask about the outer and papers. I could probably get him down a few bucks more as well. That being said, would I be better off taking that money and throwing it into an account and then add to it toward an Omega or Breitling?

    Advice, as always, is appreciated - especially from those more seasoned than myself!

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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    I'd buy a used Omega or Breitling instead of a new Oris.
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    Don't get distracted by other watch, just save for what you really want
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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    Sorry about the divorce, it stinks (I went thru mine last year, I know how that feels). I too suggest that you go for the watch you really would like to get. So I say Omega.
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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veda View Post
    I'd buy a used Omega or Breitling instead of a new Oris.
    I have been looking at used ones constantly as well. I'm a stickler if I am going to spend that much though. I'm leaning toward waiting...

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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Legion681 View Post
    Sorry about the divorce, it stinks (I went thru mine last year, I know how that feels). I too suggest that you go for the watch you really would like to get. So I say Omega.
    Yes, it does suck to a degree. I'm better off without her though. I've been partial to Omega for quite some time. Not sure why but I have always wanted one. I am thinking that may be the best route.

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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    If you want an Omega or Breitling more, then keep saving. Otherwise you may lose money and time towards that goal in the process of buying the Oris.

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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    "I love being divorced. Every year has been better than the last. By the way, I'm not saying don't get married. If you meet somebody, fall in love and get married. Then get divorced. Because that's the best part. Divorce is forever! It really actually is. Marriage is for how long you can hack it. But divorce just gets stronger like a piece of oak. Nobody ever says 'oh, my divorce is falling apart, it's over, I can't take it.'" ............... Louis C.K.
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    Keep your focus and save for what makes your heart sing. From my own experience I get side tracked easily for watches I can buy at the moment. But they are never the watch I was saving for and now I am trying to unload 4 watches because they were impulse buys that in the long run don't do much for me.....
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    Re: Newish to watches: Question about moving forward.

    Which watches, in particular, have caught your eye? I LOVE the SuperOcean Heritage, Dark Side of the Moon (Speedy Pro to a lesser degree), and Aqua Terra (blue, of course). As the others have advised, I think you should save up for what you really want...and if it's one of those I've mentioned above, eat beans, rice, and ramen noodles until you can make it happen!

    And by the way, keep your head up regarding the divorce. Hopefully, it will make you stronger and wiser.

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