Ok, folks. I have some time before funds will allow a new watch purchase, but I wanted to get some input from my trusted Koboldian bretheren on which of these should grace my wrist next. Some of you old hats know that I brought you into the mix when deciding on my last purchase and you talked me into the Seal and I am so thankful for it.
Soarway: pros for me: Nice classy looking watch, dresses up nicely on the bracelet. I will probably wear it almost exclusively on the bracelet, fits a need as a dressier watch, but still has that diver/sportier look. For that reason it fills a void in collection and would allow me to put the SOA on a nice calf skin and leave it there rather than keep swithcing into the bracelet. When I can afford to buy, could afford to buy new and give Kobold my business because they were so incredible to me and my family.
Cons: My grail of watches is a blue faced two tone submariner. If I go with a blue face (which it almost seems criminal not to have a blue faced Kobold) then they are kind of simliar and almost fill the same slot in the collection. If I don't go blue face with a Soarway ( I do like the black quite a bit) then it would leave it difficult to add a blue face in the future as Phantom will likely follow.
Phantom: Watch that drew me into Kobold brand. One of the coolest looking watches I have ever seen. Fills the Chronograph hole in my collection which I would probably use on trips and things like that. (plus everyone needs something with multiple dials in the collection right?) A watch that trailed the Soarway in my mind before visiting Kobold and it was the watch I was most drawn to while in the shop. Plus, have you seen the pictures, it just looks dam* good on me
cons: Can you have too much PVD? Darth..Fortis..Phantom. (though I might consider selling the Fortis if I picked up a Phantom) Pricier, used prices same as new Soarway, and new means even long wait. Have thought for two years that my chronograph addition would be a restored Apollo era Speedmaster (The Apollo era is the single most event in history I wish I had been alive through, so that is special to me) Though I don't see this one as huge because I think two distinctly different chronos would go well in a collection. This is a watch that I would wear almost always on the PVD bracelet and from some of the pics I have seen out there, it seems that pvd bracelts on the Phantom tend to show a lot of wear.
One option, though, I have no picture to look at and contemplate on a regular basis, is a blue faced Phantom.
So, long post, my apologies. Anyone have any thoughts?