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    Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

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    I got the Wenger S.A.K. Design (upper left) for my 13th birthday and wore the sh|t outta that thing for 20 years. For the past couple years I knew I wanted a "nice" watch, and my ownership of the Wenger for so long convinced me that I could indeed take care of something that cost considerably more. A couple friends have Rolexes, Breitlings, Omegas, etc, so in my mind those were the only real acceptable "nice" timepieces, so I started saving up for something in that upper tier.

    Then, I found this damn website and everything changed...

    "Sinn?? What's that?? There are other companies out there that make awesome timepieces??"

    I made up my mind on a 6068, but also thought a TAG Caliber 5 could fit the bill, so I started a poll in this forum.

    "Wait, I can get something high-quality for less than $2k? For less than $1k?? For LESS THAN $500???"
    "Seiko makes 'nice' watches??

    A SARB033 found its way to me back in March, and it was everything I wanted. All I really (thought I) wanted was something with a clean dial, no frills, and solid quality. The SARB had it.

    BUT, I kept coming back to this site.

    "Oh, hey I can get a Timex beater for less than thirty bucks...I guess I DO need a beater for when I don't wanna wear my brand new Seiko, so why not??"

    And then:

    "NATO straps? Don't mind if I do."

    Then my taste started to evolve.

    "Sure, I could go for something with a busier face--and a GMT hand seems cool--and everyone really seems to like this one..."

    Enter the Nighthawk.

    "Never been a huge fan of dive watches, but what are these funky inexpensive Russian things that people collect??"

    Hello, Amphibia.

    "OK--one significant purchase and I'll back off for a little while...this Alpina company seems to have some heritage, make cool looking pieces, and be reasonably priced...hmmm, what's this 'HEADS UP--I FOUND A BARGAIN' thread all about? Ohhhhhh, snap--wouldja look at that!! A sale!!"

    This Alpiner is really very nice. Already got some compliments and only worn it twice.

    "I swear, I'm done now. Putting the wallet away......riiiight after Amazon Prime Day."

    Resisted dropping big bucks...

    "...but another $30 won't hurt, and people here really seem to think this is a great value..."

    And the Casio MDV106 showed up yesterday, and it's even better than advertised.

    And that's where it stands right now. I think I'm done for a little bit.

    "Gabe, you should probably round out the collection with a chrono..."
    "Hmmmm, a Zenith El Primero would make a nice grail to shoot for..."
    "About that Sinn that started the whole fascination........."

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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    You sir, are 100% infected.


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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    hey.. I think you need a GMT watch on your collection! One should be able to tell time in any part of the globe right?

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    Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    Got a good chuckle reading that!....Great post!!


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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    I actually had that Timex 3GMT in my cart on Prime Day before convincing myself that I should save that ~$55 and put it toward whatever chrono I end up getting...

    Of course, I failed to mention in my initial post that along the way I also bought and sold a Hamilton Aviaton and a Seiko SARX, so if you're keeping count (of course I am), I've bought 8 watches in ~4.5 months.

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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    Quote Originally Posted by iancboss View Post
    You sir, are 100% infected.


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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    Damn! You need help!


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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    Welcome to the circus. And, this site is full of enablers ! Enjoy ...

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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    Ah that old familiar tune. At least take heart from knowing that you are amongst fellow sufferers here on WUS.
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    Re: Roughly 5 months ago, I had one watch

    There's no turning back now! Enjoy the ride!



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