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    So what's your favorite

    thing about the world of watch collecting, besides finally getting that long sought after grail watch?
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    The thrill of the hunt. I think I prefer it to the actual purchasing. I may never actually buy another watch again. Kidding about the last part.
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    I actually like the anticipation while the watch is being shipped. Such a sweet angony. Often the wanting is better than the having. Waiting is underrated.
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by jdrodgers View Post
    I actually like the anticipation while the watch is being shipped. Such a sweet angony. Often the wanting is better than the having. Waiting is underrated.
    You know what? I feel the same way. Sometimes I find myself checking my watch's tracking number daily, wondering where it's at, waiting until the day it finally arrives.
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    I enjoy researching watches on the Net inthe evenings - sipping a coffee or tea. I enjoy wearing my watches, I'll wear one on each wrist in the evenings - and switch them on occasion. Finally I enjoy putting thought each morning into what the selection of the day will be.
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    Wink Re: So what's your favorite

    I agree with all of the above.

    I love "I am looking for a watch" threads because it allows me to go on the hunt without making a purchase. Plus it adds to my watch-ucation. It is like spending vicariously through the purchaser. I REALLY like it when I feel as though I have actually helped the purchaser.

    I love the delicious wait for the watch. My last wait was particularly agonizing as it was my "grail" at the time.

    I also like shopping to modify future purchases. I am doing this with Seiko 5s right now. Find one I like, then shop for a band and buckle change.

    Finally, I love talking to you guys. Had to add the requisite "dog greeting."
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    favourite part:
    1. when I got the watch better than i expected..
    2. cleaning and polishing until it looks in a great condition (for used one)
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    It's hard to say, really. There are quite a few good aspects in this hobby. One of my favourites is the feeling when an impulse buy slowly grows on you so that it eventually becomes one of your favourite pieces of your collection. I've made many impulse buys just because of the aesthetics or the great deal I was offered, and now I like some of them more than I like some of the pieces I lusted after for a long time. It seems that real love emerges slowly and passion often fades away.
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    Not to be too cheesy, but this forum is one of the best things. And then there's having a really good watch on my wrist and the hunt is quite good.
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    Re: So what's your favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by jrantasa View Post
    It's hard to say, really. There are quite a few good aspects in this hobby. One of my favourites is the feeling when an impulse buy slowly grows on you so that it eventually becomes one of your favourite pieces of your collection. I've made many impulse buys just because of the aesthetics or the great deal I was offered, and now I like some of them more than I like some of the pieces I lusted after for a long time. It seems that real love emerges slowly and passion often fades away.

    I completely understand. I had one watch, the Seiko Orange Monster, I bought as an impulse buy. I hated the thing before it, and I hated it when I opened the box. It was left in there for a month, until I gave it another chance. Then it slowly became a daily wearer, and emerged as a favorite. On the flip side, I've bought watches I initially loved, but then put aside after a week or even a few months.
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