thing about the world of watch collecting, besides finally getting that long sought after grail watch?
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.
Last edited by Caraptor; February 7th, 2012 at 23:43.
The man who buys a particular watch to feel smarter or better than other people and the man who avoids a particular watch to feel smarter or better than other people are brothers.
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.
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.
Rolex Subc 2tone Blu 116613LB
Rolex Sub C, date
Rolex Sub C, Hulk
Rolex Milgauss zBlue
Rolex Explorer II 216570 White Dial
Breitling Navitimer B01
Breitling Chronomat GMT 47mm
Anonimo Dino Zei San Marco
Corum Dive Bomber, Shark
Corum Dive Bomber, Tiger
Frotis MM Chrono Chain Saw
Fortis B42 Chrono PVD
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."
Last edited by Roller.959; February 8th, 2012 at 06:37.
Status: Watch Wallet On Boat Time
Grail: Montblanc Villeret Tachydate Monopusher
1. when I got the watch better than i expected..
2. cleaning and polishing until it looks in a great condition (for used one)
| Seiko SKX 779 K1 | Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAB2011.BA0803 | Mido Ocean Star Captain IV | Oris TT1 Diver Date | Seiko SBDC 003 | Oris Aquis Date | Omega Seamaster GMT 2538.20
| G-Shock AW-590 | G-Shock MTG-1200-1AJF
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.
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.
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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