Well, after a few years of collecting, flipping, and losing way too much money, I decided I needed to cut to the chase. Ever since I started looking at watches I always considered Omega as the watch. Not sure why, probably a combination of being a space nut (moon watch!), loving the designs, the name, etc. Whatever the reason, every time I bought watch in the last few years it never quite scratched the itch completely. I'm usually a fairly frugal person and don't like "clutter", or things that sit around and don't get used. With that in mind, I figured I could kill two birds with one stone. Most of the collection is being sold off, and being replaced with this
Picked it up yesterday and so far it's everything I was hoping for. Something like this is so far out of my usual expenditures that I'm sure this will be the only time I spend this kind of money on a watch for many many years, if ever again. I think that's fine with me though. With the Stowa Marine Original I picked up, I now have two watches that will hopefully pass to my sons some day.
*EDIT* - Ended up trading it in for something else, update is on page 3