Bought the redesigned SMP last Fall. It has surpassed my expectations. No regrets at all. Have worn it almost every day since. With no other watches in my collection (except for sentimental quartz pieces that sit in my sock drawer), I've been debating what I want to buy down the road to complement my diver. I've thought that a two, maybe three, watch collection would be ideal one day. Definitely no more. The Hamilton IntraMatic 68 Blue Dial, Montblanc's new Heritage 3-hander, and IWC's new 41mm Top Gun ceramic pilot watch have all made sense to me for different reasons over the last few months. I'd like a watch on a leather or textile strap.
Like most who own the wavy dial, I've found it to be fantastic in design and reliability. And pretty versatile. If I'm being honest with myself though, it's a little on the big side. I expected that. It wears fine on my 7" wrist, but when I look at those mid 90's models, the more svelte sizing was ideal for an GADA watch.For perspective, an editor at Gear Patrol wrote a thoughtful piece on the one watch collection, the GADA timepiece. His is an Explorer. His suggestion to make the GADA stick: Get off of websites like WUS, and unfriend any watch related content on social medial, like Instagram. I took the jump before reading the article, leaving about 5 watch related groups on Facebook, including the Seamaster Owners Group. IG has been tougher, though I've whittled down my feed. Here's the link if you're interested in a good, quick read.
I'm wondering who of you have committed to only having one watch that they wear everyday, and how many of you have chosen the new Seamaster to get the job done. My thinking keeps going back and forth.