Hi everyone, this is my first post here.
My history with watches is quite unexciting. With the advent of Treo, and especially with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, I became one of those people who started whipping out their phones to check time. My watches...I can't even recall from where...gathered dust for years until I got fed up with not being able to tell the time at the end of the day because of a dead battery. I got a very basic Citizens EcoDrive watch which I promptly lost, which lead to getting another Citizens, this time a Perpetual Chrono A-T Black Dial. I love that watch. It has served me very well for the last three years, but it's looking very banged up.
So we come to this year. I decided to get my daughter a nice watch, and we settled on a Tag Heuer Aquaracer ss black dial at the local AD. I also got my wife a Baume et Mercier Hampton black dial for Xmas because she's had her faithful Seiko for over a decade and she so deserves an upgrade. However, now I'm started feeling a bit of watch envy, so I started looking around. (My search usually led me to this forum sooner or later. Sorry about the long lead.) I really became enamoured with the Aquis date 43mm, and I even ordered one from before changing my mind to a Squale 50 Atmos ss. I should've stopped there. Obviously, looking at the title to this post, I didn't. Instead of being satisfied with a very robust works watch, I lost all reason when I saw a picture of the John Coltrane LE. I saw a used one on eBay and after some haggling, I got it. Unfortunately, they're missing the presentation box. So my question is, how much is the lack of the box going to hurt me if I sell the watch later on? They have a warranty card and everything else. I'll probably have the watch checked out when it arrives later this week to check it's a genuine Oris. I'm also wondering if the Coltrane can serve as a everyday wear piece? Anyone out there have one? Thanks.