Well I'm having a bit of a personal conundrum. Don't get me wrong, I'm team GS ride or die, but am hoping for some opinions as I'm at a bit of a burnout. Currently, the only three GS' left in my possession are: SBGA029, SBGA031, SBGN003.
Enter: Rolex Submariner (no date).
Option 1: Sell it all, go one-watch with the Sub, and live stress free (and maybe live with some regrets)
Option 2: Sell SBGA029, SBGN003, but KEEP SBGA031 and scramble for money elsewhere (cons: maintaining a slight amount of debt until other things are sold off)
Some backstory. SBGA031 was my first personal grail, my favorite modern watch of all time, however it's a safe queen and doesn't get wear (intentionally; yes, I'm that kind of collector) because it's simply too big and I like just holding it (my precious). It was a landmark watch for me, my first GS, which I bought to commemorate buying my first home. I consider it a piece of art, and it's the last run of the old school dial before the dial change the following year. ie: there is no replacing it. The 029 was bought as a daily beater but ultimately it's too large as well.
I don't mean for this to spiral into yet another GS vs. Rolex thread, however there are a few things on my mind in this regard as well.
1) GS reliance on LE's burning me out. Rolex commitment to established design lines (you know what you're getting)
2) GS sizing: The SD divers are already too large for me. Do I really appreciate the 031 as a design over all, or does it's sizing negate it's status as artful design in my mind. Is the 031 really a timeless design like the Sub, or is it a bit "me too"?
3) GS finishing is clearly superior to Rolex. Will that bother me if I go Rolex? No doubt the Sub is the archetype and better dive watch overall
4) All of the Rolex baggage (what it supposedly tells the world, tomfoolery, etc.)
At any given time I can flip flop from one option to the other, and am hoping for some guidance. Clearly the 031 means a lot to me, it's taken me the better part of one year to get to this point to even consider selling it an option. But should I sell it all, or should I keep the 031 and maintain my GS dignity...