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    A Real Dilemma

    I limit myself to just the 41 watches. 40 for collection and pleasure purposes, and a very cheap one to knock around in, rather than damage a decent one. When scrolling through ebay (which I know is dangerous) I spotted an Invicta 24607 Disney watch with an NH35A movement. I already own two similar watches and know how good they are. The watch was in an auction with a starting price of £50. The watch in question is used, but nearly new. Now, if you live in the USA you won't find this much of a bargain, but in the UK Invicta watches are far rarer, and can't even be purchased in shops. This particular model is not available at all, unless purchased from the USA with postage and import duty, making it in the region of £200. You see, I take great pleasure from owning a watch very few other people are likely to own, and to see anybody in the UK wearing any Invicta watch is incredibly unusual. The problem is that I needed to sell a watch to make room, and this is where the problem lay. Like most of us, there are some watches I enjoy wearing more than others. Prior to this exercise I owned two vintage Seiko diver mods, one of which I liked more than the other. As well as this, the one I preferred is more accurate, has a better power reserve, and takes less shaking to get going. All that said I still liked it. I took the decision to put it up for sale at a price equivalent to 25% more than I purchased it for, but the Invicta auction finished a day prior. This meant I could end up buying the Invicta Disney, but not being able to sell the Seiko. I also had to take into which is the better watch. Well, I took the risk, got the Invicta for £52, and sold the Seiko for £89. I am looking forward to receiving my new purchase, but will also miss the one that went out of the door. I can of course comfort myself in the fact the Seiko probably required a service, which would have cost me the value of the watch. We have to remember, watches are like women, you may like the one you have, but there's always a better one around the corner. Below is my new purchase, which will be fitted with a rather nice & colourful nato strap on arrival.

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    You had my attention at "just the 41".

    BTW, best Invicta I've seen.
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    I’m not saying 41 watches is too many..... However, if 41 is your acceptable number, you’d think you’d be past calling a new purchase a dilemma.


    Also that’s a cool watch. Mickey watches are iconic for sure.
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    Re: A Real Dilemma

    What was the dilemma exactly?
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    A Real Dilemma

    I’ll help you get rid of this childish watch with Mickey Mouse and give you 75€, even 76 for it so that you can still keep your beloved Seiko and keep your 41 collection intact. Your dilemma is solved. Happy now?!


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    You should have your limit at 42. It being the answer to the Big Question.

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    Re: A Real Dilemma

    Of course.... 42, or 'what is 6 times 9?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtragic View Post
    What was the dilemma exactly?
    Import Duties in the UK are too high after Brexit?.... maybe ...
    Invicta is now on the same level as Seiko? ... mmm .. I'll get flak for that.
    41 is not his lucky number? getting closer
    Risk vs Reward in Personal Horology... warm warm ...
    I want to visit his corner! Anyone know his address? Yes that is it!
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    Re: A Real Dilemma

    MoonWatch by Wolfsatz, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfsatz View Post
    Import Duties in the UK are too high after Brexit?.... maybe ...
    Invicta is now on the same level as Seiko? ... mmm .. I'll get flak for that.
    41 is not his lucky number? getting closer
    Risk vs Reward in Personal Horology... warm warm ...
    I want to visit his corner! Anyone know his address? Yes that is it!
    Calling U.K. import duties high is rather an understatement. Paying 20% plus courier’s fees on your imported MM300 is guaranteed to make you flinch.
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