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your hands are mesmerizing
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Love, LOVE, L*O*V*E the Snoopy!  I do hope I get the opportunity to see one in person.  Speaking of which, I did finally get to try on the new-ish Seamaster 300 in person and thought it an absolute winner.


+1 - love the new Snoopy Speedmaster too! Might even be my first Omega...

Live shots of a few Rolexes and Pateks from friends in Basel:

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Also, this one... 😳

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But what about this Schwarzenegger Legend line, a mere 52mm large, with case and hands evoking barbells? BOOM!

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No? What about the new DD40 in platinum?

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Surely, this is a common problem among WIS, so I thought I'd ask here.

 

How do you go about choosing your next purchase? 

 

I have the money gathered and I'm about to purchase my next one. Thing is, I can't make a choice. Everytime I'm about to hit the "Add to cart" button, I'm hesitant. 

 

I have about 30 watches in my "wish list", from divers to pilot, and dressy to sporty. And my mind chances everyday, which leads me to never actually buying a damn watch.

 

#firstworldproblem.

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List your wish list and I'll choose for you. No charge.
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"Sir, I can't find your order, so I'll have to get back to you on Monday."

Not exactly what I expected when I popped today at my AD to ask about delivery time.. Oh well, could be worse. Rolex drops watches out of deliveries without telling the AD beforehand, so it's always Christmas when you open up their delivery.
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Want. So. Badly. (in pretty much any of its iterations)
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Surely, this is a common problem among WIS, so I thought I'd ask here.

 

How do you go about choosing your next purchase? 

 

I have the money gathered and I'm about to purchase my next one. Thing is, I can't make a choice. Everytime I'm about to hit the "Add to cart" button, I'm hesitant. 

 

I have about 30 watches in my "wish list", from divers to pilot, and dressy to sporty. And my mind chances everyday, which leads me to never actually buying a damn watch.

 

#firstworldproblem.

 

I think about it in terms of "needs" to fulfill in the order of importance. Got my next several purchases at least conceptualized. First up was a pair of durable all-around tool watches, one Chrono and one GMT (because I race and travel. If I dove, I'd probably have got a diver). And of course (only) one beater diver for thrashing on beaches around the world. My next purchase will be a sporty dress watch in steel (Likely GS) for those increasingly common occasions where I don a suit. Following that, and a few more years into maturity, a thin and relatively uncomplicated dress watch in a precious metal (likely JLC). And if I still have an appetite after all that I'll start getting into more avant garde, arty watches (Sarpaneva? Ulysse Nardin?). When I hit my midlife crisis, maybe I'll finally grab that Patek I always wanted put pretended not to care about. But that's just a rough plan. Tastes have a way of changing over time.

 

When it's time to choose pretty much any important purchase, I tend to obsess over minute details for a sprint of time until I feel as if there really is only one obvious choice. But it helps to start with a solid set of criteria.

 

Everyone's gotta figure out what they want out of their timepieces. One thing I wouldn't consider, though, is buying watches that are affordable enough to make the decision too easy. Then you just wind up with clutter to deal with...

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Lovely shot of a classic.
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Very nice!  Also, looks like a Sig Sauer?  My father has a Sig P229 .40 S&W.  Hope your getting some "Bullseyes."

 

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Surely, this is a common problem among WIS, so I thought I'd ask here.

 

How do you go about choosing your next purchase? 

 

I have the money gathered and I'm about to purchase my next one. Thing is, I can't make a choice. Everytime I'm about to hit the "Add to cart" button, I'm hesitant. 

 

I have about 30 watches in my "wish list", from divers to pilot, and dressy to sporty. And my mind chances everyday, which leads me to never actually buying a damn watch.

 

#firstworldproblem.

If you are starting a collection, I would consider your style of dress, what your work wardrobe consists of (casual, business casual, or suits), and what might get the most use in your day to day life (particularly at work, since most people spend the bulk of their week at work).  Perhaps something versatile like a Rolex Datejust/Explorer or an Omega Aqua Terra.  Those can generally serve one well when it comes to pairing with casual wear, business casual, or suits.  If you work from home and are usually casually dressed, them maybe something sporty Panerai, Submariner, Speedy Pro.  If its suits on a daily basis, then maybe something dressy and more elegant like a JLC Reverso, or if you travel a lot maybe a Geographique or a GMT style of watch.

 

I think its best to focus on what you will get the most wear out of, and go for something that would fit that need first, then you can fill in other areas later.  As you progress you will reach certain points when you feel something is missing and should be filled in, and that will be your focus.  At one point I realized I needed a true dress watch, not just a good watch that can be worn with a suit so that became my focus for some time.  These days I don't have to wear a suit everyday, so although I love dress watches, their designs, their dials, their finely finished movements that are often on display, etc, I know they will get less wear than a sports watch so that helps me focus.  I was recently offered a really nice discount on a WG VC Traditionelle, but I tend to favor RG/Pink Gold.  The deal was tempting, but I generally am not a big fan of WG, I didn't love it in WG, and I know that if I don't love a dress watch, it won't get much wrist time...so I passed on it.  Had it been RG, I probably would have pulled the trigger.  In the end, the most important thing is that what ever watch you buy is something you love and it makes you smile.

 

Now having the basics covered: dress watches; diving watch; GMT; chronograph... sometimes its a matter of adding something from a brand I've admired but don't have an example of, or its simply a design I like.  You will have plenty of time to add items from your list that you don't choose this time so don't worry about the ones that you don't choose right now.  One of my friends waited so long to get the next best and greatest PDA ...that before he got one they eventually became obsolete with the release of smart phones.    If you always second guess yourself it will paralyze you, and you will never have any items from your list.

 

Wishing you much luck and fun on your journey. 


Edited by Dino944 - 3/21/15 at 9:01pm
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Very nice!  Also, looks like a Sig Sauer?  My father has a Sig P229 .40 S&W.  Hope your getting some "Bullseyes."

P220 .45 ACP. About a 3" grouping today at 6 yards with a few outliers. Hoping I'll be able to shoot still after my move to London.
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P220 .45 ACP. About a 3" grouping today at 6 yards with a few outliers. Hoping I'll be able to shoot still after my move to London.

Very nice!!!  Get in your shooting now...not sure you will get to do it as a civilian in London.  

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BLNR incoming next week......
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