On the way home, I swung by another jeweler that is an IWC AD because I've really wanted to try a Big Pilot (which is also on my wish list). Unfortunately they didn't have any in the store, but I tried on several of the 41mm Rolexes and also the Sky-Dweller, which is a pretty neat watch. I haven't really been very interested in the Datejust models in many years (although I bought Mrs. TC a 40mm a couple years ago that she wears as her daily). I'm probably in the minority here, but I really like the size and weight of the new models. I tried on a rose gold Day Date just for kicks, and surprisingly I really liked the look and feel on my wrist. Love the rose gold. This watch wouldn't crack the top 5 for me, but I could see owning one if I had a more extensive collection.
Also, not sure if this is some kind of sign, but I drove the F355 today and had a very fortunate near miss. I parked it in in one of the few reserved spots in front of the second jewelry store--I was the only customer there. About 5 minutes later some lady comes rushing in the store shouting that someone's red Ferrari is rolling into the middle of the parking lot. I came out to find it sitting in the middle of the parking lot driveway about a foot from another car. Didn't hit anything . . . phew!!! The parking brake can be a little tricky in that if you catch it funny in between two clicks it may not engage. I usually double check if I'm on any kind of a slope but this lot is almost flat and I didn't even think about it. That could have killed my watch budget! LOL