With a month of power reserve after one day of wear, I doubt I'll have any "kinetic anxiety" (worrying that the charge will get too low and prematurely kill the battery) with the Seiko SUN019. Why was my Seiko SKA427 so needy in comparison? Has Seiko made changes in the mechanism? If anyone knows, please pass on the info.
In any event, I don't feel such an urgent need to trim the collection now that I know my SUN019 isn't so needy. Nevertheless, the sale will continue of about five or six watches on eBay.
After a recent watch binge, I'm on a purge and during this purge (selling watches on eBay), I've contemplated the three watches I would keep in my collection if all the others had to go.
Here they are: Seiko Tuna SBBN017, Deep Blue Depthmaster Generation II black with blue dial, and Seiko Kinetic Prospex Tuna SUN019.
A watch obsessive realistically can't get his collection down to three. Eight is more realistic. But whatever your number is, lower is better. You bond with your prized watches better. You enjoy your smaller collection more. And you have more peace of mind.
Realistically, I couldn't part with my EcoZilla on Suppa bracelet, Orient Saturation Diver, Seiko Flightmaster SBDL021 on shark mesh, Benarus Moray Dart, Benarus Megalodon (coming in 2015) and Citizen Promaster BN2029.
So I could deal with 9. And if I kept my daily beaters, my Seiko Black Monster second generation and Ecozilla on rubber strap, I'd be at 11. That works for me.
After reading an article Gary sent me, I realized the Seiko SUN019 is already being called the "Kinetic Tuna." Here are some thoughts in the aftermath of acquiring this Kinetic Tuna yesterday.
One. It feels like a real Holy Grail. I want to give it a lot of wrist time, which means I also want to sell a lot of watches.
Two. I want to use this Kinetic Tuna as a punctuation point like I did with the SBBN017 Tuna to go on hiatus. Granted, I pre-ordered a Benarus Megalodon. This pre-order reinforces my desire to do a "sell-off" and trim the collection.
Three. The watch obsession feels like it got the best of the me the last two months. Eight weeks ago or so, I wrote a short story, one of my best in my non-objective appraisal. While crafting the story, my watch obsession waned, but when I was finished with the story, the watch madness came back with even more power. I think I had better write an epic novel requiring a decade to write.
Four. I may post fewer watches here. I feel like I'm beating the consumer drum of desire and I become my own victim.
Time to enjoy my Kinetic Tuna and sell several others. And look at an idea for a novel.
I had been talking with the guys at Watch City about getting the Seiko Prospex SSC261 solar. So today when my wife said she needed two battery changes for her watches, I went to Watch City, looked at the SSC261 and said to myself, that's nice.
However, close by was the Seiko SUN019 Kinetic GMT Diver. I really loved it, far more than the former. I told Matt my kinetic anxiety and he said it is low maintenance while pointing out that it was still ticking with a 6-month reserve. No one had touched the watch since it arrived two weeks ago. I could wear it once a week and I'd be fine and if I was really nervous, I could give it ten shakes before going to bed. I was sold.
He discounted it 30%. I could have saved 50 dollars buying it on eBay but he's done so many battery changes and link changes over the years, without charging me, that I bought it on spot.
It's 48mm and plays just like that. It has sapphire crystal and the clasp is of the heavier high quality variety used on their Velatura models. The case reminds me a bit of the Seiko SBDB009 and has sawtooth edges around the bezel.
The lume is Seiko full max. If I can keep it charged by wearing it once or twice a week, I'll be very happy with this.
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The most manly watch I've ever seen, the most compelling watch I've ever seen, the most "This Watch Is Me When I'm Wearing It" I've ever seen is the Seiko SBDB009 Prospex Spring Drive Marine Master. At a hair under 3K, it's not cheap. On the other hand, I could sell 6 or 7 watches to pay for one. Should I put my money where my mouth is? Should I undergo the labor and anxiety of selling 7 watches to get my Grail, which entails the anxiety of possible failed expectations? Would this Grail cure me once and for all? It happens. Jonny acquired a couple of Omegas, and he hasn't purchased a watch in nearly 5 months.
Watch obsessives struggle with these decisions all the time. I think they enjoy the drama.
I'm ashamed to share this but I see the humor of it, so I decided to make this confessional. I was regretting selling a watch (I refuse to mention the watch model) and I looked for the same watch on eBay. I found one for a good price and kept an eye on it, making myself a "watcher." I forgot about it for a while as I was posting photos of my daughters on Facebook and in the Facebook's page right-hand margin where ads are displayed, I saw the watch I was "watching" on eBay and I studied the photo carefully and realized the eBay seller was using my photo from the watch that I had sold and now wanted back and seeing my photo "following me" from an eBay seller who had stolen my photo (I've noticed about a half dozen sellers using my watch photos over the last year), which in turn made me regret selling the aforementioned watch gave me this absurd feeling like I was slogging through a crazy dream: "Hells bells, man, I'm just posting photos of my daughters on Facebook and trying to forget watches for a second and there it is: the watch some eBay dude is selling and the photo is my watch photo! Shit!"
Sorry, for the boring post, but I had to get that off my chest.
Final thoughts: So far I have not re-purchased the watch as I believe the seller wants too much for it.