I was swooned by Internet photos of the Infiniti Q50 and then a neighbor bought a slate blue gray one. Love the color but the actual car looks like the new Nissan Altima. I'd rather buy a one-year old Infiniti M37 and get some real luxury.
Jonny asked me if there was one watch I'd take if I had to trade in my entire collection (14 watches worth about $5,500) and the answer is the Panerai PAM 305 with 47mm bezel. That watch, a little over $9,000 new, defines me and my watch obsession more than any other. I have no doubt in my mind that having this watch would make me feel whole and complete.
I worked my butt off to get my collection down to 14 and it still seems like too many. When you have only 3 or 4 watches, you have time to wear them and in wearing them you experience them more fully.
It seems like a waste of money to rotate over a dozen watches and wear your Grail once a month or so or struggle to wear your faves more often.
It seems like the Man Who Knows His Watches has 3 or 4 amazing watches that define him and his collection. He's stripped his psyche of confusion and avarice and enjoys contentment over his small collection.
Is this ideal of the Man Who Knows His Watches a chimera? As much a chimera as yet another "Holy Grail Watch" to add to the stable?
To be continued.
(Forgive me for posting the same topic so often. Obviously, it is an obsession)
My twin toddlers and I shopped this afternoon at Fresh and Easy and noticed some Wild Oats dairy products and such. A tall young gentleman explained the Wild Oats takeover, which sounded okay to me.
The problem is that I didn't recognize the employees who grew up with my twins. Did Wild Oats do a mass firing? I don't know. I hope to recognize some faces next time I'm there, but I'm not holding my breath.
I got almost a year out of my Tecsun before it's tuning began to fail. Tuning upwards in slow mode I would watch the digits click by... 31 32 33 31 34 35 36 37 38 37 38 40 39 40... It only did this occasionally and only when tuning upward at first, now it does it in both directions in slow or fast tune. Not to mention the stand broke off the second month LOL. I was trying to use it tonight... The digital display doing its hokey-pokey while the electronic kept it lock solid just a hair off radio Havana. Once I tuned up to 10,000 and was still listening to Radio Havana, I turned it off and then back on and whammo... wwv rock solid. I have tried resetting it a handful of times but no luck. I got my money out of it though... Almost a year of solid service for $119?
I have a degen 1103 for portable with an amplified loop antenna (which works surprisingly well by the way) to tide me over until tax time.
Eton/Grundig has a new field radio and a new satellit coming out second quarter 2014 that both look enticing. I loved the audio quality on the Tecsun though. It will be missed.
A student came to my office and said the photography teacher was wearing a new Benarus Moray. He said the watch really stood out. I'd like to meet this photographer and get a glimpse in person. I prefer the Black Dart version, on black and gray dial, the most.