I saw a guest on Bill Maher last night, a Daily Beast writer John Avlon, wearing what appeared to be a Panerai or some such watch with a "bubble" dome crystal. It made me realize that the dome-like bubble is one of my favorite features on a watch. In any case, it almost made me realize I all too often see a watch with a type of styling that I want to add to my collection. On the other hand, I hate choosing from a big collection of watches. No matter what watch I choose, I always regret not wearing another, which is why part of me would love to have only four watches.
But that won't happen. I currently have 12 watches. A year from now, my guess is that I'll have between 15-17 watches. I may get some "costume jewelry" such as a Chotovelli. I notice Amazon sells them for less than half the asking price, around the $150 price. My guess is they're in the same ballpark of Invicta, which means more about style than anything else.
I have mixed feelings about having my current Citizen Grand Touring for sale. There appears to be a disconnect between the photos I have of it, which look amazing, and the way it plays on my wrist, which looks so-so. But if it doesn't sell, I'll be cool. I'm not desperate to get rid of it. My guess is that it's one of those watches in which the more you wear it the more you love it. Either way I'll be fine.
Yesterday the bezel on my one-month-old Seiko SUN019 got stuck. I called Watch City and they told me to take it in. They sprayed a can of Watch Tech cleaner on a cloth and removed some dirt that got stuck under the bezel. Nowthe bezel moves as buttery smooth as it did when I got it. Looks like I'll need to buy a can of that stuff.