With a 42mm bezel and 45mm case, this mid-size Seiko SNAE29P1, which currently goes for $146 on Amazon and features the coveted sapphire crystal, looks like a great dress watch. If I sell two more watches next month, I may pick this up. You rarely see a sapphire crystal on a watch at this price point.
I went looking around the Sangean site and found the WR-12BT under Bluetooth Radios (where the WR-22 is as well). Strange they aren't with the other wood radios. It uses the same black and wood scheme as the WR-22 and the WR-5 (which I own). http://www.sangean.com/products/product.asp?mid=139&cid=17 I hope the black plastic indeed has that laquered-look the rendering on the website has. Dull plastic would diminish the retro vibe.
I couldn't have made as much money selling the SAS used on eBay, so in a way Amazon did me a favor giving me this partial refund. However, the watch was only 9 months old. A year full exchange policy would have been nice. But on balance I'm happy with the conclusion. Imagine had I sold it and it died on the eBay customer. I would have had a headache to deal with.
I emailed Sangean and the WR-12 is still coming out tomorrow. I was worried it would be delayed again, but they said it's shipping from their site tomorrow and should get to other retailers by early next week.
About 44 across the bezel and 52mm across the entire case, the black gunmetal Seiko SKZ267K1 with self-winding automatic, $232 on Amazon with tax, is my third Seiko and second automatic watch.
I like the connection I feel with an automatic watch unlike the disconnection I feel wearing a qaurtz. I'll probably put 3 or 4 watches for sale soon to make room for this new Seiko and to give it lots of wrist time.
Too much choice can be as bad as no choice. The pursuit of a new novelty becomes addictive. If there's an item you've been lusting after for months or years, once you have it you will still eventually take it for granted, and it'll fade in to the background of your life. Then you'll be out looking for that thrill again, and it never ends. This is why even if I could afford a bunch of watches I probably wouldn't build a huge collection. For me, sentimental value is as important as monetary value. If i've had a decent looking reliable watch for several years and become attached to it, i'd feel weird wearing something different - like an old belt or comfortable shoes. With a huge collection i'd probably suffer the cognitive dissonance problem of not being able to choose what I wanted to wear, becoming paralysed like one of Asimov's robots.