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In the event that I buy an expensive watch over the next six months, I need to unload. Next on the chopping block is the Invicta Specialty Retrograde 1584.
Posted at 01:17 PM in Manly Watches | Permalink
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Ahh, a sad thing - an awesome watch, but I hear you. I'll be putting a couple SAS up soon.
By the way, that's a bit different than my F0010, which doesn't have the date or retrograde and is thus more minimalist and classic looking. I'm a bit mixed on those retrogrades as they look a bit like a smiley face. The oversized version of the F0010 is the F0007, I believe. I think the 1584 is the more recent replacement.
December 30, 2012 at 05:00 PM
At the minimum, I need to sell the 5 watches I have currently on eBay to defray the costs of my next purchase.
December 30, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Are you definitely going for the Benarus?
December 30, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I'm leaning that way, but part of me thinks the ideal watch should be about $250 since they are all going to be subject to wear. Perhaps over $500 a watch becomes a museum piece. Of course price is all relative.
December 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM
One thought that came to mind is that if you buy the Benarus you're going to open up a whole complex of psychological factors with regards to watch obsession that you can't quite predict. For instance, not only will you be upping your "chimeric quality level" but you'll own a timepiece that's worth two or three times more tan any other and you might find yourself afraid to wear it except on very rare occasions.
But maybe that's a good thing? Maybe this will be your crown jewel that you cherish and wear only for special occasions and/or those days where you want that extra something?
If you buy the Benarus I'll envy you but not envy you.
December 30, 2012 at 07:20 PM
A more conservative choice would be to get a Seiko SRH001, but finding one for $600 is hard these days. I saw them at this price 2 months ago, but now I only see one for well over $700.
December 30, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Nice watch. I love the Velatura "body" (meaning overall shape, with case and bracelet) - in particular the way it broadens at the lugs and then flares out with the shrouded crown.
You could also appease your appetite more affordably with a Seiko SKA421.
December 31, 2012 at 07:53 AM
I need a lot of wow in this chimera watch to make up for the selling off of several watches I currently own. I'm still hunting and remembering what Kierkegaard said: "Fulfillment is in the wish."
December 31, 2012 at 08:06 AM
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