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June 19, 2016

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Angelo

Very nice watch but perhaps not a good match for you---based on other pieces in your collection. I can't recall many catch and release episodes for me----usually, it has more to do with not fitting my wrist the right way than it does not meeting my expectations for appearance.

herculodge

For some reason, this one doesn't sing.

Lee_K

Ah, I was hoping it would be a MM 300. One day Jeff, you're gonna get up the nerve and order one. It is your destiny...

herculodge

Lee, I have to be honest: I haven't desired the MM300 for 4 months or so. My Kinetic Diver SUN019 is the most beautiful diver watch I've ever owned.

Lee_K

I know that you've recently lost interest in the MM300, but watching your struggles in the past year have eerily matched mine (minus the re-buys). What is driving me crazy is the undying curiosity of moving out of Tier 2 and up to 3 and 4. The MM300 is bold, brawny, and has a killer movement with a ceramic bezel. It's less than half the price of comparable Seamasters

The question that I keep asking myself is: will a step up the ladder stop the insanity? Jonny Casual seems to have become reasonably satisfied with his two Omegas and two Breitlings, all in Tier 4. After convincing myself that a Sumo (which I adore) is "good enough", why do I keep looking? A recent acquisition of a Steinhart OVM has introduced me to a baby step up (Tier 2.5 I guess) and I'm really digging it. The higher beat ETA movement is just a little bit nicer, the domed sapphire crystal is a little bit more elegant, and champhered bezel is all a bit more refined than the Sumo.

So we return to the MM300. It's the champ in Seiko's regular diver lineup (the spring drives don't count for this exercise, because they are boutique and exclusive). It has that little extra something that can only be appreciated by toiling through Tier 2, I think, and after the Ecozilla, Monster, Sumo, Tuna, and Saturation Diver, it is a logical conclusion to the torment in this genre. So I think one day you'll come to that same conclusion and try one out, if only to satisfy your curiosity as well. I'm eager to see what you think.

herculodge

Jonny and others told me that climbing the ladder doesn't cure the disease. But some people say climbing the ladder cures the re-buy problem. That's possible. But the only watch I like that is higher tier is the Breitling Super Avenger, which is 4K on a good day. I have a difficult time spending 4K on a watch. I have the money, but my spirit balks at such a prospect.

Paul

Interesting post by the creator of Dilbert:
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/146361457021/the-humiliation-of-the-american-male-in-2016

herculodge

Paul, he makes some good points that remind me of some that Bill Maher has made. Funny, the Dilbert creator was on Maher a few weeks ago. Thanks for the article. Jeff

Angelo

Did it sell?

herculodge

The seller accepted my return request. She moved, so she still hasn't received it. But there's tracking, so I am still waiting for my refund.

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