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December 30, 2012

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jonnybardo

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.

herculodge

At the minimum, I need to sell the 5 watches I have currently on eBay to defray the costs of my next purchase.

jonnybardo

Are you definitely going for the Benarus?

herculodge

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.

jonnybardo

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.

herculodge

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.

jonnybardo

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.

herculodge

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."

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