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January 26, 2013

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Angelo

I agree with your "better half" too! The gunmetal bracelet on this watch is one of the best I've seen----and the case/dial looks substantial without going over the top. This is a watch that will definitely stand the test of time.

jonnybardo

Like the SKA427 this is still on the outskirts of my wishlist.

In other watch news, Jeff there are a couple SLT095s on Ebay, including one new that had a Buy It Now for $140. I decided to put a bid on it (which ended the Buy It Now option) and purchase it if I can get it for a hundred bucks or so.

The SLT095 is the same as the SLT109 - actually, I think the 095 has miles and the 109 has meters so I want the 095.

Anyhow, one review said the battery lasts 10 years so I won't have to deal with the perpetual calendar for a looong time. Even if I toss the watch in 10 years that's $10-15 a year, assuming I get it for $100-150.

There's also an Orient Revolver in the blue I like starting very low, but it is missing one of the screws on the bezel. This is very tempting as I imagine it will go much cheaper than usual, but i also don't like the thought of having a defective one. Still, if I can get it for $150-200 or so it might be worth it.

herculodge

Jonny, I saw those. I'm watching them on eBay but I won't bid if you're bidding. 10 year battery sounds good. Great look tool.

jonnybardo

Thanks. There's a new one in excellent shape currently at $81 with half a day left, so that will give me a good sense of what it will take to win the auction. I was tempted to bid on that one first but decided to wait and see what it goes for.

Angelo

Looking at this watch again, something occurred to me about the discussions we've had about transitioning collections from Invicta to Seiko (or others). I must be nuts, but I actually wake up thinking about things like this. Anyway, my analogy this time isn't with cars----it's with friends, old and new. Invicta (Let's call him "Buster")is like the childhood friend you grew up with. He might have lived on your street and the two of you walked to school and had play dates. He was really good at sports----not the best student academically, but wildly popular and you benefited from some of his popularity because the two of you were good friends and lived near each other----being seen together a lot. He was far from perfect----not the smartest and sometimes unintentionally said hurtful things---but the upside was he was a great football player and all around pretty nice guy---and the girls loved him. You went away to college and later started a career and maybe moved away from the town you grew up in. Buster's fan flamed out. He might have had a football scholarship to a small school but things didn't work out and he dropped out of college, moved back to the town and is working at a low paying job and has generally faded into the background. At times, your new friends and new life have collided with the old----you've been out with friends and run into Buster at a bar in town or at a sporting event or something. He's embarrassed you in front of the others by saying things that show ignorance and narrow mindedness----these new people wonder why he's your friend. But you know him very well----you defend him the best you could. You know he has a good heart even if he behaves like a bull in a china shop sometimes. You still see value in the friendship even though others don't understand it. You and Buster share a past. Still----you don't see him nearly as much anymore----you've moved on. When you do see him, some of the good times are rekindled for a moment---but then he says or does something that reminds you why your new friends, the Seikos, get most of your time now. You and Buster can never be separated completely----Buster is part of your life and always will be---but he's moved off the stage and is now in the background. And the more time goes by, the further into the background he seems to move.

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