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April 12, 2013

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jonnybardo

Well done - from one Master Rationalizer to another.

jonnybardo

Although the only hole in your argument - and it is a big one - is that October is a long time away. Do you mean to tell me that you won't be spending some hundreds of dollars on watches between now and then? That's 5 1/2 months from now.

herculodge

My watch obsession took a turn in the last month. I don't know where it's going. It's hard to know what I'll buy, or not buy, in the next year.

jonnybardo

I'm in a similar boat. I'm still feeling the craving to buy ever-more watches, but its a bit toned down. I still have ten watches I want to sell which will give me a bit of dough to play with.

herculodge

The good/bad news is that the watches I now like are $700-$3,000, which will slow down my accumulation. I hate being a caretaker for 55 watches, as I was a year ago.

Ed S

Have you looked at what it will cost to send two kids to college? And they probably won't want to go to El-Co, trust me.

jonnybardo

I like the idea of 12 as a soft cap and 20 as a hard. In other words, shoot for 12 but live with <20.

There are a few I want in the <$400 range, so I might get one or two more before waiting for the next big purchase - either a Tuna or micro-brand like Prometheus Manta Ray, Armida A5 or Zenton. For some reason I'm more inclined to go micro-brand before Tuna.

herculodge

Microbrands have better quality than Tuna. Better quality at lower price.

Angelo

I think the key here is not the watches----but the collector. It's a matter of retraining ourselves to be excited/happy by lower priced offerings. There must be are all sorts of desirable watches south of $500.00. The challenge is to find them----and also to "retrain" to consider them "everything you want." It's sort of like that with cars too. Sometimes, you might have your eyes on a $90,000. Mercedes and dream of it----but get a Maxima for well under half that price and not feel like you're settling. Luckily, the bug hasn't bitten me like it has you guys. I spent under a hundred bucks on a Casio G Shock and was thrilled with it (still am). My Tauchmeisters/Aeromatics have been under $200.00 (on sale) and I love them. I could get a cheapo watch and be entertained by it.

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