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September 28, 2013

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Bill

Well, Jeff, thanks to browsing your blog my watch collection is now approximately four: a Seiko Kinetic Pepsi Diver SKA369, which I wear every day; a Citizen Eco-Drive that mostly sits on my desktop and keeps going using ambient light; and a Charles-Hubert 17 jewel mechanical railroad-style pocket watch, which I have because Railroad Style Pocket Watch.

I say "approximately four" because I think I could lay my hands on a Seiko 5 automatic that I have around somewhere, and there is probably an old watch or two in a desk drawer that I've forgotten about.

Thing is, following your blog taught me that there are many levels of good watches available, and led me to buy the Seiko Pepsi Diver Kinetic. I first encountered mention of it here. No doubt this marks me as a poor creature unworthy to draw breath, but I like this watch so much that I don't want to wear any other. I guess my watch collection has ended- for now.

I saw my first Seiko Pepsi Diver decades ago and always wanted one. It would have saved me money spent on a couple dozen cheap discount store watches (when I didn't really know there was anything better available) if I'd just gone ahead and bought what I really wanted to start with. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

herculodge

Bill, for me the lesson was I couldn't process having so many watches and didn't like having so many just sitting around. A smaller collection makes me feel free. And especially so since I fell prey to a relapse last summer. Selling those fashion watches is my way of moving forward.

Bill

Ownership is a two way street. What you own owns you back. I guess what we've both learned about extensive collections of Stuff is that there comes a time when you don't get as much out of the toys as the toys get out of you. That's when it's time to simplify, simplify, simplify.

jonnybardo

Bill, there's no shame in loving any Seiko. Even their cheapest models in the $100-150 range are solid quality.

Jeff, I'm surprised to see you sell that Citizen - that's been a long-time favorite of yours. But you've also probably gotten a ton of miles out of it - if I remember correctly, you've had it for a few years. Didn't you have a strap version as well?

Huesby

How come I, after reading this blog, my radio collection grew from 2 to 30 ? Am I extraterrestrial? ?...

Angelo

Yes...Ironic----looking at the photo of the Citizen Pro Diver, it occurs to me that for some, perhaps THAT is the Grail. And you've moved on from it (which sort of means it wasn't the Grail???). And someone might buy it from you because it's THEIR Grail at the moment. And will the Tuna be a final stop? I don't think it will be. Does the goal post keep moving? And how does this relate to interpersonal relationships? Or even "the Grail of people?" Starlets always seem to be replaced by other starlets. I liked Megan Fox, but now I like Emily Ratajkowski better. I don't want to have a Grail of watches. I want to be satisfied wearing any number of the ones I own and I don't want a watch that will make me stop wanting others. But I don't feel that way about Emily Ratajkowski.

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