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September 24, 2014

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Angelo

Jeff: That hiatus would take you just about to Spring, 2015. This is blasphemy I say! You might feel like your search is over----but then again, on episode after episode, the castaways on Gilligan's Island were certain they were about to be rescued.

herculodge

But finding a watch like the SUN019 was the logical conclusion. This sings on my wrist even more than my Tuna SBDN017. I feel overloaded with watches. I want to sell, not buy. Bear in mind, however, I pre-ordered a Megalodon for 2015.

jonnybardo

That pre-order might actually help your resolution - knowing that you have a watch to look forward, even if some time from now, could give you the focus and strength to go on.

Do I take it that if you had to choose only two it would be the SUN019 and the Deep Blue?

herculodge

The SUN019 is number one. The Deep Blue and Tuna are tied for second. I feel little desire to wear the others. I'm curious where I'll be 2 months from now.

jonnybardo

Wow, the SUN019 really grabbed you. A few days ago you said that the Deep Blue was your favorite ever. Maybe you could use the force of this to slingshot away from the gravitational pull of constant buying and selling.

Angelo

I agree with Jonny----that pre-order stands as purchasing activity that can stave off any impulses you might have to pick up a watch in the coming months. I have to say---although both Tunas are really nice, the 017 has a slight edge in the photos---but I haven't seen either in person, so it's hard to know for sure. They're both winners---it'll be interesting to see how this evolves over the coming months----if you will go back and forth on which one you like better, or if one will take the lead and hold it.

herculodge

I feel no "gravitational pull from buying and selling." I have what I want in my collection. The feeling of "being on the prowl" is gone.

jonnybardo

This is what we could call the late or "mature phase" of watch collecting, sort of like being happily married. The "early phase"--or "childhood"--involves gradual buildup, learning. The middle phase is a chaotic "adolescence", often quite turbulent as one tries to perfect the collection, with a lot of buying and selling and angst, but also an almost hormonal excitement. And then the mature or later phase comes, and one settles into a collection, with only occasional buying and selling.

Now of course marriage can end, so new "adolescent" phases can occur, but theoretically another mature phase will come again. (In this framework, a theoretical "end phase" or retirement could eventually come about).

Speaking of marriage, Jeff, have you seen the new FX show Married? I find it darkly hilarious.

herculodge

My SUN019 has a lot of Sumo in it. And Rolex Deep Sea Dweller and Breitling. My SUN019 is my Everything Bagel, which is what I always order at Noah's.

Angelo

ET bagel with lite veggie cream cheese is my go-to bagel. Jonny: When you have a watch mid-life crisis, Invicta is like your nineteen year old secretary who comes in your office and closes the door to get your opinion on whether her new bra is the right color and fit.

Angelo

...and I say that with all due respect to Invicta, proudly wearing one of my Subaqua Scubas---which happens to be one of my favorite watches.

jonnybardo

Haha, that's quite true, Angelo.

Dave

Jeff: Getting over a watch addiction is similar to the countless weight loss programs that people try. Very few ever succeed. The addiction prevails.

herculodge

I hear you. I'm prepared to be tempted by an offering from Seiko or Deep Blue a year from now; however, all I want to wear in my collection are two watches: My SUN019 and Deep Blue Depthmaster. I have no interest in buying any watches for now. The real test will be how long I remain satisfied.

jonnybardo

I'm forcing myself to wear a non-Omega today, my Citizen Signature. I really like this watch, and it has a beautiful shine to it from certain angles, but I definitely miss my Omegas.

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