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September 27, 2014

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Gary

Jeff,

The Megalodon model pictured looks awesome. I hope you like yours when it arrives.

Naming their gigantic dive watch after a gigantic shark is clever.

Gary

Are you planning on selling your Moray Dart?

herculodge

Gary, I hope I keep the Dart. It's a very special watch and not to be compared to the Megalodon. But sometimes when I feel I have too many watches and that sense gives me anxiety, I feel compelled to sell even really nice watches. Take the Sumo for example. I can only wear so many watches.

jonnybardo

Very impressive. Almost certainly way too big for me, but they really put together a great tool piece there. I have a feeling that you are going to love it.

Angelo

When I was between the ages of 10-18, "The Midnight Special" concert show on NBC was the best way to see live performances. Sometimes my parents wouldn't let me stay up that late to watch---other times, they'd let me (when I was older) but I fell asleep anyway! In the chase to feel like a kid again, I'm ordering a 7 DVD set of the best Midnight Special performances.

jonnybardo

That dial looks blue to me, although there is no blue one on offer - so it must be the black one lit a certain way.

This doesn't come out until 2015? Bummer. My guess is there is going to be a major shakedown in your collection when it does. How are you going to find wrist time for that and the Tuna? They're different enough to both keep and enjoy, but they seem to fill the same slot in a collection. Could the Megalodon "eat" the Tuna?


herculodge

This is my first world torment, Jonny. I have all these amazing watches and no wrist time for them. I have sold so many great watches, including the Sumo, because I don't have time for them and I can't believe that it actually "hurts" me that I can't wear all these watches. Compare this "hurt" to the California drought or financial struggles that many face in America. Watch obsessives create a lot of their own "torment."

herculodge

Wouldn't sell the Tuna but I might have to sell the Moray Dart in the presence of the Megalodon.

jonnybardo

I just saw some video on Facebook about how there are 10-20 million blind children who could see with $300 corrective surgery. I felt a wave of self-loathing and nausea, especially when I looked at my watch box and saw a few thousand dollars worth of watches that I'm not even wearing.

At the same time, I'm curious how your collection plans out. It is a paradox.

Angelo

Jonny: Let's average between 10-20 million, and settle on 15 million as the true number. So if we could find 15 million people with the means and willingness to donate $300.00, we could address every child who could be helped by this surgery----going from blind to sighted? That being the case, I would give $300.00 and I'm fairly confident there are 15 million people in America and absolutely 15 million around the world who are in a better position than I am to give up 300 dollars. If what you read is true----this could be solved rather easily. I'm sure Warren Buffet and Bill Gates (and many others) would donate enough to cover quite a few of these children. The rest of us could sponsor one each and take care of this.

jonnybardo

Yeah, I'm really thinking about it. I'll let you know if I find an organization that funds this. It might not actually have a clear avenue - just that the actual surgery costs $300.

Or we could take a mere $3 billion from the defense budget, which I believe is less than half a percent. Imagine that.

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