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September 21, 2014

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jonnybardo

That's an amazing watch. $3K is a lot of money, though. Maybe something to think about in the future - see how your currently collection pans out.

herculodge

Two years would have to pass and two-thirds of the expense would have to be covered by the sale of watches.

Angelo

It's impossible to know for sure how this would play out (if you sold off half a dozen watches and bought this one). I suspect----might be wrong, but I suspect----that after the purchase, you'd go through a longer than usual period of not buying watches. But I also suspect that little by little, you'd start to buy again, even lower priced watches, to fill niches in your collection. Sometimes I think there is an ideal number in a collection and if you try to force that number up or down----especially down----it rises again, like water refilling a lake even though an outlet is letting water out. There's a "level" that you want in numbers and you will reach that level at some point.

jonnybardo

I can relate to some degree, Angelo, although for me the "level" has less to do with numbers but more a combination of the way the collection is configured ("internal composition") as well as a feeling of newness. In other words, it isn't about getting to and maintaining a certain quantity of watches, but rather configuring a collection composition, a palette if you will, and then gradually adjusting--buying and selling--to change things up a bit.

Jeff, I don't want to discourage you from getting that grail because, in some ways, it might prove that there is no ultimate grail, and that might take away some of the incessant need to find the next grail and help you better appreciate what you have. On the other hand, I can tell you that five months from my "Omega satiation," I do have twinges of curiosity about new watches - but it is just that, wanting a new watch to wear, a feeling of fun and newness.

But you're right: the Omegas DID calm a certain hunger, and I don't feel the need to go out and buy a new watch every few weeks. I think this is more the result of a forced abstinence. After I bought my Omegas and Zixen I realized I had to stop, especially when I found that all of the watches I wanted were $2K+.

Going forward I could see selling off 4-5 of my 13, and maybe buying an all-black watch - like the Deep Blue Daynight. But I don't foresee any huge expenditures in the near or mid-term future.

No Grail

There is no Grail in watch. We are greedy in fact.

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