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November 22, 2014

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Gary

I'm not sure if I mentioned the pricing site camelcamelcamel.com before. It gives the price history for items sold on Amazon, and can send email alerts when the price drops below a certain level.

Here's an example price history for the Citizen Ecozilla. You can see from the graph that the price varies widely over time.

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Citizen-BJ8050-08E-Eco-Drive-Professional-Diver/product/B000EQU15O

jonnybardo

That's awesome Gary, thanks. That will be fun to play around with.

jonnybardo

That watch has a "candy store" look to it - too many colors. I count five - black, white, green, blue, orange. It would look much better, in my opinion, if the orange markers were white.

Also, that is WAY too big for that guy - or at least the perspective makes it look that way.

That said, I kind of like that watch on a rubber strap and I hope Seiko makes more variations.

herculodge

Jonny, that's what I was thinking. I think I'll wait and see if Seiko comes out with a less candied version later this year or next year.

jonnybardo

Or you could just abstain from watch purchasing for six months, save up $200 a month, sell $2K worth of watches, and then get that Spring Drive Tuna.

And then, truly, your collection will be complete.

On a related note, I think it would be a fun job to be a "watch collector consultant." Sort of like how rich people (presumably) have fashion consultants to help figure out their look, I could be a more down-scale version. First I'd have to ascertain what sort of collector they are, an "accumulator" or a "refiner," what the budget is, etc, although the focus would always be on a relatively small primary collection, with possible secondary (augmenting) and tertiary ("fun," cheaper) collections.

Let me now if you want to hire me out. I wouldn't charge as you'd be my test case. Ha ha. I will say that I'd definitely push you towards saving up for the SBDB009.

herculodge

Since my sense of identity and completeness is contingent on owning the Spring Drive Tuna, I should probably heed your advice. Life is so short. I should do it right.

jonnybardo

Yup, exactly. Maybe the Spring Drive Tuna is to you what the Omega Seamaster(s) were to me. And I can tell you that, for a combination of reasons, they are far more satisfactory than any watches I've ever owned. It doesn't keep me from wanting more watches, but that want is much milder.

herculodge

This dialogue about why we have to spend more money on watches to curb our addiction will be in the novel.

Angelo

I like this watch----and the candy store aspect doesn't bother me much, though I agree with you Jonny that the orange markers should go----and I'd actually just make them silver (bezel stainless reversing out of the black). There are other things I'd probably do to reign in the color use too and make it more like what Jeff calls "a divers tool." But that said----if you took this exact design and put the Invicta brand name on it----no doubt the self proclaimed "Order of the Watch Experts With the Best Taste Among Human Kind" would be bashing everything from the size to the amount of colors in the execution and everything in between.

StarHalo

People in Croatia wear nightstand clocks on their wrists? Forget mm, how many pounds?!

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