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March 27, 2015

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Gary

Jonny posed a question to me recently: What would I buy if I were to spend over $1K on a watch? I told him I really like the design of the Oris divers.

After doing a bit of research, I find myself drawn to the Oris Aquis Date Grey Dial 40mm. I think Jonny's orange on black Aquis Date, which he has sold, was a 43mm model.

Here is a six month update on the Oris Aquis Date Grey Dial 40mm by The Urban Gentry (aka TGV). This model currently goes for about $1150 new at Jomashop on a rubber strap. (There are some 43mm versions of the grey dial Aquis Date available as well, and they are somewhat cheaper.) It sounds like it's one of his favorite watches, and owns some that are far more expensive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp_bexw5JQo&list=WL&index=128

jonnybardo

TGV has a refreshingly un-snobby attitude about watches. He owns a couple Rolexes but isn't shy about buying watches costing a few hundred and loves his mid-tier Squale and Oris. He's also spoken kindly about me and my channel and helped boost my subscriber count.

Angelo

I actually bought a Sea Hunter recently----just to have "the biggest" or one of the biggest. I like it. It's not my favorite watch, but I admit to enjoying "the peacock affect" that you mentioned. But where I remain---is flexible. I have older mens watches that are 35MM or maybe even a fraction smaller----and I have the 65MM Sea Hunter too and a lot in between. I wear them all. And it's funny---but I do go through phases where I'm tired of 48MM plus and will spend a week in smaller watches----or I'm tired of trendier styles and will go with "straight man" watches. Last week, I was wearing Invictas. Starting last weekend, I wore something else and haven't put on an Invicta since. But I'm sure this weekend or next week, I'll pick one. I'm at a point where I see new watches I want and am still buying them---but I'm now having trouble finding any watches in my collection that I want to give up. I probably sold a good 15 watches in the last year----but it's becoming more difficult to let go of any more of them.

herculodge

Angelo, to defend your decision to not let go: There are 3 watches I sold that I'd like to re-buy. And remember my Sumo problem.

jonnybardo

Angelo, if you could keep only five which would they be?

Jeff, let me guess on the three...hmm...the CGT, of course. The SRP307. After that, I don't know. Hopefully not the Sumo.

Gary

I don't like it when watches "overhang" my wrist. This happens with my largest G-Shock, which is actually just an average-sized G-Shock (51mm wide, 55mm lug to lug). I find my smaller 42mm G-Shock digital and 46mm ana-digi to be much more comfortable, so I wear them more. Among my analog watches, my Citizen 41mm diver fits me perfectly.

Jeff - That Megalodon weighs about 12 oz, which is roughly three times as much as the Promaster Sky. All else being equal, I prefer lighter watches.

herculodge

I'm off the Sumo. My top three if I could only keep 3 would be the two Promaster Sky models and the Tuna.

The watches I want to re-buy: Seiko SRP307 and CGT.

Close re-buy but variation of one I owned: Citizen BN2021 to replace the BN2024.

And I want a new Citizen, the blue dial NB1031-53L to complete the collection.

jonnybardo

It looks like the BN2021 is just a tad less colorful? No blue hand?

That blue Citizen GT Sport should be in your collection.

So those are four watches. Minus the two Benari, if I'm not mistaken that would bring you back up to 10.

Ulysses

Proportion is everything. If it looks too big or too small for your particular body-type, there's room for improvement. For the last two videos i've been staring at those kettle bells. Are they concave on the sides?

herculodge

Those are GoFit kettlebells with flat or concave sides that allow for less body hitting during exercises. For example, the Turkish Get Up is impossible with a conventional round kettlebell for it hurts the wrist and forearm but mine don't touch that part of the body.

Jonny, 7 plus 4 would be 11 to complete my collection.

Gary

Jeff,

Can we assume you're being facetious about completing your collection?

Once you have 11 you'll probably have to let a few go or suffer rotation anxiety again.

John Tutolo

I think all these people are making a fool out of you, encouraging you to waste your money that would be better spent on your girls' future. Just my opinion.

herculodge

If anyone is making a fool's purchase, I take fully responsibility for my watch buys.

Gary

Often I try to dissuade Jeff from buying too many watches or re-buying watches he's already owned. I don't think I'm encouraging him to waste his money, unless just discussing what watches are available encourages this.

herculodge

No doubt all watch enthusiasts spend more money than they'd like on their passion. To a nonwatch enthusiast the whole enterprise is a waste of money.

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