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September 26, 2015

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Lee_K

Is it inevitable that the deeper we get into this hobby, only more expensive watches can satisfy our needs? Are watches like drugs in that you need more and more with each dose to achieve the same high? Is the culling of the bloat a precursor to climbing up the Tier ladder? I suspect the answer is unfortunately yes and it's not about snobbery, but an appreciation of the refinements that come with less compromise from the manufacturers. Less corners are cut, movements are more regulated, bracelets are better, and we appreciate those subtleties as our palettes have become more refined. Interest in lower tier watches starts to decline. The number of watches in the collection declines because the unit price ascends. Ten SKX007s and Seiko 5s, or one Oris small date?

It seems to me that the path is very hard to get off once embarked.

Ulysses

It's pronounced, roughly; "JA-HEEL-EYE-YA". Jahil being an individual who is ignorant, and presumably jahilaya must therefore be a whole group or population of idiots.

The thing about even mid-tier Swiss watches is you can see the quality and perfection in the craftsmanship of every detail. For me, the possibility of greater quality, rather than quantity, is a greater motivation for me to buy a new watch, and is why i'd never stop contemplating the idea of getting a new one even though I am very good at resisting the urge. So, even if you have a small enough collection numerically, that won't necessarily stop you from coveting other watches.

herculodge

yeah, the Seiko SBDX017 MM300 remains a temptation. And so do Panerai Luminors sold at IRS auctions.

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