Does anyone else play the tormenting head game of "But for that price I could get an X watch"?
(For the rest of this post let's suspended our disbelief and pretend I have £4k to spend on a watch)
I recently discovered the Fears brand and In particular their Archival 1930 Vintage reissue. As all good watch obsessives do, after seeing this beauty on YouTube I pause the video, open a new window and Google the price. I was disappointed but not surprised to find that it was a spicy £3.5k (£4k for the nicer sold out limited edition small seconds).
I still love the look of the watch very much but then I get to thinking that with £3.5k I could be getting a JLC Reverso, a Tank, a Grand Seiko or a Santos. Even if I liked the look of the Fears more I'd still end up in a mental wrestling match thinking "But for that price I could have an icon of a watch!" and find it hard to justify dropping such a chunk of change on a random watch from a random company.
I know the answer is just 'Buy what you love', I just wish what I loved was cheaper. 😔 Welcome to my first world problems pity party.
Anyone else ever get stuck in analysis-paralysis when watch shopping?