Why is the hunt better than the kill?

Personally the fun in searching for watches online or at AD brings me more pleasure sometimes than actually having watch on wrist.

The amount of times I have searched online, seen something I really liked and also wanted.

Then I search other sites and go to bricks and mortar establishments.

The price is right, I click on the " but " button. It's so close now.

I track it's status.

It's on transit. Then a delivery date.

Th watch arrives and I'm like a kid at Christmas. I open the box and my watch stares back at me. I adjust the time, and put it on wrist.

Mmmmmmmm. YESSSS.

Then a few days later I'm over it and looking for something else.

I sure it's happened to others out there

👍👍👍👍

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It's has happened of course but I'm now at a point where I'm really enjoying what I own. Everyday it is a pleasure to put on a watch I worked for, thought about and eventually purchased. It's definitely a pleasure.

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I call it “curating my collection”

My wife is not buying that.

The hunt is fun!

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Because it's a hunger that's never satisfied. 😊

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Order a Seiko online and it's a crapshoot getting a good one. The guy that aligns the bezel and markers must be cross-eyed.

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I’m looking for the next watch while this one’s still in the mail!

I’ve slowed the process down. I now take several months to ponder which one of the 2-3 watches I want most. I’m happy enough with my collection that I can wait for the perfect next piece.

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FreeDive

I’m looking for the next watch while this one’s still in the mail!

I’ve slowed the process down. I now take several months to ponder which one of the 2-3 watches I want most. I’m happy enough with my collection that I can wait for the perfect next piece.

Think I might do that. Take it a bit slower and savour the journey

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You're hunting for the wrong watches then!

Once you get a truly satisfying purchase you start looking at straps instead...

Raise your aim, one or two higher tier pieces are more gratifying than a miasma of mainstream. That's why you're continually on the hunt for "better". It's cheaper in the long term too, & you're not stuck with a collection of depreciating "grey porridge" that you'll inevitably want to sell to trade up.

But that's just what I think 🤔👍🏻

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Inkitatus

You're hunting for the wrong watches then!

Once you get a truly satisfying purchase you start looking at straps instead...

Raise your aim, one or two higher tier pieces are more gratifying than a miasma of mainstream. That's why you're continually on the hunt for "better". It's cheaper in the long term too, & you're not stuck with a collection of depreciating "grey porridge" that you'll inevitably want to sell to trade up.

But that's just what I think 🤔👍🏻

Thanks for the advice

Might be time to sit back and rethink

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GoQuartzYourself

Thanks for the advice

Might be time to sit back and rethink

Do what makes you happy mate.

That's just what I've learned (the hard way) from many years of collecting.

Cheers 👍🏻

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For me the hunt is great, then you get the watch and its fantastic. A few weeks later it's less fun than the hunt (still good tho), but after some time it elevates far beyond any of the prior