When did you develop self awareness?

I'm realizing that some of the straps I have for my Panerai don't do it any justice, specifically the leather bund strap that adds a ridiculous amount of bulk to the watch. When I initially bought it, I thought it was a tough looking piece, and now I feel like it cheapens the watch beyond redemption. 

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Taste and perspective change with time and experience. But that doesn't necessarily make a previous opinion wrong. If you enjoyed the watch at the time, that's all that matters. Your preferences will likely continue to evolve.

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gbelleh

Taste and perspective change with time and experience. But that doesn't necessarily make a previous opinion wrong. If you enjoyed the watch at the time, that's all that matters. Your preferences will likely continue to evolve.

I think it's mostly buyer's remorse for spending so much on a strap that I wore a handful of times, but I see your point. 

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Jewbaka

I think it's mostly buyer's remorse for spending so much on a strap that I wore a handful of times, but I see your point. 

Yes, I have a "buyer's remorse" drawer full of straps and other things myself. But that's how we learn.

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Develop self-awareness? I'll let you know once it happens! 🤣

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I wouldn't be surprised to add them up and discover that I have bought and sold hundreds of straps over the years.  It's all part of the process...

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You live and learn that’s what life is about 👍

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Tastes change, thats the way it goes.

Most Panerai watches are strap monsters, even better because of the quick change lug system.  I keep mine on the OEM Antique Brown Croc w/Deploy.  I find the Panerai bracelets way too heavy and bulky although I keep one of my Anonimos (bascially a Panerai) on the bracelet.

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We all go through it trust me. Tastes change perspective's change.😉👍

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gbelleh

Taste and perspective change with time and experience. But that doesn't necessarily make a previous opinion wrong. If you enjoyed the watch at the time, that's all that matters. Your preferences will likely continue to evolve.

So what you're trying to say is with age comes loss of taste and I will start to prefer less and less tasteful watch straps.

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Yeah man, live and learn. I’ve certainly bought stuff and then looked back and thought “what the hell was I doing?!”

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Buyer's remorse? That's common in collecting watches. I know everytime I buy a watch I live in fer that I'll fall out of love with it. Same with straps, buckles, heck, I now have buyers remorse at buying a basic watch winder. 

Watchbros and watchsis; the pickiest of the pickiest.

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You might circle back in a decade or two.

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I became self-aware 2:14 AM, Eastern time, August 29th, 1997. I then launched missiles against targets in Russia because I knew that the Russian counter attack would eliminate my enemies over here. This cleared the way for me to begin my termination of the human race.

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Ah, the old "it seemed like a good idea at the time". There are probably cave paintings from tens of thousands of years ago depicting this concept.

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Mister_T

Ah, the old "it seemed like a good idea at the time". There are probably cave paintings from tens of thousands of years ago depicting this concept.

It was for the military show in Reading Pennsylvania, so it was part of a half-assed military cosplay. 

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gbelleh

Yes, I have a "buyer's remorse" drawer full of straps and other things myself. But that's how we learn.

I fully agree. That being said, that "buyer's remorse" stash of straps gets recycled quite often in my collection, meaning that sometimes it's not a watch waiting for the right strap, but a strap waiting for the right watch. 

To truly have buyer's remorse the strap would not work on any watch. Those are relatively few.