Omega attempts to alter my collection again!

I have never considered myself a fanboy of Omega.  I never even realized that I liked the brand although I believe that I’ve respected their accomplishments.  So now for the second time in a few months I feel influenced by an Omega watch to rethink some of the pieces I am seeking in my collection. 

Only two months ago, an Aqua Terra nosed it’s way into the collection and made me put some purchases on hold while causing me to have a very light wallet when the opportunity to own a holy grail presented itself.  My most recent encounter of having the collection railroaded by an Omega did not come from a Railmaster but from a Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph re-edition.  This unique looking watch with it’s crown at 12 o’clock and flanking pushers at 11:00 and 1:00 has an additional knob at 6 o’clock.  What for you ask? To rotate the dive bezel.  You see, this crazy looking dive chronometer is a super compressor. 

So how does this very odd Omega cause a disturbance in the force, which is my perfectly planned collection?  Let me explain.  My intent was to collect an example of different watch complications.  There is one hole in my collection for a chronograph.  I had three watches contending for this spot.  The Zenith Port Royal El Primero due to it’s very iconic movement and the watch’s wear ability, The Longines Heritage Column Wheel Chronometer mostly for it’s dial beauty and the Sea-gull SU1963BN Heritage Chrono for it’s beautiful movement, display case back and low price.

COLUMN A

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The other hole in my collection is for a dive watch even though I loathe dive watches.  I have found that I prefer the internal bezel of a super compressor style watch to that ratcheting reject from a checkerboard they call a decompression dial.  Even super compressors still have the ugly utilitarian hands and indices but least of the evils which I have been considering are the Christopher Ward C65 Supercompressor for it’s great colors, a Longines Legand Diver for it’s clean and polished dial or a Jaquette Droz Super Compressor because I probably will never be able to afford a Droz minute repeater and it may be a way to secure a piece from this master in my collection.

COLUMN B

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So on the side of purchasing this Omega is that this single watch will plug two holes in my collection since it is a Chronograph and a Super Compressor Dive watch. It is a very cool shape and fits well.  It has a historic past. It is high quality and it is very pleasing to the eye.

For the negatives, let’s start with the price. This limited edition watch is going to cost between $8000 and $9500.  Adding the Bullhead to the collection will be the second Omega.  There is no rule that says one brand can’t occupy multiple spaces but I try to spread the love for as many of my favorite brands as possible.  By buying one watch to satisfy two complications I am limiting the size of the collection and not owning one more watch that may have bought many hours of joy to my life.

What would you pick? The Omega Seamaster Bullhead or one watch from column A and one watch from column B?  Which ones or different watches than the ones I am considering. Thanks.