I had some Xmas/Birthday money from my MIL and I always like to buy myself something special with it that I love and that I can say I bought with the money.
I have a Swiss Type 4/Cream and regular Astro, blue dial flying saucer, spaceview/yellow B case, and my black face B case. I love Astros and I found a nice white face one at one of the "known sellers" and it turned into a hot mess (dial flawed) and after 7 weeks of waiting for a redial, I got a refund.
I love 214s but every time I think about getting one, I am always faced with the anxiety of getting stuck with turd or you get one and have to send it for service because you don't know the service history.
There really aren't any new watches that really thrill me and as much as I love 214s, they can be a bit of pain to get the right one and not overpay. Do you guys ever feel like just saying "to hell with it" and moving on? Maybe i should get one of those new Seiko Capt Willard watches.....new...warranty....easy to service...stylish...iconic...waterproof.