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Back in March 2006, I was head over heels over a square watch, having tried it out at the Omega Boutique in Bond Street.




I loved the unusual combination of Roman and Arabic numerals. All this was brought about initially by my newfound enjoyment of dress watches, in particular the De Ville. I had looked at JLCs but in terms of the price-quality ratio the De Ville still had it in my opinion, sound build-quality, diversity of design and it had the Cal 2500C Co-Axial movement. That Byzantium was so unusual and I imagine hardly anyone I was likely to meet would have a watch like that. It might have been just slightly bigger but it would do. The offer by an AD was too tempting to miss as well. So the Great White was offloaded and in its' place came the Omega DeVille Co-Axial Byzantium.

In the dark, it glowed.



I loved it but it only stayed with me for just a shade over four months. My taste in watches going through its' various stages of evolution you see as it had been over the course of the previous two years or so and even the much loved AT wasn't quite enough for some reason. It wasn't until September of that same year did I realize what would be the perfect partner for my wrist. The Speedmaster Professional.

My only regret was that back in March 2006, the AD who was letting go of the Byzantium was offering a similar discount on the 3573.50. Back then though, a chronograph wasn't in my life you see.....

So how about you pals? Have you bought something only to realize that you should indeed have gone for something else?


Let's talk soon guys since we do that best here :thumbup1:




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Not usually, but recently I decided against a Tag Aquaracer. Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike what I got, I just think in retrospect I should have gone with the Aquaracer.
 

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Hi Zin,

Well, I have never regretted an Omega purchase. I have, however, traded in a Rolex Explorer II in the past, having realised that the Submariner was more my taste. I also bought a Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish and later sold it to move up to the Super Avenger, which I should have bought in the first place. Fortunately, the SO was bought at 25% off so I didn't loose anything and the Explorer II was traded in at the same price I paid for it. However, whilst I owned these two watches I did enjoy wearing them and having them as part of my collection. I don't actually regret buying and owning them as it's all about the learning curve I was on and I do have fond memories of I how I initially felt about them. However, I knew I had to swap them out when I became more learned of what else was out there.

In fact I was looking at my collection yesterday and I was wondering what I might sell/trade in the future because I am bound to want more watches in the future but my collection is now getting a bit excessive. However, I found that I wouldn't want to get rid of any of them. Maybe in the future, maybe not. I think this shows that I have become more knowledgable about what is out there and the alternatives.
 

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Yes Tricks

Indeed you do have quite a collection there. If yo like them all, hang on to them and wait a while before Helen signs off on more watch-buying tokens ;)


Be well pal and continue to enjoy your G4 :thumbup1::thumbup1:




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Good question...:thumbup1::thumbup1:

I happen to change watches as I change moods...;)

Sometimes I feel I ''need'' a diver, then I open my watchbox and pick a diver.

Sometimes I ''need'' a chronograph, I pick one..:D:D

I do love all my watches, it's always a pleasure up open the box and fall in love with a watch...again...:001_wub:
 

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Good question...:thumbup1::thumbup1:

I happen to change watches as I change moods...;)

Sometimes I feel I ''need'' a diver, then I open my watchbox and pick a diver.

Sometimes I ''need'' a chronograph, I pick one..:D:D

I do love all my watches, it's always a pleasure up open the box and fall in love with a watch...again...:001_wub:

Couldn't have said it any better....:thumbup1:
 
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