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we all have lists of what watches we plan to buy, or would like to buy. the list changes quite a bit for some. while certain watches remain constant in our hearts, other watches lose their luster. we usually have a grail and then the rest of the pack. my list's rankings fluctuate, but most watches remain on that list. however, at one time i really, really wanted a Rolex Submariner. but now i wouldn't even think about getting one. nothing against the great brand of Rolex, mainly a change of preference.

which watch did you at one time really want, but now would not buy?
 

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I have many - the Hamilton X-wind comes to mind. When I first started down the road to WISdome I really liked this design - but now it just seems too cluttered for my liking.

As mentioned, this is just one of many. I'd like to know if this phenomenon settles down with time in the hobby? I went through my covet list just this weekend - and removed about half - to be replaced by completely different models.
 

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That answer can be sum up by my most recent flips: RW Freelancer, Swiss Army Garrison & Ball Cleveland come to mind, to name a few
 

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A few years ago I thought I wanted a Cartier. I still like their classic tank case, but no longer desire one. I never did the research on them and I lost a little interest.


I'd like to know if this phenomenon settles down with time in the hobby?
Yes, definitely. You may still see a lot of watches you like, but you learn from mistakes that some sizes/styles/colors aren't what you want on your wrist. Good in pictures doesn't always translate to good in person on you.

You become less impulsive too. I try to keep a narrow focus on 2 or 3 brands with 2 - 5 specific "targets of opportunity" from each. If one pops up at a good price I jump on it. Usually, 3 or 4 pop up and I have to decide which one(s) to grab. I let condition and price decide most times.

Your list will still evolve and that's natural. Go with it - and make use of the sales forum! ;-)
 

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Omega Speedmaster. I thought it was the be-all and end-all when i first saw it. After some time and research, I still like it. In the same way i like to sleep in sometimes. If it happens, great, but I can do without it.
 

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There's a few for me. But the two that spring to mind are two Tags. There's nothing wrong with these watches, at all, rather I've just decided that I don't think they'd look good on my wrist.

Tag Carrera. Love the watch's look, but it's too thick for me. When I saw it on my wrist I knew it right away.

Tag Monaco. I really like Steve McQueen, but I just know that this watch wouldn't look good on my wrist, so I probably won't buy one.
 

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I had a thing for the OM, never really understood why since Im not a big fan of divers. Since picking up a few :roll: Oceanaires though Ive changed my tune on divers and not at all inclined to pick up an OM.
The other is pretty much any new Omega outside of the Aqua Terra - due probably to the fact its beat to death on forums.
 

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I love watches as much as the next person but I don't tend to worry about items that I can't afford, can't wear or won't purchase. :thanks
 

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Tag Carrera - always wanted one till I was able to handle one/wear one for the first time, I was very unimpressed and therefore will never buy one

Rolex - of course like most young guys WIS I wanted a Rolex, didn't matter which, just wanted one lol...since then I have owned/wore/handled almost every single model and could not find 1 redeeming quality of any of them esp. for that kind of $ except the Daytona which I think is a little undersized but still nice.

again these are my personal opinions and not meant to be made into any kind of argument over brand quality, technical specs, etc. in the end its different strokes, for different folks
 

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when I first got interested in watches, it was all about a B&R and a Uboat...while there may be a few B&R models that I still like, I want to smack my former self for wanting a Uboat...lol.
 

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For me it's probably the Tag Carrera Chrono. Nice watch, but there are just too many other 7750's out there I rather have.
 

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Probably most Baume et Mercier watches, most Tags (do really like the cal. 17 RS, cal. 11 and cal. 360) and a couple of IWC models I used to love. Egads, I'm turning into an in-house snob! :-d
 

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Citizen Caliber 2100.
I was crazy for this watch, but it's just too big for my skinny wrists.
 

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Tag Carrera - always wanted one till I was able to handle one/wear one for the first time, I was very unimpressed and therefore will never buy one

Rolex - of course like most young guys WIS I wanted a Rolex, didn't matter which, just wanted one lol...since then I have owned/wore/handled almost every single model and could not find 1 redeeming quality of any of them esp. for that kind of $ except the Daytona which I think is a little undersized but still nice.

again these are my personal opinions and not meant to be made into any kind of argument over brand quality, technical specs, etc. in the end its different strokes, for different folks
+1 on the Tag Carrera and well as most Tags, do like the new 500m though.

+1 on Rolex too. I came here searching for Submariner info but there are just so many more watches out there now that I am learning more about them.
 

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The TAG Heuer Carrera Re-issue models for me too (Just loved the look of them) but when they first appeared in Australia they were ridiculously priced for what you were getting and when I was ready to buy a better watch i opted for an Omega Speedmaster.
 

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i had the iwc portuguese at the top of my wish list, but after reading that it doesnt keep very good time, it was removed. it is a wish list though.
 

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i had the iwc portuguese at the top of my wish list, but after reading that it doesnt keep very good time, it was removed. it is a wish list though.

Really ? :think:

I've never heard that...and it isn't the case with either of mine.

IWC Portuguese F.A.Jones...



IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater...



I'm glad I never heard that because I love my IWC's.
 
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