Aside from all things food & drink, my obsessions these days (always) seem to be watches, sunglasses, & cameras. Traditionally I’ve purchased for myself a new watch in the winter, and a new pair of sunglasses in the spring. My last watch purchase was the Longines which I wear most days since my wife has commandeered my vintage Omega.
I bought that in November 2008, I think. 2009 was no year for me to buy a new watch.
The last pair of sunglasses I bought, was the summer prior. I picked up a pair of Ray Ban Caravans – way before they were offered at J.Crew. I wear them every sunny day I go outside. (no, I’m not a hipster nor a celebrity – sunglasses serve the purpose of protecting my eyes from the sun.) I love these things, and well last summer was a summer of few purchases.
Last weekend I finally picked my next big purchase – a new DSLR camera. I decided on a Canon – EOS Digital Rebel XSi 12.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera which I will buy from Best Buy thanks to an abundance of earned Visa rewards points. (otherwise I would have gone to B&H)
With my belated honeymoon trip to Paris coming up soon, and a food related photo project idea, I figured it was time to get a serious camera. It’s not professional grade – in fact it’s probably just a few steps above entry-level I the DSLR world, but it’s a big upgrade from the little point-and-shoot I’ve been using for the last few years – something else my wife thinks she’ll be able to commandeer, but I’ll still need that little fella for work. Boy, will I have her fooled…
So, with the cost of this purchase seriously diminished due to the use of the credit card earned points, I’ll have plenty of left-over cash which I should put away or put towards my Paris trip. But, no… I spotted something that has piqued my interest, and like an idiot I’ll probably obsess over it and end up buying it.
In keeping with my traditional obsessions I’ve discovered this watch – an Orient automatic day-date watch for a mere $100. The cool thing about a watch like this is I could easily remove the leather straps and instead wear it with a grosgrain band. In fact, I could wear it with a different band every single day. That’s how versatile I could get with this watch. Plus, it’s available at Epaulet – a store literally down the block from me.
Am I crazy to be obsessed with such things? I suppose my purchasing obsessions could be more expensive. I suppose I could just save more money, but what fun is that? I haven’t made a decision on the watch yet, but the camera is a done deal. No turning back.
What do we think about the watch?