kfalk wrote:Cool, Eric. That gonna look killer on Stewart's strap.
Thanks, Kelly! I'm pretty excited about this one!
Funny how going "backwards" in collecting can still be equally rewarding. Normally the 6139 is a gateway drug for this sick hobby of ours, but I find myself as excited as a $10K watch incoming.
I've always thought the Seiko fanboys were pretty smart in their collecting approach... Although I'd be hard pressed to part with my 116600 or the likes, there's something to be said about a solid collection of vintage Seikos which, for the most part anyway, won't break the bank compared to one or more BIG purchases.
That being said, you start to realize why most take-up amateur watch making as a hobby to reduce potential service overhead. It's pretty cool... Except when you consider most of these guys spare parts caches make the hobby economically unfeasible and downright greedy.
Maybe someday when I don't have a rambunctious 3yr old I'll roll-up my selves and give it a go!