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I've gotten it in my head I only need one Arnie and maybe I should sell of my other 2 so I Can fund sbbn015. Heres the catch I already own sbbn017. But I want the black bezel and the mm like clasp of the 015.
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Is it crazy to sell 2 arnies for a current watch?
2nd question is it crazy to buy sbbn015 if I already have sbbn017?
It's like I need someone to say forget the three Arnies, keep one and get the 015, or I need someone to say What are you crazy keep those Arnies!
 

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I've gotten it in my head I only need one Arnie and maybe I should sell of my other 2 so I Can fund sbbn015. Heres the catch I already own sbbn017. But I want the black bezel and the mm like clasp of the 015.
2 Questions:
Is it crazy to sell 2 arnies for a current watch?
2nd question is it crazy to buy sbbn015 if I already have sbbn017?
It's like I need someone to say forget the three Arnies, keep one and get the 015, or I need someone to say What are you crazy keep those Arnies!
You should be crazy if you're actually thinking about flipping those Arnies, or one of them for that matter.....
If I was in your shoes I'd wait a bit more, gather the necessary funds, buy the tuna and keep those awesome Arnies in the stable. But that's just me, you know....
 

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And also for the part of your question regarding wether you are crazy or not for wanting a 015 while actually owning a 017, well, I'm not the best person to say that to you. Wanna know why? Well, let's see, shall we: my current tuna collection comprises 4 (four) SBBN011; 2 (two) SSBS018 (plus 1 NOS inbound); 2 (two) 7549-7009 600m; 2 (two) SBDX011 (yes, the emperor tuna! i bought a 2nd one :eek: ....), 5 SBBN007 (yes, five!). As for the Arnie, I also currently own two of them - one H558-5000, and one H558-5009.

So if you think you're crazy, I shall fall in the asylum case category! :D
 

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Ha ha LOL Chris you're an Animal!!! Ha ha What a collection dude! You know what I think I just realized what my problem was. I convinced myself I had to stay at 10 watches! I just decided 5 minutes ago after reading your first reply that I needed to let go of that thinking. I do however need to focus on only keeping grails. I'm focusing my collection on only show peices, but, no limit on numbers. It's been a debate in other posts lately. I have now decided not to worry about quantity as long as it's all quality. :) If that makes sense. I just need a bigger box!
 

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I have been so worried about a limit of 10 watches. To H--L with that thinking. I'm back on track. With a WIS addiction like i'm afflicted with I need to let go of limits on quantity. It will drive me nuts! Or nutser! Ha ha :))
 

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Ha ha LOL Chris you're an Animal!!! Ha ha What a collection dude! You know what I think I just realized what my problem was. I convinced myself I had to stay at 10 watches! I just decided 5 minutes ago after reading your first reply that I needed to let go of that thinking. I do however need to focus on only keeping grails. I'm focusing my collection on only show peices, but, no limit on numbers. It's been a debate in other posts lately. I have now decided not to worry about quantity as long as it's all quality. :) If that makes sense. I just need a bigger box!
Bro, you're commiting the first cardinal sin of the WIS manual: just forget about flipping and imposing a quantity limit to yourself regarding your collection. I think you are right in aiming high on your standards, but there's no need to put a strangle in that amount. If you actually buy all the watches you long for, provided they make you smile from ear to ear upon looking at them at the end of a crap day at work - like the one I'm actually having today - then your investment was all worth it.

I own a marine master. Guess what's gonna be my next purchase? You guessed right if you thought "hey, Chris will shoot for a 2nd MM!" These watches are gonna skyrocket in value in the next decade, trust me.

The hell with limiting a number of pieces in one's collection. I'm totally against this. Life is too damn short and we should strive for whatever makes us happy, and if 100 watches or 1000 are gonna achieve that, so be it. There's no need of a "burden of conciousness" in watch collecting, at least in my book.

I see you recently bought a BFK jdm and is offering it up for sale. IMO, I think you're nuts for doing that. It's an extremely well made piece. I have one, and actually love mine. Could not live without it. It's MM kinetic version, for me. You just barely bought it and I can see you are just flipping it for trimming's sake of the collection. Don't do that, dude. You are gonna miss that watch badly, trust me....

Finally, since you're too unsure of the 015, why not aim a little higher and go for the SBBN013 - 1000M? You won't believe how cool that watch is. Every tuna freak should own at least one 1000m tuna quartz....
 

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I've gotten it in my head I only need one Arnie and maybe I should sell of my other 2 so I Can fund sbbn015. Heres the catch I already own sbbn017. But I want the black bezel and the mm like clasp of the 015.
2 Questions:
Is it crazy to sell 2 arnies for a current watch?
2nd question is it crazy to buy sbbn015 if I already have sbbn017?
It's like I need someone to say forget the three Arnies, keep one and get the 015, or I need someone to say What are you crazy keep those Arnies!
What? Are you crazy? Keep the Arnie's! Also, forget about the sbbn015 because you already have a sbbn017. But if you just can't forget about the sbbn015, save the money for it and keep the rest of them. Why? Because if you really like them and they are paid for why part with them? They aren't costing you anything sitting there. Besides, all of these will probably continue to appreciate over time, so what's the rush to sell?

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Great advice man! Loved it. Yeah I have the MM300 incoming too. I Bought Jack Wongs. Excited for that baby to land. The price will indeed climb on that model. You are so right on the BFK JDM. I was selling it for trimming reasons. Sharp observation my friend! I actually withdrew it this morning because I was feeling so iffy about it. If it sold right away I would have gone with it. Actually what was happening was I was thinking because I had MM300 incoming, I no longer needed BFK-JDM. :) I love hearing you still love BFK. it a really well made watch.
 

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What? Are you crazy? Keep the Arnie's! Also, forget about the sbbn015 because you already have a sbbn017. But if you just can't forget about the sbbn015, save the money for it and keep the rest of them. Why? Because if you really like them and they are paid for why part with them? They aren't costing you anything sitting there. Besides, all of these will probably continue to appreciate over time, so what's the rush to sell?

Mike
Thanks Mike! I love the advice you guys are giving. It's so spot on.
 

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Great advice man! Loved it. Yeah I have the MM300 incoming too. I Bought Jack Wongs. Excited for that baby to land. The price will indeed climb on that model. You are so right on the BFK JDM. I was selling it for trimming reasons. Sharp observation my friend! [glow=red,2,300]I actually withdrew it this morning because I was feeling so iffy about it.[/glow] If it sold right away I would have gone with it. Actually what was happening was I was thinking because I had MM300 incoming, I no longer needed BFK-JDM. :) I love hearing you still love BFK. it a really well made watch.
Wise men are known for changing their minds uppon common sense setting in! ;)

You're on the process of building an outstanding collection, my friend. Keep on your track and everything will be fine. I was cringing to see you let go of such a fine piece like the BFK - and yours is the JDM.
 

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Thanks man. I needed some good advice today. I was going down the wrong road for sure. It's so much clearer to me now. I'm keeping BFK and setting my sights on a 1000m tuna. :) But first, I need a bigger watch box ha ha ha. Cheers Bro!
 

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I can't give much advice on the Arnie, MM or the Tuna's as I have yet to own any of them but I did want to welcome you to the affliction of watch collecting.......lol
 

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We are all in the same boat Jay...
luckily you didnt flip any of your Arnies as they are getting harder to source in good condition and of course 'reasonably priced'..

More ppl now are flipping their SBBN007 tunas and soon to be SBBN017(not sure why but I see quite a few in ebay sometime ago)..

Since you have a SBBN017,don't flip this one too...keep this one as a 'modern 300m quartz tuna' and get the new SBBN013 1000m quartz tuna instead. Rather than have a sbbn15,which is almost similar to 017. If you really want just change the bezel will be good enough.

-SBBN017 or SBBN007
-SBBN013 or SBBN011
-SSBS018
-7C46-6009 600m "ashtray" Professional
-6159 automatic tuna
-lastly Arnies H558-5009/5000 and H601
 

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And also for the part of your question regarding wether you are crazy or not for wanting a 015 while actually owning a 017, well, I'm not the best person to say that to you. Wanna know why? Well, let's see, shall we: my current tuna collection comprises 4 (four) SBBN011; 2 (two) SSBS018 (plus 1 NOS inbound); 2 (two) 7549-7009 600m; 2 (two) SBDX011 (yes, the emperor tuna! i bought a 2nd one :eek: ....), 5 SBBN007 (yes, five!). As for the Arnie, I also currently own two of them - one H558-5000, and one H558-5009.

So if you think you're crazy, I shall fall in the asylum case category! :D
Damn you, you're the reason the I can't get one for a decent price on the used market. Awe inspiring collection, post a picture or give me a link to a picture, I would love to see all that tuna in one location.
 

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Of course! Let me receive the SSBS018 NOS inbound and next thing you know, pics will be posted here! Just one detail: all my four SBBN011 were bought BNIB from Katsu-san. Paid exactly $1,100 for each. They were all bought during december-2008 and april-2009. They are 100% all new. From all the 4, only 1 in being gently worn by me. No diving, no scratching, no scuffing, no dinging on walls and door hinges, lotsa and lotsa and lotsa babying the watches;

All the 3 SSBS018 - including this NOS inbound - were sent to Japan for batt replacement, gaskets all over and new crowns. All were bought from st. steel reputation forumers that we all know very well around here.

All the 5 SBBN007 were also bought BNIB, all from Katsu-san, between september-2008 and march-2009. Paid $450 each. From all 5, only 2 are currently in rotation - one mounted on a buffed (not shinny) watchadoo and the other mounted on a flat vent original Z-22.

The 2 SBDX011 were also bought BNIB from Katsu san, between september-2009 and january-this year. Never ever worn. Both.
So when I tell you guys Katsu san ROC 8) KS, I'm not kidding ya.

The 2 7549-7009 600m were also bought from 2 of the best reputatable guys in here, who coincidently also sold me 2 of my 3 SSBS018. One of the 7549 has a NOS movement. Both were sent to Japan for servicing - new batt, new gasket kits, new crowns.

I can say that I'm a happy camper in the tuna department. The only icing on the cake still missing are 2, actually: the 6159-7010 and the coveted SBDX005 (REISSUE Y2K 600m).

Tunas do good to one's health!
 
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