I set a personal goal

Mar 05, 2023,19:41 PM

I set a personal goal of getting a Cartier tank watch by the

end of this year.  I can't just go out and get one as I have other
obligations to consider as they come first.  I have never 
sold or traded a watch and won't start now.  A few dollars here,
a few cents there and I'll be there by year's end.  That gives me
time to decide which I want, automatic or quartz. I've always had
manual wind and automatics but am giving the quartz serious 
consideration.  It would always be on the correct time 
and ready to go, and to be honest I don't think I'm giving
anything up with the quartz.  For those of us who care no
one would know due to the lack of the seconds hand.  Yes,
I would know but would but would be sworn to secrecy.
Wouldn't be an everyday watch, just worn when the mood
strikes me.  I  tend not to set personal goals as they can
lead to disappointment, but in this case I think (know) I can
get there and I'm looking forward to it.

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Nice goal.

 By: InHavenPro : March 5th, 2023-19:52
I like them quite a bit as well. Looking forward to seeing which one you decide fits the criteria most astutely.... Cheers, Filip

Do you really have no watches that you’re willing to sell/trade?

 By: ArmisT : March 5th, 2023-20:00
Depending on how many you have, as the number increases then probability increases of select watches not having the same significance as initially, even if just because tastes and interests change. But I am impressed and amazed to read how resolute you ar... 

I'm resolute about keeping all my watches too

 By: cazalea : March 5th, 2023-21:10
until someone makes me an offer on one... then I'm afraid it's outta here.

Don't forget to consider a JLC Reverso!

 By: patrick_y : March 5th, 2023-21:42
It's another good looking square watch that deserves consideration!

Cartier is a great choice…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 5th, 2023-21:59
I would be interested to hear how it will fit with your existing collection. Above all else I hope you achieve your dream. Best regards Captain

philisophic as ever

 By: Weems@8 : March 5th, 2023-22:53
A real philosopher. The consideration for quartz, it is fun to read. Like the hand crafted wooden watch box your son made. Always a journey with a purpose. Poetic watch lingua. I have a quartz, it is easy. My reason was the incredible work Longines took t... 

I can feel the commitment in your words ....

 By: Kurt Behm : March 6th, 2023-03:33
sounds like you have a sound plan.

Whichever you choose, quartz or auto...

 By: CR : March 6th, 2023-05:30
You'll sure remember it! Good luck with that goal. New or preowned?

Definitely new!

 By: Thomas_3 : March 6th, 2023-14:13

Taking a little time to consider can be good.

 By: Steve E : March 6th, 2023-06:58
I set a goal for 2022 to buy my first Reverso, but along the way I did find myself looking at multiple choices I thought would scratch the Reverso itch. By June I had made a selection and was glad I didn't rush it.

I recently bought a Cartier Tank Francaise with a quartz movement — absolutely love it, no regrets at all about the movement (i.e., not being mechanical).

 By: orahu : March 6th, 2023-08:08
I already have a Reverso and a Gondolo — the TF is a bit different in case shape, bracelet only, and portrays a nice urban vibe. Have fun with your decision and I appreciate your spending discipline!

All the best !

 By: Ping.Timeout : March 9th, 2023-05:10

Will do, will be before year's end.

 By: Thomas_3 : March 11th, 2023-17:27
If everything goes according to plan.