I read a lot about those who want the polaris so bad I get the impression they would give their left leg to own one and honestly I dont know why, many wont dive with them and who ever REALLY uses the alarm function, Im never that far from my schedual to ever wonder what day it is so a date on a watch for me is ustless as well ( as is the moon phase unless im a WAREWOLF) Im not BASHING the Polaris and if I wated one I would get one, I just dont want one, they LOOK huge (to big for me, most images I see the watch looks like its hanging over each side of the wrist in the images) I also dont like the fact that the Polaris crystal is the only protection and looks so raised that I would also easily scratch it diving or even just around the office.
I can see where one would be like OH DARN after accidentally bumping it on the wall while walking or working around the office, WE all know that in the past when you look at the time and see that LovELY white paint mark on the face of the crystal only to find using our finger nail to remove it with a relief with a SIGH.
I have like 350 watches but can only wear one at a time (no pun intended) I have 4 Buolova Spaceviews that now are missing the crystal just by it falling off after a BUMP someplace at some time. I have some that needed scratches removed by buffing and some that look like your trying to tell time while in a smoke filled room. I guess its speculative, some say dark chocolate is better then milk and some say milk is better then dark, Men have fought in bars over which beer is better DARK or LIGHT, Draft or bottled.. ( the war rages on)
SO polaris or DSA? I think many want the polaris becuase its rare and is more advertised and promoted as hard to get and with examples here and there creates a panic desire to get one. I remeber when DISNEY movies VCRs were on moritorium and some sold for like $500 then when they released them again for $15 people were LIKE EH its not rare so who needs it. (tickle me elmo as an example)
It must be hard to own a DSA as I and a select few other do own and if MUGGED they would not likely say HAND over your watch just your wallett. Unless the MUGGER is a serious collector and knows the watch. I like gadgets complex movements YES even a moon phase or two which I own that are NEVER calibrated, ( I have been known to get a sunburn in Florida when my watch said I should be asleep)
SO polairs - DSA ( deep sea alarm) gold, steel, platinum, what ever, if it tells time I guess thats fine BUT having something that is desirable or to have bragging rights I guess is just human nature, If it werent we would all be wearing some quartz thing. If at a LeCOultre event im sure all the Polaris guys hang out and im sure the futurmatic group does as well BUT being the owner of a Deep Sea Alarm, WELL youll definitly recognize me, ILL BE THE GUY in the corner all by myself.. SOME JUSTICE..