It was a Freak of a Holiday
One of my local watch retailers was selling a collection of used watches that had me drooling. A watch collector had decided to sell about thirty unique timepieces, and I was told this represented less than half of his collection! What made matters worse was this collection was put up for sale just two weeks before Christmas. I was torn; who can think of buying for one's self during this holiday of giving? In this collection were a Tellurium in PT, a YG Sonata, a YG Freak, a YG UN 160th Anniversary and a SS UN Marine Chronometer! Other brands for sale were Svend Andersen, A. Lange & Son, Union Glashutte, Rolex, Panerai, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger Le Coultre, MIH and Gerald Genta. Needless to say I was captivated for hours looking over the UN collection and the others. I am lucky enough to own the Trilogy as well as a WG Sonata, but that did not stop me from studying the ones for sale. Interesting how the individual Tellurium was marked XX/99 yet the Trilogy sets are marked XX/100. I digress.
The piece that I could not resist was the Freak (1.0) in YG. I had seen this specific timepiece a million times when it was new and on display at my local UN AD, but my budget wouldn't allow it then. Well it must have been fate that brought this specific watch back to me because there it was on sale again and this time almost within my budget. I felt so selfish indulging in any of these watches so close to Christmas when indeed I was out shopping for my wife and daughters. Now I know why jewelry stores also sell watches! I wound up putting a deposit on the watch and I left the store feeling frustrated because I hadn't even spent a second looking at jewelry and I knew I couldn't cover the balance owed on the watch at least for another four months. The thought may have stricken me with a sickness because I fell ill for about two weeks after leaving the store. Fortunately the store did not phone me in this time period, but I decided to call them about ten days after putting down my deposit. I spoke to the watch sales manager and candidly requested a six-month repayment scheme, and I apologized profusely for having the flu and for not having spoken sooner. This manager who I consider a friend was very understanding, but said he would have to call me back after discussing my repayment proposal with the general manager. I did not receive a phone call back....
On Christmas Eve, my wife presented with the surprise of my lifetime, it was the Freak of my dreams! Here are a few photos and videos of my incredible timepiece...
This message has been edited by bjacknot on 2016-01-20 08:04:09