Your 'Blanc Pain' story recalled memories of a
fairly similar story of my acquisition of my BP.
It took place after a rather liquid lunch on New Year's day 2005,when i decided to visit the nearby AD who had the watch on display for about a year.
After a short session of trying a few pieces and bantering about prices, i managed to secure it at a very good discount---guess it was the new year spirit
The watch,10 years later ,in 2015
Just before popping the champers 10 years later
And i'm still enjoying this very much,especially when the full moon beckons