What I'd really like to know, is why do these two "five-star" Accutrons have the stars arranged differently. The one in the link has them rather small, and at a distance from each other. The new guy's watch has them so close, that they almost touch one another. We're talking of the same model, not unlikely the same batch. A very small batch.
I reserve my right to disbelieve Hodinkee and the new guy alike. Hodinkee, because I know them tossers all too well, and because they're the Donkeys - and, well, fuck the Donkeys. The new guy, because I don't know him at all.
I don't mean it as an accusation thrown at anyone. It's just that I've seen maybe one or two instances of a genuine provenance, in every 50-60 "watches with (insert some jaw-dropping thing here) provenance." Yes, it's OCD, and it's paranoia. But if I wasn't paranoid, I wouldn't be good at this hobby in the first place.
I always hope for the best. Experience, unfortunately, has taught me to expect the worst.
Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Rule of Acquisition no.285