Siren Call by Alan (Tribe 125)
July 21st, 2006
I’m not meant be
buying Gs at the moment, I’m meant to be saving up for something else. I’ve been
very successful at not buying a Mudman, for instance. So there I am,
strapped to the mast like Odysseus - but then I see something I’ve never seen
before, something I don’t even know exists. Something I might have designed
myself to fit my particular taste in Gs. On a mainstream website too, and at a
very reasonable price - in fact it’s sitting in a trading estate just down the
road… what the hell is it doing there?
I don’t buy it. A day passes. I go back to the website for another look. I
google the model number and get a few hits from Korea - nothing else. I don’t
buy it. Maybe if it’s still there in a few weeks…
I go back to the website. ‘Quantity in stock: 1’. How will I feel if I go back
in a few weeks and it’s gone? It could have been mine! I’m in a rush now… add to
basket… go to checkout… confirmatory e-mail… back to website… “out of stock” -
because I’ve just bought it – it’s mine!
Lets see if I can find any more information on this watch. Vary the search
criteria a bit – a few more hits, but none are European or English-speaking
sites. Hang on - English writing… what’s this…g-peopleland!!!
Sjors has two! One for wearing, one for his collection... and he says they took
a lot of finding! There you are - I was right to do it, I had to do it.
What if I had let the opportunity pass… what if… what if…
New rule: when you’ve got one on the line, and it seems to be the only fish in
the sea - reel it in, reel it in!
It's just arrived on my work desk.
The back looks
like this -
The side looks
like this -
And the top
looks like this