I've been thinking about a CR in white metal for almost a year now in order to complete my existing collection of YG, RG, both with sub-seconds. A white metal CR with center seconds would be the perfect complement. Then the details/reality started to enter into the picture:
Ref. 6694 is a model that didn't really appeal to me at first, and while it has grown on me, still doesn't appeal to me enough aesthetically (I love the cal 1072/1, which led me to my ref. 6782 Thunderbird....thanks Dean
, which is sort of my Batman alternative)
The Pt. CR 1907 is really nice
, a little large and thick, but more importantly, out of my price range for a time only watch
. (This led me a little of the VC trail and I've been looking at the Pt. Richard Lange as a CR substitute.)
The 1990s ref. 47022 in WG is really hard to find, I understand it was very popular in Japan but haven't seen any available in the secondary markets. (This has led me way off the VC trail and looking at a couple of time only Grand Seikos.)
Then there is the ref. 2215 that is the topic of this post...it's aesthetic is OK but not my favorite. But it also led me to think, "when would I wear this watch instead of my Gen. 1 OS chronometer?"
Through these mental excersises, and some unsuccessful bids/offers made, I realized just yesterday that the OS Chronometer meets all the things that I'm looking for and I already have it! Its a white metal, the only chronometer I know of that that VC has made in modern times that is not part of the CR family (hey, I was willing to go as far as Lange and Seiko for CR substitutes), and it is truly a complementary piece to my other CRs in terms of usage...they never compete for the same wrist time/occasion.
I guess its true that one looks fonder at things that one doesn't have, and that things often come back around in a circle.
(my small tribute to VC's Chronometer history)