... tuna cans with cheap Unitas movements in them. The $$$ were going toward outstanding Italian design.
It was easier to rationalize when they cost a couple of grand, and the choice was a Panerai or seasons tix to your favorite team. Now that it's a Panerai or a new car, it's harder to accept mechanical flaws and lengthy repair times.
I hope you get your watch back soon in as new condition.