I don't know how or why it started.
A few months ago, on a whim, I bought a 1947 Gruen Precision. I cleaned it up, polished the case, buffed the crystal, and threw it on a nice nato. I gave it to my dad as a gift (he likes old mechanical watches).
Hadn't even given it a second thought until yesterday, when I felt the urge to start another vintage project.
I did NOTHING today but scour everyone's favorite auction site for deals. Gotta be honest, I feel like a waste of space right now :)
I ended up buying two pieces; a Timex diver, and a Waltham (not running, but I loved the case, so I couldn't pass it up).
I love the history. I love the refurb process. I love the retro looks. I love that in a world of 50mm Mixon's and Nichael Kors, I'm rocking a 33mm classic, and flipping the bird to the status quo. I'm a big fan of originality and getting in touch with your own personal style, and vintage ticks both of those boxes.
I'm even contemplating selling some of my newer pieces to fund older pieces. The value for money is outstanding with vintage.
Guys and gals of the vintage forum, where does this end? How far does this rabbit hole go?
Will I / can I go back from here?
I'd love to hear some of your experiences.
And of course, this post wouldn't be complete without some obligatory pics of today's purchases: