This is my first post here on WUS.
Quick background : In college I once had a Citizen Navihawk which found its way to the bottom of a lake in Minnesota by mistake. Now I have a Timex Expedition that I don't wear, and a $30 Armitron thing I use simply as an alarm when I swim laps. I know what you're thinking but don't judge yet! :D
Now I have an 82 year old Iranian neighbor who seems to be a watch mastermind (in my opinion). He recently sold a jewelry shop he ran for 40 years, and has a whole watch room set up, and is always tinkering. Newly retired he still does a little watch repair for a jewelry shop.
Seeing him daily with random vintage watches, I gained an interest. The more I read and see, the more excited I get! I know nothing about watches.
So of course my neighbor is a great resource for me, but I like to keep an open mind. What I'm wondering (and I do mean to be very vague) is where do I begin in the vintage world? I'm ready to start collecting and learning, and I keep watching these lower cost vintage mechanicals come and go on eBay, and I just wonder where to begin.
Any insight is greatly appreciated!
I'm very happy to be here...