About fifteen years ago I found a busted Longines 12.68Z in a car boot sale and paid £1 for it as a project. It served me well and I wear it on special occasions now. I bought another old Longines, loads of old Russians to learn watchmaiming on (Cheap and plentiful, easy to strip and fix) and learned a lot. Then I bought an Omega at a watch fair at which point I realised I've got it bad. Having two of my four preferred makes, I went looking for the other two and have just turned up an old Movado sport with a sub second hand, 1940s or maybe '50s.
A watchmaker of my acquaintance told me that they made a good watch (I like the engines rather than the jewellery aspect,) but apart from that, I know little about them. Is there a Movado nut around herewith an archive of technical stuff? I'd like to know more.
The fourth one? That rectangular green JLC I saw in a shop window on the way home from my first day at work in Cheltenham 34 years ago. I was astonished to find that there were people who could afford to spend on a watch more than I earned in TWO years!