I joined Watchuseek in 2011, soon after catching the "watch bug". I have always admired the design, precision, and beauty of mechanical watches. I also really appreciated the fact that watches that are over 200 years old are still running.
Soon after that, I developed health issues, Depression and PTSD, and have just recently recovered enough to once again feel motivated to "get back into watches"
My initial enthusiasm led to a rather unfocussed approach. I bought many watches based upon their look, lower price (sometimes), or my attraction to their design. The result is that there is no focus to my collection. I am seeking advice from you all. I think I should narrow my interest and focus to one or two eras, types, etc. This will allow me to concentrate on a manageable subject area.
I do like vintage watches, having English Sterling Pocket Watches from 1809 (a Verge Fusee by James McCabe) and later, to early 19hC wristwatches through to the 1970's, and some modern daily-wear watches. I have several Omegas and many lesser-known makers watches. I do like them, and did wear them to work when I was still working. Almost all of them work, and I had/have dreams of learning to work on them to the point that I can do some maintenance/repair, as many of you on this forum do.
I will be looking to you all for advice and opinions. Please be patient. I may be retiring early, and want to pursue this as a hobby once that happens.
I am glad to have this forum, with its access to all the expertise here from forum members. Any and all advice is welcomed. You cannot insult me as I know little, and am willing to learn, study, do whatever is suggested. I have a couple of working pocket watches that I want to dissect and re-asemble waiting for me.
Any and all advice welcomed!
Thanks for being here,