Hello, everyone. This time, I'd like to address to vintage chronograph admirers here in WUS.
Since I begun collecting vintage watches, this particular complication draw my attention. Abstracting questions concerning the intrinsic utility of such a device (and that of mechanical wristwatches, by the way), I came to simply appreciate the technical feat these watches represent, as well as its aesthetic value and the various solutions envisioned to the problem of chronography. Some guys have a thing with divers; my thing is with chronographs...
Having gathered some fine vintage dress watches, which constitute my main interest, as these are the fittest timepieces to my dress style for the daily, I decided to indulge in my passion for old chronographs. I've already acquired some: a custom made Valjoux GHT, a Junghans J88 and two Seikos 6139. I plan to expand my collection, adding different calibers to it, as I appreciate variety in my watch set.
That said, I'd like those who already have been bit by the chrono bug to share their experiences: what drew you into this particular complication? What is your favorite caliber and why (reliablility, versatility, functionality, aesthetics, history...)? Which caliber, in your opinion, should never be out of a collection?
Your thoughts will be much appreciated, gentlemen.