Okay the thread about the Saddam Insane Fortis got me thinking? Would you buy a watch with a dark sinister history? And if so would you wear it?
That Fortis is a horrible looking piece of tack. But like it or not it has great social and political history (if original). I have a number of watches from the DDR, the former East Germany, which is considered to have been one of the most oppressive regimes in modern social history. The majority of my DDR watches are just normal watches for the people at the time. But one watch is for 30 years’ service in the Stasi. Another an official gift from the SED. And the 3rd an award issued to members of the DDR Civil Defence. So all three with a dark history. One watch I really like and have been wearing for two weeks now, but the other two are pretty much Commie tat but I want them for their historical significance. So what are your thoughts? I suppose it really boils down to if you just collect watches and/or have an interest in history also, or not….