Pretty soon I am going on an OS holiday ( honeymoon actually!) to Rome and Egypt- pretty excited really!I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what watch to wear.
Initially I was going to wear my SGW100; so many +'ves- cheap, light, world times, compass, reliable, tough and expendable.
But I gave it to my dad after he visited me.
So I have been pouring over my collection, should I go with one of these beaters? I wondered
or something more classic from my vintage collection?
I dug out the ones which had world time, as part of the elimination process. The short list:
I really wanted to bring my GW5000, but it's too good to lose. The others are a bit uncomfortable; The Edifice is a pretty solid choice, but a little clunky and chunky. Giez would also suffice, but if you have ever owned one they are a bit cumbersome to operate and slow. My Futurist has dual time, and is already a veteran of the African continent- serving me well for 4+ months in Tanzania a while back.
For the first time I wish I had a newish watch with advanced functions, but then again I am watch-sentimental type...
So I though,a dual time watch would probably be handy and not much fuss to adjust a couple of times, which eliminated my DW6910 and DW002 and my 5600E beaters and DW5000-1JF. But not my old DW5600C's bless them !
Most of my vintage collection is too good (too annoying to replace them mainly)
So in the end I found an old junk module with cosmetic damage ( A Japan 'A' coincidentally but with some minor bubbles and an overly polished swirl back), old band and one of those $5 bezels I got recently and viola travel watch:
Checked the gasket, lubed it up. New battery. It's lasted 20+ years so far, I am sure it will last another few weeks!
But... just for back up, my wife will wear her baby-G- which has world time.
Hope you enjoyed my collection and feel free to comment on which watch you travel with.