I am at work the other day, and I am talking to the manager at a new car dealership client of mine. He looks over and and says "Oooh I like your watch!" ( I am wearing a Citizens Perpetual Calendar on a new lizard strap that I think looks sharp, so I am happy it get's noticed ) I say "Why thank you, I just put a new strap on it that I am breaking in." He then proceeds to tell me he LOVES watches, and has a great time seeing all the different kinds that come through the dealership.
I ask him if he is a collector, he says "no just an admirer."
I look on his wrist and see a very nice vintage Citizens diver "ish" looking watch.
He then says.
"I own one watch that I got 30 years ago as a wedding gift from my wife, it has gone through 10 or so batteries, keeps great time, and I wear it everyday, it is the only watch I have ever owned. She got it for me because I used to be late for everything."
I think of several things then. Wow that is a great story! and WOW 30 years shows one durable watch! And then WOW 30 years with ONE watch! One! No matter how sentimental I don't think I could ever do just ONE watch.
How about you?