Yeah I know crazy title. Just curious if anyone else has had a similar journey. One of the first watches I remember wearing in my teen's and early 20's was a simple black faced quartz Citizen dress watch on a black leather strap. Time went on and I developed a greater fascination with mechanical watches, picking up my first "good" piece, an Omega "Bond Seamaster" which I loved. Of course, like many WIS, I got bored and sold off the Omega and bought something else (Subsequently I bought and re-sold at least 2 or 3 other Seamasters). I changed out the collection often, going through various phases such as Dive watches (Omega, Breitling, UTS, Sinn) then a German watch phase (Stowa, Nomos, Muhle, Damasko), Luxury phase (AP, JL, Chronoswiss, Panerai), etc. to name a few.
Entering into my 40's the watch interest started to wane. Family responsibilities along with thoughts of saving for retirement and financial security made me change some consumption habits. Slowly I pared the collection back to very few pieces. Namely lower priced Seiko's, ie SKX007, and Bathy's, etc.
Today, I want an accurate, simple time keeper which looks decent, wears comfortably, and is fairly inexpensive. Hence, I am back full circle to wearing a nice looking, Citizen quartz for everyday and find that I am quite content. Thanks for reading my random thoughts.