Weird question, I know....but this has just happened to me.
I have always loved watches, since I was a teenager. Unfortunately I never knew much about them and pretty much knew of the brands I would see in the watch sections of department stores. This was before I found this forum and became "enlightened."
So for my birthday 5 years ago my then fiancé, now wife told me she wanted to buy me a watch. We went down to Bloomingdales and the second I walked up to the glass case my eyes went straight to a white faces Baume et Mercier Riviera. I couldn't take my eyes off of it and decided then and there that I had found my birthday watch.
At the time I didn't even know much about what an automatic watch was, every watch I ever owned before was a quartz.
So I picked up this beautiful quartz dress watch and wore it with my suit to work for months with great pride.
About 6 months later I found this forum and after much reading found myself looking down upon my "quartz" watch. Upon the purchase of an automatic (my Montblanc) I pretty much stopped wearing the Baume et Mercier. It found its way to my watch box and there it stayed. I eventually added more automatics to my collection and slowly forgot about the B&M.
Recently I decided that I needed a white face dress watch. All of my automatics were black faced , so I figured it would be good to diversify and I targeted a Nomos Tangente to buy soon.
Then one day a strange thing happened. While taking another watch out of my box, I decided to just take out and try on the Baume et Mercier again. I needed to go extra dressy for a special occasion and I thought its slim profile would work better than my automatics.
I tried the watch on and *BOOM* I remembered why I was so taken back by the watch in the first place.
Yes, its quartz. Yes, it isn't a JLC or a Zenith or a Glashutte Original, but you know something it is one damn good looking, simple yet beautiful watch.
The battery has since died and I am looking to replace that this weekend.
I am so happy that I gave this watch another chance...it isn't the Nomos that I wanted and will eventually get, but I am so happy that I have re-discovered this watch and it is firmly back in my rotation.
Sorry for the rant, I was just curious if anyone else experienced something like this?
Oh and here are some pics I took this morning on my iPhone of the watch....