Good morning y'all
I've been lurking here for several months after I saw a reference to WUS in another watch forum that I used to visit. I've recently put a couple of posts in the Marketplace forums and I thought it would be a good idea to at least say hi and introduce myself, lest you think all I'm up here for is to sell stuff, which I'm not.
I've been a watch person since my first LCD digital back in the early 70s. It was a very basic time/date model but I think it cost my father about $100 back then. It's only been in the last 6 or 7 years that I've moved from the high tech to the high end of the watch spectrum. I've been a diver since the early 80s but began doing it more seriously in 2000 so I wanted to get a nice dive watch that wasn't $1000s. That led me to the Breitling Superocean, which my wife helped me pick out. I loved that watch but it lit a fire in the form of a desire to always wear a high quality sport/diving watch.
In 2005, I began volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium and in early 2006, I joined their volunteer dive team and have been diving there at least 2-3 times a month ever since. I replaced the Superocean with an Omega Seamaster Pro Chrono, which eventually fogged after one of my dives and was replaced with a Breitling Superocean Steelfish X-Plus. My watch collection has since grown to include an Omega Planet Ocean Chrono, a Breitling Blackbird, and a Rolex TT Sub. I've been told "No more watches!" I currently have the Steelfish up for auction as I want to use the proceeds from it to help fund the Rolex. The Sub will be my everyday watch...it's just the right size looks so good!
I don't have a lot of watch knowledge to impart to people here but I like reading through the posts from those who do and if I come across a post about motorcycles, computers, or little electronic gadgets, I may chime in.