After some years, I'm back to collecting and enjoying watches again. My watches are no longer living in dark boxes.
I thought I'd just do a quick introduction: I'm a writer (though not about watches...at least not yet), and collect what catches my eyes. I dabble in classics, including Vacheron Constantin and Omega, Wittnauer and Lemania, but I also enjoy wearing watches that just are fun.
Now, when I see a movie I miss the plot because I'm focused on what's on the actor's wrists. On a plane a few weeks ago, I complimented the flight attendant on his Rolex. I'm not much fun to travel with anymore, though, because while everyone else wants to see a museum, I'm on a hunt for antique stores that might have unique watches. I don't want to take my watches in for service, only because I don't want to be without them. I bought a book on watch making and am actually reading it. I feel sad for friends who just use their phones to tell what time it is. I bought a travel watch box so that I can have a second watch to take with me on trips. (I guess this last recent change means that I'm really back into enjoying watches.)
And I wonder why doesn't everyone wear a wrist watch?