Hello all, I was curious what kind of stories you all had on becoming interested in watches or getting to that WIS status. My own isn't that interesting but it will do. My wife's work sends us on a trip every year if she makes all of her numbers and last year's trip was to Montego Bay. While shopping as a small outdoor mall near the resort I saw a sign with a Rolex sign in the window and for whatever reason, having never held any interest in watches at all, I dragged my wife in and shortly after fell in love with the blue dial Submariner (the first grail of what is now many) and had my interest sparked in watches. Within a week of getting home I bought every watch magazine I could find to try and learn as much as possible and a week later I purchased a mint midsize Movado to begin my collection. Since then I have expanded to 28 watches (all would be considered affordables here), become a mechanical watch snob, become my local jeweler/fellow enthusiast's most regular customer, and have driven my wife CRAZY with my addiction.