I have worn a watch since I learned how to tell the time at 5 or 6 years of age.
My Grandfather was a trader in jewelry, watches and antiques, so always had a few watches to choose from when I managed to break one.
I was never without a watch while growing up untill I moved away from home.
I was at university, in my late teens and skint when I dropped and broke my only watch.
I had to go watchless for THREE whole weeks and can still vividly remember the trauma
I scraped together enough money and bought TWO watches.
There has never been a time since that I have not had at least two working watches and I'm much happier for it.
I suppose you could say that was the start of me having a "collection".
Anyone else experienced the trauma of going watchless for a period?