Hello all. I am 19 years old who loves horology. Here are my watches and their roles in my life.
This is a Timex Automatic. My girlfriends mother bought this as a graduation gift. This watch is on my wrist at almost any given time including formal events. It looks very very sharp! I enjoy this watch the most because of the work that some human put into making it. I love the intricate design of the movement. When I first obtained the watch, it's polished hands had finger prints on them, and the inside of the crystal was not "crystal" clear. My watchmaker pulled it apart and cleaned it for me. At the time, it was running 15 seconds slow per day. I have been recently adjusting the movement myself and it now gains 30 seconds per week, using positional error to my advantage. I absolutely cannot get it more accurate than that. I am done adjusting it! I dropped this watch on a hard tile floor, and it still runs perfectly. Other than that, it has not experience any other abuse in it's life.
This is the watch that I wear when I exercise, or whenever I go hiking, swimming, etc. I am a pilot, and I accidently wore this watch on a flight. Thank goodness it had a rotating bezel, otherwise the flight would have been a disaster.
Now this is my pilots watch. This watch is amazing! It's cheap, and has regular time, Greenwich (Zulu) time (all aviation time is reported in Greenwich time) a stopwatch, a backlight, day, date, year, military time, and an alarm with a sleep function!
This watch has been in my family since 1966. My great grandpa lived his life on the rails of the railroad. He was a conductor. After he passed away, his son (my grandpa) obtained it. About 6 months ago, he passed it onto me. He said it was because I am his oldest grandson. This tuning fork watch gains about 1 second per day. It has very beautiful humm to it.
THATS IT! THANKS FOR READING!!