I have been lurking here for a while and decided that I needed to join you folks.
Looking forward to all the information that this community can offer.
My history of watches includes an old 60’s Swiss Mickey Mouse, which I still have, the original g-shock, newer g’s, edifice and databanks, and couple of screw down crown seikos. My only watch for the last 8 years has been a Traser auto that finally gave up a couple months ago after never being serviced. Pretty impressive, but not too wise on my part. Now I was watchless.
Having gotten used to tritium markers, my next watch was an armourlite eclipse. I like it a lot. Unfortunately I was bitten by the watch bug and have now purchased another t-100 armourlite, a maratech sr-35 auto diver, seiko solar prospex diver, and a botta uno24 neo. ( I must say, modern luminescent paint has gotten very good. I still prefer tritium when I can get it, but chargeables last most of the night now)
I am looking to add a few more types of watches to my collection including an analog chronograph, a modern design dress watch, and an auto skeleton.
I am kind of surprised that quartz watch’s are kind of looked down on by many people. The higher MHz quartz offerings are incredibly accurate and solar offerings negate the dead battery issues. Besides, once you learn how to remove case backs, battery replacements aren’t that hard.
I can go either way, however, an auto Chrono is probably more than I want to pay and a quartz skeleton, well, what’s the point?* Different mechanisms for different reasons I guess. *However, the bulova curv 98a162 is on my short list.
I bought some watch repair tools and have learned how to size bracelets, (yeah!!) and remove screw-on casebacks. Thank goodness for YouTube tutorials.
I am excited to hear suggestions and input from you guys!
More direct question threads to come....