Am I alone in thinking that the earliest models of any given watch are very often the best-looking and the most functional? For example, last week I succumbed to the charms of a Torgoen T4 after trawling through all subsequent offerings from this pilot watch company and concluding that they were spoiled by ever more cluttered and hard-to-read dials. The T4, on the other hand, is in my opinion destined to become a classic, just like the famed Seiko SNKF11. What do you think? Does style suffer in the name of ‘progress’ and function suffer in the name of fashion, or am I just becoming a fuddy-duddy in my old age? I call the bug-eyed Graham Chronofighter as my chief witness for the defence!