For me it was about 4 years ago that I saw this Fortis Flieger on the forums and had to have it...before that I almost never wore a watch.
Anyway, it's been on many different straps and lived through all sorts of abuse. For the past couple of years it has mostly been residing in a drawer but I can't bring myself to sell it. Love that orange sweep, the brushed case and the AR coated crystal that seems invisible at times. I put it on a Watchadoo bracelet today and fell back in love with it. Lovely watch and for the money it's pretty tough to beat.
What watch got you interested in collecting?