Iím seeking other watch collectors recommendations for a watch that I can use for time travel.
My plans havenít been formalized yet, but I will either be traveling to 1277 AD England, the year England annexed the Kingdom of Gwynedd, or to Egypt in 1505 BC when Queen Hatshepsut ruled.
I'm not allowed to say why I'm traveling to one of these two places in time, and I won't know wherewhen I'm going until a few days before I depart, but I can tell you that I'll be there for a year, possibly a lot longer.
If I'm assigned to 13th century England, I'll probably be able to keep my watch hidden under my clothes. But if Egypt is my destination, my watch may be visible much of the time on my mostly bare arms. For 1277 anything goes as far as design is concerned, but for Egypt I may need a conservative looking watch.
I'm thinking about a watch with an astronomical calendar complication, though I'm not certain about that. Being able to forecast eclipses may make me a wizard, or it could fatally brand me a witch.
A moonphase complication could be handy because knowing when thereís no moon and the night is pitch black will be important. (And Iíve said too much about that now.)
An alarm function would be useful, too, because I'm sure that there will be some days I need to get up before the roosters or other sunrise animals make their morning racket.
It goes without saying that this watch should be sturdy, waterproof, and accurate. Accuracy is supremely important because Iíll be the gold standard for timekeeping. Luminescent hands are a real plus, because candles may not burn all night long.
I'm debating whether or not a watch with a gold band is a good idea. Gold is something that's recognized in any era, making my watch convertable into the local currency, should an emergency arise.
Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and if thereís some strange news story about a Rolex, Omega or some other modern watch being discovered on a skeleton among ancient artifacts, youíll know why.