Recently, I sold off all of my watches.
I then started up a small solar/atomic G-Shock collection.
I immediately became obsessed with the concept of these watches because of Casio's claim to accuracy (atomic signal) and long lasting battery (rechargeable solar cells). I also became obsessed with making sure that these watches received the time signal every night at one minute past midnight. I spent hours locating spots around the house where these watches were to be left so that they could acquire the time synchronization signal from Fort Collins, Colorado. Therein lies the problem. You see, I must have my one watch on 24/7. Atomic watches, Casio G-Shocks, at least, must be placed on a stable surface and not moved so that they can get the signal. So, my way around this was to take the watch off just before midnight and let it, and or watch it, synchronize. If it wouldn't "synch" on its own, I would conduct a manual "synch". Then, I'd strap it back onto my wrist and go to bed. This crazy system caused me to stay up way past my bed time. on a regular basis.
Finally, I had enough of that nonsense and sold-off all of my solar-atomics and ordered myself an SKX171
and a Stella super jubilee with generic clasp (I really don't need the Seiko clasp).
The Seiko is scheduled to arrive soon, and so is the bracelet. So, in the meantime, I'm wearing an old Seiko auto dress watch
that I bought for my late stepfather back in the early 90's. It's too small for my taste, but I like it nonetheless. I love the dial and the hands. I don't have to synchronize it, or make sure that it gets enough light!
Time for me to get back to basics!
Thanks for reading.