A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I was just a kid with a shimmering interest in watches. I recieved my first wristwatch at my eight birthday in 1980 and it was a manually winded bluefaced Ancre watch and I loved it.
It looked something like this (but not an automatic):
Had that for several years until digital became all the rage and I got a digital watch looking something like this:
and a bit later even one including a real calculator.
Than the digital hype was over and a new one started....it Swiss, it's Quartz, it's Swatch. Fancy Smancy plastic watches that suited my tiny bankaccount perfectly (relying on newspaper route money and some summer jobs)
I had this one and i Loooooved it
and I saw that you can still get it for the hefty sum of 250 dollar (mine was about 40$ in 1987).
followed by this one in 1988 :
For graduating I received a nice quartz Seiko Chronograph and that lasted me about 5-8 years.
And than I bought myself my first Automatic. A S-Line Mondaine watch looking similar to this one (with a still scratch free saphire, and a bit larger SS case):
After about 8 years of that the sh*t really hit the fan and I'm stuck with the lot of you (and you with me )
2 Omega's and a third on it's way...