Phew, seems like ages since I posted on the forum. lots of things have happened in the interim to keep me busy and away from watches.
Been traveling like a gypsy the last few months and it ain't letting up anytime soon. Hotels, planes and cars seems to be my middle name at the minute. Also just got back from 3 weeks in Ireland. My kids graduated and we had our green card interviews. Happy to say I am now an immigrant ...... whoooowhooooo Next step, citizenship, but a while to go before that happens. in reality it took 38 years but the wait was worth it.
It was brilliant being back home and spending time with my mum and kids and family. We did a trip down to County mayo to go to Cong, where the Quiet man film was shot. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in a classic movie about Ireland. watch it if you haven't seen it. Hell, watch it again if you have. The trip was so much fun and I brought back a great Blackthorn walking stick.
Also bought a house. holy crap, I've now become Home Depot's best friend. I don't think watches anymore, I think spanners and lawnmowers and mirrors and bathroom stuff and drills and ...... well you all know how that goes. My days of buying watches are now officially over and I'll probably have to sell everything just to paint the deck
I'm officially going broke like the rest of the country
I'm real happy with the house. I always said that when I win the lottery I'll buy 100 acres of land with a house and a load of signs saying "bugger off and leave me alone". That ain't gonna happen but the wee house we have although it has a small garden, backs on to 48 acres of park. Check the view out the window.
It's like owning 50 acres and not having to cut the grass or pay the taxes. Happy man indeed. Just bought a power wash as I need to blast the fence and deck and then paint it.
I now have somewhere to put up all my Doxa watch paintings which are in the book. I'll take a photo when they are up.
I did dig out a couple of watches and take some pics on a chair sitting on the deck in bright sunshine. Quick and dirty but when I get the time and set up the light tent etc, I should be able to get some good shots
On the subject of watches. looks like Doxa have big things in store. The new Searambler should be a beauty and of course the new HRV case has all the makings of the perfect homage to the vintage Conquistador. My thoughts would be to keep the caseback thin to lower the center of gravity of the watch and allow it to sit better on the wrist. The GMT bracelet is a great idea especially for the thicker Synchron style case.
I'm sure there have been some nice mock ups of an orange dial HRV "classic" case SUB made. I'm looking forward to seeing images of the new Rambler and whatever else is coming down the pipe. Might just get me back into watches........ well, after I finish unpacking the 150 boxes that are in the garage