I finally filled the box up, so I figured this would be as good a time as any to drop my pants. It also happens to coincide with my 3-yr anniversary since getting bitten by the watch bug.
The last piece of the puzzle and my most recent addition was the Stowa Prodiver. Great watch!
The first expensive watch (in the context of the time) I owned was a Swiss Army quartz watch. I bought it when I was 21, with my first army paycheck. Damn I was proud of that watch, and all my army buddies were jealous. I still have it. I recently put a new strap on it and gave it to my dad to wear, and he does everyday.
Then came a Gucci quartz dress watch. My wife and I each bought one in their respective male/female sizes. It was a lot of money to us at the time (we paid full MSRP, not knowing any better!) and I wore that watch proudly for a number of years. She still wears hers, and though mine doesn't get any wristime any more, it now serves as the "timekeeper" in my watchbox.
That watch in a roundabout way led me to WUS and mechanical watches. I had a bit of condensation under the dial in the summer of 06 and I started to get worried about damage. I received a repair quote that I thought was excessive, and started investigating what else was out there.
Needless to say, it was a revelation. Three years and a healthy dose of OCD later, the photo below is the sum of my journey to date.
As you can see, I'm a pretty simple guy with simple tastes. In terms of future plans, I'd like to add a chrono at some point, just not sure which one yet.
Apologies for the rambling thoughts, dismal photography, dust particles, fingerprints, cat hair, etc...
Hope you enjoyed.
And my Stowa family...