30th March 2014 is the day I mark when I got bit by the Horology bug. In reality it is the day I finally registered on WUS forums after lurking for almost three months before that, the bug had already taken hold a few weeks prior.
I am sure some of you must have heard the story of how I got into it, and if not here it is in short form -
I had recently got a friend to book my spot on the WUS HMT White Pilot/Blue Hands run just out of curiosity. My only watch prior to that was a Swiss Legend Commander I purchased way back in 2010 from my first paycheck. Anyway, the HMT worth $25 arrived and I was reading what people had to say about the watch and movement when someone posted a Hublot worth $24000. Needless to say I was left speechless for a second and then I wanted to find out what was the difference between the two watches and why the price difference. I began reading on WUS and a few months later I was so far down the rabbit hole that I didn't remember a life I which this hobby wasn't a factor.
Coming back to the present, I was supposed to do this post on the 30th of March 2019 but life got in the way. Since taking these pictures I have also had the profound realisation that I was buying for the sake of buying, to accumulate for bragging rights, and I wasn't giving each of my watches sufficient time. Now I have decided to markedly shake up the collection and change my habits. The plan is to reduce the collection load to a more manageable number, maybe take the collection upwards in brand and monetary value than just numbers. Well, better late than never.
Let the pictures do the talking!
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