I have owned just one watch since 1988 and worn it virtually every day for the last 30 years. My Heuer 2000 Professional has been to Pro Time a handful of times and been utterly reliable in every way. While I change the date to keep up with the varying number of days each month, I only change the time twice a year for daylight savings time. I don't recall ever adjusting the time because it has been faster or slower than my phone, computer, or "time and temperature" back in the day.
Somehow I get exposed to this watch collecting thing and discovered a lot of neat stuff out there, and now I want a Seiko SKX011. That is, until I learned that the SKX may gain or lose several minutes or more each week. I read about exceptions that are reported to be quite accurate, but the "spec" is nowhere near accurate enough and I don't want a watch I have to adjust every few days.
That led me to the SBCM029, but it occurs to me that I'm being too dramatic. Did I get lucky 30 years ago buying a watch as a complete novice?