I was never really a watch guy. My grandmother got me a Wenger two-tone in 9th grade, I bought myself a fossil in 10th grade because a) the Wenger was just too gaudy for me b) all my friends had fossils and I didn’t know any better. I then proceeded to wear neither and now they’re lost in my parents’ basement somewhere. Also I got an adidas sports watch as a groomsman present 3-4 years ago.
Then something in me snapped around October 2013 and I’ve been on a watch-buying spree.
A Victorinox Field Watch: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3JVU6Q/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
A Casio Illumintor:
And most recently a Tag Aquaracer:
But wait, I’m not done. I’m eying a Tissot Le Locle with a black leather band (gotta have at least 1 kinetic right?), a Casio Databank (calculator watch), something in ceramic just for the sake of having something in ceramic, and this timex: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UCVMK2/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AGUVYSQC67TL9 for no good reason other than I think it looks good. It’d look good in olive too.
I wear the Victorinox on weekdays because I don’t want the Tag to scratch on the desk/keyboard at work and I alternate between the Tag and the Casio on the weekend depending on my disposition (usually Tag). Problem is, I’m wearing out that leather pretty hard.
Even after I check off the wishlist (probably will by the end of 2014 because none of them are extravagantly expensive) there will probably be more. A blacked out eco-drive. A two-tone Seiko. Obama’s Jorg Gray. A Burberry watch with that nifty checked fabric strap. An Omega Seamaster to play James Bond. The Rolex sub so I can be James Bond*. Pantek 2020 or bust.
Thoughts? Opinions? Talk me down? Share your own list/wishlist?
Disclaimer: Yes, it’s entirely irrational and motivated out of sheer vanity. As someone else wrote in a long-dead watch thread, it appeals to the engineer and woman inside me. Precision meets jewelry.
*Or maybe the GMT II like Johnny LA. I like the military time bezel.