Excuse Me Sir Do You Have the Time?

My Ugly Swatch Watch

So its been a while. What have I been up to? How about WRISTWATCHES! Since May, Dave and I have emmersed ourselves into the world of Watches, specifically mechanical watches. I have always had a love affair with the watch. Ever since I got my first Timex Ironman (the first model ever), I have almost always worn a watch. Then sometime in college I stopped. I got tired of falling in love with my watch and then having the battery die and not being able to have it replaced properly. I don’t do well with change. Once I like something and make it a part of my life I don’t give it up easily. (Case in point: I used to crush hard over Britney Spears. Then I gave up on her back in 2004. I have yet to officially replace her with a new celebrity crush.) Over the years I bought many Swiss Army quartz watches. They were a couple hundred bucks but they never gave me the same feeling of satisfaction that my first Swiss Army watch gave me. (I should point out that it was a Chinese knock-off) In the end I went back to my first love of Timex. They were cheap dependable watches. They “Took a Licking and Kept on Ticking”. Then my freshmen year of college I brushed up my watch against a cinderblock wall and scratched the face up real bad. This sucked because I loved that watch. I still wore it with the scratch until it died.

That was the day I stopped wearing watches. Sometime in 2008 I bought this rediculous Swatch Watch that connected to the Internet over FM frequencies. It was big, ugly, and orange but it got me thinking about watches again. Fast forward to May 2009. Dave and I start talking about wristwatches. It turned out that we both had a facination with them and we fed each others minds with information we would discover each day on watches. We made a decision that we would purchase our first REAL DEAL mechanical watches. Our quest began…

I’m guessing at this point that I’ll do individual posts about the watches I’ve acquired since then. I’ll try and feature Dave’s too. Who knows if I’ll ever finish this. It might end up like the Peggy Board; which is still in my closet and I’ll get to it one day. It should come as no surprise to any of you that I tend to leave things unfinished on here…

Till next time.