Very cool watch Dave.So I know a few of us are watch collectors/owners, and I figured it'd be an idea to get a bit of a horology appreciation thread going so we can all have a virtual pipe and polish session, perhaps get a few more folks down the rabbit hole of watch collecting.
My story started a few years ago now, and I'm around 16 watches in regular rotation with two or three that I love and keep but rarely see wrist time.
My addictionMy hobby is mainly focused around affordable, mechanical watches, but I do have some quartz watches in my box, and use a wearable when I'm doing certain things as I don't want to damage my watches, but it's quite rare these days to find me with a naked wrist. The rise of the YouTube watch community and global markets and shipping have seen some interesting stuff creep into my collection over the years.
6 of my watches are "dive style", one's a proper certified "diver's" watch and two are Vostok's which are Russian jobbies.
And it all started with a Seiko 5 field watch in green.
View attachment 295646
Non hacking or hand winding, reference SNK805K2, purchased around 2018 I think.. I'd had watches before this but this was my first proper "mechanical" watch and the one that really started my love affair with Seiko as a brand. Yes, I'm that guy..
37mm case diameter, so quite small but it's really easy to wear this every day, and it works, and keeps working and keeping time, albiet a little fast, it's super legible too.
It's on a cheap green NATO strap in this shot, I tend to switch the straps on this one a fair bit but it works well on this strap, so tends to live on it in the box.
As you know, I've got a decent watch collection, with some rare vintage stuff.
Today I'm wearing an Omega Seamaster 300 - META tested beyond any Rolex. I'm really impressed with Omega's new stuff.