I love learning about the history of models, brands & watchmaking as a whole.
I love looking at a beautifully finished watch and thinking about the hours & hours of meticulous application of skill & talent that it took to achieve the end result.
I love seeing a watchmaker disassemble a non-runner, apply a little (or a lot) of TLC and then seeing the watch come to life & begin to breathe again.
My answer is D
Look who woke up a POET!! Nicely and eloquently stated…
I bet you it’s not on his wrist 😲!!!
A & C mainly 😄
The most important thing for me is an interesting movement. If I like the looks of a watch, but it comes with a Miyota that runs at -25 seconds per day or the like, I wouldn’t buy it.
I‘m a huge fan of in-house calibers, as it shows what a watch company is able to create with its own energy and engineering knowledge. Zenith is a big contender here, or Breitling with the B01 movement for example. Also Oris with the Caliber 400, etc.
Even better when I can see the movement through a clear case back.
Work got my dander up this morning and my creative juices seem to freely flow when I have some ire in me.
I'm a bit shallow. I like holding the parcel and preparing to unwrap my latest watch.
My answer is mainly (c) because I started my collection with the Moonwatch (grew up in Houston during the Apollo era and it was my grail before I even heard of a watch grail).
I love history and look for it in watches even if it is just an homage because who can afford the real historic examples. Owning/ wearing/ holding something that has a tangible (if somewhat tenuous) connection to history that is meaningful to you is a powerful thing.
Even my first and only watch for most of my life has personal history for me because it is my wedding watch.
I say mainly (c) because the Moonwatch sparked my interest in watches and sent me on a collecting spiral. Even though history still often hooks me, a good movement and design now grab me too.
Watch enthusiast and collector. There’s more to collecting than Rolex 👀😆🤷♂️, but Rolex hahaha! In all seriousness I collect what I like.