This looks to be my last new old watch, and my penultimate watch of 2022. (I technically have another in transit but it will be my first of 2023.) This is a Heloisa, which was a brand of Gilomen & Cie. They registered the brand in 1912, but did not register the fancy "H" scripted logo until 1950. So, my personal search for a pre-1950 red second hand continues. I have to take it home, find a more permanent strap, and clean it up.
For 20 years my collection has consisted primarily of mid-1960's minimalist watches and 1940's rectangle "tank" watches, with a few quartz beaters thrown in. I never would have looked twice at a watch like this. What could have changed that would have made me buy several of them?
I think that the answer is to be found right here on Watch Crunch. I think that I have been "influenced" by one of our chief vintage influencers. I blame @Porthole.
In addition to military style watches I am also more accepting of quartz movements. I had been very anti-quartz. I may have been confused. Perhaps, I was just anti-Fossil.
Who on WC has influenced you? How has your taste changed or expanded under the sway of WC?