We all love watches, but there must have been that pivotal moment when you was given a watch or purchased a watch that gave you this bug. What's interesting about this hobby is not just the watch itself, it is also the stories and emotions, sentiment and research and hunting that's goes with it along with. Everyone experience is different but everyone's experience is interesting.
My parents bought me my first watch when I was 5 years old. It was mechinical. A timex snoopy watch where Snoopy's hands are the hands of the watch. It's funny because in a 40 year cycle, I ended up adding an omega snoopy sliver anniversary to the collection. I used to love winding my watch everyday before school. The watch brings me lots of happy memories and also the hard times of my childhood. I used to wear it everywhere.
I still have the watch and its still working. I gave it to my son when he was 5 and now he is 12 and doesn't fit him. It sits in his wrist box. But there are times when I go to his watch box and handle the watch and evolves happy memories.
If you have a watch that started it off and wish to share, tell me about it. I would love to know