Moving through extremes

I like variety and therefore after spending a day with the Flightmaster and its complex and busy dial, my hand picked the Mathey-Tissot MT369, which in many ways is its polar opposite.

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This diminutive Air King Explorer recreation is among the simplest watch that I own, 34.5mm in diameter, 3 hands, a drab dark grey dial and printed indices. No date or any other complications beside a center second's hand.

When I was a kid, most of the watches worn by adults were exactly like that. A watch with a date was a fancy thing and wearing a chronograph was a sure sign that you were loaded.

The MT369 is a reminder that simplicity has its own merit and that the quality of a watch is not always measured by counting complications or admiring finish wizardry. Sometime just being reliable and good at telling the time is enough and for me the Mathey-Tissot is exactly that: Simple, reliable and very comfortable to wear.

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Hot damn, that is one good looking watch. Wish I could find one  in the wild where I am. 

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TalkingDugong

Hot damn, that is one good looking watch. Wish I could find one  in the wild where I am. 

Talk to Vincent, the admin of AMWG FB group. He will know if there are still some pieces stashed somewhere.