I'm asking because I've noticed that most stories I've heard about broken watches were really expensive ones. 🤔
When I was 16 I spent 3 months in Denmark with a steel watch that was missing half the glass and had a strap that I made from some old chains. I even made the "spring bars" from a keyring.
Damn I wish I had a photo. I don't even know what brand it was or where I got the original watch before it broke.
Maybe from a charity shop or car boot sale in England (similar to an American garage sale but it's in a big field).
I've destroyed something like 20 watches over the years. They were all Kenneth Cole fashion watches from Costco - had no idea that I should have simply had a G-Shock, which would have survived the biking, hiking, and rock climbing just fine.
I suspect we hear all these stories about high end watches getting destroyed, because those are the watches that cost a lot to replace!
Wow. Doing hot chick stuff must really take its toll on the watches.
I stopped my Seadweller in a bad surfing fall a few years ago. A service and fixing whatever I did to the inside (broke the mainspring, maybe) was about $500.
I remember the thought process:
Later that night. Huh, my watch stopped.
I'm just a dude