Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
As of tomorrow noon Pacific Standard, I will be formally exiting the 1WC, having sold my SPB167, going down to just six watches on hand and disqualifying myself from contention. I'll be posting tomorrow with a hammer to make it an even 40 days with the JLC Master Geographic (39 days of 1WC and one day before).
Over the past forty or so days, it's been a privilege and an honor being the idiot who decided to bring a worldtimer with no water resistance to a summer watch fast. I would say I would miss the comradery of competition but I think I miss the rest of my collection more, with a particular fondness for watches that can survive a hand washing.
Best of luck to the remaining competitors. God rest your souls for the struggle ahead.
By the by, have I mentioned that I have a charitable auction running?
Bidding is currently at $500 for my lightly used SPB167 (a deal!) and I am committing to double matching any final bid!
Be the one to knock me out of the 1WC!
Picture to satisfy @Aurelian 's strange requests. A fish taco which might have originated from somewhere near California, but likely when it was still Mexico.