Not something I thought I would get this year. I knew for a long time that I wanted to own a mechanical chronograph.
I didn't want something sporty, more something on the elegant historic side. I talk about the Junghans Meister Telemeter, Big Eye and so on. But, stuff is expensive at 2k CHF and more, so I had to discard those ideas.
Other brands like Tissot, Certina, and Claude Bernard made mechanical chronographs at around 1k CHF, but I didn't like the designs. There were some discounts on Hamiltons, other Junghans and Aerowatch that I was Eying up since those designs looked nice.
Then came the online warehouse, and I thought: "They have around 14k watches listed, I'm sure they got something that I was looking for" Iron Annie and Zeppelin had what I was looking for. All are between 830 and 1K CHF. After around two weeks of thinking about the purchase, I decided to get the Los Angeles Automatik. This year or next didn't matter, since I will buy one anyway.
I left out the whole secondhand search I did.
I love the dial, creme color, silver datewheel, logo not too big. But, can someone tell me what the red outer ring is supposed to be? Doesn't look like a telemeter and the tachymeter is below😕.
It is powered by a Seiko NE88 movement, I didn't find a lot about it but what I found was mostly positive. Sure looks good.
I am happy that I got it this soon, this is the nearest thing I had to a grail watch.
However now, I don't know where to go with my collection, there isn't anything that I want at the moment. Could this watch be the end of my journey?