This has been a watch I have had my eyes on for nearly ten years. For the longest time I honestly didn’t think I would ever pull the trigger on this until my wife and I found out we were going to have a baby due in the summer 2022.
Back to the fall of 2021, I started the long journey of selling most of my watches that I didn’t have any sort of attachment to. That put a good dent into the grail fund. Then we found out the heart breaking news of that we would have a miscarriage just two days before Christmas which brought unforeseen medical bills. I quickly used my grail fund to pay for the bill because at the end of the day, family will always be first.
Early 2022 rolls along and we found out we were pregnant again! As you could imagine we were thrilled with the news but nervous after all we just went though a few short months back. My wife said, “I think you should get that Omega you always wanted to celebrate.” SO, the saving began again.
After selling lots of gifts from my childhood that I did not use anymore like vintage video games and more collectibles I had the fund rolling along nicely. After more watches sold the fund came to a good place to start looking for the Seamaster I wanted more seriously. Expensive things are typically not for me as I have the weird mentality that I don’t deserve nice things. My wife again told me, “please buy the Omega you’ve always wanted, you saved specifically for it!” So, I did what any good husband would do, listened to my wife and bought the darn thing.
This watch is a culmination of sacrifice, heartbreak, years of gifts from others and a massive celebration in one beautiful hunk of steel.
Here we are, one month away from welcoming our first child due on Thanksgiving. I can tell you one thing, I will be wearing this when I hold our daughter for the first time and it will never leave my collection.