I have worn a watch since I was 4 years old and became an 'enthusiast' about 12 years ago. I have enjoyed the long journey of different online communities, hot and cold periods of collecting vs. time away, podcasts, tinkering with movements, and friends I have made by way of watches.
My one longing with this old hobby of mine was to make it more of an active hobby. Buying watches, reading about them, talking with people, etc. are all enjoyable but they are also all pretty passive.
I decided to combine my passion for watches with my intermittent hobby of drawing. Now I am about eight months into this new hobby. It has been a fun challenge to draw watches and it has also given me a deeper appreciation for design. When I have to spend time thinking about proportions, spacing, fonts, or a unique curve in a lug, I feel like I get much more familiar with a design and how the different elements come together to create the whole. I am still having as much fun as I did when I started back in April and have no intentions of stopping.
Now for my question. Has anyone else taken their passion for watches in a new direction? Maybe diving more into photography, art, community, or otherwise? Thanks for checking out my post and I am looking forward to hearing how you all like to engage with the hobby!
Edit: Someone asked for my ig so I am adding it here as well: inkabloc