If you couldn't tell by my handle, my grail is the Speedy because I grew up in Houston during the Apollo era. I would have purchased the other Moonwat...
Rocketfancommented onWatch Shopping in Japan 2023 - JDM Watches to Look Out For·
Bumping this conversation hopefully. I am going to Japan in April and am also planning to get a JDM watch as a memento BUT except for the new green Alpinist GMT (when I really prefer the Blue and suspect that I could get a better deal even on the green one online), I can't think of one I want. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Since I don't sell watches and don't quite understand why it's ok to restore classic cars to pristine condition but not watches but appreciate meaningful/ historical wear, I am undecided.
Basically, I don't mind taking a light polish (or polywatch) to remove every day wear (I don't need to remember that I scratched my BB GMT on the toilet door of my old office) BUT if my personal watch got a ding from some meaningful experience like when my 85 year old Dad gave my brand new Speedy a good whack with his fork at dinner after hearing me drone on and on about how many tests it passed to qualify for the Apollo program, I would probably leave that alone.
Needless to say, I don't value someone else's meaningful or less meaningful dings unless they were significant (earned in some significant event or worn by a historic person).
Rocketfancommented onFor god's sake, can we finally put a fork in it? AKA, putting an end to threads about "which watch is a better investment?" or "which watch will hold its value better?"·
TLDR but I agree and never understood watches as investments (I love them too much to ever sell). Watches as investments makes far less sense now that the insanity of the Tulip like watch market pandemic/ crypto influenced bubble has popped.
Rocketfancommented on(Only Hamilton Khaki Field Auto 38mm)Asking: Share your 3rd party bracelet·
I don't know how modestly priced you want it but if you are interested in vintage vibes, try a Forstner beads of rice or Komfit mesh.
If can afford it and really like it, buy it. Most of my watches are pretty similar to each other but it's because I like stainless steel tool watches. Of course, I might have too many Divers and GMTs with rotating bezels, but who doesn't!?!? 😜
Rocketfancommented onWould you use a watch winder?·
Only so I don't have to set my Travelers GMTs every time I want to wear one of them. I love the complication but hate the lack of quick set date. Also, the winder would be a good rationale/excuse to finally buy a watch with a perpetual/ annual calendar plus moonphase.
As many have said, the prices of Rolex Sports models (which has been the real issue lately) won't down until Rolex is purchased more as a quality tool watch instead of as a status symbol/ brand signaling/ investment/ whatever else. Which means it is not likely anytime soon.