Not much to say about my love for watches.
I have six watches altogether. All are my favorites including a free gift from my daughter, a Star Wars all black dress watch. Each has its personality:
- The Garmin Forerunner 25 is a GPS watch to accompany me in my running. I bought it for USD 175.
- The Casio Tough Solar Illuminator is my top of the list. It has the stopwatch, 5 alarms, timer, world time, and 24 hours military time. I got it for USD 60.
- Next is the Ball Engineer Master Diver II. My heirloom piece. I bought it for USD 875 to replace the stolen Rolex Submariner. Turned out to be a better value for money Swiss watch.
- Then I recently purchased a Seiko Solar Diver. Another steal purchase for USD 209.
- Finally my long trusted companion, the Casio Mudman military watch which I bought for USD 125. It has 10 years battery life, 200 m dive, military time, 4 alarms, world time, two stopwatches, and a timer. After 10 years, still going strong. I just need to replace the battery.
I am so in love with my watches that sometimes I wear two at a time. I had seen General Norman Swarzkopf Jr. of Desert Storm wear two watches. I was inspired by him.
I also adore Invicta Pro Divers series. I did not buy them but I collect 9 of the photo models. They have great designs but their quality is a hit and miss issue. I'm also not going to overindulge myself in collecting watches for cosmetic purposes.
My watches though not expensive are reliable timepieces. I am a rugged man and I want my watches to be robust. Invicta will not able to withstand the demand of daily use like my current watches. But I do love their design because they copied the Rolex Submariner.
Call me sentimental, but I do miss my Rolex. But instead buying another Rolex, I had my eyes on the Seiko Kinetic Diver. If I buy this watch, it is out of indulgence.