I used to be quite a watch aficionado, with the complication that I couldn’t actually afford anything I really wanted. So I mostly stopped caring.
The complication remains but my interests go in cycles and it seems I have come back to the fine art of horology. Doing the best I can with what I have, today I purchased a nice Seiko 5 for a sum so low it is actually a bit embarrassing, so I won’t mention it here! Picture is below.
I read a comment somewhere not long ago, that fine watches, since they do appreciate over time, may probably be better long-term investments than many stocks or bonds – particularly in a market climate such as exists at the present moment. This may be all the excuse I need to buy something proper! At least watches are something an engineer’s brain can understand, not like the endless abstractions of the financial market.