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Firstly, thank you for having me.
I'm a European, or, more precisely, a Brit. And, I'm quite ancient -- in my seventies.
Given that I'm here, it is probably obvious that I'm guilty of both liking and collecting wrist watches. I currently own fifteen, all but one of which are mechanical.
One of the factors that I like most about watch collecting is that there is no "right answer"; everyone has (and is fully entitled to) their own philosophy and taste.
Mine is based on the idea that nobody needs a mechanical watch to tell the time -- a phone will do that more accurately than almost any watch. I regard my watches, therefore, as wrist adornments -- or, bluntly, jewelry.
I like my jewelry to be attractive and unusual.
"Attractive": both sides of a mechanical watch interest me. If a watchmaker cannot be bothered to show me the art of his movement, I cannot be bothered to give him my money -- meaning I will buy only watches with display backs. And, I like every movement I own to be (if only subtly) different.
"Unusual": only a few of my watches come from manufacturers who produce significantly more than ten thousand units each year.
Thanks for reading.