- Posts: 56
- Joined: August 21st 2020, 6:02pm
- Location: Southeastern CT
My first watch was a Citizen Skyhawk Blue Angels edition I purchased in 2009. I bought it online without wearing it and was pretty disappointed when it fit like shit on my 6” wrist. The steel band was terribly inflexible and the leather replacement I bought wasn’t much better.
I joined WUS shortly after that to learn more about watches by reading reviews, asking questions and scouring the internet for dimensions and blogs about dive and military-styled watches. I quickly learned how to buy and sell as a way to try different watches without having to keep the ones I didn’t like that much and to save some money (yeah right). Slowly I built my collection moving from quartz to mechanical. I started with Seiko (Orange Monster was my first auto) and have tried many auto microbrands since. I even tried my hand at watch modding by customizing my SKX173 with a different dial, hands and bezel. All in all I’ve sampled about 90 different watches in the past 11 years and have about 10 remaining in my collection now. These days my budget cap hovers around the $300 mark but hopefully that will change. I still consider myself a noob in the watch hobby world. I like to keep learning all I can when I can. I’m an engineer by profession so I like all things technical.
I’m also a big fan of knives (production folders mostly), fountain pens, tactical pens, multitools (currently have several Leatherman and SOGs) and LED flashlights. Oh, and I just entered the photography hobby with a used Nikon D7100; even more of a noob there.
I recently heard about this website through a WUS acquaintance and have been lurking around checking things out ever since.
Anyway, good to be here. Thanks for letting me in. Hope to get to know you all better.