Sunday, July 22, 2007


"Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. "

Marcus Aurelius

I don't know what the right word is for those that share my affliction. I am a watchaholic. Hmm, that doesn't sound quite a right. I think the favorite term for people that have a serious watch collecting addiction is WIS for short. "Watch Idiot Savant" is the long form. We live, breathe and dream watches.

Every watch purchase can be justified. Camping is a perfect excuse for a new watch. What if, just what if, you were lost in the woods. A compass watch like the Casio Pathfinder SPW-1000 comes to our rescue. For those with higher aspirations, a Breitling Emergency may be the perfect answer.

Camping of course is not the only perfect excuse. If you are refereeing a soccer game for your kids' soccer league, a perfect complement is made by Sinn: Sinn 303 World Cup. Not only is it appropriate for soccer, but as it's a limited edition, it has investment value as well. Never mind the fact that there are probably as many limited edition watches today as there are stars in the sky.

A vacation on the beach, surely requires a watch that is water resistant. How about a Rolex Explorer II or a Rolex Submariner? Or an Omega Planet Ocean? After all, if it is good enough for James Bond, who am I to argue.

Like most WIS, I spend a lot of time reading the watch related forums. Timezone, Watch-U-Seek and ChronoCentric are my favorite forums. The trading forums where I can see what people are selling and buying are a very good resource for someone that is always contemplating a new watch purchase.

Which brings us to the reason for this website. My goal is to put the time I spend on these watch forums to good use and provide a useful service by writing a weekly series on the pulse of the used watch market.

Well, let's get on with it then ... Enjoy. Comments are always welcome and appreciated.

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