It is true that I am obsessed with wrist watches of all types. I have been for as long as I can remember. When I was very young my father came home with a Bulova Accutron Spaceview on his wrist. I thought it was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen. Right then and there I was hooked.
For the next 30 years my obsession was held in check by my lack of funds. Now as I have some cash it has flourished into a full fledged hobby. I am a watch enthusiast as opposed to a collector. An enthusiast buys watches for their enjoyment, to wear and use as part of their everyday wardrobe. I try to keep my collection small, buying and selling watches to fund the hobby. I am amazed at how many brands and models there are. The supply of new and interesting timepieces seems to be endless. I truly believe that this is a hobby that could last a lifetime. It is relatively harmless, if you can control the buying impulse. There are plenty of groups for enthusiasts to join so that they can share the obsession with other enthusiasts. As for watches being a relic of the past and quickly being pushed out by the smartphone, well, I don't buy it. I think the wristwatch is here to stay. They are miniature machines with beauty and artistry. Here is a picture of my newest acquisition. It is a work of art. Take a moment to absorb some of its beauty.