“I’m Not THAT Obsessive!”
Maybe about a week ago Timothy Daugherty, a friend, asked me on Facebook, “Do you name your watches?” My reply was, “No. I’m not THAT obsessive.”
He asked the question because I had recently posted some “glamor photos” of several of my watches. I was bored, and it was just something different and fun to do instead of going to sleep. I should have gone to sleep – I don’t get enough as it is.
But it did get me to thinking about what I would name my watches if I actually named my watches. Believe it or not, I found it easier to name our children.
BTW, I have a thing for watches.
A New Series!
So, last night, while I was once again fighting sleep, an idea flashed in my brain. Why not do a weekly blog post where readers on my blog and on Facebook decide what to name each of my watches?
It’s either a great idea, or it’s not. Either way, I’m going forward with it.
Name That Watch!
This is how it’s going to work… Each week I’m going to post a picture of one of my watches, along with each piece’s back story. Then, in the comment sections of both here and on Facebook, you can leave your suggestions.
For the next few days after each post, I will collect your suggestions and then compile the top 5 that I like. Then, probably on Facebook, I will create a survey/poll where you can vote on which one you like the most. The name with the most votes will win.
The person who first suggests the winning name will receive a prize! A prize? YES, a prize!
The winning name suggester will receive an autographed picture of the watch being named – if you want it, of course 😉
So, let’s get to it . . . time’s a ticking!
Watch #1: The Swiss Army Field Watch
This watch was purchased back in the mid-’90s from Rone Regency Jewelers in Chattanooga, TN. The way it came about is that my wife had bought me a beautiful, expensive, very complicated Seiko chronograph for a gift. Oh, it was a beautiful watch, but for some reason, the second hand kept messing up. At one point it fell off! After getting it fixed more than once, I was not the only one frustrated.
Instead of keeping the original watch, and instead of dealing with the mounting suspicions that I was doing something to the Seiko to make it break, the manager suggested I exchange the Seiko for another watch. He suggested something a little tougher (and not as expensive), then guided me to the watch you see here.
Watchu see is a classic Swiss-made Swiss Army watch sporting an aftermarket red-striped NATO strap. This watch is powered by a quartz movement (uses a battery) with a date complication. It also hacks (which means you can stop the second hand to set a more precise time).
The 38mm case is made of resin and has a stainless steel screw-down case back. The crystal seems to be mineral.
Unquestionably, the most outstanding aspect of this watch is the red-enameled stainless steel bezel.
So, can you think of a name?