Thats watch looks very nice Theo. Grats for the raise aswell!
Thank you. It's nice to have hard work validated by your superiors.
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Gratz on the raise Theo and would you be offended if I told you that I think that's not a very pretty watch?
No, it's what us watch nerds call a "tool watch". A watch designed for a specific purpose, that's not necessarily designed for beauty, though some find beauty in their purpose.
That watch is designed to be a diving watch; since I spend so much time in and around the water and I'd also like a rugged watch capable of going anywhere, that was my obvious choice.
I just hope you didn't spend your entire raise on the new watch.
Nah, the watch was €325 with shipping included in that (30 for shipping from Germany to the US). Which comes out to about $400. Very, very reasonable since the watch it's based on generally goes for around $4000.
The watch it's based on, in case anyone is wondering, has a hand-made movement and is a COSC certified chronometer (it will only gain/lose 4 secs daily once set). My watch has an ETA movement, which is a bought movement; the rest of the watch is then hand-made, like the Rolex Submariner it's based on.
And yes, some watches are stupidly expensive.
My grail watch is the IWC Portuguese Automatic in blue/white/silver: $12,400
. Grail watch is the term for the watch one would have if money were no object; the watch one hopes to one day own.