What, it's been that long since my last post?
Well, I'm still collecting, trading and selling watches. I must say though, the last two years has seen a shift in what's in my watch roll. And I suspect part of this shift has to do with the fact that I have not travelled to a watch gathering south of the border since pre-COVID where lots of vintage North American made watches are bought, sold and traded (at least at the shows I attend).
So then, what AM I gravitating to these days? Well, modern wristwatches with 39 mm widths or greater. I'd say a big departure from the vintage watches (1920s to 1950s) in my collection that generally have a much smaller profile. Moving to watches 39 mm or greater is, well, big.
|Ummm...my watches of late aren't really this big|
(i.e. the size of a tuna can).
So the Omega below is by no means a tuna can on my wrist, but at 40 mm wide, it's 10+ mm wider that the bulk of my vintage watches that are between 25 mm to 30 mm wide.
|40 mm Omega Seamaster|
Vintage watches (at least those North American brands like Hamilton and Elgin) tend to have a smaller profile like the Hamilton Putnam below at 27 mm (and the watch that started it all for me).
|Good comparison between the 40 mm Omega and the 27 mm Hamilton|
Now I've seen watches as large as 50 mm wide but I have nothing that large in my watch roll. And at 50 mm, that's probably a family sized Costco tuna can. Perhaps the largest wristwatch in my collection at the moment is the Oris below, shown beside the Omega Speedmaster "Casino". The Oris chronograph is just shy of 43 mm wide.
|43 mm Oris and 40 mm Omega on my wrist.|
So, at this point in time my collection evolves, again. And while my tastes shift, finding, researching and of course wearing wristwatches, remains constant.
If you want to see what I've been collecting lately make sure you check out my Instagram accounts @inatimewatches and @myseikos.