One Month on the Wrist, pt. 5
Been slow at posting this one as I've mostly been staying away from WUS the past month and from this thread in particular.
I joined the 2021WPAC out of interest as opposed to any kind of need. It was fun to read such a diverse range of topics, post a few watches that have been bashed and take part in a few discussions. But, I must say that I've also been surprised by just how devoted / addicted some members are to buying and selling and feel like something of an imposter or maybe a rubber-necker.
I simply don't have any real desire to own another watch and certainly have no problem resisting temptation when I go and try something I find I like (recently an Oris BC burgundy). Having no clue/confidence how to sell any watch I own no doubt helps me resist buying a new one, but also I just like the ones I own too much to deny them wrist time (a bit of a cliche, I know).
So, I feel a tad out of place posting this, but as my previous posts have been taken in good nature, it would be a shame to leave out my Oyster Perpetual.
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The 34mm size comes as a bit a shock at first and it takes me 3-4 days to accept the size, but as expected, over time it becomes normal. And it genuinely does wear larger (I tried a 36mm Oris BC and it felt dainty vs the OP).
It's less than 18months old and runs both precise and accurate, so no issues there. Legible, feels solid, great bracelet etc. I think what appeals to me most about this watch, after a month, was how natural it became to wear. It felt "right" on me somehow. Unobtrusive, subtle, restrained - something like that.
I'm wearing a Rolex but I'm not declaring it.
The simple elegance of it appealed to me, even as I wore it out hiking or on a construction site. And of course it looked very at home for the nights out when I suited up over Xmas and NY.
Negatives? Okay, on occasion. I did wish it had a bit more oomph on the wrist. And I must confess that at the back of my mind, the northern England working class bloke in me still has conflict over wearing something so expensive. But it is a superb watch and 99% of the time, I'm delighted I own it.
Anyway, I'm taking a break from 1 watch per month. I have just one watch left anyway, but at the start of January my GS was calling me and I have a rubber strap to put on my Orient at some point this month too, so I'll maybe finish off in February.
Thanks for reading and a Happy New Year to all.