Same as in 2021 and 2022 I hereby respectfully submit my application for WPAC.
In 2022 I allowed myself one purchase, but made two (the second one replaced the first one). Gifted away another, so two in two out. Not great, not terrible.
This year my goal is to diversify and close my collection. The plan is to purchase at most two watches. First, a chronograph for my birthday in May. Having something to look forward to in the middle of the year should help with impulses. I have rather specific ideas and will submit the model for bashing in due course. Then I will have one slot in the watch-box, which I may or may not fill. That's the goal for this year.
Last but not least, I intend to cut back on watch-related content. I am unfollowing watch brands and related pages on FB/IG/YT. Will frequent WUS less, although I don't intend to disappear altogether. Maybe I'll only visit WPAC. My favourite F17 Casio thread is dangerous, now that 2023 is the 40th anniversary of the birth of G-Shocks, with surely lots of limited celebratory models.
My collection, left to right. One could say I have a thing for dive watches.
- Seiko Samurai Save the Ocean Great White Shark SRPD23K1: on the fence about this one. I like what this watch represents - carefree times, good memories, a joy to look at with its unique dial and dive watch aesthetic. Typically wear it while on vacation. Not accurate enough for me for regular wear (around +20spd), I only grab it a handful of times per year but if I sold it I'd miss it.
- Casio Oceanus OCW-P2000C: Bought it last year for everyday wear and it has performed admirably. Always accurate because of radio/bluetooth time sync, great readability, good lume, LED light, stopwatch and lovely Pepsi bezel made of sapphire. The fact that whenever I look at it I know its perfectly accurate made me forgive the quarz seconds-hand. My only gripe with it is that it's a tad large, but that's a price to pay for all this awesomeness.
- Omega Planet Ocean 39.5: Watch for working from the office, going out, formal wear, etc. Always feels special when I wear it and that bracelet is amazing. The 8800 movement is something else, when worn regularly the watch gains ~0.7spd.
- Casio G-Shock GW-5000: riding watch, slim, small and indestructible, a reliable and versatile workhorse of a watch.