What is your name? Bradley Marker, MD, general surgeon with Wiregrass Surgical Associates in Dothan, Alabama.
How old are you? 36
What do you do for a living?v I'm a general surgeon.
What got you interested in watches and what do you love about them?
My wife insisted I buy a Rolex as a reward for making partner in my practice. Once I had it I was hooked, and found the Rolex forums several days later. My interest in horology grew exponentially over the next year.
Do you have a favorite watch brand? If so, what is it and why?
Rolex. No doubt. Very solid watches, a joy to wear, durable, and an heirloom to leave my kids one day. High quality that doesn't completely break the bank. If you have a little self control. Which I do not always have.
What watch(es) are getting your wrist time lately?
Probably split between my Stainless Steel black dial Daytona 116520, my Sub LV 16610 and my Pepsi GMT MASTER II.
What watch that you own or owned had the best story you could share?
My Daytona was an anniversary gift from my wife that she left under my pillow the night of our 10th anniversary. It was completely unexpected and probably carries the most sentimental value of any of my watches.
What advice would you give someone just starting out as a watch enthusiast?
Read, read, read. There's so much out there to learn. Make it fun. Life's to short to sweat the small stuff.