What is your name? My name is Micha
How old are you? Well, I bought my first Rolex in 1983... :-)
What do you do for a living? I am self employed, always have been.
What got you interested in watches and what do you love about them?
I always liked watches, and really wanted to own a dependable tool watch that would be 100% waterproof because I used to own a water sports business.
Do you have a favorite watch brand? If so, what is it and why?
Rolex, especially the stainless steel sports watches. Almost indestructible, reliable and in my opinion, classy looking. Furthermore, certain models have strong value appreciation potential.
What watch(es) are getting your wrist time lately?
The Rolex Deepea Seadweller, which I consider an engineering marvel, but also an aesthetically pleasing piece due to the domed crystal. My two favorite vintage timepieces include a 1969 Tudor Submariner Blue Snowflake [pictured at top] and a 1969 Rolex GMT 1675 Pepsi bezel [below]. For special occasions I break out my prized Daytona 6263 from 1980.
What watch that you own or owned had the best story you could share?
My triple-six Seadweller, the first Rolex I ever purchased. Fifteen years later I sold it to a friend after buying a Zenith Daytona with a white dial.
I soon came to regret having sold it. A few years later, my old Seadweller's bracelet broke. My friend decided he did not want to spend the $1200 to purchase a new one, and I offered to buy the whole watch back. He agreed, and I will not be selling it again :-)
What advice would you give someone just starting out as a watch enthusiast?
Research, Research, Research. Once you figure out what you want, it is best to purchase pre-owned. If you want to sell it a few years down the road, you may get your money out or even make a few dollars. Better yet, keep it, enjoy the appreciation to come, and save up for your next timepiece.