Hello. My name is Jason, and I'm an Alcaho Watchaholic. It's been 3 days since my last drink I last wielded a precision screwdriver and 2 months since my last purchase. ('Watchaholic' is what my wife calls me.) I'm new to forums apart from a brief flirtation with a vintage roamer watches forum so please be gentle. Not really sure how I got started but the 1st watch I really fell for was a Rotary Chronograph US02394-04 about 4 years ago.
Lives - Bristol, Frampton Cotterell
Works - Too hard!
Tastes - 'I know what I like and I like what I know.'
But, I really don't know a lot.....which is good because there's loads of stuff I can learn to like.
I prefer mechanical because I like the idea of having a brilliantly intricately crafted miniature machine whirring away on my pathetically small 6.5inch wrist, quietly doing its job.
I like to think I'm not a 'watch snob' and my daily wear consists of 2 watches. A 'beater' during my long working day delivering parcels. This is a quartz Pulsar PJN305X1 military style chronograph which immediately went on a 'James Bond pattern' NATO strap. The other watch which is getting daily wrist-time is a Seiko Mid-Size Diver SKX013K2 on a shark-mesh from wjean in Canada. This stays on all weekend and every evening to keep it wound. I also love that it's 'Alive'. When I say 'Alive' I mean that it's not perfect and I can regulate it by lying it in different positions overnight.
Wants - Omega Speedmaster Professional, Longines Retrograde, Omega seamaster planet ocean with the orange bezel, Omega seamaster 300m Blue mid-size, Archimede Pilot 39H Automatic B watch, Sinn 656 or 856 (I'm not fussy :), Junghans Max Bill, an R.W.Smith watch purely because it's made from scratch in the UK. Pipe dreams.......
Currently - Recently enrolled in the 'Timezone Watch School' and am attempting to disassemble and reassemble an eta2801-2 movement. It's very slow going as I'm trying to learn a bit about the parts as I go, and don't have a lot of spare 'quiet' time. I am, however, finding it very rewarding, if a little expensive on the tools.