Friday, June 22, 2012

The Secret Life of a Watch Dude

Ever since high school, I have liked the James Thurber short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."  It's about a man who daydreams of adventure while handling the mundane chores of life.  As a bit of daydreamer, I've always identified with the story.  As a watch collector, I find that each of my watches evokes a certain daydream and the possibility of grander adventures.  When you strap on a watch, you can momentarily be a soldier, a deep sea diver, a mountain climber, a sea captain, or a pilot with every glance at your wrist.

Do you feel the same way about watches in your collection?  For example, if you were or wanted to feel like one of the guys in the picture below, which of your watches would you be wearing? 

US DoD Photo (Public Domain) via Wikimedia Commons

In this case, I'd probably pick my Timex Expedition Core Analog Watch.  It has that all black diver-style look with luminous hands.

Timex Expedition Core Resin Analog Watch

So, what's your favorite watch for super-secret commando raids?

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