A few days ago, I met up with an old friend. We hadn’t seen eachother in a while, so I was curious on what wristcandy he was wearing. He did not dissapoint me: a 34mm yellow gold Omega De ville.
But wait, a yellow gold dresswatch on perlon and a sweater? Risky combo, but he rocks it! I HAD to feature him on the blog.
So, could you tell me some more about this watch?
I’m always hunting for watches on auctions. This one actually was my first dresswatch, and my first Omega. I remember being excited but also doubtful when I got an email that I won the auction. Will it be too small? Will I look like a grandpa? Will I look like a pimp? Why did I bid again?
With these vintage watches you never know whether they will fit you, or just look old fashioned. Luckily this one had a more or less casual look.
When I bought it, it had an awful strap which really messed up the watch. But a friend introduced me to perlon straps. It gives the watch a more casual look, and I rock perlon on every watch I have!
How did you get into watches?
My interest in watches goes back to my childhood. As a kid I always liked the idea of wearing a watch and knowing the time. After a while, it felt weird not to wear one. It was like wearing socks.
My interest in timepieces themselves grew over the years as did my budget. A few years ago I wanted my first serious timepiece, and opted for a dive watch. After weighing the pro’s and con’s for weeks, I was sure, it was going to be a Tag Heuer Aquaracer, no doubt about it.
I went to the store to buy the Aquaracer, and left the store with a Longines Hydroconquest. Screw the pro’s and con’s, it was love at first sight.
The comfort and versitality of the Hydroconquest is just amazing. I wear this with a suit, but I also wore it last summer when I went backpaking trough Vietnam. It knows how to take a beating.
What’s yout ultimate grail watch?
Royal Oak, no doubt. Any royal oak actually, I’m not that picky.
For the moment I’m saving up for a Navitimer Cosmonaute. Once again I’m lovestruck, and I can’t help it.
Why the Cosmonaute? I’ve always been a big fan of the Navitimer design, and the Cosmonaute makes it even a bit more special. Instead of a regular dial counting from 0 to 12, this one goes from 0 to 24. How cool is that? So actually you won’t make any mistakes anymore to am or pm.
I’m even selling my Omega De Ville for the Cosmonaute. So if someone is interested, don’t hestitate to contact me. 😉
Wait, did he just try to sell his watch trough my article? Shameless move.
Cool guy though.