My Grandpa had this really cool watch, except it wasn't a watch-- it was a chronograph. It looks pretty similar to a watch but it also has the capabilities of a stop watch. There's an independent second hand for this.
He used to use it to time my sprints; I was in track and field which is what my grandpa did when he was in school, too. He loved that I followed in his footsteps in that way. My event was the 200-meter dash. We would drive down to the high school track and he'd sit on the side benches and time me and critique my sprinting style.
The parts of a chronograph watch.
Not my grandpa's but another older chronograph.
“He loved that I followed in his footsteps that way.”
My favorite thing inside of my Grandparents' house was the mantel clock they kept above their fireplace. I'm not even entirely sure why I loved it so much; there isn't some fancy memory surrounding it that would make it my favorite thing.
I am never without a wristwatch, so when I took up diving I knew I had to find the perfect divers watch. I had my eyes on the Omega Seamaster 300, recently reissued, but it was severely out of my price range.
Buying a watch can be overwhelming; I know this from experience. I wanted to get my mom a new watch for her 60th birthday. She’d recently lost her old watch of 35 years while on a cruise, so I knew a new watch would be the perfect gift.