Today, 3 years ago, it was a nice Sunday morning.
Appointment was made for the evening and I could hardly wait I remember.
As it was almost time to leave home for a nice coffee before the appointment, I grabbed my wallet and a strap that’s all.
I been eyeing on the new model (was then), 8 days manual, titanium military look, no date, simple.
Having tried on my wrist the first time, I was sold!
Couldn’t wait to put on the strap I brought along as I knew, for sure the OEM won’t my tiny 5.75” wrist.
Still remember that feel…the happiness…
So I started having it on everyday, looking forward to winding it every week. It was smooth, buttery smooth. Baby the watch, afraid of scratches. Pictures with food, sceneries and wrist shots were common in the city but never on rugged terrains nor overseas trips, rain nor wet it at all.
Then one fine day, it happened. A passer-by swing by his SS watch and I felt the impact. Ouch, painful, it was really painful, for the heart.
Was very sad the first few weeks and kept looking at the ding (miserable small and hardly visible one).
Still logging into P.com daily to admire adventures and wrist shots from everyone, digging into history of the brand further.
One moment something just struck. Why baby it? It was a naval tool which braved the freezing waters, mud and combat.
Then the journey began. It goes with me to many more holiday trips.
First was the harsh (to me) winter in Hokkaido.
Well, it was running not so great so it got admitted.
Happy to be back after a month
Then I got my diving permit
Follow by advanced course
The first time it tasted sea water.
And a proud achievement when I got my wife into this crazy sh*T
New victim of the strap bug
Oldest in Venice
And Japan again
Then it was the second dive, a real muddy one with extremely poor visibility.
Now I realised, to fully enjoy the watch is to do everything together.
No more babying, no more hiding, the more harsh the condition is, the better the watch gets.
Of course through this journey met a few nice people who are crazy with the brand.
The watch is now like a diary, every single scratch is a memory.
Upcoming trip, another harsh winter to see the Northern lights maybe?
It’s only 3 years I am aware, nothing compared to the seniors here but it will go on.
Thanks for reading!