I know exactly what you mean, Mike. I also have the genealogy habit/bug/obsession. For much of my life I assumed that a big chunk of the population shared my interests. Now, at age 66, I'm finally understanding that only a very tiny sliver of the people in the world have even the slightest curiosity or interest in my interests of watch collecting, genealogy, gardening, bird/nature watching.
So, you and I and most of our Timexican friends are lonely "odd balls" in our Timex watch interests. Most of the things that fascinate people in general have little or no interest to me so I guess that sort of balances things. It's a good thing we found the Timex Forums or we'd more than likely be essential solitary in our Timex watch collecting interests.