It's been a busy couple of months since my last post, so I felt I'd better get back here and put something up. So, while I work on drafts of other posts, now's as good a time as any to tally up the watches that spent the most time on my wrist throughout the historic year that just ended.
The results surprised me. Watches that I thought I didn't wear very much were actually worn more often than I recalled. I had a few newcomers arrive in the collection, with one major arrival that was quite a surprise. I wasn't looking for it when it showed up, but it's such a rare piece that I thought I'd be a fool to knock it back. I'm also gearing up to get rid of a few that rarely get worn. The watch box is finally getting a bit of a shake-up.
Anyway, here are the ten most-worn pieces for 2020.
(1) Rolex Submariner 5513/0, 40mm (1982 model)
(3) Oris Divers SixtyFive- 40mm, Movember 2018 Special Edition)
(4) Hamilton Khaki Officers Automatic, 40mm (2018 model)
This Seiko got its fair share of time on the wrist. Recently discontinued, this is a well-made daily wearer with some design cues that can be found in the higher-priced Grand Seiko range. It's a beautifully executed watch which doesn't reveal much at first glance, but the more you look at it, the more you begin to see. The lugs have an extra step to them, the hour markers show a little more intricacy to their design, and the raised 'SEIKO' logo on the dial is the kind of thing that you find on more expensive Swiss watches.
(7a) Sinn 103 St Sa Chronograph, 41mm (2009 model)
(7b) Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, 42mm (2008 model)
(9) Omega Seamaster 300, 42mm (Movement dates to circa 1967, 2009 purchase)
Now, this one here may well be a genuine Tudor wristwatch of some kind, but it's not a Ranger or, if it is, it's been poorly refinished.