This weekend, my friend Roy and his family came over for dinner, and it didn’t take long before we started talking about everything horology-related, as we’re both avid watch enthusiasts. He came over with his Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual-Time, and it was my second time seeing it in person. It’s a stunning watch piece. I quickly started sharing a few from my collection, including the Panerai Luminor Daylight PAM 0356, Omega Swatch Mission to the Moon with an upgraded NATO strap, and my Tudor Black Bay 58.
Roy told me he had always eyed the Tudor BB 58 (good taste!) so he tried my watch on and quickly insisted that we do a watch swap for the week. I was really uncomfortable with this idea because I’m extremely careful with my watches, especially when the Tudor is only 1 month old, and I can’t even fathom seeing one little scuff on my baby. Secondly, his VC is a little too snug (even with the micro-adjustment links on his bracelet fully expanded), and also knowing I’m now responsible for a 60k+ watch on my wrist is a little nerve-racking.
I have it on my wrist this week, and although it restricts blood flow to my left wrist, I’m still enjoying seeing it on my wrist while I pray Roy keeps my Tudor scratch-free. 🤓