It was a pleasure to use this as a ski watch:
While a digital alti-baro-compass watch would provided more features and buttons to play with, I appreciated having an off-piste adventure with a watch that was made in the same year that I was. Besides, it's still well-suited and plenty tough for the job.
I'm sure this man would have been very proud to know that an example of the 1500-series movement that he helped to design is still keeping (very) accurate time and flawlessly performing its intended job nearly sixty years after it was originally drafted:
Irrational though it may be, I do gain a small extra measure of enjoyment from using these bits of steel and brass while I'm going places and doing things.
Edited by Belligero - 2/25/13 at 1:48am