posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:52 PM
Man, that's something.
I was feeling guilty about buying me an early Christmas present - way back when I was in the Army and changed my MOS, Dad gave me the watch he wore in
the Rangers, I wore it for about six years and tossed it with the rest of the gear I took home into a box and shoved it in the attic when I ETS'd. No
shrine walls for the kid - that's a wrap, box it up, move on.
Dad asked where the watch ended up. I dug it out, it wasn't working anymore. I got all nostalgic and I sent it off to be redone. Tear down, lube, new
gaskets, new lume, new band (couldn't wear that one in public), new crystal, regulated so it would keep accurate time, the whole ball of wax. Since
it's a complicated watch mechanism, it's going to run a bit over $500, which I could afford but man, that's a lot of money for a watch. I waffled a
good three months over it, but the old lady said she wanted me to redo it, so off it went.
It's also going to take about 14 weeks. Very few people do that repair anymore, and it's tough to get parts.
I can't imagine wearing something that costs $2 million +. I'd break the damned thing. It's pretty though. But for me it would be putting bells on
a plow horse.