For our inaugural reader profile in the “My Watch” series, Victor Martinez from the Domingo Republic tell us about his favorite piece.
My name is Victor Martinez and I’m the Operations Manager for FedEx Express in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I own a couple of time pieces such as Tag Heuer, Cartier, Rolex, and Panerai. The one I wear the most, however, is my Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Z serial.
In my opinion this is kind of the perfect watch, I can wear it on any occasion and it will look great. Be it with a tuxedo, a suit or just in my bathing suit, it’s a mix of a sport watch and a dress watch…
It has a date window and a bezel where I can measure elapsed time…I chose the Sub date because is one of the most popular of the Rolex and it would never be out of fashion, now with the new submariner 2010 the 16610 will become a grail for lots of collectors.
For me this is one of the most perfect watches and it meets all of my needs, if I had to get rid of all my other watches and just keep one, this would be the one.
What You Need To Know (A Quick Summary):
- The general public doesn’t appreciate or understand your passion for fine timepieces. We do and so do your fellow readers.
- Send us an email with a brief bio on yourself with some pictures of you and your watch (minimum size is 540 x 340 pixels).
- We’ll publish it on the site and share your passion with the (informed) world.
Let me set the scene for you; you’re at a party/board meeting/special function, etc. and you’re feeling (and looking) good. You’ve lovingly chosen one of your favorite pieces from your collection, selected specifically to complement your attire and convey just the right message to your peers. Understandably you’ve already received several compliments on your exceptional timepiece, not to mention your fair share of admiring (jealous?) stares and then out of nowhere the inevitable question comes:
“Why would you spend that much on a watch? It just tells the time.”
The wind is instantly knocked out of you as though someone has just struck you with great force in the sternum. You take a step back trying to maintain your balance as the world begin to spins around you, your blood literally starts to boil in your veins. You gasp for air, internally dialogging at a furious rate trying to make sense of this completely nonsensical statement:
“Just tells the time? Are they mad!?”
At one time or another we’ve all been there and experienced this most distasteful of scenarios and invariably we’ve all wasted the next 5 to 10 minutes of our life trying to explain the rich tapestry that is our passion. On the rare occasion we’re able to break through and thus welcome another fellow enthusiast into the fold, truly a joyous occasion. More often than not, however, we’re simply met with glassy-eyed, non-comprehending stares or polite (and infuriating) nods.
Here’s what we propose: don’t waste your time telling people who will never understand why you’ve chosen the watch you’re wearing and what significance it holds for you.
Send us an email with a brief biography about yourself and your watch along with some pictures (minimum size is 540 x 340) and we’ll publish them here on the site so that you can share your passion with fellow enthusiasts from around the world who will actually understand and appreciate your story. And feel free to tell us about more than one, if you have a collection than share that too!
As long as you keep sending your stories through we will publish at least one new reader profile every week.
So what are you waiting for, send us an email now and share your passion with the (informed) world!