Even though I’m in the midst of a watch purge, I’m still managing to acquire new timepieces, like this super mod, acrylic jump hour timepiece that I picked up at the Value Village in Kitchener last Friday.
Believe it or not, this is the first working mechanical Direct Read watch that I’ve ever owned. It’s nothing fancy — it’s powered by a one jewel movement— but it’s keeping good time. Plus I’m a sucker for see through watches.
Originally it would have a had a clear strap as well. I have a spare NOS one somewhere in my house. That’s another motivation for purging — hopefully as I clean up and clear out I’ll find things like my stash of straps!