Sorry for the lack of posts. As reported at Tech Crunch, DDoS attacks against my blog service typepad the last 5 days. The last status report is that the issues are almost resolved with new defense systems being put in place. We shall see.
I used to own an orange Depthmaster. I found that while I liked the orange dial, I didn't like the way it contrasted with the black bezel (too Halloween), so I sold it but found myself missing the amazing lume (best Superluminova I've ever had, even better than my Orient Saturation Diver's) and I love the thick sapphire crystal. So I found a "used" one. Actually, it's never been worn. After 3 days, the owner decided it was too big for him, so I got a great deal.
Yesterday, Mike, my friend and former student, about to go on a date, came over for a pep talk while rocking an Invicta Master of the Oceans 5023, a gift from me. The 50mm bezel played well on his wrist. He's a muscular a jiutitsu expert and the Master of the Oceans complemented his wrist. I'm even bigger than he is by 30 pounds and held my Seiko Tuna up to his Invicta. I have to confess, his watch dwarfed mine. I started worrying (First World Problems of the Privileged) about whether or not the Tuna was "disappearing" on my wrist, so here are some shots taken by my wife's friend in the kitchen during my twins' tea party.
I love my wife's 2014 Honda Accord Sport, which looks the best in its class, but if the newly refreshed Toyota Camry gets the Lexus IS front grill and molding, it could prove a very compelling choice, especially for someone who can't afford a Lexus:
Santa Barbara warbler Katy Perry is one of the highest-earning performers in the world, but could the former Dos Pueblos High student be sporting a fake gold Rolex watch on her wrist?
Her off-on-off beau, rocker John Mayer, is suing Los Angeles jewelry dealer and Harvard graduate Robert Maron, who happens to be a friend of actor Charlie Sheen's, over passing off several allegedly phony watches.
According to reports, questionable timepieces could have ended up not on just Kay's wrist, but also those of Jessica Simpson and former Friends star Jennifer Anniston, both former romantic interests of Mayer, who started buying watches from Maron in 2007.
But in 2010 the Grammy winner discovered one of the pieces -which cost anywhere from $25,000 to more than $40,000 -was not authentic when he sent it back to get it repaired.
Mayer then returned the watch and was given a credit to buy another, according to reports, which say he spent $5 million in total on multiple watches from the dealer.
Mayer is said to be looking for a refund of $656,000 on seven other watches he purchased that he claims are counterfeit.
I keep trimming the fat to get my collection down to a manageable size. I'm currently down to 8, but that still in many ways feels like too many. Why? Perhaps because as my tastes evolved and became more refined, moving away from cheap fashion watches, I find I need fewer and fewer timepieces.
In fact, the "better" my timepieces, the greater the push to make my collection smaller.
Having said that, there are about 4 watches I'd love to add to my collection, so there are conflicting impulses in this watch obsession game.