United States


56 years old, live in NE Oregon, have two dogs and drive a lifted 2004 Ford F150 FX4. I work on computers for a living and do pretty well.

Favorite watch brands

Christopher Ward

Grail watch

Already have it - David Van Heim Tourbillion

Watch story

Got a Timex in the mid 60'd - left it out all winter and found it in the spring - still worked! Since then, I've worn mostly digitals, until my first Swiss Army watch about 15 years ago. I have that to my brother and stopped wearing watches again until mid-last ear when I saw a very nice Citizen at the AD. I ended up buying 6 Citizens altogether (one Automatic Signature Collection, and two other Signature Collections including a Moonphase and a Grand Complication), then on to 4 Orients, 1 Orient Star, 3 Seikos, 2 Christopher Ward divers, 1 Boldr Odyssey Meteoblack, and FINALLY - my grail, the David Van Heim Tourbillon. The DVH tourbillon has a Moonphase, calendar and in manually wound. It's large (48mm case), sapphire glass front and back, dial is a deep, gorgeous blue, and the back has some lovely cotes de geneve and blued screws showing, and the tourbillon itself turns once every minute. the movement was made Swiss made, but the watch itself was made in Holland. It's far and away the most sophisticated and exceptional watch I own, and probably will ever own. It's what I've wanted since I learned the difference between a tourbillon and an 'open-heart' (Raymond Weil actually compares their open-heart line to the toubillon... not EVEN close)..