I Tried On Even More Watches

Just going to a jewelry store is a great adventure for any watch enthusiast, and seeing a watch in the steel (or titanium) can change one’s whole perspective on a watch. And boy do I have an adventure for you.

The main story here is the PRX, a watch I never loved, but I mainly thought it was overrated, I never really hated it. I got to try on three, the 40 millimeter automatic, the 35 millimeter quartz, and the automatic chronograph. I’ll start with the one I liked the least, the chronograph, hit was just too thick for my wrist and in my opinion date windows don’t look great on chronograph watches. The 35 millimeter quartz was great, I liked how it wore but I’m not in the market for a quartz watch. My favorite was the 40 millimeter automatic watch, the waffle dial looked great in person and I loved how it fit my wrist.

Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph
Tissot PRX 35mm
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Staying with Tissot, I also tried on the blue Seastar 1000 40mm, my mind didn’t really change on this watch, but it’s always cool to try on any watch. It definitely looks better in person than it does on their website, the blue looks incredible, it felt perfectly weighted, and feels nicer than it looks honestly.

Tissot Seastar 1000 40mm

Here’s where it get’s almost magical, I got to try on a Tag Heuer Aquaracer and an Accutron Spaceview, both very luxurious. But if I’m honest the fun part was the experience of trying them on, I am definitely not into these watches, the Spaceview was interesting to say the least.

Accutron Spaceview
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300

I was lucky to be helped by a salesperson who really knew stuff about watches, and they were probably half of the reason I changed my mind on the Tissot PRX 80, I am so lucky to have the opportunity to try on watches, and something tells me there’s going to be more soon…

I Tried On Three Cool Watches

The tricky thing about looking at watches today is that almost all of it is online. Today I had the fortune to try on a few watches. Long story short my perfect four watch collection might have expanded a little bit. This is not a review, just some impressions of a few watches, and as always, all photos courtesy of the watch brands.

Number 3: Bulova Lunar Pilot

Yeah, this watch is huge, but it kind of has an excuse. It went to the damn moon! I think it’s warranted this time, but I am pleasantly surprised with how it fit on my wrist. While it was massive, and I would have to switch out the strap so it doesn’t move on my wrist as much, I liked how it fit, because again, it went to the moon, I think it’s a great winter watch, and it looks great!

Number 2: Seiko 5 Sports

I need a good dive watch eventually, there’s just something about the clicky bezel that calls to me, I know this is a desk diver but it has enough water resistance for me, and it wears surprisingly small on wrist with a lug to lug of 46 mm. The version I tried on was very heavy, with the full metal bracelet, but I think I could get used to the weight. I assumed it would fit me well because of the lugs, but the reassurance is nice.

Number 1: Casio G Shock

Fun fact: I am not a man, so it’s always gender affirming to wear a women’s watch. I fell in love with this watch today because of the perfect androgyny and counter culture of these “Casioaks”. The pastel blue mixed with the smaller size makes this G Shock much more appealing to me.