So for probably the 4th time, the battery of my watch died. No big deal – unscrew the back, swap out the battery, clean the o-ring, apply some silicone grease and it’s back to business as usual.
But it made me think.. I’ve had this watch since 2001 and it was made in 1999. That’s a 15 year old watch with 12 years of service!
Finding an old stock photo of the watch as-new shows that it has definitely aged in that time with most of the armour, light button etc, succumbing to humidity deterioration and wear and tear. But it still works fine, keeps time, all functions working. Let’s hope its 13th year isn’t going to be unlucky.