Birthday Wishes

Everyone always asks me what I want for my birthday and I always hesitate to answer. It’s not that I don’t want anything, I do. I just don’t expect people to buy me the things that I want. Simply because they are expensive things. Anything else that I want or need I usually purchase it myself or just skip it all together. Despite the view that I like “stuff”, I don’t really. I’m actually quite simple. A perfect situation for me would be where all of my worldly possessions fit into a single bag/suitcase/backpack/whatever that I can move easily from one place to the next, or rather, easily fit into the limited space on a cruising sailboat. The rest of the family possessions is another story, we’re just talking about me here. So, despite the fact that I continuously point people to my Amazon.com wish-list which I keep updated as often as I can I’m going to start pointing them here or the Six at Sea website. If I have mentioned something that I want then it will be there, here or on the Amazon wish list.  Good? Great.

Ok, so here goes. This year’s item that I’m looking for is a good, solid, watch. Not the type of watch where if it quits working you simply toss it and replace it with another. Not the kind of watch where if you lose it or damage it you don’t worry about it. I want a watch that will last me forever and where I would be completely heartbroken should it be lost or irreparably damaged. A watch that one of my son’s would be proud to wear once I have passed on. For that purpose I have narrowed down the list to four. Really only two with two different versions of the same watchs. None of which are a Rolex. To me the Rolex just says, I’ve got money. I’m for sure that the Rolex is a fine timepiece. It’s just not what I am looking for. The contenders are an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph and the Breitling Chrono Superocean. Both outstanding watches which fit my requirements. I would be proud to wear any of the four that I have picked out. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge.