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.