Being as another thread is about to go waaaay off track with the introduction of our passion for watches into the conversation, I thought it would be interesting to start a new thread, instead. I love watches and always have done! They just fascinate me and I love to swap and change, but the one watch which I hope to always have is this one which is currently on my wrist: One interesting point: since I could first afford to buy one, I have always kept a Rolex dive watch (GMT Master II, Submariner, Seadweller) with me whilst travelling. Why? Well, firstly because I love the watches and they are great travel watches that you could run over with a tank and they'd still work just fine! BUT, another very important reason is that an authentic Rolex is as good as hard currency should you find yourself in difficulties in some remote area of the world. No matter where you are, everyone will know what a Rolex is and there's always someone willing to give you hard cash for it and thus potentially resue you from a difficult situation where you just couldn't get your hands on cash via any other means. Just keep it fully insured and be a little streetwise when travelling in places where you wouldn't want to be noticed bearing a large shiny, expensive watch: your arms' life will depend on it! So what do you wear and why?