Many years ago I started collecting fine Swiss watches I always aspired to own a Yellow Dial Breitling Emergency Ref: E76321 which was truly an iconic watch by Breitling and still is.
They were mainly aimed at the air force in the event of an emergency the pilot can activate a distress signal from the watch which would transmit on all emergency frequencies land, air, and sea to assist you in life threatening event.
The Emergency was a great talking piece about pulling the antenna out in emergency and being fined up to £10,000 if a false alarm. But sadly at the time I settled for the Breitling Aerospace the more toned down dress version of the emergency, was very similar with a Super quartz movement but without the capabilities of the rescue function. The aerospace was a lot cheaper and much easier to purchase pre-owned.
A few years later I was in a fortunate position to purchase the iconic non date Rolex Submariner 14060 – quality, precision, perfection, with Rolex’s highly regarded reputation for innovation, there was no deliberating in owning such a divers iconic watch. Had to have it never took the watch off!! So I purchased the Submariner and can honestly say I was captivated with watches from then on it become an addiction an expensive one.
I soon after realized my love watches of all kinds, 18k gold, stainless steel, dlc coated, chronographs, perpetual calendar, bi metals and ceramics. So a small collection which slowly grew and grew and a long sold some with regrets. I have been lucky and thoroughly enjoyed wearing all the variants daily from classic to modern, to rare, to vintage all thou vintage only grew on me the last 5 years as getting older started to understand how beautiful Vintage watches are with the aged patina and old y look. Over the years I have gained a lot of knowledge about wrist watches, brands, movements and materials, in particular Rolex which is my true love and class as my most esteemed number one watch brand. Rolex are tried and tested watches going from strength to strength. I have purchased a fair few over the years some kept and worn on daily basis also some sold up to the present day.
It’s such a pleasure to own an exquisite timepiece from the world’s finest watchmakers from Switzerland which started fine watch making as far back as 16th century. So many years later The Watch-Collector website was founded as I wish to continue with my passion and love for watches and share some of my timepieces and info for others to enjoy too. If you require any of my services please get in touch.
The Watch-Collector is not an authorized dealer of Rolex or in any way affiliated with Rolex, Panerai, Breitling, Omega, Tag Heuer, Patek Philippe, Cartier, AP, or any of the other prestige watch brands listed on our site. We are just collectors of timepieces.