Much of the watch collecting hobby, is about enablement.
One or more collectors, gently nudging another towards functions, styles, heritage, brands, and models that they might find interesting.
Sometimes this happens face to face, over one too many pints of winkles old peculiar, sometimes it happens on forums through friendly discussion and heated debate, and more and more, the subtle power of an Instagram friend’s beautifully shot photographs, shoulder the responsibility for an unplanned horological purchase.
Sometimes, however, enablement happens in total isolation, through heavy google searching, a conviction that “bi-metallic 1000m water resistant mechanical alarm watches from the 1970s” are totally underrated, and an ill advised late night session on a popular auction platform.
Today’s show is not about those late night eBay purchases. Mostly because I don’t own any of them. Any more.
But is is about enablement - specifically me being enabled into the world of SCUBA diving by long-time diver, friend of the show, the man behind team Watchnerd, and today’s guest, Mat.
A quick warning for listeners with a sensitive disposition, this weeks show contains stories of dive watches being used for diving.
Who knew that was a thing?
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