I get asked quite a lot about my favourite watches, and which watches I own and wear. It’s a curious thing to examine the difference between professional appreciation of a fine watch and the preferences you find yourself expressing when it comes to choosing your own personal watch to wear. And that got me thinking about ALL the watches I have owned over the years (and there’s been a few!) I was born into the jewellery trade. My father started his business in 1974. I came along in 1980, and while he didn’t sell watches at first, by the late eighties (just the time I was old enough to be interested) he was starting to stock them in his shops.