I have a 1998 Seiko from a previous life. I do not want it to be but it is in fact my go to watch. I bought it way back then because it has yellow dials. I love yellow. I am a sucker for yellow. I bought my Saab, sight unseen, no RACV test, no test drive, just because it was yellow. I have loved all my motorcycles but my favourite was a yellow Honda 250. It is well beyond my means now but I would give everything to be able to afford to have my Goldwing painted yellow. Oh to live in my day dreams.
Reluctant go to watch?? It is a good watch. It is "my" watch. Bought by me for me. It has no connections to anyone else. And I am sad because of that. I had another watch that I liked a lot. A present from a (very) long time partner. It was comfortable and it meant a lot to me even after the end of the relationship. But several years after the split something occurred that soured any connection it had. I think I have disposed of it but I cant remember now. I am still sad because I would like to have something treasured, an unsolicited gift from someone special. Alas it is not to be. So my Seiko is my go to watch. I have several others but they are just watches.
So I got 10 batteries for $2.50 and fixed my watch. $45 at a watch repair kiosk, no thank you. Several years ago I was custodian of all the watches my mother owned. She asked me to have them all fixed. She has a lot of watches. Even at her expense I wasn't spending over $300 to fix them all, so I bought a $13 repair kit and 10 watch batteries from ebay. Sorted. Been fixing watches ever since.