Due to my introverted nature, I'm embarrassingly bad at walking into a room and saying "Hello, everybody! Guess who just joined the party?!", but I'll do my best. Professionally, I'm a computer programmer/web developer and spend a non-trivial amount of time in front of a keyboard making the world a better place, one byte at a time. Personally, I'm a husband, father, photographer, general tinkerer, fountain pen enthusiast, and most recently the co-owner of a little coffee shop & deli. I suppose you could say that at 42 years of age, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
I own a few heirloom watches, and I've always had a fascination with mechanical watches, though I've never really chased that fascination to the point of actively pursuing it as a hobby - until now. Traditionally, I've worn inexpensive quartz watches, and a two years ago was given a nifty smart watch which I enjoyed very thoroughly - until it up and died a couple of months ago. I realized at that point, that even in the best of circumstances, a smart watch will only last a handful of years, and I'd rather put something mechanical on my wrist. And because of the way I'm wired - I'd also learn to tear it apart and put it back together in well-working order.
So here I am. I hope to learn a lot and perhaps develop a few friendships along the way. While finding adequate time may be a bit of a challenge, I'm looking forward to the adventure!