Been a watch lover as far back as I can remember, since at least 5 years old!
I have owned Timex', Citizens and Seikos, early on and later got into swiss aviation themed watches, Glysine, Breitling and even a Rolex GMT in my young adulthood.
Over the last 5 years the bug bit hard and, after going down a deep rabbit hole, I now have a collection of close to 50 watches, the majority being vintage automatic Seiko Divers but now starting to appreciate the older Seiko dress watches too.
Around the same time I started fiddling around with watches to source the ETA 28xx movements which I've used to build a couple custom watches.
I'm considering taking some lessons to further my skill set and service my own movements. I modest watch tool collection and have un-cased and re-cased movements, changed batteries, replaced crystals, bezels, dials and hands, and tore into the keyless works, mostly to swap out the 3-position set bridge, on no-date watches, to a 2-position set bridge.
I've recently become aware of and started watching Mark's WRC videos. Great videos!