Lifetime bronze benefactor
Sigh. It has nothing to do with impressing anyone. My old Submariner or new Sinn are unlikely to attract a second look unlike the gizmo loaded electronic pseudo dive and pilot watches pouring out of China. What it does have something to do with, is appreciating the perfection of a mechanical timepiece, built by artisans with the same craftmanship of a fine rifle. That pleases me in the same way I am pleased by my .275 Rigby, Van Gruff knife, or Courteney boots. I could get by just about as easily in Africa with a Ruger All American, Old Timer knife, and Red Head hunting boots. But I wouldn't enjoy it nearly as much.Dont really understand the need....why would you want to wear an "expensive" watch to South Africa?
Impress who in the bush? 99% wont have a clue what you are wearing and not care anyway....except the ever present criminal element....so you decide......