My dad wasn’t a watch guy, he bought what he thought was nice and would tell time. He grew up poor and worked hard for his money. He paid his way through college and medical school, spent his residency doing pediatric cosmetic reconstruction (burns, cleft pallets, facial reconstruction)- really cutting edge stuff at the time. He moved to Los Angeles in 1972 and joined a group of plastic surgeon- talk about the right place at the right time! But he still kept doing the pediatric trauma for 2 more decades despite his private practice booming- he worked 60+ hours a week. I went to middle school with kids who knew my name because my father had operated on them- small world In 2002, he died way too young at the age of 64- he never got to enjoy the retirement he had saved for all those years. I inherited his watches when he died, two we found in his bathroom drawer next to the toothpaste and floss, the third he wore until he was admitted to the hospital. I kept the oldest (the 18k B&M chrono) and gave the other two to my younger brother. I have all three today as my brother wanted me to change the batteries in the newer ones and swap out a bracelet for the aging leather strap. Thought I would share them together. Share you father’s watch and a little bit about the man who wore it.