So, I’ve decided that when I finish my Master’s degree I’m going to gift myself a four-figure watch. I have my $99 Fossil Aviator automatic and a Timex Weekender coming in from Amazon today. I wanted a khaki fabric strap.

My first expensive watch will be the same kind my grandfather was gifted when he retired in 1978 after 30 years with RCA:

Omega Seamaster Deville. Not yellow gold though. Mine will be white gold. Maybe I’ll get my wife one to match, too.