But then I stopped purchasing when I got my dream watch, which I've been wearing almost everyday. I feel sorry for my collection of watches but for many reasons I keep wearing this single one.
However, during my recent German research exchange I had an idea of getting something to signify my stay, and after some digging I ended up looking at watches. I in particular admire the Bauhaus ideology of keeping design simple yet functional, and I ended up getting myself a watch by a German company called Botta Design:
The interesting thing about this watch is it has only one hand. I really like the simplistic look of it and the color combination. However, the trade-off of having just one hand is you can only tell time up to the accuracy of 5-10 minutes. It's also not very practical if you are in motion as you really have to stand still to see where the hand is pointing at.
To my surprise this design is very rare and I haven't been able to find something similar. This is of course a good thing, but at the same time a bit surprising, as one would expect such a simple design should appear among many brands. In any cases, I'm very happy with my purchase.
More recently I stumbled upon a watch called No. 1 Watch by TID, a Swedish brand. It's probably one of the cleanest watches I've even seen since the 103 series. It's slightly more readable by having numbers instead of ticks, and has a tougher look because of the use of NATO strap. Another neat design is the knob is on the other side, so it won't hit you when you flex your hand.