We collectors obsess over small design details and permutations that very few people will ever notice, let alone care about to the same extent that we do. Hours are spent scouring the internet for that Dot Over Ninety Speedmaster, a few lines of red text on an old Rolex Sea Dweller, or a vintage Seiko that reads “proof” instead of “resist.” Sometimes it’s even an inscription in the caseback that surely no one will see. But it’s these minute details that go unnoticed by everyone else, that bring us fulfillment as collectors. It’s like a little secret that you carry on your wrist. Perhaps it’s an entirely personal connection, like the watch you got married in, or maybe it’s a customized watch made for your organization. Either way, there’s a story. And we rarely get to share those stories publicly.