Wrist Taker

Who: Satwant Singh, 54, lawyer

My watch: IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic

How much I paid for it: $8,000 from a vintage watch dealer about eight years ago

Why I like it: I saw a friend wearing it and fell in love with it. It took me about two years of contemplation; my watches were always less than $100.

I walked around several shops and there it was staring at me through the glass window. On impulse, I bought it.

I have since bought several other fine watches, but this is my favourite. First love, they say, is always the best.

It gets the stares for its simplicity, elegance and beauty. It represents me. Simple and humble, and yet tough and hardworking.

Wong Kim Hoh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2018, with the headline 'Wrist Taker'. Print Edition | Subscribe