A special meaningful watch for me. I took delivery of this DeBethune Starry Varius recently. My mother passed away at 53 years old when I was 30. That was 35 years ago.

Jan 08, 2020,17:59 PM

I had the custom dial made to portray the night sky from my home Portland, Oregon on March 22nd, 1932 the day of my mom’s birth. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her and having this watch is wonderful because it makes me feel that she is near me. Perhaps overly sentimental but it’s true. I am having a hard time taking it off my wrist actually and it has made me start to think about really getting down to just a few watches but that would be a project. Anyway the Starry Varius is a beautiful watch in its own right. It’s so comfortable being that it is titanium and also a thinner profile than most “drum case” DeBethune watches. I am really happy with it. Thanks for indulging me with this story. I hope your year has started off well everyone.

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Very touching! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : January 8th, 2020-18:03

Superb watch and my favourite De Bethune!

 By: sham1 : January 8th, 2020-18:17
But what a great son you are Ed! I have little doubt that your mum has been smiling from a better place.

Beautiful post and beautiful watch

 By: alphabeta81 : January 8th, 2020-19:07
Now THIS is what it's all about. Where the watch is not some instagram object, or some market commodity where we debate the future price, but where it is something special and personal. Thank you for sharing.

Splendid DB! [nt]

 By: mj23 : January 8th, 2020-19:14

One of the coolest things I've ever read.

 By: Brandon Skinner : January 8th, 2020-19:41
Amazing watch, even more touching story. Thank you for sharing. BTW, you should add this to this weekend's Wrist Scan. The theme matches perfectly. Cheers, Brandon

Stunning piece! [nt]

 By: jleno : January 8th, 2020-20:12

Thanks for sharing.

 By: TCE : January 8th, 2020-20:29
A friend has this for similar circumstances and well always makes me feel for him but such a great reminder that those who aren't any longer with us still watch over us in a way. Thank you ! so far tough 2020 for myself also but like our family says keep ... 

If we put things in perspective, watches like many other material things matter very little.

 By: als1678 : January 8th, 2020-20:31
But they are less fleeting than memories, and give us a glimpse of the Divine through beauty. There is nothing that can compare to losing one's mother. You have a piece that connects your inner emotions with your passion. A very rare and a very special th... 

What a moving story, Ed!

 By: ChristianDK : January 8th, 2020-20:57
Great post and what a beautiful watch! I can fully understand. If one isn’t allowed to be sentimental about ones mother, then I don’t know who or what!! Having it personalized like that is both subtle and extremely beautiful and will never get old. I love... 


 By: stabilizer : January 8th, 2020-22:22
Thank you for sharing

amazing DB , def one of my fav from today’s collection

 By: Watchonthewrist : January 9th, 2020-00:55
I understand that this watch is very special for you and that you will treasure it forever. Wear it in best of health

Lovely watch

 By: keks : January 9th, 2020-02:05
But even lovelier story! Thanks for sharing and may it bring you loads of joy!

I'm moved with what you have shared Ed !

 By: mahesh : January 9th, 2020-02:08
I am very much close to my mother and I lost her very early too - i do realize what it means to you !! Thank you for sharing this. Best, mahesh.,

Great sentiment....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 9th, 2020-02:23
And a beautiful watch. Enjoy every day with it.

What a beautiful story to go with a beautiful watch

 By: Spencer Karrington : January 9th, 2020-04:08
Let me first say how sorry I am for your loss. While it may have been a long time ago, the feeling of lost never goes away. I hope that you wear the watch in good health and happiness and that you have fond memories everytime you look at it.

A beautiful tribute [nt]

 By: Uncle Chico : January 9th, 2020-05:27

Congrats Ed

 By: Mr.Gatsby : January 9th, 2020-06:31
Great story and what a lovely watch

Beauty, and lovely story to go with it.

 By: Tim Jackson : January 11th, 2020-15:47
Thanks for sharing this gem! Cheers, Tim

What a moving story and superb watch

 By: Mike H : January 12th, 2020-16:00
I love evrything in your post: not only it is deeply moving but also you made it in such an elegant and refined way. Only you know about this wink to your mother full of symbol (and now we share this secret tribute). She is now somewhere in the sky among ... 

Great hommage to Mom [nt]

 By: NautNut : January 15th, 2020-04:52