Great stories behind these watches, I. I will follow you with two of mines.
The one which started all, the Rolex GMT MASTER, because it was a promise I made to myself when I was 14 years old. Some 20 years after, I got it!
And another watch with a funny story, this time...
In the early days of September 2008, I got a call of a friend of mine, at 4 AM, who was in travel in the US, in Philly.
Me: Hey, this is not because I am Vlad that you can call me at 4 AM!
Him: Ok, let's forget it, I was just offered a lovely vintage FF, something a bit beaten, but very nice, with a disc above 6 o clock... Have a good night.
Me: Ok, ok, send me a picture...
After looking at the picture, I told him if he still could get it.
He told me yes, but that he had to pay it a bit high...
Me: How much?
Him: 3500 USD.
Me: Ok, buy it and I will give you 3500 Euros ( a time were the USD was at 1. 40 )
After a while I received several calls for that watch, which is supposed to be one of the early ones, used by the US Navy.
My lucky day...