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Headcanon: Darth Vader totally came up with the name, but nobody in the Empire took him seriously at all over it. Or really, very seriously in general. Leia overhears him saying it, gives the name to the Rebel command as a perfect bit of propaganda for this monstrosity of a space station, and word spreads quickly after the victory
By RotJ, Palpatine just starts saying it because everyone else has
Most of my fascination with watches is a recent development from about nine months ago
I was on a rainforest expedition in Costa Rica and the best book I brought with me was William Gibson's All Tomorrow's Parties. Watches feature heavily in the book, along with a few other items of vintage tech, as this strange motif of the post-cyberpunk future and how things never quite got as advanced as we thought they would. The most gushed over is a WWII Jaeger. Once I ran out of all my other books, and a couple got water damage, I just began reading ATP over and over again to kill time when it was too rainy to get into the rainforest. Probably five times.
So when I got home, I researched every single watch named in the book. Researched the current watch market. Found my first mechanical, an old tub of Russian steel called a Vostok Amphibia which will outlive me and probably the sun. Also a minor obsession with Casio's G-Shock range, because they're insanity encased in plastic.
So yes, riding a Jaeger LeCoultre transport truck into hell sounds like a solid deal
edit: yeah Bagel, I won't argue with you on that. From an objective standpoint, the best watch money can buy is almost certainly cheap and Japanese. It's why they imploded the market so hard back in the 80s.