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Started by finlover, September 23, 2009, 03:33:13 PM

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McHeath

Moved to a Seiko Kinetic quartz in 1998.  This watch was made in Nov of 98 and was a Christmas gift.  Nice watch, I really have enjoyed it.

McHeath

Lastly is this years Christmas gift, a Seiko 5 Military Automatic.  It's modeled after the German B-Uhr watches of WW2, and is my first mechanical automatic watch.  The back is see through, also a first for me.

So there you have it, nothing special really, just ordinary watches, but they all have served me well and been fun to own.

McHeath

#32
One more watch.  This was my father's watch, it's a Timex automatic and is dated 1976.  Still works well, he liked those stretch metal bands, which is what it has.  The band says made in Hong Kong but I don't know where the watch was made.  The movement is a Model 32, which was made from 64' up.

AtomicEraTom

I see you're a man who appreciates having the date available on your watch.  I am also in that club. 
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

finlover

Love that Seiko 5, McHeath!  I'm a sucker for the rugged look of military watches.

rp2813

Greg,

I really like your taste in wrist watches.  If I had a watch like either of the ones you've posted here, I'd wear a watch a lot more often.  My wrists don't look big to me, but watches tend to look small on me, so I need something larger than average with a nice wide band.  Yours are a great size.

Ralph
Ralph

finlover

Thanks, Ralph!

I have a large-ish wrist at a little over 8 inches so small watches look silly on me.  Lucky for you and me, watches have been getting larger since Panerai started the trend in the late-'90s.  Ten years ago a big watch would have measured 38mm--now 44mm is the norm.  Even conservative Rolex has introduced oversized versions of some models.  It's a fact that once you own a large watch, there's no going back!

Keith.p

A couple of packet watches I have, I have worn them once or twice.
1925 and 1926.





LarryInMichigan

Speaking of pocket watches, I got these last week.  The Illinois is supposedly from around 1912 and the Waltham from 1887.

Larry

Fabius

I just discovered this area on the forum. That's a nice Bunn Special in 18 size. You are fortunate that it has the correct Gothic lettering dial.
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