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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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.



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!


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


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



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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