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    Has this happened to you?

    All watches as of today are now vintage, no, they didn't turn vintage, but all my "modern" watches have been sold off or traded for nicer vintage ones. I have a 1970 seiko 6139-6009, a 50s gruen, and a barely vintage but still counts 1984 egret with an ESA 555.411 (arguably HEQ) and that's it for now. Maybe not tomorrow lol.
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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    Won't happen to me until some of my modern watches that were given to me as gifts age a bit, since I'll never sell them.

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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    But my 1970's watches are my modern ones...


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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    Yes indeed. All my modern watches are non-functioning since all need batteries...Everything I wear is between 1926 and 1960.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime
    Yes indeed. All my modern watches are non-functioning since all need batteries...Everything I wear is between 1926 and 1960.
    To me, it's the best way to get Swiss made (most of the time) in-house movements.
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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    I use my one and only modern quartz for mowing the lawn, painting and general manual labour.

    They have their place.

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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    I use my one and only modern quartz for mowing the lawn..
    I use a lawnmower.

    Actually, I have 3 somewhat rough modern quartz watches - acquired in 'mixed batches' - which I wear when doing manual work such as mowing, and a nice quartz Raymond Weil which I wear on holiday as I know its going to be accurate, reliable and fully waterproof. They do, indeed have their place.


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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    My 1970's vintage watch was new when I bought it. Maybe that just means I'm getting old.

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    I still do buy the occasional new watch, but the old ones have a certain... gravitas.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

    "Watches tie people to the celestial clockwork... but people have been encouraged by their clocks to ignore the daily and seasonal cycles and to pretend that there is nothing to contend with but metronome-paced linear time. We appear to have caged the sun inside a machine." Michael Young, The Metronomic Society, p. 204

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    Re: Has this happened to you?

    I've never worn a modern or quartz watch in about 5 years.
    My everyday work watch is a fifties Tudor Oyster and it takes some stick.

    Mowing the lawn!!! this watch laughs in the face of 'mowing the lawn'. I've regularly
    worn my watch on the arm that fires hundreds of 4" nails from a paslode nailer, each
    nail gives a significant jolt through the wrist, I thought if a watch can take this it can take anything
    and I think it can. It's been banged and abused for a couple of years now, and wound daily I only need
    to correct around a 30sec/week error only occasionaly.

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