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    First Watch

    Curious if you guys remember your first few watches you've ever had.

    My first was a Swatch in 1985 when I was 8 years old. I still have it but the lugs are broken. When I was 12 I got another Swatch and lost it after about a year (left it somewhere and when I went back it was gone ). Next was a little Timex when the indiglo feature was pretty hot in my gradeschool. Casios ever since...
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    I think the first one I had was a TimeJammer. I had a pair of TimeJammer sunglasses too (or maybe they called them SunJammers, can't remember).
    I think they've gone out of business - can't find them on Google.
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    Timex watches were the affordable thing when I was a kid (they had just replaced the sun dial)! Even when I went to sea, the Timex Marlin was $10.00 at the canteen so even if you lost one in the bilge, they were easy & cheap to replace. Casios weren't around at the time.

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    I only remember two in particular, some cheapo digital Jurrasic Park themed watch, where you had to lift something up to see the time, and a mechanical watch with a leather band that my mom gave me. I think the band completely fell apart the first day I wore it... Then after that it was a bunch of cheap digital watches from Wal-Mart.

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    I was about seven, which is forty-five years ago, and it was an Ingersoll. A hand-wind, of course, at that time.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    I had silver dress watch when I was 12 and I bevieve it was timex and then I had pac-man watch when i was 13 and it was 1983 and then my first casio was an casio jogging watch when i was 16 and then going back to school in 1986 that i had an swatch with plastic guard and then later that year i had dw-260 and then 1987 my first g-shock the dw-5600 came out and i like it in a way but still was looking for older g-shocks and no luck till 20 years later.
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    Re: First Watch

    I had cheap boy's hand wound watches as a young kid, but the first watch I remember the make of was a Smiths hand wound watch that used to be my grandfathers who was a train driver.
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    Re: First Watch

    I was given by my parents a "Titus" brand winding mechanical watch, this is my first watch. Then I was given a Sieko automatic, can't remember the model. Both watches are with my mother when I graduated to Digital watches, the first is Citizen (lousy watch broke in less than a year). Then bought a few cheap Digital watches. Then in the late 70's bought a Casio. Been using Casio watches since then, although bought a timex but didn't wear it that much.

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    Re: First Watch

    my first watch led me through all the primary school years, it was a casio f-91w. the most sold casio in the world i guess. it never let me down all my childhood years. i remember i was proud of it being water resist, and used it also for swimming...no problem!

    then one day the band broke. i kept it in a box. when i found it again aged sth like 22 it was so uncool for me that i just threw it away... stupid me!

    could be this one was still made in japan, it was around 1987???

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    Re: First Watch

    Mine was a Timex Analog watch, I vaguely remember it, my parents had gotten it for me on my Communion. I think I was 7? I remember I screwed it up by going swimming with it, and the leather straps broke quickly after that.

    The watch I do remember was the first Casio touchscreen calculater/database watch. I was 13 or 14 and wanted it badly....I loved the features. I remember I was selling candy for a school fundraiser, and the first prize winner who sold the most won $50, 2nd prize won $25. I went to a local mini mall with my skateboard and sold like a maniac (I do sales now) I led in sales alll the way to the end, and only came in 2nd place the day before the deadline because the winner's father was CEO of a big company. So the watch at that time was $37.99, so from saved allowances and my winnings, I bought that watch. I owned it almost until I turned 20 when the strap broke, and the touch face began peeling. I have always owned at least one Casio since then.

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