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    I’m wondering If I am alone with this dilemma. My wife gifted me with a 6M13-7020 (S/N indicates Nov 1991) during our wedding in 1998. I wore it for the equivalent of 2-3 months spread over 20 years. And those 2-3 months produced characters to the watch (fine linear scratches).

    It’s still my most cherished watch and I replace the battery as needed. I just had a service done first quarter of 2018 and it occupies position 1 on my watch box. But I’m still afraid to wear it for fear I might wreck it.
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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    Uh uh, does not compute with me . . .
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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    Naw.

    I may be more careful while wearing some watches than I am while wearing others, but not so careful (or so in love) that I am afraid to wear it.
    I do not have a watch collection - I have an accumulation of watches

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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    You don't own that watch. It owns you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    You don't own that watch. It owns you. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.watchuseek.com/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif[/IMG]
    Yeah, I guess for this prticular watch, for what it represents to me, I have to plead guilty as charged.

    My other watches though, are tools plain and simple. This one was an 8926 I mod and I use with when I wear a watch but really doesnt care what time of day it is. Like when I’m with family of on vacation, when there’s only three “hours” I need to know - what time I wake up, what time I eat, and what time I sleep.
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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    I know how you feel. I have inherited a few, I cant stand to see scratches on my grandfather's zenith, but the watches I purchase for myself.....no fear whatsoever.

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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    My philosophy is that if I don't wear it, it's getting sold/traded. That includes my 1974 Speedmaster, which is my most cherished material possession and I wear it once per week, at minimum.
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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    I can at least commiserate that this is why I don't ever plan on owning a luxury piece. In time, I could save up for a Grand Seiko or a Tudor, but I'd be absolutely devastated if it ever got smashed or lost. It would own me and I'd be a neurotic wreck every time I wore it.

    When my grandfather passed, we found a few watches of his. The only one I'd ever seen him wear was a Timex quartz, and it's in my normal rotation for office work watches. I keep one of the others in the safe so that if the Timex ever gets ruined or lost, I'll have a backup in the safe.

    I've also considered getting an entire spare watch matching my grandfather's Timex from the 'bay and keeping it around for parts.

    Would it be worth picking up another 6m13 to cannibalize for parts should anything happen to the special one?

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    Re: Any watch you love/cherish so much you can’t wear it?

    Nope. No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    Would it be worth picking up another 6m13 to cannibalize for parts should anything happen to the special one?
    I’m looking for one.

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