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    Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    This was/is my first name brand watch. I'm wearing it today. I brought it because it was

    1) Easy to read
    2) has 24 hour markings
    3) great lume
    4) sapphire crystal (not really sure it does, but the saleman told me it did)
    5) I brand name I've heard of before
    6) fit into my budget. I don't remember what I paid for it but I know it was less than $50
    7) Just a darn good looking watch !!!!!




    I'm a watch flipper. But this one has never been on the chopping block and I dont think ever will. With the right band its been a great go to watch.

    It also reminds me that a good watch doesnt

    1) need the latest automatic swiss movement - quartz watches need love too
    2) have to cost a month salary to be worth wearing
    3) need to have the most exotic band for it to look good
    4) need to be talked about in the WUS forums to be a darn good watch
    5) need to be the size of a dinner plate
    6) have to impress other people. As long as I enjoy wearing it that all that matters.
    Last edited by Xspect; November 29th, 2010 at 22:45.
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    Enjoy wearing the watch, that's all that metters :)
    Nice post!


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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    Very nice watch Sir.

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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    Nice post. I think I'll put on my Swiss Army when I get home. Probably haven't worn it in a couple of years.
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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    I agree with you 100% -- buy and wear what *you* like, not because someone else likes it.

    I've never owned a Swiss Army watch, but I've got two on my wish list...

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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    I remember my first "real" watch as well, a TAG Heurer Professional purchased pre-owned on ebay. I kept it for years until in my zeal to consolidate my collection I sold it off. The memories live on though the watch is long gone. Great thead!

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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    Quote Originally Posted by Xspect View Post
    It also reminds me that a good watch doesnt
    2) have to cost a month salary to be worth wearing
    This is the cardinal rule to vintage collecting, and works for modern watches too. Some VERY nice watches are sanely priced.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xspect View Post
    5) need to be the size of a dinner plate
    Amen, brotha!

    Quote Originally Posted by Xspect View Post
    6) have to impress other people. As long as I enjoy wearing it that all that matters.
    Bingo.

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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    Great looking watch and good dose of common sense too


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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    Great watch and attitude!

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    Re: Back to the basics - a reflection on my first "real" watch -

    Quote Originally Posted by Xspect View Post
    ...It also reminds me that a good watch doesnt

    1) need the latest automatic swiss movement - quartz watches need love too
    2) have to cost a month salary to be worth wearing
    3) need to have the most exotic band for it to look good
    4) need to be talked about in the WUS forums to be a darn good watch
    5) need to be the size of a dinner plate
    6) have to impress other people. As long as I enjoy wearing it that all that matters.
    I have to say that what you say there makes a lot of sense to me. Specially #6,exactly my thoughts. Especially while on a watch forum, I find that it could be easy sometimes,to be influence by other members comments on some brand or watch models. So at the end, some people will buy what makes other members react positively because they look for approbation not for their personal taste. I find that the watches I prefer in my collection, are not always the most expensive, but the one that I have the most souvenirs attached to it.

    Nice watch by the way, good to see you still enjoy it, it's the proof it was a good buy for you! Well done.
    ~ Daniel ~

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