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    Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    Hi all, I have an old Seiko Kinetic diver SMY003P that a wore to my wedding, Daughters birth, mother and father's funerals.The Sekio has been with me old over Europe & the USA.The watch was an engagement gift from my now wife. Anyway I guess we all have items be it a watch,ring or something else that their sentimental becomes so important that it would a great loss to lose or damage.Now only wear this watch at home or for family visits.In some ways its a shame to treat such an item with kid gloves but i guess that just my soppy side :)

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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    No, I haven't and probably won't.

    The only circumstances I can see a sentimental retirement is with a watch with a fragile movement that can't be serviced. For example, If I inherited a watch from my grandfather and replacement parts are no longer available for it, I would wear it in situations I know it wouldn't get banged up since any mechanical failure would be permanent death for the watch.
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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    If you feel that way, then I'd retire it.

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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    No, I'd risk the potential loss/damage and wear it as often as I could especially given the described provenance . .
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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    That's a really awesome watch, and still worth a few hundred bucks. Just keep in mind that letting the older Kinetics lose their charge can cause problems down the road. I'd still wear it fairly regularly to keep the charge up, especially if it means something to you.
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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    I don't see a reason to retire a watch like the SMY003P, since any mishap which would render it inoperable would probably be pretty unpleasant for you too. Just use a bit of common sense, and take it off if it might get damaged.
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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    I'd wear it but get the WR and spring bars checked annually.

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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    I have a watch that my Dad gave me in high school. I wear it on special occasions (probably 4-5 times/year) but it isn't in the general rotation.

    Domo's point about the older Kinetics is true - you do need to wear it (or at least charge it) to keep everything in working order. It's slightly more important than with a mechanical watch.


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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    Wear it on one piece nylon strap so that you'll never lose it.

    Well, in case both springbars fail, the watch could fly over the roof, but it's rare.
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    Re: Do you retire a watch because its sentimental value has become so great ?

    I've got two watches that I only wear on special occasions. One was a gift from my FIL and one Inherited from my dad. I've spent more than they're worth restoring / repairing them, but I'm glad I did.

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