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    Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    We have all done the "what's your fav watch now" thing however I'd like to find out about those of you who have watches with sentimental value, ones you could never part with and that is worth far more to you than what it would be worth on the sales market.

    I'll start:

    This is my 1971 Seiko 6138 that was given to me by my father. He bought this brand new and wore it everyday, I remember seeing him with it throughout my childhood. Anyway he has other watches and does not really wear it anymore so he gave it to me and now it sees plenty of wrist time rather than being locked in a drawer.

    And here it is.




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    Re: Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    Given by my late grandma when I was back in middle school

    Still runs, backlight and everything still works including the original straps

    Probably worth about 5 dollar in a flea market, I am gonna run a marathon with it next year wearing this to honor my grandma
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    Wore this one from my early teens to early in my naval enlistment (a little over a decade). Those were definitely my more reckless years.
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    Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    Received this one from my grandfather in the early 70s.

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    Re: Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    The only sentimental watch I ever had, I sold.

    Oh well.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ausman600 View Post
    We have all done the "what's your fav watch now" thing however I'd like to find out about those of you who have watches with sentimental value, ones you could never part with and that is worth far more to you than what it would be worth on the sales market.

    I'll start:

    This is my 1971 Seiko 6138 that was given to me by my father. He bought this brand new and wore it everyday, I remember seeing him with it throughout my childhood. Anyway he has other watches and does not really wear it anymore so he gave it to me and now it sees plenty of wrist time rather than being locked in a drawer.

    And here it is.




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    My Lucien Piccard, wearing now as I type and during the 'Cuban Missile Crisis' and with a WHOLE lot of history in-
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    Re: Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    Don't have a pic to post at the moment but for me, it's my 2254.50. It was given to me as a graduation gift >7 yrs ago. It's my first "nice" watch & was my only watch for >7 yrs (until I found this place earlier this yr)
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    Re: Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    Mine is also a Seiko. I bought the watch in 1999 when I started a new job. I paid around $350 back then and it was a huge chunk of money for me to put on a watch at that time. I wore it daily for almost 8 years. It woke me up every morning for that period and I did everything with this watch. Party, mountain biking, rafting, swimming, snorkeling, hiking... I just like the way it looks, and each time i wear it, it brings back lots of souvenirs.

    A few years ago I sent it out to the spa to have the crystal and gaskets replaced (with original parts) and I had it beadblasted. Much nicer like that.

    It will never be for sale.



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    I don't even have a picture of it, but i's an Invicta Pro Diver. It was gifted to me by a buddy that many of you may know. Brice (jeepdad99). I would never sell it because it was a gift. It comes in very handy at the gun range, I don't want to wear my other watches to the range.

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    Re: Let's see and hear about your SENTIMENTAL watch/es

    This wasn't gifted to me by a long departed relative. I bought it myself in Paris, April 2000, while on vacation and when I didn't have much money, had never heard of the brand, but just fell in love with the watch. I negotiated with the shop in Place Vendome for over three days for a pair of them (I bought two, one for me, one for my partner). It's quartz, is too small by todays' standards, but we had them engraved with our initials and Paris April 2000, so they will stay in our collections forever:


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