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    Does anyone else like to listen to the ticking of their watch. When I'm wearing a watch I not only like to look at it, I love the ticking sound it makes, especially my mechanical watches (quartz watches too). This has stopped me from buying very many digital watches. A lot of the cheaper watches I own are loud, so they get plenty of wrist time. Is this unique to me, or do others feel the same way?

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    Not just you, me too. I like listening to the fakes then comparing it to the real ones. Your not the only weirdo around here


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    I listen every now and then.


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    Try an old (mid to late 1800's) pocket watch. I just sold a longwind that wasn't working when I bought it, then later heard a ticking coming from a box of watches. Low and behold the longwind had unfroze and started ticking, very loud. I love my mechanicals for the same reason.

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    My hearing sucks.

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    Yeah I do that occasionally each one sounds a little different.

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    I like to listen to some of mine at times. The G-Shocks are pretty damn quiet though...






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    Re: Listening to Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by dualtime View Post
    Does anyone else like to listen to the ticking of their watch. When I'm wearing a watch I not only like to look at it, I love the ticking sound it makes, especially my mechanical watches (quartz watches too). This has stopped me from buying very many digital watches. A lot of the cheaper watches I own are loud, so they get plenty of wrist time. Is this unique to me, or do others feel the same way?
    I cant tell from your collection if you have any 7750 based watches, but those are probably the most interesting to listen to.

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    Re: Listening to Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by RJRJRJ View Post
    I cant tell from your collection if you have any 7750 based watches, but those are probably the most interesting to listen to.
    Usually my vintages are the loudest tickers, I just got an 1898 Elgin Pocketwatch from my Dad and the ticking is very robust. It felt good just to hold it and hear it tick, not the same tick as a newer watch.
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