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    My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    Hi everyone!

    First of:

    I havent had a watch for 15 years, especially wasnt interested after I got my first cell phone. I'm a 29 year old lad from Norway, and a friend kinda got me into watches lately, as a jewelry.
    I didnt see any practicality in getting a watch, but after he dressed up for going out and put on his nicest watch which I thought looked really good I could sense why some people wear it after all.

    After some research and trying a few watches on, I put the order on a Bulova marine star 98B014. At first I wasnt sure if it was too small, cause most watches I seen lately tends gigantic even tho the latest trend seems to go a bit classical and minimal?.
    Now I love it, and it's not unpleasant to wear. Not too big or too small, and I love how shiny and detailed it is(I know it's not any luxury watch, but I'm glad I didnt settle for the cheapest one I found).

    Suddenly now I started noticing everyone around me that wore watches, and especially at work( I never even noticed it before!).
    Suddenly a collegue I saw was wearing a nice tissot, another nixon etc.

    Anyway, interesting to read so much about watches and brands I never even heard of before and all respect to the "elders" of the forums with so much knowledge on watches. I didnt even know the difference between automatics and quarts until a couple weeks ago.

    I have a watch inherited from my grandfather too,which he got after 25 years of service at his work. Im thinking of getting it a fix up and a new strap since the old one is worn and torn.

    Ill put up a few pics, and have a good weekend everyone.(upload fail everytime, reason unknown?).


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    Welcome, glad you made it. It is a fascinating hobby that can be enjoyed by nearly everybody. Keep trying - love to see you grandfathers watch.
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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    I'll upload some! I just dont know how haha... is it because its dropbox? I'll try figure it out and uploading it

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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    Hi & Welcome

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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    There is a size limit for images. (not sure what it is though) You may want to re-size the image, and try again.

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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by yeolde View Post
    I'll upload some! I just dont know how haha... is it because its dropbox? I'll try figure it out and uploading it

    Use the internal upload on the forum, click the photo icon, choose "from computer" and you should be able to upload the photos without issue.

    If you're on a mobile device, just try a different uploading site, such as this one for example:
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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    Welcome to WUS.........Glad you made it, but hold onto your wallet. WUS has an uncanny way of making money fly out of it fast. Yes it does!

    Oh and it's mandatory you learn how to upload pictures.
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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    Welcome to the forum! I look forward to seeing your grandfather's watch when you get it spiffed up and ready to go.
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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    All of this is a good sign: noticing watches all around you, wanting to learn more. You have awakened. You are gaining WISdom. Read, browse the WRUW threads, buy what you like, flip (sell) what you don't like. :)
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    Re: My first watch in 15 years and new to the forum

    Don't forget to start at least one thread asking which is better, Rolex or Omega. :).

    Just kidding. That would be bad.
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