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    Cool My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

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    First watch I EVER bought myself... probably about 20 years ago.

    Was my only watch for probably 5 years... I remember one time I wore it continuously for 6 months... wore it sleeping, waking, showering, swimming, etc...

    One time about 15 years ago, I was swimming with it and realized it was no longer on my wrist! I remember I was so incredibly sad. I dove all over and finally found it in the bottom of the pool! The bracelet had separated at the end link and one end link was missing! I remember vividly being very upset about it and searching all over the pool for that end link! Never found it!

    Back then, the "net" wasn't exactly what it is today! I tried searching as hard as I can for a new end link, but found none... watch sat in a drawer somewhere and was never to be found again...

    I used to be very obsessed with watches years ago... then life happened and I got busy and forgot all about them... I have an Omega Planet Ocean and a Tag Carrera Chronograph, but I had no interest and they just sat in a safe while I wore my $50 G Shock 24/7... Well... My obsession with watches started up again few months ago! I am in a much better financial state of my life now than I was in 10 years ago when I was very obsessed with watches... and that means, I ended up buying a few "nice" watches.

    Well... I started thinking about my first watch ever... I remembered it was a Wenger and I remembered it had a sunburst dial... but that's about all I remembered...

    I started searching the net and finally figured out what it was!

    Wenger SMT design 096.0659

    and a bit more searching and I found it on eBay! and just a couple of hours ago, auction ended with me being WINNER!!! I am so excited to have this watch back! I can't wait for it to come!

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    But when I saw this watch again, I finally realized the cause of my obsession with red seconds hands! Red accents in general!
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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    Hopefully you enjoy it as much as you did the first time you had it.
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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    P.S. I remember it like it was yesterday that I took cash money and walked into Macy's and picked this watch! I remember the saleswoman showing me 2 options and I picked this one... and I remember her saying "that's a very nice watch, congratulations"... unbelievable that this was 20 years ago!!!

    P.P.S. I think I still have the original bracelet from my watch 20 years ago!!! missing end links, but I have it! I will swap this one with it and I'll have a piece of my history :)

    P.P.P.S I think this was my first "purchase" for myself altogether... I think that's why it's such a vivid memory... it's when I started feeling "all grown up" and can buy things :)

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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ugly-Nugget View Post
    Hopefully you enjoy it as much as you did the first time you had it.
    Thanks! I probably won't wear it... I rarely wear anything below 42mm now, and this watch looks like a 36mm or so...
    but I want it in my collection for sure! I want the memories associated with it.
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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    So judging from what you were driving...you were about 5 in the first picture and you're 25 now?
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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulopiper View Post
    So judging from what you were driving...you were about 5 in the first picture and you're 25 now?
    Oh you're good! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by endotreated View Post
    Oh you're good! :)
    Hmm, seemed to me like impeccable logic alright...
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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    endotreated? are you getting a crown too?

    Nice catch on the W : )
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    First love is always the best, good thing you are now reunited
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    Re: My first watch EVER... REUNITED!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by iavwatch View Post
    First love is always the best, good thing you are now reunited
    Ugh...disagree...uggghhh
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