I'm French, and I'm coming here as a very modest watch (and clock) enthusiast, hoping to find some new advice on what I should buy next ;)
I'm 32, and as far as I can remember, I always enjoyed watches.
- My first one, when I was around around 10, was a Casio, most probably a resin G-Shock, as I remember it to look quite sturdy and kinda "military".
It had bull bars, and IIRC, also had some very good illumination tech (lighting the whole LCD in blue/green, not only from a small light on the corner).
But I'm totally unable to remember where it is as of today. Did I lose it? Did it broke? And, of course, I can't remember the exact model as well. Would love to!
- My second one was my first real "man" watch, with steel wristband. A Calypso.
I still have it as of today, but stopped using it when the battery died.
- My third one was a noname chinese piece I bought on eBay for its green dial.
Didn't last long, was made from very cheap materials. But I kept it anyway... and stopped using it when the battery (quickly) died as well.
- My fourth one was a Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-510A (2732). It was my first "pleasure" watch. Bought it € 155 in June 2006.
It lasted me 12 years without any battery change or repair service...
Until I stupidly went into the sea with it on last April, forgetting it would not be waterproof anymore after so many years...
Such a stupid mistake. It died from rust after enduring many, many shocks year after year...
I'm sure it'd have lasted me many more years without my silliness!
- My fifth one, as a 30th birthday gift, is a Seiko Chronograph SSC085P1 (V172 caliber).
Very beautiful classy-yet-sporty, all-steel watch...
But its "tough" hardlex glass broke into pieces after I felt from my bike, wearing it while riding!
It is currently under heavy repair service. That's going to cost me a kidney or two...
- My last one, received two days ago as a "temporary" replacement toolwatch, is the new Lenovo Watch 9 "smart" watch.
With Bluetooth 5 and vibration when there's a notification (no LCD).
Very nice little watch, to be honest! At a bargain price of € 17.90.
ith sapphire glass, straightforward and sleek design, minimalistic smart integration, and replaceable standard CR2032 battery expecting a 8-month lifespan. We'll see!
Very good at such a low price!
I'm here to look for advice on replacing my deceased Wave Ceptor.
But I'll make a separate thread on the Casio G-Shock for this purpose ;)