Skeleton in your closet...

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    Member overbudget's Avatar
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    Skeleton in your closet...

    Okay, so we all have one, two, or more watches that have been relegated to the junk drawer, coin dish, or bottom of that box of stuff we simply cannot throw away. Maybe they were the watches we had before we got into watches...maybe they were gifts from someone who knew we liked watches. They might be 20 years old, or two weeks old, but my hunch is we all have them. So lets have a laugh and reminisce on our early forays into the world of watches....shake the dust off and let's see 'em!

    Here's my 20 year old "Nordstrom" exclusive Fossil, straight from the underside of a stack of papers behind my computer.

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    Frederique Constant Slim Line Auto
    Frederique Constant Classic Auto
    Hamilton Viewmatic Auto
    Hamilton Intra-matic Auto
    Hamilton 60's Thin Line Vintage
    Grand Seiko SBGR051
    Squale 1521
    RPaige Wrocket
    Citizen AT World Time Radio Controlled
    Sandoz Vintage Flag
    Howard Pocket Watch (Grandfathers)

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    Nov 2008

    Re: Skeleton in your closet...

    For me right now it's a Poljot Aviator alarm that has a problem with the click gear that prevents the alarm spring from ratcheting and holding power. I did buy up a couple of alarm watches from Vostok when they were clearing out their old stock, so one of these days I want to swap movements between the two (assuming I can't find a watchmaker who can source a new click).

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    KL, Malaysia

    Re: Skeleton in your closet... watches ARE in my closet..
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    this smith & wesson piece...bought on a whim
    haven't been touched in months now
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    Mar 2009

    Re: Skeleton in your closet...

    I have this one in need of a new battery and a strap, I wonder, is there market for such a thing even if I get it in order ?

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    Member iam7head's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Los Angeles, Hong kong

    Re: Skeleton in your closet...

    This: a gift from my late grandma many many years ago when i was in middle school

    The movement is still somewhat running, the EL is gone and the rubber is disintegrating and no longer can serve on active duty

    With that said I did ran a marathon with it last year, but since I gotten a new Mudman it's formally retired to the watch part box.
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    Rolex Submariner 114060
    Rolex Milgauss GV 116400
    Omega Speedmaster Professional Hesalite/Sapphire Sandwich 3572.50
    Omega Seamaster Professional Ceramic 300M
    Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 372P
    Officine Panerai Luminor Base 000M
    Officine Panerai Radiomir Blackseal 380P
    IWC Pilot's MK XVIII "Le Petit Prince" IW327004
    Seagull x WUS Moonphase #7
    Casio G-Shock "Mudman" G-9000
    Swatch Sistem51 "Hodinkee" Vintage 84

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