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    When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    How old were you when you got your first true watch. (Target quartz watches don't count, Casio fw91s do).

    What watch was it?

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    Snk809 when I was 12.

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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    About 8 years old, a Westclox - no jewels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    About 8 years old, a Westclox - no jewels.
    Cool! Do you still have it?

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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    Four, but my mom kept it for safekeeping. It was given to me (Mom) by my grandmother when my grandfather died. I was frequently curious to see it, and my mom indulged me.



    My mom bought a character watch for me when I was six. It was a Charlie Tuna watch, the Sunkist Tuna mascot.



    So there they are: my first watch and the first watch I wore. The Wittnauer still runs, Charlie Tuna does not.
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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    Mine was a Baume Mercier Classima Executive Open Heart, about 10 years ago. I could not connect with it and I thought it was fake (it wasn't), it was so lackluster. I was 126 then.
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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    Probably in a landfill.
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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    Im in my 40's, my Grandmother gave me a manual wind learn to tell time watch for my first communion (Catholic ceremony) that had text on the dial with little loops on the hands when i was about 10... still about somewhere in a box at mum and dad's... my 13th birthday present was a jellyfish swatch... 16th was Tissot 'two timer'... after that was stolen I stopped wearing a watch for many, many years.
    Started craving a watch again about 8 years ago. Only take of my watch when playing a gig now...
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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    First ever or first of the collection? First ever was a Timex to learn to tell time (the mind boggles at the idea that they are taking dial clocks out of primary schools cuz kids don't need to/can't tell time from them). My first collector goes like this:

    After my father-in-law passed, my mother-in-law gave my son his Rado. Then she took it back and gave it to another grandchild. My wife was so pissed that she went out and bought him a TAG auto. I said "How much did it cost us?", she said "$1000". I gagged and thought "I could buy a dozen watches for that price". Several years later we were back at the GM dealer, looking for another for him for graduation. We bought him an Aquaracer. We went back for some reason and I tried a few on. I thought "If we can afford to spend that much on a kid, I deserve one". Bought a TAG WAN2110 and loved it.

    Down the rabbit hole I went. It's now my tool watch, the one I wear when mowing the lawn and such, but it's in great shape and back from it's first service.
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    Re: When Did You Get Your First Watch?

    A Mido at 14.

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