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    When did you know you were into watches?

    I knew it I was going to be when I decided to check if my Mickey Mouse dial watch my mom just bought for me was water proof. I sank it into a bucket filled with water and let me tell you, my mother wasn't very happy...
    No wonder now, most of the watches I own are divers. Sweet!!!

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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    I grew up in a small town. when I was 14, I saw a timex at the drug store. back then they had everything including a soda jerk. I walked to 4 different stores to find the best price and bought one. we even had a woolworths in town and a real 5 and dime store.

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    When I was a kid, I used to take old watches apart to see how they worked. As I was punished later by my parents, apparently the watches weren't that old!
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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    My dad used to repair watches as a sideline. My first watch was a Bulova (IIRC) military issue. It had the broad arrow and lots of numbers on the back.

    And yes, I wish I had it now but after 40 years ...

    If anyone has any pictures of British military issue Bulovas (1960's) I would be eternally grateful.

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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    I think mine stems from my childhood in seeing a few watches with my dad IE, His Seamaster / Heuer 1000 Professional, i can always remember him showing the full lume face of the Heuer in the Dark was quite amazing :)




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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bond View Post
    I knew it I was going to be when I decided to check if my Mickey Mouse dial watch my mom just bought for me was water proof. I sank it into a bucket filled with water and let me tell you, my mother wasn't very happy...
    No wonder now, most of the watches I own are divers. Sweet!!!

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    When i was 10 years old i was the best pupil of my class, my parents offered me a watch, it was a digital Citizen chrono WR 100m, i loved it because the strap and the case were one piece (rubber) and since i was practicing Swimming at that time i used to wear it each time i went to the pool or to the beach, i was so proud to show my watch to everybody vecause it was waterproof, and at that age trust me it's something that makes you feel you're special to own such a timepiece compared to others (it was the middle of the eighties) and since then my passion for watches began to grow more and more, i found myself spending all my pocket money in a collection of no less than 30 Casio G-SHOCK & 22 Swatch when i became 15 years old, then after the university i was able to find some jobs and earn more, so i switched to Automatic and known watch brands, my first expensive one was a Longines that i lost during a trip few years ago, and all the other ones i owned before disappeared under my building when it collapsed couple of years ago...fortunately i am still here to work hard and replace my lost with new timepieces and continue my passion at collecting more, this is my story and hope i didn't bother you much guys...:thanks Cheers!
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    When did you know you were into watches?

    I've been fascinated by mechanical miniatures for as long as I can remember. Slot-cars, model railroads, RC helicopters/airplanes, and then watches after I got my Seiko 6309-7049 while in the Navy.

    It just fascinates me to no end that something that small and that intricate can take the stresses of day-to-day living, and shine doing it. Incredible.

    So, to answer your question, Ive been intrigued by watches and miniature machines since early childhood; some 40 years now.

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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    Not sure, two years ago I had two watches. Now I have lots more, I started off slow and then went nuts!! Now have 50+
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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    Last month, when I found this forum. I wish I could unfind it. Bought 4 watches in the last 30 days. Haven't bought that many in the previous 30 years.

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    Re: When did you know you were into watches?

    I used to walk with my dad in the Centre of Stockholm and windowshop for watches in the early 70. In those days, Sthlm had 4 stores with quality watches. The best ones were one shop with Jaeger and Patek, the other one with Rolex and Ebel. Omegas were a little more common. I use to love (and still do) Pateks Exlipse (blue) and ? made from a 20 (?) gold US$. When Dad bought his Megaquarts Marine chrono, I got my first Omega. A couple of weeks later he exchanged the Megaq. for an Ebel. He hated the height of it, did not fit under the cuffs.

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