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    Which was your first "serious" watch?

    For you, what watch signified your transition from "I have _____ watch to keep time" to something that either had horological significance or represented a true time/knowledge investment on your part in terms of research and discovery into the world of watches?
    Omega Planet Ocean 2500C
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    Re: Which was your first "serious" watch?

    Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694. It was a gift and is of extreme sentimental value to me; as well as being an amazing watch. I recently just sent it off for restoration. When I get it back in a few months I'll be sure to start a new thread with it's back story and lots of pictures.
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    Re: Which was your first "serious" watch?

    This Omega De Ville (from late 70s):

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    It was a gift from my parents.
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    First jeweled watch and that made it serious, Moncare. My father bought it for me in the summer
    of 1956. It's buried somewhere and when I find it, I'm having it restored, although it would be a
    might small now.

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    Re: Which was your first "serious" watch?

    That would be this Lum-Tec. Saw it in some article somewhere, got interested in the details and away I went . . . .
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    A.Lange & Sohne *anOrdain * Audemars Piguet * Blancpain * Cartier * Dornblueth & Sohne * Invicta * Jaeger-LeCoultre * Méraud * Rolex * Revolution Watch Company * Tiffany & Company * Tudor

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    Re: Which was your first "serious" watch?

    Oris wrist alarm with an 18k gold top ring, bought in 1998 brand new. Although it's an impulse purchased but it's my first "serious" watch.


    A man with one watch knows what time it is;

    a man with two watches is never quite sure.
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    Re: Which was your first "serious" watch?

    My SARB017, might not be as expensive as some of those listed above, but considering previously I only wore $35 timexes, it was a huge jump.
    Seiko Alpinist SARB017
    Seiko Spirit SBCA001
    Orient Black Mako
    Luch 1-Hand

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    Re: Which was your first "serious" watch?

    After something like 60+ hours of research over the past month or so, I finally bought my Omega Speedmaster Professional as an upgrade from an $80 fashion watch. When I started, I had a general knowledge along the lines of "mechanical watches are neat." I honestly had no idea how interesting I'd find the world of watches, but I'm so glad I took the leap.
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    Which was your first "serious" watch?

    Nothing that falls into this category yet. Most of my time is spent in the affordables sub forum where I am cutting my teeth, learning and enjoying different watches. When I am ready to appreciate it (and when my budget will allow) I will get my first (and only?) serious watch
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