At a relatively young age I inherited my father's Omega Genève which was a wedding gift to him from my mother sometime in the 70's.
He wore it during his military duty and all throughout his civilian blue collar career. I think it originally came on a leather strap but he eventually had an aftermarket bracelet fitted to it.
I wore it as a kid and young adult before eventually putting it in storage. I've bought and sold watches since then and not really given wearing it much thought. I never forgot I had it though and I'll never part with it.
So I got it out of storage today and removed the old flimsy bracelet. Set the date and wound it, still running. I've ordered a brown 18mm brown taurillion leather strap for it and look forward to wearing it again every now and then.
Many don't consider Genèves fine watches, the later ones especially but the scratches, dings and dents tell a story and knowing my father wore this from his wedding day and until the day he passed brings a smile to my face.
I'll post a few shots once I've got it on a strap. Enjoy