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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2012 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Chickenhearted's recent post on a Star Wars watch has got me thinking about what watches folk here wear?

I only own 2 watches - both Tags. My favorite is a quite plain and simple one but I love it. Lusted after one for years and finally treated myself when I had a decent year at work with a few cases. I love it because all the digital functions are hidden and only pop up when you need them.

I have another, older Tag, which I wear sometimes but this is my day to day watch;

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2012 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)



Got this as a Christmas gift from my mom about seven or eight years ago. Kind of. She had originally gotten me one with a fabric band, which promptly snapped. So a couple days after Christmas I returned it and got this one as a replacement.

And because I'd never have another thread where I could share it . . .



This is what happened when I started the counter for something and then completely forget it about for a few days. LOL!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2012 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I don't have a close-up handy, so this one will do:



I don't wear it every day, though. Just in special circumstances.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2012 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I don't have a close-up handy, so this one will do:



I don't wear it every day, though. Just in special circumstances.


Ooh, nice. Is that a Tag Monaco?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 3:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's actually a brand called Kaoz, a special design brand here in Norway (desgined specifically to go with suits). It's not longer in production, and I'm not even sure the company is around anymore. So fairly rare as well.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Casio digital of course...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I had a Rotary watch for my 18th, simple gold squar-ish case, rich golden brown face, gold hands, second sweep, date function, oft-changed brown leather strap (cost approx. GBP 44.00 from memory) ... but about four years ago I had to give it up - Rotary said they could not service it any longer and the last non-Rotary service had not been totally satisfactory.

Only 33 years old ... I thought watches were meant to last!

Although I looked at numerous others I did not want a battery watch, or anything without a working mechanism. I know such items are more accurate but to me a watch should be a working time-piece and I couldn't justify spending a couple of thousand or more on such an item ... not when I was looking at hi-fi, etc. smile

So for almost two years I went without a watch, using my mobile phone but two years ago I started looking again and found another superb Rotary, proper mechanism, this time round face, silver bezel, gold hands incl. second sweep, date function, dark brown leather strap. If it lasts me 33 years (2 down ...) I won't complain!

A numbered limited edition Les Originales (1,895 of this design) which is accurate to about 1 min/week - perfect for me ... and money left over for more hi-fi!!! smile

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

I hardly ever wear one.

I don't like bulky and always go for minimalist design instead, and I really do not like metal (well, at least I dislike metal straps), so whenever I wear one, it is this one (well, minor differences from the picture: mine has a date window next to the 3 o'clock line instead of the small seconds clock in the bottom part – I cannot stand a ticking clock at night) which was a gift I got some years ago:



Frankly, my favourite are plastic watches though. wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

People still wear watches? eek

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

People still wear watches? eek

I'd feel naked without one. Can't stand not having a watch on plus ever since I was a kid I've always loved them.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

I used to wear a watch in high school. An analog Timex that I think ran me about $140 or so at Sears. No picture of it, as I have no clue where it is at the moment. It was nice enough, although I wish I'd gotten one with a black face rather than white; but back then I didn't put as much thought in the aesthetics of something before I bought it.

Today, I don't really have a use for one. The current time is displayed practically anywhere I look if I'm out walking around the city. And of course the time is always on my phone, mp3 player, tablet, and so on; so I'm likely always carrying something that'll give me the time if I need it. The only thing I can really imagine having a watch for is as a status symbol; but I'm not at the point in my life where I'm willing or able to drop a couple grand on a status symbol I don't actually have a use for, lol. If I'm going to put down a lot of money for a high-precision mechanism, I'd rather it be something more in-line with my interests, like a good DSLR (something I am putting a bit of money away for to buy in the near future).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I love them, but it's been years since I wore one regularly. I've had a number of jobs in which I do a lot of work with my hands around machines, and didn't want a watch to get banged up, so I stopped wearing them when I was working, and eventually stopped wearing them altogether. Wearing a watch is a habit I'd like to redevelop, though, sometime when circumstances permit.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

People still wear watches? eek

I'd feel naked without one. Can't stand not having a watch on plus ever since I was a kid I've always loved them.


Sure me too back in the days. If I left the house without my watch I would go back and get it.
One did feel naked. Though Ive gotten used to not having one since carrying around a cell phone.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I'm also one who feels naked if I don't have it on. I don't wear it around the house, but if I go out I put it on. I've worn a watch pretty much my whole life (I had one of those Casio calculator watches like Marty McFly as a kid), so it just feels natural to me to have one around my wrist.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

My other Tag Heuer

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I've currently got a Seiko, quite plain, blue face, stainless steel bracelet, which cost me just over a ton and is by a big distance the most expensive watch I've ever had. It's given me no trouble at all for the eight years I've owned it. I think my favourite watch of the six or eight that I've had over the last 30 years was a Russian submariner's model - no finesse, completely functional and utterly fantastic but didn't last very long.

I've developed a healthy dislike of really expensive watches, having dealt with clients who drop 25 grand on a watch without giving it a second thought but then cavil at paying a couple of hundred pounds to insure it.

I think if money were no object for me, I'd go for a Breitling.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Senojanaidni   (Member)

Buyed this one recently and really like it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Golden-Full-Skeleton-Case-Luxury-Mens-HQ-Automatic-Wristwatch-HQ-Coffee-Leather-/370662760246?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item564d38df36

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)



I think if money were no object for me, I'd go for a Breitling.


Oh yeah, love those. Although my next watch - when I have a good enough reason to treat myself (possibly the big 5.0 next year) is going to be a Tag Heuer Monaco. I love Tags.

My eam watch though would be a rose gold Rolex Daytona.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)



I think if money were no object for me, I'd go for a Breitling.


Oh yeah, love those. Although my next watch - when I have a good enough reason to treat myself (possibly the big 5.0 next year) is going to be a Tag Heuer Monaco. I love Tags.

My dream watch though would be a rose gold Rolex Daytona.

 
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