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Old 06-28-2010, 02:51 AM   #21
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Wristwatch. Usually Timex. Used to spend more. But, I can't seem to keep from breaking the faces on them.

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Current list.

Marathon GSAR work watch
Tissot 516
Tissot V-8
Doxa 1946 rose gold dress
Sub Chrono gold diver
Lucian Piccard Double day, power reserve
Lucian Piccard sq. chrono.
Astroavia Pilot chrono
Aeromatic Pilot
1950/60's Master Watch day date (French)
Bulova Tank
Seiko perp. calendar black/gold
Seiko Black Monster
Seiko Orange Monster
Seiko Pilot alarm chrono
Seiko Chrono
Gevril GV2 rose gold
Zeno Pilot
Fortis GMT
Technomarine diver
Peugot POS stays in my truck console

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Old 06-28-2010, 03:47 PM   #23
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I have both pocket and wrist but since my heart attack and becoming disabled I do not where a any watch. Yes I still have to set alarms on my cell phone to get me up or remind me of appointments. But I choose not to let time push me around anymore.

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Old 06-29-2010, 04:09 AM   #24
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I had a pocket watch or two as a youngster, prolly just for the novelty, but the wrist watch is so much more convenient, that's why it was invented and made pocket watches obsolete. And yes, I do own a Patek (the inventor of the wrist watch) among others.

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Current list.

Marathon GSAR work watch
Tissot 516
Tissot V-8
Doxa 1946 rose gold dress
Sub Chrono gold diver
Lucian Piccard Double day, power reserve
Lucian Piccard sq. chrono.
Astroavia Pilot chrono
Aeromatic Pilot
1950/60's Master Watch day date (French)
Bulova Tank
Seiko perp. calendar black/gold
Seiko Black Monster
Seiko Orange Monster
Seiko Pilot alarm chrono
Seiko Chrono
Gevril GV2 rose gold
Zeno Pilot
Fortis GMT
Technomarine diver
Peugot POS stays in my truck console
Lets see some pics! I had an old Doxa diver but sold it on ebarf a few years ago along with my mint Heuer Autavia.
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Can't use a wristwatch at work, too dangerous and they'd get destroyed anyway
Either use my cell or the Charles Hubert pocketwatch my parents bought me as a gift when I graduated from apprenticeship

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My dilema is that while I love antiques and old classics (cars, guns, houses) which would lead me towards a nice pocket watch, I also like handcrafted, unique things which (if I had the scratch) would lead me towards this:

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Lets see some pics! I had an old Doxa diver but sold it on ebarf a few years ago along with my mint Heuer Autavia.
Sorry, no pics. My computer took a dump quite a while ago so I'm usung a friends. I can't get my camera to download to it.
BTW, I sure wish I could have snagged your Autavia. That's one of my "grails".
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Sorry, no pics. My computer took a dump quite a while ago so I'm usung a friends. I can't get my camera to download to it.
BTW, I sure wish I could have snagged your Autavia. That's one of my "grails".
Bummer. I picked up the Autavia in a trade at the Pomona Gun Show in the 80's, like new. At the time I was a bit of a Heuer nut. After they were bought by TAG, my interest waned, but in the 80's they were the shizzle.

I rarely wore the Autavia (12+/- times?) so decided to sell it. Took it into Feldmar to have it serviced before selling and the watchmaker had everyone crowd around to "check out an Eterna a new Autavia". He said it was essentially new, replaced the dried out seals and sent it home.

A watch dealer in NYC bought it from me, along with the Doxa, and some other cool vintage watches. I think the Autavia ended up going for almost $1500. I traded an old Rem 11/48 20ga for it and got to enjoy it for almost 20 years. Not a bad deal.

When I wear a watch (rarely these days) it is usually an Omega Co-Axial, or an Eterna Kon Tiki. I used to buy and trade watches almost as bad as guns. Haha.
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What I do is remove the band of my watch and then lace it into my shoe, then I have my watch with me and all I need to do is look down whenever I need to know what time it is.
It is a wonderful little trick, should give it a try.

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