How Many Watches Do You Own?

Recordsguy

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I love watches and have about twenty, the most expensive[120.00]the cheapest[5.00]i'll never own a rolex unless someone gives me one,but I'm happy finding bargains.
 

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One. Wear it everyday. It's an inexpensive digital display that I have had almost 10yrs.
 

Folsom

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I own zero. check the time on my iPhone if needed.

I'm just waiting for the watch that cannot be felt by weight or touch. Otherwise I've always hated wearing one. Funny thing is I love to watch Youtube videos about cleaning Rolex's and such.
 

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I used to have a bunch of them...many with great sentimental value (gifts from girlfriends with messages of eternal love engraved on the undercover, gold ones too, with tiny diamonds). ...All have been stolen from me. ...By a guy who manages a storage facilities.

Now I got two or three plastic ones, but I never wear them...the batteries are too hard to replaced. I use my phone, it tells the time with more accuracy, I use it to set my VCR and TV clocks. And it's rechargeable, with a USB cable. :b

* How come they don't make rechargeable watches?
 

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I used to have a bunch of them...many with great sentimental value (gifts from girlfriends with messages of eternal love engraved on the undercover, gold ones too, with tiny diamonds). ...All have been stolen from me. ...By a guy who manages a storage facilities.

Now I got two or three plastic ones, but I never wear them...the batteries are too hard to replaced. I use my phone, it tells the time with more accuracy, I use it to set my VCR and TV clocks. And it's rechargeable, with a USB cable. :b

* How come they don't make rechargeable watches?
They do, my Citizen Eco Drive recharges itself by exposure to light. It has a capacitor inside and is charged through a solar cell, no batteries at all.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/watches/collections/citizen-eco-drive/
 

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They do, my Citizen Eco Drive recharges itself by exposure to light. It has a capacitor inside and is charged through a solar cell, no batteries at all.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/watches/collections/citizen-eco-drive/
Used to have one of those. The Drive mechanism went bad. Cost more to fix, than a new watch. No thank you. Got the digi shortly as a gift. Interestingly enough it keeps better time than the Eco. Plus I'm not a large dia guy and the digi has all face segments very legible. Another plus don't need to pull out the phone, just for s time check. A simple turn of the wrist, there it is. Weekday name and day,mo # too. 24hhr time

Bob
I've had two batt replacements and have had them done at the jewelers no extra charge.
 

NorthStar

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They do, my Citizen Eco Drive recharges itself by exposure to light. It has a capacitor inside and is charged through a solar cell, no batteries at all.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/watches/collections/citizen-eco-drive/

Are they ocean-proof too, because last time I went barracuda fishing I had a nice one (cell battery), and it got wet and went caput. :b
Just kidding; those are nice watches John.

Oh and I love pocket watches, very fond memories of my grand father.:b

I still have one of those, engraved with the name of my grand-grand Pop...she's not telling the time no more...for the last hundred years or so.

Bob
I've had two batt replacements and have had them done at the jewelers no extra charge.

It's ok Ron, my watches cost less than the batteries that go inside. :b
I don't wear a watch anymore, I don't need to know the time anymore. Can you imagine? ...What that means? ...Total freedom of your time. :cool:
 
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Watches are about as passé as an item can get. Accurate time used to be only for the master class now it's a commodity. One can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship involved but sadly now it means nothing except as a salute to their accomplishment.
 

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I have three in my simple collection now:

Oris F1 Williams
IWC Mark XV Spitfire
Rolex OP39

I'm looking to add an IWC Portugieser 7-day auto next year to complete my collection for now :)
 

Folsom

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Watches are about as passé as an item can get. Accurate time used to be only for the master class now it's a commodity. One can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship involved but sadly now it means nothing except as a salute to their accomplishment.

True. However a watch can survive an EMP bomb like nothing happened if it's all mechanical. And a LOT of us really appreciate their craft, so the market shows.
 

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I own one watch.
It's a Breitling Chronomat. 1987-1988 Reference 81950 with grey dial with black sub dials.
Came with a leather band-replaced now with a Breitling branded rubber strap.
Had a complete revision in 2016 because it had bad time-keeping (gained 5min in a week!!!!). Now it gain's aprox. 1min a month.
Worn 24h since.
Would like to own a Rolex Deapsea (with D-Blue dial) because of its engineering !
 

Direct Drive

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Like turntables, Too many......50 plus.
 
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