Never stoped wearing one . I've got a nice little collection , nothing fancy . Always liked the " moon phases " but don't have any . What I really love are pocket watches , especially the rail road types . I've got 2 pocket watches and one on the way . I've got an oldie wrist watch from when my uncle died ( I was 16 at the time ) and my grandmother gave it to me ( it was her brother ) It's from about the the 1930's and member @afire has sparked my interest in it . Can't thank him enough ...... I'm going to have it overhauled starting next weekAnybody still wear watches?
I'd be crushed too . Back when we were growing up , a gift of a watch was a big deal from birthdays and communions to graduation and Christmas . That Mickey Mouse sounds nice too . Hopefully , I'll be joining you in a bout 2 / 3 years when I wont have to worry about wearing a watch either Not worrying about the time is a good thing .It was my HS grad gift from my parents, so I was doubly sorry to lose it.
I love the pocket watch . Known as a " half hunter " because the cover is half , not full . Yup , you guessed it .... a " full hunter " is a full cover and a " double hunter " is when both front and back open . Your Waltham is real nice too . A Waltham or a Hamilton is to die for for me ...but oh the prices . This " guy " has prestige ones for sale but out of my league .I love mechanical watches. Like guitars, they can be a wonderful combination of art, technology and craftsmanship.
Unfortunately I don't like things rubbing against my skin and I have tiny wrists so I don't wear watches. When I was 12 I loved Casio digital watches and sometimes wore 2 at once.
I've got 2 watches now. Both college related.
A pocket watch that was a college graduation gift from my siblings.
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I went to college in Waltham, MA, known as Watch City. This is a watch I got a few years ago that was made in Waltham supposedly in the 60s just before the factory closed. It was not valuable or expensive.
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It was fun unraveling that one. My first impression was probably a relatively modest gold filled or plated watch from the 1930s, but a few barely visible markings revealed it to be solid gold, cased by one of the finest luxury watch case makers in the USA at the time.I've got an oldie wrist watch from when my uncle died ( I was 16 at the time ) and my grandmother gave it to me ( it was her brother ) It's from about the the 1930's and member @afire has sparked my interest in it . Can't thank him enough ...... I'm going to have it overhauled starting next week
I'm a single brand guy - Gruen. And my collection is relatively small, focused on a narrow range. I only collect Gruens made before 1936, and only ones with solid metal cases, gold, silver, or steel. No plated or gold filled watches.I love Gruen, Mido, Bulova, and Eisner watches and Elgin, Illinois and Gruen Pocket watches, and have a total of over 200 of them.