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What watch did your father wear?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Southpaw, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    What did your old man wear growing up?

    And what is he wearing now?
     
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    My father was in the military and I've always seen him wear digital rubber strapped type watches.

    Now he works in a ship and wears a digital Timex Expedition.
     
  3. Sao
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    Seiko Bellmatic ( I know own it and it still works some 40 odd years later!) I'll try to take a snap later on
    No idea what he wheres now I don't talk to him since he left my mother
     
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    I wish I knew, he likely didn't wear one though.
     
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    This is similar to the knife thread! haha I like...


    And from what I can remember he sometimes wore a pocket watch. Other times, usually a good timex. He didn't like expensive things, just quality things.
     
  6. Elie

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    An L.L. Bean field watch or a Tissot for special occasions
     
  7. valhalla

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    Pops always wears an Ironman. He wears them until they die and then gets another. Here is one of many he has owned. I am considering battery and banding it and wearing myself. Tossed it in the EDC box just the other day so it wouldn't fall off the project list.

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    Sidenote: Does anyone know if there is anyway to remove or lessen the severity of scratches in the plastic cover? I know they are $30 watches but it would be cool to hit the trails with Pop's watch.
     
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    Hi speed Dremel with felt polishing wheel and rubbing alcohol.
     
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    Thanks War, will try that.
     
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  10. Wong

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    Flitz metal polish will take those scratches right out. all but the deepest of them. don't use a dremel they move to fast and you'll burn a divot in that VERY soft plastic face,

    Flitz on a paper towel and about 30 minutes of rubbing and it will look fantastic.
     
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    Can't remember what my father wore when I was growing up, however he wears a Rolex now.
     
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    A cell phone on his belt lol
     
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    citizen, likes them eco drives
     
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    He wore this Omega hand winder from 50's... He gave that one to e, but I just can't make myself wear it while I treasure it highly!!

    Now he's in retirement, so he doesn't care much about watch... LOL
     
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    My dad has always worn rolex's and he still wears one.
     
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    My Dad bought my Mom and himself matching Rolex watches in the 50's. My Dad died years ago and my brother got the watch (I never see him wear it either). My Mom still wears her Rolex. My Dad was a buy quality once and take care of and wear forever kind of guy.
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    He wore an omega seamaster when I was little, which he lost (put it on a car roof to work on the engine, then drove off...)

    He replaced that with a longines, which he lost after several years...

    He replaced that with a 60's omega speedmaster, which he had always wanted after he watched the moon landing in 1969.

    The longines turned up in the woodshed a couple of years later, the elasticated metal strap had allowed the watch to be pulled off!

    I now wear the speedmaster for special occasions, and my seamaster for most others. I won't wear the longines as it has a huge amount of sentimental value, and is the watch I associate with him the most :)
     
  18. AK Adventurer

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    This Timex;
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    He wore it daily, for as long as I can remember(so back to the late 80s at least not sure how long before that, till he passed in late 2011) I wear it occasionally now. He also used a couple pocket watches at varrious dressy occasions-- all with trains on the lid, he Loved steam engines.
     
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  19. Southpaw

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    Love the pictures and stories guys. Keep it comin'.
     
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    Huh? Never tried that.. I will though. If you put the Dremel on low and use the alcohol while not letting your hand sit. it works. My jeweler did mine like that and I watched him. I thought the same thing but was amazed. he said the liquid keeps it just cool enough while clumping the crud you polish away and blows right off.
     
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