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What watch did your father wear?

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

  1. Monocrom

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    Nice! Longines has a bit of an odd policy in place for their price-tier. They're happy to get old Longines timepieces working again if they've stopped running. Usually involves an evaluation of what's wrong, and a discussion with the owner on possible solutions. Though it'll cost a premium. Still, that's a great policy considering brands in higher price-tiers don't even come close to offering something like that.
     
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  2. bzimmerly

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    I was raised by my grandparents, and my grandpa (1902-1990) wore a silver Timex self-winding watch for as long as I can remember. :angel:
     
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  3. tattoo13

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    My Father wore an old Pulsar. He was a construction equipment mechanic for over 40 years and day in and day out he wore this Pulsar. Going to church on Sundays and dressing up he wore a gold Seiko.
    After he died I was not present when they split up his stuff, and the family decided I would get the gold Seiko since it was the most valuable and I was his only son. They could not fathom why I was pissed and wanted the Pulsar.
    I did get it and one of my nephews got the Seiko and I am sure has lost it or pawned it, but I have the Pulsar and I still tear up when I hold it.
    With it is the Uncle Henry that he carried for work, it has been sharpened so many times it is about 1/4" shorter than a new one. When he was working he always carried it on that piece of metal from his belt.
    The other knife is a little Schrade he carried when he was not working.
    I hate even taking this stuff out anymore, just makes me sad that he is gone, I would give a month of my life to have one more day with him.
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  4. PaTom

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    In my room as I saw this thread. My fathers (gold band) and my father in laws watches they wore at the end. I'm not a watch guy or even wear one but wound up with both.
     
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    My old man still wears the tissot chronograph, with omega movement, that he was wearing in my earliest memory, 34 years ago.

    The story of how he bought it involves a trip to Europe, some colleagues who'd spent a lot of money on wine and women, and their demands that dad spent the equivalent amount before they went home.

    Its a lovely watch, but that must have been a fun couple of weeks for his mates.

    Where in Europe you ask? Amsterdam...
     
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  7. Hondo 1108

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    Heuer Carrera 12 Dato[​IMG]
     
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