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Your First Watch, When, Where & How?

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Hi all,

I'm new on here so I figured what a better way to meet you all by finding out what your first timepiece was, when you got it, where did you purchase/acquire it from, and how did you find it?

I'll start off with my Citizen Chronograph, I got this in August 2011 from F.Hinds as a reward for passing my GCSE exams! As soon as I laid eyes on it and saw the 25% off sticker I knew it would be the one ha. I soon got bored with the standard strap so put my own crazy twist on it and put this bright orange strap on it.

 

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Hi mate. I'm new on here too and my first watch was a Vivienne Westwood Barbiacan Watch. Bought just about 2 weeks ago. At the tender age of 35! I sort of went for the look and found it for a bit of a bargain price compared to most retail prices. I even found a discount code so jut ended up buying it.

I'm not too sure on that strap though..It might clash with my tan! But if it works for you then why not.

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My first watch was when I was about 8. I had some money at Christmas, mainly from Gran, and I put it together to buy something. My mother suggested I buy a watch so I went to Argos where she talked me into getting a Seconda. I recall she seemed to find it amusing talking me into buying a Seconda for some reason - never really worked out why though! I still have it, but it's languishing in my loft in quite a sorry state. This is a picture from the web of one very similar

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Welcome.   Back in the early sixties it would have been a TIMEX mechanical.  Long gone.

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Hi there,

Like Muddy D my first watch was a Sekonda & I was also 8 but got it as a birthday present. :yes:

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Muddy D, my grandfather had that exact watch! He used to let me wind it up, then shout at me a few hours later because I never wound it enough... Lol

 

dont know what ever happened to it though :(

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I can't actually remember what my first watch was, I can remember when I was really young I wanted a flik flak watch (remember those???) Don't think I got one though :( .

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I bought a Timex pocket watch also, but then I bought a Services chronograph, my then girlfriend who became my wife bought maea resin cased Casio alarm chrono, the battery in it I killed in a month. Uh oh said the shop that battery should last two years......  So then I bought that Tissot PR516

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This was given to me as a Christmas present from my employer about 10 years ago

 

But this was the first watch I purchased

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When I was a waif, I got a Smiths "boys" watch when I was eleven.

I prefered Airfix kits (I was hoping for the Sunderland), or the more exotic American kits like Revell for Crimbo, they were more expensive of course.:wink:

I didn't need a watch, I went home when my mates did, or when it started to get dark. The batteries in my cheap torches always leaked in no time.:angry:

My Mum insisted I got home by 5pm in the Summer months, not that I knew or cared about the time, I was exploring the countyside and getting some sun.

The watch was a bad thing, it was like having Mum on my wrist.

Sorry lads, it's time I went home. My Mum doesn't care about cricket, or blowing up cow pats with bangers!:biggrin:

That was about the time the first publicised case of child muder by a predator was aired on TV.:angry:

It seems that's why my Mum thought I needed a watch.

 

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My first ever watch was this one, which my dad got for me when I was at secondry school and decided it was about time I had a watch. Oris wasn't the brand it now is then and it's tiny. I changed the strap from a metal expanding bracelet to what you see. It never really fitted properly, but I didn't care then!

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My first watch cost £100 in 1974 took me 7 years to save up for it .

it was a 9ct square faced Rotary on gold bracelet it was nothing but trouble had to take it back as stem kept snapping .I remember 1 time asking the man behind the counter to wind it up (it had been returned after repair ) yes you guessed it it broke .after15-20 times being repaired it broke again and in my temper I smashed it against a wall then put it in a bag and dropped it in the shop ( no words were said ) and to my surprise they refunded my £100 by post .

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