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The best Watch you were ever GIVEN

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Despite appearing otherwise Christmas is a time for giving, which begs the question ........what is the best Watch of any type you were ever given.  I have had a couple of lovely old Tissots from Wrench and others from kind members like John, but I will pick two from family.

From my late Mum who paid over the odds for this Vertex...

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And this from a day shopping from the Boz a few years ago.......

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I don't forget watches from Steve and Davey P.    

Your turn.......

Cheers:thumbsup:

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Without a doubt...this one, by my parents for my 21st. This isn't the original...sadly that was lost in a house move (bloody removal men!) but as close to the original as I could get, and now restored at a price far exceeding its actual monetary value, but not its sentimental value to me. Thanks, Mum and Dad.

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Well, as I have indicated previously, it has to be this one from my parents.

The one that started a very enjoyable journey & given me so much pleasure!

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This Seiko sports bought for me by my wife while we were en route to India in 2004. This has had it's moments but I'd never part with it even if it still loses 10 secs a day 

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9 hours ago, RWP said:

.....what is the best Watch of any type you were ever given.

I don't forget watches from Steve and Davey P.    

What goes around, comes around mate :thumbsup:

I received this beauty from you a while ago, and I'd have to say it is one of the best freebies I've ever had:

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And one of my other favourite freebies is being given away this morning in the Awesome Davey P 6000th Post Prize Draw, the mighty Fossil Speedway chrono, received from Bruce:

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That's just two examples of the many reasons why this is such a great forum :rltrlt:

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9 hours ago, Karrusel said:

Well, as I have indicated previously, it has to be this one from my parents.

The one that started a very enjoyable journey & given me so much pleasure!

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Wow... The best case back ever!!!

Congratulation Alan; very nice watch by the way :)

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2 minutes ago, rafy1 said:

Wow... The best case back ever!!!

Congratulation Alan; very nice watch by the way :)

Thank you Rafy, I appreciate your comment. :thumbsup:

Incidentally, I think you may have some competition (healthy) from @BlueKnight & our new member from Hawaii @LongBike on the picture front. :laugh:

Cheers

Alan

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2 hours ago, Karrusel said:

Thank you Rafy, I appreciate your comment. :thumbsup:

Incidentally, I think you may have some competition (healthy) from @BlueKnight & our new member from Hawaii @LongBike on the picture front. :laugh:

Cheers

Alan

Thanks too Alan,

I am already a big fan of  @BlueKnight  and his photos ;) Plus if I am no mistaken he is from Canada like my wife and daughter, so big respect to him :) 

Thanks to you I have just discovered the superb collection of Citizen Aqualand of  @LongBike, I think it is the biggest Aqualand collection I have never seen, I recognized 3 models I own around 25 or 27 years back. I need to ask him how he managed to keep them in a such good shapes; mines were so scratched, so used, and getting so old that unfortunately they finished in the trash bin at that time.... :( It was super mega extra popular in all scuba diving clubs, it was a Must Have for all Diver Masters to have his Aqualand watch, one of the first model if I am not mistaken with electronic dive meters, very useful, and quite accurate for that time.

Regards,

Rafy.

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A vintage Zenith dress watch from the 60s when I was NOT interested in watches. I didn't even know what it was nor did I care. I tried looking for it recently but to no success. In my defence it wasn't functional I believe but it could certainly be repaired. The search will continue.

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I've already mentioned that a few months back. This company watch commemorating 20 years of service was left to me by my wife's younger brother in his will. He passed away two years ago. He was only 50 years old.

 

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I have been given two, the first from my parents years ago but I dont really remember getting it or wearing it, its never been opened so chances are the battery has made a mess, the crown is missing.

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I never wore a watch from then until about 2006 ish? when my wife bought me this Traser, so for the love of watches she is to blame! I recently had it pressure tested & new battery installed, when I mentioned it to her, she cannot remember buying it! :-)

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Its taken a beating but the tritium is still good.

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2 minutes ago, windows95 said:

I have been given two, the first from my parents years ago but I dont really remember getting it or wearing it, its never been opened so chances are the battery has made a mess, the crown is missing.

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I never wore a watch from then until about 2006 ish? when my wife bought me this Traser, so for the love of watches she is to blame! I recently had it pressure tested & new battery installed, when I mentioned it to her, she cannot remember buying it! :-)

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Its taken a beating but the tritium is still good.

You might be surprised if you got the Seiko going again, I have left some watches nearly as long and the batteries have not leaked :thumbsup:

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I know they aren't held in high regard around here but this ceramic Armani is one of my favourite purely because it was a 21st birthday present from my mum :thumbsup:

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7 minutes ago, Ethel said:

I know they aren't held in high regard around here but this ceramic Armani is one of my favourite purely because it was a 21st birthday present from my mum :thumbsup:

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I've been gifted watches over the years by family, friends & colleagues that would not have been my preferred personal choice.

However, they are all part of the collection & would not part with them as they represent the sentiment with which they were given.

These last few weeks having sifted through some of mine, they have certainly rekindled some fond memories. :biggrin:

@Ethel your example if mine, would be a definite keeper as it represents a milestone in your life.

Enjoy :thumbsup:

Alan

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3 minutes ago, Karrusel said:

I've been gifted watches over the years by family, friends & colleagues that would not have been my preferred personal choice.

However, they are all part of the collection & would not part with them as they represent the sentiment with which they were given.

These last few weeks having sifted through some of mine, they have certainly rekindled some fond memories. :biggrin:

@Ethel your example if mine, would be a definite keeper as it represents a milestone in your life.

Enjoy :thumbsup:

Alan

Yep, I would never part with this. I do actually really like it and it was my go-to for years, not something I'd wear often now but it will always hold a special place in my collection :)

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4 hours ago, Piers15 said:

Rolex deep sea from my beautiful girlfriend 

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Wow, great present:thumbsup:

I've never been "given" a watch as such but my wife did come up with the idea of me/us buying the following for my 40th as she knows how much I love watches  (we have a joint account).

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Davey did give me a shark mesh strap though:clap:

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Birthday present from my mother - I found it and she bought it!:biggrin:

Total keeper.

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The best watches I was ever given are these...

VOSTOK  EUROPE `Red Square`, cal.2432 32 Jewels & TISSOT PRS-516, ETA 2836 25 Jewels.

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I got them when I retired from work in 2009, they were paid for with money donated by members of this great forum & my old work colleagues :rltrlt: :clap:

As you can imagine they both mean a lot to me:partytime:

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