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What have you given away ( watches).

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As a matter of interest and to sort out the charitable souls :whistle: what's the best you've GIVEN away and how do you feel about it now?

For me.....my Fathers Omega hand wind 1965.  In a fit of filial affection I gave it to my Brother :whistle:.  I am happy he has it, I am sometimes unhappy I don't.

A Seiko Land shark, but I got another, still wonder what came over me.

On the upside @WRENCH really gave me a steal of a forum deal on a Swiss Rotary Supermatic.......really really thanks.

Oh and I gave away a quartz  Les Originales.......but I see it occasionally and it has made the recipient happier than it made me :thumbsup:

Tales of good deeds, satisfaction, and maybe a twinge of remorse anyone?

Cheers :thumbsup:

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Nothing as yet BUT, there just might be one in the offing sometime next week - weather and light permitting. No promises though.

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I've started to filter a few of my watches down to my son. He has quite a healthy little collection of his own going on (he is only 15). I feel he has enough of an interest to warrant giving them to him. He will end up with mine in the end anyway.:)

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Well, I have given away a few to friends over the years and to some forum members, and I've received a few in return, for which I am truly great full, as they are most definitely keepers. Most appreciated when someone sends something without warning that a bit of thought has gone into.:thumbsup:

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I had a Citizen 67-9020 Chronograph that I have to a friend who really liked it. At the time I didn't wear it much and he had a big birthday. But my watch box looked so empty without it that last year I bought myself a nearly identical one. I must be the most fickle minded collector out there...

I still sometimes miss my old one because the day/date display was in Japanese which I thought was very cool (even though I don't speak Japanese). 

Here's a photo of my current one:

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16 minutes ago, Noob101 said:

I had a Citizen 67-9020 Chronograph that I have to a friend who really liked it. At the time I didn't wear it much and he had a big birthday. But my watch box looked so empty without it that last year I bought myself a nearly identical one. I must be the most fickle minded collector out there...

I still sometimes miss my old one because the day/date display was in Japanese which I thought was very cool (even though I don't speak Japanese). 

Here's a photo of my current one:

20180210_224521.jpg

That's a nice watch, and unusual too. I've never seen one like that before.:thumbsup:

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All sorts of goodies over the years... mainly seiko and pulsar. I've auctioned a few bits for the forum and given some decent secret Santa's. Most of my latest freebies have been display material... old watch stands, advertising etc. I love having it, I just dont have room for it!

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42 minutes ago, Noob101 said:

I had a Citizen 67-9020 Chronograph that I have to a friend who really liked it. At the time I didn't wear it much and he had a big birthday. But my watch box looked so empty without it that last year I bought myself a nearly identical one. I must be the most fickle minded collector out there...

I still sometimes miss my old one because the day/date display was in Japanese which I thought was very cool (even though I don't speak Japanese). 

Here's a photo of my current one:

20180210_224521.jpg

Have you got another one like it you want to give away?.........:whistling:

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A vintage gold Omega to one daughter and a Longines to the other, although they kind of just took them rather than me giving them to them!! They are now asking if I have any for their boyfriends!! I'm just glad that they are being worn though and both girls appreciate them.

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 I have been fortunate to win a few watches in competitions. In general I have passed these on via competitions or charity auctions. Similar thing with some watches I bought early on, cheaply, to see if I liked them.  I have also given one or 2 to charity shops.  Having said that, whatever I have given away or put into a competition or charity auction had little interest for me anyway and would have been sold on cheaply.  I am now pretty much out of watches of that type.   I’m not about to start giving away my favourite watches any time soon. 

 I guess people putting watches up for charity auctions, giveaways, competitions and so on are probably also doing so with the less valued parts of their collection. Perhaps that is a jaded view and I apologise if it doesn’t apply to you.

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10 hours ago, RSR934 said:

That's a nice watch, and unusual too. I've never seen one like that before.:thumbsup:

Known as a 'Bullhead', Paul.....Seiko, Citizen and several other manufacturers made them, mainly back in the 70s. There are lots on ebay, but sadly, a lot of them are frankens with redials.

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Omega seamaster quartz, omega beads of rice bracelet, omega smp bracelet, parnis, parnis, parnis, alpha, alpha, alpha, accurist, hamilton, bulova hack, casio digi, a load of old shirts, coats, jeans, a battery charger, 3 pairs of new underpants, a tie, a box of eggs, some makison stout, some funny flavoured crisps, wages for falk who sit about and talk all day and do nowt. 

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A couple of watches, a watch case and a double watch winder.

One watch and the case were as per the rites here, for reaching x posts and I was more than happy to join in.

A somewhat battered Tag F1 as a forum fund raiser which someone (forgotten who, sorry) kindly paid over £200 for! :thumbsup:

And the watch winder to one of Pams younger colleagues from her old office here who was just getting into watches and had a couple of cheaper autos. Never been wai'd so much in my life! :huh:

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On the forum the best was an Aramar but I forget which model.

My youngest son now has a Zenith, a Tag and some Seiko ones and will get the rest one day as the others are not interested in watches.

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3 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Known as a 'Bullhead', Paul.....Seiko, Citizen and several other manufacturers made them, mainly back in the 70s. There are lots on ebay, but sadly, a lot of them are frankens with redials.

Seiko currently have a Prospex 'Bullhead'....though it only seems to be available in Europe. Called the  Seiko Prospex GPS Solar Landmaster, it's around the 2,500€ mark...

Image result for Seiko Prospex GPS Solar Landmaster "Bullhead" Herren Quarz,Solar,GPS

 

 

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13 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Known as a 'Bullhead', Paul.....Seiko, Citizen and several other manufacturers made them, mainly back in the 70s. There are lots on ebay, but sadly, a lot of them are frankens with redials.

Hi Roger the Dodger.

Thanks for that. I going to do a bit of looking up on these watches. I've got a lot to get through with the Seiko's we spoke about earlier. 

Thanks. Paul. 

9 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Seiko currently have a Prospex 'Bullhead'....though it only seems to be available in Europe. Called the  Seiko Prospex GPS Solar Landmaster, it's around the 2,500€ mark...

Image result for Seiko Prospex GPS Solar Landmaster "Bullhead" Herren Quarz,Solar,GPS

 

 

Hi. I've seen some of the land masters before. I personally prefer the earlier models which are still expensive if you can get one.  

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