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Is there a watch that was influential for you in your youth ? An image that could be the origin of your interest towards timepiece?
In my case the watch my older (and late) brother wore when I was a kid.
It was exactly the same as this one, I found the picture in the first pages of this thread. A Breitling Navitimer from mid 1960s.
For me it was dear ole dad's watch. He had a manual wind Omega Chronostop ca. 1969 that he wore under the wrist, as it was designed as a driver's watch. I'm sure I wore out that chronograph pusher as a wee lad. He died in 2006 and my mom even found the original papers some years later. I still wear it a couple of times a year.

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Has anyone ever seen Tom Selleck and “Dino” in the same place at the same time? Just sayin…
:crackup: You might be on to something...similar watches, cars, facial hair, we have both been known to wear baseball caps, and I grew up with a doberman!
For as long as i remembered i have always loved watches. Found a photo of myself when i was maybe 5-6yrs old and already had a watch on my wrist.

During high school my most fond memory was a watch called the Alba Spoon that i had, man was i the coolest dude in my grade LOL.
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And the watch that seriously got me into this hobby was the Tag Heuer F1.
Wish i still had this watch.

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I remember those TAGs. A wealthy friend had one in law school along with a Piaget, a Chopard St. Moritz, a Cartier, and a Rolex.
 

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That’s easy, a Patek 3919J.

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My mom worked at a jeweler that sold Patek and Cartier and others. I know it sold Cartier, because she and her friend sold Cartier. I know it sold Patek, because she always said Patek was the best. I remember leafing through the magazines as a kid, and the 3919J is burned into my brain.
 

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Is there a watch that was influential for you in your youth ? An image that could be the origin of your interest towards timepiece?
In my case the watch my older (and late) brother wore when I was a kid.
It was exactly the same as this one, I found the picture in the first pages of this thread. A Breitling Navitimer from mid 1960s.

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My father, an exceedingly practical engineer, always wore a Timex Expedition on a strap like the one below. And he still does (or at least a very similar looking watch).

At some point as a kid I got a similar quartz watch and wore it pretty regularly. I didn't become interested in mechanical watches until college or law school.

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We were poor so I lusted after Tag Heuers (OT: and Porsches) but I never really thought I’d ever own one.

When I moved away from home my mom called me to plan a visit and she told me “hey your dad is making a bit more money these days and he’s asking if we can bring you something extravagant”.

Without any thought I blurted “I’d love a Tag Heuer,” and a few weeks later my mom showed up with this. Wore the fukk out of it until I started making a bit of money myself and acquired a few pieces of my own.

Here it is without the time or date adjusted:

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Should have asked for the Porsche!
 

edmorel

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He's a Panerai guy.



He and I are exactly the same. We both wear Panerai daily. I don’t do some of these other things, like the operator stuff, nor do I have the good looks or am I in shape. Other than that it’s like we’re brothers from another mother.
 

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That’s easy, a Patek 3919J.

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My mom worked at a jeweler that sold Patek and Cartier and others. I know it sold Cartier, because she and her friend sold Cartier. I know it sold Patek, because she always said Patek was the best. I remember leafing through the magazines as a kid, and the 3919J is burned into my brain.
This was the first Patek I wanted. Then I heard they weren't reliable and required a lot of repairs compared to other Calatrava models. Now I've shifted toward the 96, but I still have a love for it.
 

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Is there a watch that was influential for you in your youth ? An image that could be the origin of your interest towards timepiece?
In my case the watch my older (and late) brother wore when I was a kid.
It was exactly the same as this one, I found the picture in the first pages of this thread. A Breitling Navitimer from mid 1960s.

This is a knockoff of the real thing, but the Transformers watch. I loved that thing. Durable, easy to read, and functional. The real one was navy blue.

Also attached is the current watch I'm strongly thinking of picking up this year. Also easy to read and functional, not as durable though.
 

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So, I have this vintage/heirloom piece that belonged to my mom. She wants my wife to wear it until my daughter eventually gets it. The issue - question - is: can this style of integrated, no-links bracelet be slightly lengthened by a custom jeweler (I get my tiny wrists from my mom’s side of the family, I reckon…)? Like, can an extra gold rectangular clasp perhaps be added? Anyone have any experience with a similar dilemma?
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Would make for a nice, expensive looking c*ck ring. Otherwise, trash? Trash.
 

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Kind of into the Santos?
I know nothing about the Santos and its various sub-lines and what makes Santoses cool or not cool. But I did try on a two-tone medium sized one at the boutique in Milan.
Somebody educate me on what is the best/coolest Santos, contemporary or vintage.

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