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    Show Us Your Wristwatch . . .

    Kinda goes right along with cars, too, I think

    I read somewhere once that there are three ways that men get sized-up . . .

    . . . by their car . . .

    . . . by their shoes . . .


    . . . and by their watch


    This whole site is about cars, sooooo . . . got that one covered

    And as for a thread about shoes? --- weeeeelllll . . . no. Not by me, anyway . . . little too 'life-style' for me

    But watches? . . .


    Now, the topic has come up all-kinds-of-times, before . . .
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    . . . but only here + there

    So? --- how 'bout it?


    Let's see what kind o' horological treasures you have strapped to your wrists --- or stuck in your vaults . . .


    . . . no dash timers or wall clocks


    And maybe throw-in The Story . . .

    . . . where? . . .
    . . . when? . . .
    . . . + why?

    And --- of course . . . pictures


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    My every day beater - 12-year old Invicta Pro-Diver 9937. Can't call it a fake Submariner as it has "Invicta" all over it (even engraved deeply in the side of the case), so maybe call it a "tribute" just like all the fake RS out there. Swiss automatic movement, sapphire crystals (F & B), 200m WR. I treat it terribly badly, it never complains, and typically is accurate to 1-2 minutes a month.

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    Special occasion #1 - Rolex Oyster, circa 1971, hand wind, not automatic. Purchased new by my dad in 1972, for a bit more than $100. Very low key - plain steel, no date, no jewels, doesn't look much different than a Timex. Dad told his buddy Jake the local watchmaker that he was getting into the construction industry, and wanted a watch that would hold up under hard daily use (as he felt the watch below was too fragile for that). Jake told him he couldn't break the Rolex, and over the years that proved true. It's even been run over by a dump truck once. No picture right now, as it is out for servicing to return it to more regular use.

    Special occasion #2 - Wyler Incabloc chronograph, circa 1955 or so. Hand wind, not automatic. Originally purchased by my dad new. Been worn and used to time laps at old racetracks all up and down the west coast throughout the 50s and 60s. Due for service soon.

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    Arne, that Wyler is cool, your dad had good taste.
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    I don’t know about “sizing a man up” by them. But quality shoes are VERY important for oneself.

    I choose Tricker’s shoes because of their quality and timeless design.

    Tricker’s are England’s oldest shoemaker based in Northamptonshire still family owned firm after nearly 200 years in the business.

    A little history:
    https://www.trickers.com/eu/190-years

    Their long established shop is in Jermyn Street in St James, London. Production is still done in their Northamptonshire factory, a county where there is a long tradition of world class shoemaking.

    My grandfather wore Tricker’s and he explained their quality to me and about having his own shoe last when I was a young man; in fact he bought me my first pair of Tricker’s.

    I’ve various pairs but had the ones pictured for about four decades — ever since my feet stopped growing. As they claim their footwear should last a lifetime. This pair might. Still got the original sole, like the old Porsches entrusted to the right hands can give long service:

    https://www.trickers.com/eu/repairs

    Some things are a world-class timeless classic for good reason.

    I usually wear the four-decade’s old pair for the Goodwood Revival as it seems appropriate to give them an outing there.

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    I’ve introduced my son to Tricker’s but he has just one pair like many in early 20s he usually wears trainers even for work; he is adept at seeking out limited edition trainers. He has tried to explain the fascination of that but it is beyond me.

    Steve
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    +1 Steve... good shoes will last a lifetime. I have two pairs of handmade dress shoes now 30+ years old, but timeless design. Don't wear them often anymore, scruffy Clarks or sneakers are more appropriate now.

    As to watches? I have a few. Have collected since the '80s, and still have the Girard-Perregaux automatic I bought for myself in 1966 with money saved from summer jobs. Coolest chrono is probably a Van DerGang that
    was an anniversary gift, my wife had it inscribed on the tourbillon frame. A very small production maker, some years ago our home was robbed, and the watch was returned because the jewelry shop owner contacted
    Van DerGang for a new strap. They notified us immediately: only seven watches had been sold in the entire US at the time, the inscription clinched it. An original Heuer Monaco was also stolen, we didn't get that back.
    For some reason they didn't take the entire collection, just those two. All of my wife's jewelry, though.

    Anyway, daily beaters range from Citizen eco-drive to Shinola or Zodiac to a well-loved Breitling Navitimer. The collection of drivers watches came from a fascination of flexible lugs, but most of the rest were chosen for their movements.

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    The timing of this thread is uncanny. I just walked in the door to me house from going to downtown San Francisco via BART and picking up this watch from the repair person. Itís been there for 7 weeks.

    Jim
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    Chronos

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    Always Appreciate . . .

    . . . those random/off-beat/in-the-spectrum-type contributions . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by 911MRP View Post
    . . . donít know about ďsizing a man upĒ by them. But quality shoes are VERY important for oneself . . .
    . . . but perhaps a separate thread might have better . . . traction?


    Meanwhile, let's just say that quality counts for something --- in wristwatches, in shoes . . . in whatever




    Glad I didn't bring-up anything about --- gulp! . . . masks


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    Now THAT's a Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullethead View Post
    . . . watches? I have a few. Have collected since the '80s, and still have the Girard-Perregaux automatic I bought for myself in 1966 with money saved from summer jobs . . .

    . . . Anyway, daily beaters range from Citizen eco-drive to Shinola or Zodiac to a well-loved Breitling Navitimer. The collection of drivers watches came from a fascination of flexible lugs, but most of the rest were chosen for their movements
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    Wow, Russ --- a 50-year collection . . . way to go!

    Got a favorite?

    How 'bout one you missed?

    And looks like you have some experience with winders . . .

    . . . any recommendations?




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    i bet he has a story or two to tell

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