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How many watches do you own?

edited 20 February 2016 at 3:48PM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • One ebay Chinese cheapy, about three quid.

    It keeps time, which is what I want it to do.
  • Mrs_RyanMrs_Ryan Forumite
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    Currently a rose gold coloured Lipsy one. I have loads of them but most of them need new batteries :D
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  • I think I have three. A good one which was a birthday present years ago, and two cheap ones. I don't wear any of them.
  • MazMaz Forumite
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    Haven't worn a watch in possibly, ooooh, 15 years although I do have some in my jewelry case that are worth a bit (so I'm told). Are they still seen as as some sort of status symbol?
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  • AlikayAlikay Forumite
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    Just one - a ten year old Timex. I wear it every day and really like it: It's very comfy, easy to put on and take off and a button which makes the face light up if I need to see the time in the dark. Brilliant value at about £20 :)
  • pricew1970pricew1970 Forumite
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    4 - my dads silver pocket watch, my grandads gold pocket watch, my Rolex Deepsea ...will all go to my son next.

    Daily wearer vintage Casio digital.
  • PompeyPetePompeyPete Forumite
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    Lost my watch in the house a few months ago, I blamed the missus who probably picked it up by mistake and binned it. Can't be botherd to replace it.

    All i've got round my wrist at the moment is a blue plastic All-Inclusive wrist band, making me feel like an asylum seeker. But if I want access to all that the wrist band offers then I've gotta wear it. Time for my 16th consecutive full English+. Thank goodness for elastic.:)
  • indesisivindesisiv Forumite
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    I know I have one in the house somewhere, but I don't know where as I don't wear it. I suspect that it will need a battery if I ever find it (Last seen about 5 yrs ago)
    I think that my Garmin Forerunner technically does have the time on it somewhere, but I don't have it programmed to be be on any of the 3 screens so not sure that counts.

    Normally I just use my phone for the time.
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  • BroadwoodBroadwood Forumite
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    I'm 58 and have only ever owned 4 watches so far.

    I had the first - a child's Ingersoll - aged about 6 and I last remember wearing it in my mid teens. Not seen it for years now but I think I still have it stashed away somewhere.

    The second - an analogue electronic Timex - I had for my 18th birthday. I still have it but it no longer works reliably.

    The third - a Seiko digital which is still my everyday watch, I bought in 1981 for £50 which was a lot then. It's on about its 5th battery, still waterproof and reliable, but has always gained about 8 seconds a month.

    The fourth - a Citizen Ecodrive - I've had since just after they came out maybe in 2004. Keeps almost perfect time and doesn't need a battery. It lives facing a window and I only wear it for Christmas and special occasions.

    I'll probably get a cheap digital to replace the Seiko for everyday use if it ever dies but that will be it for me.

    Just five watches in a lifetime. I reckon that's quite MSE ;)
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  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    None. I dont like things round my wrist. I'm not a great lover of jewellery come to think about it.
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