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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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  • onlyrozonlyroz Forumite
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    I've got one of these, which cost about £600 around 13 years ago. It's self-winding and so doesn't need a battery. I don't really like wearing watches though because I find them uncomfortable, and so it tends to stay on my desk.

  • edited 23 February 2016 at 2:02PM
    DreamnineDreamnine Forumite
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    edited 23 February 2016 at 2:02PM
    My 4 - the Casio with the written day is my latest and cheapest at under £30:




    I like them all - always wanted at least 1 automatic. The Raymond Weil has a sapphire glass and caseback and keeps great time; the G-Shock is solar and receives the atomic time signal, has 5 alarms; the Maurice Lacroix is simple and elegant.

    I bought the latest Casio from Argos because there are days when I just don't know what day it is, can't figure it out 'til I look at a phone or tablet. Plus, it's cheap enough to take a few knocks without my bothering much. It's only fault - apart from the large bezel - is that the date is hard to read.
    I shot a vein in my neck and coughed up a Quaalude.
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  • Joe_HornerJoe_Horner Forumite
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    At a rough guess (without counting), around 300. But I do sell them for a living in between repairing :D

    Ones I actually wear, about 5 and, of those, ones I regularly wear: 1. A simple stainless cased analogue quartz from about 1978 which was my dad's and which keeps time within about 20 seconds a year (0.054 seconds per day). Gives me a known good reference for testing customers' ones against.
  • ess0twoess0two Forumite
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    Citizen eco-drive, Longines admiral, Omega seamaster professional.

    Looking to grow my collection as funds allow.
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  • Deep_In_DebtDeep_In_Debt Forumite
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    I own two watches but only one works.

    The one that works I've had for over 20 years and I wear it all the time - I feel lost without it.
    Debt 30k in 2008.:eek::o Cleared all my debt in 2013 and loving being debt free :)
    Mortgage free since 2014 :)
  • DreamnineDreamnine Forumite
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    ess0two wrote: »
    Citizen eco-drive, Longines admiral, Omega seamaster professional.

    Looking to grow my collection as funds allow.

    All good brands - I've a particular fondness for both Longines and Omega.

    If money was no issue I'd substitute one of those for the Raymond Weil.
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  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    I've got 3:
    1. An analogue wrist watch my parents bought as a present, which is part of a set that also had a ladies one for Mrs MbW, but we've hardly ever worn them.
    2. A pocket watch from Mrs MbW, but the crystal's damaged (it got dropped once), and I haven't found a local watch repairer who can repair it.
    3. A digital wrist watch (Casio Wave Ceptor if you're curious) I bought before Christmas with some bonus vouchers from work.
    Even though I've got a smart phone, I've started wearing a wristwatch every day again to save me getting the phone out of my pocket when I want to check the time.
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  • DreamnineDreamnine Forumite
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    I have:

    A gold Rolex - my 'proper' watch that I wear to work.

    A pretty blue ceramic Rado - my everyday watch.

    A leather strap Seiko voyage of discovery - I just love it and lots of people comment on it.

    A Timex - bought in a hurry during a week-long offsite where I forgot to bring a watch and I needed to watch the time crawl by.

    A plastic solar powered Seiko Baby G Shock - chewed to bits by assorted baby wildlife.

    My father's Ernest Borel watch - I was fascinated with its kaleidoscope movement as a child.

    An Apple Watch - which my iPad is seemingly capitalizing as if it were something Really Important.

    Nice collection - I had a brown ceramic Rado at one time but sold it when I needed money.
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  • DKLSDKLS Forumite
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    Vintage Seiko owned by my grandfather
    Suunto Dive computer
    Too many G-Shocks to count.

    I only ever use the Suunto, my phone has replaced watches.
  • SheelSheel Forumite
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    Judi wrote: »
    None. I dont like things round my wrist. I'm not a great lover of jewellery come to think about it.


    I haven't worn a watch for many years although I may have one or two somewhere. :undecided
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