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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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edited 20 February 2016 at 3:48PM in The Money Savers Arms
if any.

I've always loved watches, old and new, mechanical, digital, cheap or expensive.

Currently I have 4 which I'm happy with; I wouldn't wish to add to these but could see my swapping one out for something different.

I know that now with the time constantly displayed on phones, tablets, PCs and other devices, many no longer wear a watch.
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  • OblivionOblivion Forumite
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    I love watches but I do have a terrible history of breaking wrist watches. Despite that, I do have a large collection of wrist watches that do still work but just need a new battery.


    I am also the proud owner of these two 19th century beauties ...


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  • DreamnineDreamnine Forumite
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    Oblivion wrote: »
    I love watches but I do have a terrible history of breaking wrist watches. Despite that, I do have a large collection of wrist watches that do still work but just need a new battery.


    I am also the proud owner of these two 19th century beauties ...


    44188114.1898SilverFusee_10.jpg

    Those are very nice.

    Old batteries tend to corrode when not replaced, so you may want to replace them in the watches you care about otherwise damage can occur.
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  • prosaverprosaver Forumite
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    3 watches
    digital sports watch.. gym and mostly worn
    gold plated bracelet, one for the chicks
    and a watch for doing odds jobs
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  • three silver and one gold, the gold one was a 21st birthday present from my grandmother, one silver watch was a present from my mother but I cant wear any metal on my wrist as it bring out an allergy

    don't wear any leather products

    wear a rubber fit bit watch during the day and even that gives me a sore wrist but its worth it to see how many miles ive walked and I find my sleep pattern fascinating...even if nobody else does
  • I own three functional ones, one more needs a strap, a second needs a new battery. I also technically have a further one which was my Dads but that's not one I'm entirely sure about the condition of but I'd surmise that it requires at least a service.
    Retired member - fed up with the general tone of the place.
  • mattytunmattytun Forumite
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    None zero ziltch..................................never had a watch for years.:o
    Can't sleep, quit counting sheep and talk directly to the shepherd :cool:
  • comeandgocomeandgo Forumite
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    No watches, I hate anything around my wrists, just look at my mobile phone for the time if not in car or house.
  • I too am very "heavy" with wrist watches - previously even my "dress" watches managed to get severely scratched/chipped or similar. :o
    So much so that nowadays I purposely get the cheapest semi-decent-looking watch I can and - if it is lucky enough to reach the age when it needs a battery - I just buy another. ;)
    These last few years, Argos have been ideal with el-cheapo Limit types. :D

    It breaks my heart when I manage to ruin a good watch.
    Though I do currently possess one of these :
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosendahl-Digital-43107-Stainless-Polyurathane/dp/B002KFZN78
    I don't often dare wear it!
    :rotfl:
  • I have one gold (plated) Seiko Vivace with little diamond chips where the numbers would be, barring the 12 and the 6. Lovely watch, wear it all the time. It was a gift from the firm on my 50th birthday. Before that, I wore the watch I inherited when Mum died, but it was emotional attachment, I couldn't read it, too small. I also inherited my grandmother's gold watch (not plated) but it's too small on my wrist and no longer works.

    My husband has a nice green-faced round watch with a webbing strap for everyday and a Hugo Boss presented to him by our son for special events. He also has a fake Rolex brought back from China as a joke by a friend. Oh yes, and I bought him a Birmingham City watch years ago for a laugh. The latter two are not worn.

    Now if you asked me about jewellery, my answer would be considerably different!
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  • edited 23 February 2016 at 2:08PM
    Kernow666Kernow666 Forumite
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    edited 23 February 2016 at 2:08PM
    7 In total


    ranging from £50 to £2500


    Casio G-Shock
    Casio Ediface
    Seiko Kinetic
    Seiko sportura Barcelona edition
    Tissot V8 chronograph
    Omega Sea master planet ocean
    Omega 007 - the world is not enough ltd edition
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