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Old 04-03-21, 09:31 AM
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Well, someone has to post a Rolex. I got this one after grad school and it’s been everywhere I’ve been and it has been with me in every life experience. It’s been all over the world and through a lot - scratched, mangled, bloodied, abused, and bashed and then repaired a few times. When I stop moving, it will too. I just wanted a basic watch that only told time and I had the choice of this basic model or a Milgauss. The Milgauss would be much more valuable now but this one is priceless to me.

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Most of my watches. The Omega Seamaster at the bottom has been my daily diver for many years until recently, when I bought a smartwatch for business purposes (and no, I won't show that):

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Edit: I forgot to add this one was on my wrist for the last couple crashes (summer 2017 and 2018)! Once on the Somec and once on the Medici. Hasn't missed a beat

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Great watches everyone. I wear a Hamilton Dewitt, 987a movement when riding.
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A Brooks Pro with friend...

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Here are my "daily duty" watches, though I don't always remember to wear them each and every day. The one on the right is a 1977 vintage Timex, rescued from a drawer in my Way Better Half's grandma's bedroom chest-o-drawers. I've worn it for more than a decade, but it seems to be near it's end, as it basically needs wound more than once a day. The other, yellow on yellow, watch represents probably the only personal item I debated purchasing in 2020 (it actually was purchased this year)... an India made HMT, refurbed model, circa late 80's to late 90's. I currently wear this one to ride my bicycle, so I don't have to get out my phone for the time. It cost less than 10 bux, including shipping, from India. HMT watches were made from Citizen watch tooling, in India, where mechanical watches were prevalent much later, timewise, than in the states. I think each reflects the same values (some would say "hang ups") that C&V bicycles represent to me. Those values being: minimalism, simple over complex, value from it's use over it's pure possession, an attraction to orphaned or abandon technologies, squeezing every ounce of life from an object, and striving for a minimal footprint.
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This was my dads watch. I received it after he passed away twenty years ago. I wear this maybe once a week, which is more than the others.

My brother bought this and serviced it around the same time my dad passed. He gave it to me for unknown reasons. I believe it's a Hamilton from the 40s, but I have not confirmed it.

The only watch that I have bought for myself. I bought it about thirty years ago, thinking I needed a watch...
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My dad received this Accutron in 1980 for working 25 years with Scott Paper.

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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
A couple months ago we had a Toaster discussion going, and some Admin. I'd never heard of before walked in and banished it to the FOO forum.
I wonder if he hates time as much as he hates bread?
I hope they don't banish this one, for two reasons.
1) It is a very timely thread. (Sorry, couldn't resist ...)
2) Most of the posts involve vintage timepieces.

Pix of the V&C pocket watch from 1922:
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I hope they don't banish this one, for two reasons.
1) It is a very timely thread. (Sorry, couldn't resist ...)
2) Most of the posts involve vintage timepieces.
The shot of that nice Daytona on a Brooks Pro should be enough to maintain a bike theme.
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My dad received this Accutron in 1980 for working 25 years with Scott Paper.

And in the box.....NICE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Neat thread and beautiful watches, everybody! My own (not C&V):


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...I stopped wearing a watch many years ago (inspired in part by Easy Rider).
If you watch that scene closely you'll see Fonda's character is wearing a gold Rolex GMT Master with a nipple dial while he feeds the money into the gas tank. The watch he throws to the ground just before hittin' the road is obviously a cheap watch on a twist-o-flex bracelet!

Yeah, I'm a bit of a trainspotter about watches in movies and on TV

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Here are some of my collection.....

This Illinois was made in 1914.





Since most of us like movements this Chopard has an awesome one.











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My brother bought this and serviced it around the same time my dad passed. He gave it to me for unknown reasons. I believe it's a Hamilton from the 40s, but I have not confirmed it.
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Looks a lot like a Rolex POW (or earlier) watch. Or that Breitling shown earlier.







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I'll play. I only have one that I value the most. Given to me by my family for my 50th. Been a Tifosi since back in the 80's F1 days.
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Originally Posted by majmt View Post
The shot of that nice Daytona on a Brooks Pro should be enough to maintain a bike theme.
Idéale 90 "Rebour" with friend...

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A Week On The Wrist The Citizen Eco-Drive Caliber 0100, The Most Accurate Watch Ever Made 6-18-19

Introducing The Citizen Eco-Drive Caliber 0100, The Most Accurate Wristwatch Ever Made 4-2-19


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I need ot look up the data on this but I think it is from the mid to late 1800s. It was a family watch.
P1010208 on Flickr
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The care predates the movement by about 10 years IIRC.
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My Dads Bubble back from 1949. Must have bought it just before leaving Europe and getting married (same year) It is in for repair and will have leather strap upon return.
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I have others that need attention and show a lot of Patina.
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Great watches everyone. I wear a Hamilton Dewitt, 987a movement when riding.
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Idéale 90 "Rebour" with friend...

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To All,
Ok, the thread should be safe now, @cb400bill posted 2 times and mentioned Schwinn Varsity, bikes are now being shown... the thread has quietly has morphed into "Show Us Your Bicycles and Watches"
Time for more members to "Chime" in...get it?
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My wife's Elgin from 1904


It still works fine, but is missing some hands.
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Oh man, you guys are killing me, stop, too much enjoyable hobby content in one place! Beautiful stuff, esp. those JLCs... nice to see some high-quality Japanese & American stuff also to go along with the Swiss!

Here’s an early 70s Omega that was my grandpa’s, and my daily wearer, a modern Orient (now a division of Seiko).





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Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this came from Hans Rey's Facebook page today. 1988

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When I asked my Dad what time it was he'd say the time, "Bulova watch time! On your wrist as on the air, faithful forever!"

Amish childhood + Army in Honolulu + aerospace career = HUGE NERD, apparently
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Hi Krakhaus, would you happen to have a blue Swatch from around 1985 with Navy signal flags? I lost mine years ago, but still have a few other ones around. Yours looks Great!
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