The watch thread.

Lavazza

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I couldn't find a dedicated watch thread on SM (forgive me if there is)...

I thought it would be fun to have a place on the forum where we could share our enjoyment of watches.

If you have a watch you enjoy, feel free to post it here - from Casio to Patek, Pocket Watch to Tourbillon, or something with sentimental value with a story, why not share it with us?

I'll kick things off with my first watch, which I'm pleased I still own, a humble Timex manual wind. I loved that watch and have collected a number of watches since.
(Sadly, my sister over-wound it, never worked since, but I may well get it fixed).63736
 

CatmanV2

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I thought overwinding was a myth. After all, once the spring is compressed (against itself), there's nowhere else for it to go, but I'm not a horologist!

Very nice though. Takes a licking, keeps on ticking :)

There's a photo of my box somewhere. I may need to take another one.

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Lavazza

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I thought overwinding was a myth. After all, once the spring is compressed (against itself), there's nowhere else for it to go, but I'm not a horologist!

Very nice though. Takes a licking, keeps on ticking :)

There's a photo of my box somewhere. I may need to take another one.

C
Think it depends on whether the watch has a clutch.
By comparison, you can't over wind a modern Rolex.
 

zagatoes30

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Just been packing mine into the watch box I got for Christmas

Breitling Chronomat - Alfa Romeo

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The most basic Seamaster - 18th Birthday present from my Dad

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Christopher Ward bought to match my Spyder but gets used more than most

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And some cheap non auto stuff in the box. The missing automatic space is for my 1961 Rolex Oyster Perpetual which is away being serviced

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CatmanV2

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Just been packing mine into the watch box I got for Christmas

Breitling Chronomat - Alfa Romeo

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The most basic Seamaster - 18th Birthday present from my Dad

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Christopher Ward bought to match my Spyder but gets used more than most

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And some cheap non auto stuff in the box. The missing automatic space is for my 1961 Rolex Oyster Perpetual which is away being serviced

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That box looks rather familiar....

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Omega DeVille Prestige X2, Tag Carrera, Dreyfuss and Co skeleton watch, space for Longines Master Collection Retrograde (upcoming birthday I hope
Breitling Airwolf, Breitling Aerospace Titanium, Tag F1 (I think), Luminox dive watch. Cheapo Rotary dual face and Citizen Ecodrive Skyhawk (5th Wedding Anniversary present)

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philw696

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Nice display boxes Gents.
I too have a Citizen ecodrive titanium that I used to use for work. Good watches.
 

Lavazza

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I've never got around to having a watch box, but probably should, especially for my automatic watches that need winding or wearing.
 

CatmanV2

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Dunno how much Zag's box was, but mine's the Chinese version. Coming up on 10 months old, and no complaints at all. I wouldn't want it on the bedside table but in our spare room, in my wardrobe it's fine. And no guests have needed to turn it off as yet

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zagatoes30

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Dunno how much Zag's box was, but mine's the Chinese version. Coming up on 10 months old, and no complaints at all. I wouldn't want it on the bedside table but in our spare room, in my wardrobe it's fine. And no guests have needed to turn it off as yet

C
No idea it was from Santa ;) , seems quiet enough but it goes in the walk in dressing room so unlikely to annoy anyone.
 

Lavazza

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Ok, here's a couple more that you might like?

The first is a TAG F1 that was a 17th birthday gift, the second is a 2nd WW Omega Military (RAF) issue 6B/159; I bought it at auction and had it serviced with a new plexiglass lens and a bespoke pig-skin NATO strap (to go with the fixed military bars). The hands are 'blued' difficult to capture. 6374963750
 

Geo

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I thought overwinding was a myth. After all, once the spring is compressed (against itself), there's nowhere else for it to go, but I'm not a horologist!
You are absolutely correct Chris. I have been servicing and repairing watches as a hobby for many years now and every so called “overwound” watch usually just needs a a good clean. There is the odd occasion when something is broken.