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    I can remember my first 'proper' watch.
    I was 9 and I saved all my pocket money to buy it, but even so my Mum had to bail me out because i didnt quite have enough.
    It was a brand new Ingersoll Jump hour with a blue face, SS case and SS strap and i thought it was amazing.
    So with that in mind what was your first 'proper' watch?

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    Originally posted by Grantag View Post
    I can remember my first 'proper' watch.
    I was 9 and I saved all my pocket money to buy it, but even so my Mum had to bail me out because i didnt quite have enough.
    It was a brand new Ingersoll Jump hour with a blue face, SS case and SS strap and i thought it was amazing.
    So with that in mind what was your first 'proper' watch?
    Age 31, I bought this:



    Amazing piece of kit for a first watch.


    Honestly, I had a few watches as a child, but nothing I would consider a milestone acquisition.
    I used a Timex ana-digi for several years (early 1990s?), which I liked quite a bit but, although it was functionally useful, it was pretty much soulless compared to the hundreds I've bought since.
    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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    • #3
      Like Brad I wore watches as a child but didn't get my first 'decent' watch until my early 30's.
      Last year I had this cleaned and serviced by Tag Heuer and gifted it to my nephew for his 18th birthday. A much better use for it than gather dust in a cupboard.

      WP_20170310_12_24_08_Pro_LI (4).jpg
      http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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      • #4
        My first "proper" watch was a Sears branded automatic direct read watch.

        I admit I have been looking at direct read watches for more than a while now...

        Also, in the regret column, I really regret not buying one of Rainer Neinaber's direct read watches when they were still available.
        Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 01-07-2018, 08:03 PM.
        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
          My first "proper" watch was a Sears branded automatic direct read watch.

          I admit I have been looking at direct read watches for more than a while now...

          Also, in the regret column, I really regret not buying one of Rainer Neinaber's direct read watches when they were not available.
          Have you looked at the Tenor-Dorly re-issues? (I seem to recall we had this discussion...) I had this one:



          Ca. 2000, there were various models made in more modern cases.
          Very hard to find, but based on 1970s TD movements and almost all are way cool.

          tenor-dorly-edition-limitee-heure-sautante-30-exemplaires-vers-2000.jpg

          https://www.vws.fr/gb/design/13-teno...vers-2000.html

          dorly1_720x600.jpg

          https://www.uhren-miquel.com/tenor-d...t_fm10906.html
          Last edited by Watch Carefully; 01-07-2018, 07:58 PM.
          Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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          • #6
            We have discussed this before and the brushed satin dial with the seconds hand would do nicely.
            Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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            • #7
              I have bought more expensive watches since , however because i had saved the money , shopped for it and bought it for myself at that age, it was a memorable watch and at the time it felt like a proper grown-up watch as opposed to a kids Timex or whatever i had before.
              To be honest I havent had a real landmark watch as an adult yet and i think its because i havent actually found one that I want to wear forever .
              Obviously i have watches that i like and will keep but the one that sticks in my memory , the whole experience of standing in the watch shop in Edinburgh and seeing it in the glass case and knowing that i wanted it, is a real 'time stand still' memory.
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              Last edited by Grantag; 01-10-2018, 02:13 AM.

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              • #8
                I love that one Andrew.
                Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                • #9
                  Thanks Henry, much appreciated.

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                  • #10
                    My first pop over here with you Rado guys, I presume I can post none Rado content

                    Anyway this is a question I love. The first watch I was serious about was one I got to pick circa age 12 or 13. I don't want to mention the brand but they were well known for their sundials.

                    The first watch that IS serious is an Omega Constellation, off my Dad's wrist to mine when I went to college. I returned it to him when I got one of those cool LED watches. I asked for it back (and got it) 30+ years later.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mosswood View Post
                      My first pop over here with you Rado guys, I presume I can post none Rado content

                      Anyway this is a question I love. The first watch I was serious about was one I got to pick circa age 12 or 13. I don't want to mention the brand but they were well known for their sundials.

                      The first watch that IS serious is an Omega Constellation, off my Dad's wrist to mine when I went to college. I returned it to him when I got one of those cool LED watches. I asked for it back (and got it) 30+ years later.
                      Hi Mosswood, great to have you in here. I love the story of the Omega swap. Funny how trends mean everything at the time when you are younger. Re: your first landmark watch,( perhaps i would have been better calling this thread landmark watches), was it made by a company who went on to make a small car in tandem with Mercedes Benz ?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                        Like Brad I wore watches as a child but didn't get my first 'decent' watch until my early 30's.
                        Last year I had this cleaned and serviced by Tag Heuer and gifted it to my nephew for his 18th birthday. A much better use for it than gather dust in a cupboard.

                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]24865[/ATTACH]
                        A very kind gesture Scott, i hope that your nephew realises what a brilliant gift this is.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
                          Have you looked at the Tenor-Dorly re-issues? (I seem to recall we had this discussion...) I had this one:



                          Ca. 2000, there were various models made in more modern cases.
                          Very hard to find, but based on 1970s TD movements and almost all are way cool.

                          [ATTACH=CONFIG]24869[/ATTACH]

                          https://www.vws.fr/gb/design/13-teno...vers-2000.html

                          [ATTACH=CONFIG]24868[/ATTACH]

                          https://www.uhren-miquel.com/tenor-d...t_fm10906.html
                          I really like the blue colour on the top model, Henry do you have a photo of the Sears watch? Also is direct-read the same as jump-hour ?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grantag View Post
                            I really like the blue colour on the top model, Henry do you have a photo of the Sears watch? Also is direct-read the same as jump-hour ?
                            I stumbled across that blue TD on eBay back around 2005 and ended up selling it in 2007 to a chap in NL who was compiling a book on TD watches (Ruud van Rijn). I've never seen another. It has a very tall domed crystal quite like the Bubble watches that Corum produced last decade:



                            I never did get a copy of that book...

                            Jump-hour watches sometimes have regular minute hands, so direct-read may be a better description for these. Also, they are known as early digital...though now that original LED and LCD digitals are 40+ years old, that term can be confusing!
                            Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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                            • #15
                              Grantag, no... I was joking that the first watch was sooo many years ago. The first I had was from the brand that had the John Cameron Swayze advertisements. The first I picked was a Jule Jurgensen I think. I remember my grandmother saying she would buy me a watch. I looked for about a month before making my decision.

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