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If for some reason, by some disaster, you were able to only keep one watch out of all you own, what watch would it be and why?

For me it would be this Elgin pocket watch that belonged to my grandfather. Circa 1930's.

I remember as a small child sitting on his lap and playing with this very same watch. It still keeps great time today. Every watch I own can easily be replaced for a price. But this watch can not be replaced and therefore it is the one that I would save if I could only save one.



 

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Hmmm... It would have to be either my Oris Williams F1 or a Seiko that my wife got me several years ago.

But, hey, I've got two wrists, right?
 

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I just knew you where going to post pictures of that beauty John...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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That's what I'm talking about!
Can't replace that one with all the money in the world can you?
 

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Mine would be whatever is on my wrist. If I were in that bad of a bind, I am taking care of family, and I will let insurance sort out the rest. If the family is safe, I could care less what else is left behind.
 

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Nice watch

@ WatchRob That is nice! :thumbup: There is a retired jeweler here that rebuilds old watches. When he had his store open he had a case of nothing but older pieces.

BTW, I am on the southern most coast of NC but my wife is from up your way. Jackson.
 

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Mine would be whatever is on my wrist. If I were in that bad of a bind, I am taking care of family, and I will let insurance sort out the rest. If the family is safe, I could care less what else is left behind.

I think that would be the case for all of us but as already put in the thread some of these can not be replaced with any amount of cash so, insurance ain't gonna cut it. Putting it another way, if the IRS came in and said we are taking them all but one. You can pick out just one. :001_tt2:
Which one would it be? Would it still be the one that you just happen to have on your arm or would you be more selective?:001_rolleyes:
 

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@ WatchRob That is nice! :thumbup: There is a retired jeweler here that rebuilds old watches. When he had his store open he had a case of nothing but older pieces.

BTW, I am on the southern most coast of NC but my wife is from up your way. Jackson.
Hey TB, thanks for the nice words about my Hammy. I plan to get it to a watch rebuilder when things settle down after the holidays. Did your wife graduate from Jackson High? I was just there the other day!
 

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Even when you put it that way it is still the watch from my Mom that I would keep...I can get the others back maybe sometime...
 

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Even when you put it that way it is still the watch from my Mom that I would keep...I can get the others back maybe sometime...

I understood where you were coming from right from the start. Some things (like you watch from your mom) are irreplaceable and priceless!:001_smile:

@Boscoe very cool DD watch. Have you had it since it was new? What is the story behind it?
 

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First of all, shame on you Timebender for asking such a horrible question so early on a Monday... I already have a headache because of it now!!! :eek:hmy: :cursing:


BUT - if I had to pick just one & could never replace the others, it would be my Breitling Super Ocean. Though not the favorite of my collection, it was bought to mark my son's birth this year, and to hand down to him someday so it has the most sentimental value of the collection....







 

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:thumbup::thumbup1:Scott that is one beautiful GMT and awesome watch to give your son one day.Can you imagine what a Breitling will go for 20 years from now.:thumbup::thumbup1:
 

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This is a hard choice because I would grab 4 of mine,but this would be the first.Why because I love the look,size and fit of it.
 

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Mine would be a PW as well...

If for some reason, by some disaster, you were able to only keep one watch out of all you own, what watch would it be and why?

For me it would be this Elgin pocket watch that belonged to my grandfather. Circa 1930's.

I remember as a small child sitting on his lap and playing with this very same watch. It still keeps great time today. Every watch I own can easily be replaced for a price. But this watch can not be replaced and therefore it is the one that I would save if I could only save one.



Even though I dearly love my IWC Portuguese 5001, I would be heart broken to part with my grandfather's Ball Railroad Certified PW from the 1920's. He supplied coal to the Union Pacific RR and went bankrupt in the great depression, but kept this official RR watch.

Bill





His initials on the back cover.

 

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these three.

The Harry Potter watch my wife gave me, the Jaques LeMans she always wore and her vintage JLC which she wore on those very special moments we have shared with loved ones.



 

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My most treasured watch

Thats a tough choice although this is not my favorite watch, it does carry the most sentimental value of any watch I own. Yes its quite blingy, but for a watch that is over 30 years old it has been one of the most reliable watches in my collection.

 
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