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    Your watches for your Christmas

    Christmas is coming and, despite all the good memories from other years, sometimes, a pale sense of nostalgia announces its presence. Not necessarily a bad thing, I suppose. But, for this period, I found myself – somehow unexpectedly - choosing some older watches to wear. And you? Care to share?

    My first chrono (Valjoux 7733 - mid 70s)

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    A "traditional" hand wind Seamaster (c. 1958)
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    Pilot watches (flightmaster 1973, Speedmaster MKII 1970)

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS!


    Cheers,
    C
    Last edited by CFR; Dec 22, 2014 at 09:43 PM.

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    I know what you mean, and will be wearing this quite a bit. It was my dad's 21st birthday present from his mum and dad in '61. He passed away in September this year, and I'll be spending most of boxing day with my nan, his mum. Hopefully she'll be pleased to see it up and running and being enjoyed.



    Last edited by OrangeSport; Dec 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM.
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1965 Shockmaster & 1961 Gold Shockmaster
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    1990: Rotary Gold Case

    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm

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    Definitely this for New Years Eve though, as always



    Probably for Christmas Day too...
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1965 Shockmaster & 1961 Gold Shockmaster
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    1990: Rotary Gold Case

    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm

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    I haven't decided fully yet .... probably the Nivrel 320

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    This for sure
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    And likely this, especially if we get some white christmas
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    Have some new pieces coming in before the end of the year, but not sure any will be here before Christmas to give some holiday wrist time to.
    Last edited by Chase; Dec 22, 2014 at 11:16 PM.

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    The period from Christmas through New Year's is essentially a vintage LED-fest for me. There are a couple of reasons, practical and emotional:
    - the first mass-release LED was the Pulsar "P2", which hit the stores at Christmas 1972. I remember it well. I was already a bit of a watch nut then, and I was smitten by this (and other) new technology of the time. Space-age-wonderful! It's old technology now, but I'm still smitten.
    -flickering fireplace, lights on the Christmas tree, homes and shops strung with pretty glowing lights; the warm red LED glow just fits so well with Christmas decorations.
    -it's dark at this time of year! Pretty hard to find a watch that's easier to read at this time of year than a bright red LED display.
    -for the past nearly-30 years, I've counted down, and rung in, the new year with a Pulsar P3 Date Command. It just happened to be the watch I was wearing that first time, and it became a bit of a tradition. Watching the digital date change from 12.31 to 1.1 is kind of cool...

    The one that started it all, and "the first completely new way to tell time in 500 years" (and it was); the Hamilton Pulsar Time Computer P2 from 1972:



    My traditional New Year's Eve watch. The Hamilton Pulsar Time Computer P3 Date Command, from 1973:
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    I realize all this sounds a bit naff to most of you, but it was a magical time for an aspiring nerd~ette, but now you know why I'm still so passionate about these watches (and why I have so many!).

    Warmest wishes to you all for the Holiday Season, and a happy and healthy 2015.

    ~Sherry.
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    Sorry to hear that. Wearing his watch is a great way to remember your dad.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSport View Post
    I know what you mean, and will be wearing this quite a bit. It was my dad's 21st birthday present from his mum and dad in '61. He passed away in September this year, and I'll be spending most of boxing day with my nan, his mum. Hopefully she'll be pleased to see it up and running and being enjoyed.



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    I hope Santa will bring me one and I can show you then.

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    I still do dress up for Christmas and the watch of choice for the past 32 years has been

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    Why break the tradition?
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