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    What watch has been in your collection the longest (and your still have it)?

    What watch has been in your collection the longest (and your still have it)? Mine is my Ball "The First Mile" B&O Fireman II LE. I have the white dial version. I believe I've had it since 2008.

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    well had this one from the 80's onwards there is also a navigator I will have to dig out that I have not worn in like forever and got a smiths that was given to me by my granddad back in the 90's but it needs a new crystal

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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Bought this with one of my first pay cheques back in the early '90s.
    Still looks almost new.


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    This Rado, which I purchased in the early 80s. It started my affinity for watches, but I didn't start really getting the bug and making multiple purchases (bought 2 or 3 in between) until a couple of years before I discovered the "other" watch forum.

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    late 70's Timex.. used to belong to my late uncle.
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    If my memory doesn't fail me, it should be this



    My first auto, and was also the most expensive then.

    I don't wear it as much now, and it is now very well taken care of by my wife.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutty28 View Post
    If my memory doesn't fail me, it should be this



    My first auto, and was also the most expensive then.

    I don't wear it as much now, and it is now very well taken care of by my wife.


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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Given to me (new) as a gift in 1971.

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    wow
    Thank you for the compliments.

    It houses a JLC movement, and has been keeping good time. While it is in my wife's watch box, I do sneak it out every now and then and wear it for a day, just for old times sake.


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    just remember had this one since I was about 15 years old
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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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