What was your first ever watch?

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Suavio
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Who still owns their first ever watch?  I’m not talking about their first manual / Swiss / chrono, but simply the first watch they ever owned?

I’m the kind of guy to keep everything, so it was only natural to have kept my first ever watch: the Nintendo Legend of Zelda 8321 game watch.  Released 5 October 1989, this brings back some fond childhood memories, and for that reason alone I wanted to share here.  (Disclaimer: my version is a little more worn than that pictured below.)

Hopefully some of you had more class as a kid, or have better stories of real watches passed down from previous generations...Image
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deerworrier
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:02 pm

I dould'nt say for sure.
i do recall owning one of the first timex iron man watches, my old man bought it for me when he was of in some far flung sh1thole.
i wore it for years then when i packed up i remember buying myself an Olympic dive watch (black dial, batons, bezel) with my first few weeks money from the wool growers where i worked in the evenings.
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LeroyC
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:17 am

I'm not totally convinced it was my first watch ever, but the first watch that I clearly remember was a Swatch. My brother and I got one each. My brother's was black from memory, very much like the pic below. Mine was navy blue with a slightly different dial. Unfortunately I don't think either of them are still floating around (even though lots of other keepsakes from my childhood survived).

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pedro44
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:39 pm

My first ever watch was a Oris.
Very much like this except not gold plated Image

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anzac1957
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:11 pm

No longer have mine, but was a 1960s Timex boy's watch.. handwind on a Spiedel flex bracelet.. with little clip on monthly calendars that attached to the bracelet..
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Wakemanc
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 pm

My first watch was this manual wind seiko with a very bright Lume which used to give me a way while playing hide and seek at night
Next watch was this swatchImageImage


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Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:47 am

My first was as an apprentice carpenter,at that time it was important to know knock off time. The watch was a Smiths Pocket watch costing 30 shillings ($3). My next real watch was my first dress watch bought from Dunklings the jewelers Melbourne at a huge cost (around £15) 30 dollars. I lay by d it. Twas a Swiss made Lavina boasting 17 jewels.A very nice stylish Stainless Steel watch. Both of these were bought in 1950
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Sarbie
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:42 am

mickey mouse watch in the early 80's. if it wasnt this one it was damn close.

have no nostalgia towards it though i must of been aaround 8 yrs old
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the gold bracelet thing was my dads necklace he gave me before he died...but i dont like things round ma neck
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:41 pm

Mine was a Texas Instrument Led in 1978 similar to this. [IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201711 ... 21235f.jpg[/IMG]

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