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I'm not sure I wore a watch at 20, if I did it was a sekonda. I got a Kugerannd for my 21st.

The others are below.
Festina was for my 30th, it was the biggest watch i could find at the time.
Cw Blackhawk for my 40th and the start of my relationship with CW. I believe it was from an advert in the Daily Mail.
Lastly the Omega for my 50th, on the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in 2019.

The only one I still own is the Festina.
Not sure where the Kugerannd went, which I regret not knowing.
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I was hoping to buy a Milgauss for my 30th. I had the money (and they were a lot cheaper at the time - completely unaffordable now) but was thinking about buying my first place at the same time. I found a flat so held the money back past my birthday. The flat fell through (and I wouldn't then buy somewhere for 3 more years) but the idea of keeping the money for a property was firmly in my head by then.

So I thought I'd definitely do it for my 40th later this year. I've got a short-list based on what budget I end up with. I've saved up. But we have a wedding, honeymoon and new bathroom all happening before then and I can see the budget for one of those getting tight so I suspect the watch budget is going to get dipped into again.

Ah well, maybe I'll try again in 10 years time?
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magicman wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:19 pm Lastly the Omega for my 50th, on the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in 2019.
Celebrating your 50th with a Moonwatch on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is pretty great!
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magicman wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:19 pm The others are below.
A great spread and progression :clap:
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monkeymax wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:23 pm Ah well, maybe I'll try again in 10 years time?
Couldn’t you put the watch fund in a shoe box and bury it in the garden until the priorities are past?? :D
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I bought the one on the left in the picture below as new, unissued, ex WD for my 21st birthday. I kept it for over 50 years.
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Paul Drawmer wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:41 am I bought the one on the left in the picture below as new, unissued, ex WD for my 21st birthday. I kept it for over 50 years.
Thanks for updating the original thread about this watch. Everything about the story of this watch just seems so right. It walked an awful long way with you :D
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missF wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:50 am Thanks for updating the original thread about this watch. Everything about the story of this watch just seems so right. It walked an awful long way with you :D
Well, it was this thread that made me think that I needed to do that! Thank you.
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I turned 60 in 2021, the same year my favourite watch, the Reverso, turned 90. So I planned to get the jubilee model, if it was a model meant for non-billionaires. It was, as it was the green dial Tribute. Green also happens to be a colour close to my heart. No, not the colour of money - the colour of nature.

I decided to have it engraved, with a drawing specifically made by my three daughters of themselves. I’m very happy with the result, and the watch.

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Wis wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:05 pm I turned 60 in 2021, the same year my favourite watch, the Reverso, turned 90. So I planned to get the jubilee model, if it was a model meant for non-billionaires. It was, as it was the green dial Tribute. Green also happens to be a colour close to my heart. No, not the colour of money - the colour of nature.

I decided to have it engraved, with a drawing specifically made by my three daughters of themselves. I’m very happy with the result, and the watch.


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This is one of my favorite stories and watches on the forum!
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My wife gifted me my Super Compressor for my 50th birthday. Which reminds me I have been meaning to do a 2 years update post. Such a great watch and my most worn two years running.
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I've been toying with the idea as I hit the big 50 last year, but nit seen the magic one yet. Last bug watch was a seamaster for my 30th, but just about to pass that down to my son.
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vokeyuk wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:58 pm I've been toying with the idea as I hit the big 50 last year, but nit seen the magic one yet. Last bug watch was a seamaster for my 30th, but just about to pass that down to my son.
Sounds like a prime opportunity to get a new one to me!
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rkovars wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:00 pm
vokeyuk wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:58 pm I've been toying with the idea as I hit the big 50 last year, but nit seen the magic one yet. Last bug watch was a seamaster for my 30th, but just about to pass that down to my son.
Sounds like a prime opportunity to get a new one to me!
Agreed, but my desires exceed my purse....at the moment
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my wife bought me the 8500 AT for my 50th.

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60th is this year, but my budget is going toward a big party, not specifically planning on a watch. but the year is young, so who knows?
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