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whats your 'keeper' watch/watches?

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Like many others on this forum Ive bought various watches over the years only to then sell them on and usually at a much lower price simply because I didnt 'click' with the watch so to speak.At one stage I had 14 watches but in all honesty the only two which I wont sell are my Tag and Oris.Wouldnt hesitate to sell the others though my recent swiss army acquisition is proving to be a reliable wknd watch that can take a few knocks etc

Whats your keeper watch or watches that you would not let go of and why? Im now after another 'keeper' watch but I find that it makes choosing a watch even more difficult.. :(
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I don't like to make these decisions so I keep them all. :D
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Never sold a watch in my life!! First time for everything though and I only have 12!
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This one;

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It's not the most expensive or prettiest watch I own, but I love it & they are near to impossible to come by as allegedly CWL only 100 made for RAF BBMF personnel so there probably aren't many civvy owned ones. The clincher in buying it was the lancaster/spitfire/hurricane motif at 8 o'clock 8)
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I think it is difficult to buy a 'keeper'. I buy some watches with a reasonable certainty that I will not keep them for ever, while others, I hope, will be keepers.

Those that are certain keepers usually have a story behind them - something that creates an attachment beyond the actual watch. For example, I know with absolute certainty that I will never sell my PO LM (unless it was a matter of survival), as it has a strong connection to my dad, who passed away last year. The fact that I absolutely love the design of the watch is a bonus, of course. :)

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It would be my Rolex Air King purchased last year

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Kip wrote:I don't like to make these decisions so I keep them all. :D

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Keeper :?:
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Ahem...

I believe a keeper is a watch you intend not to flip.

Forget it village, you would not begin to understand. :lol:

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Well, these two for starters:
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And this:
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You can add in my CWs and my collection of nice little vintage watches that get worn in rotation for work.

The only one I've traded is a horrid Orient, and I've thought about the C8 but I like it for weekends! I have three or four quartz watches I don't wear and am unlikely to wear again if I'm honest. They might go to the charity shop.

And I'm rather hoping my Tangente will turn out to be a keeper!! :lol:
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My Rolex Oyster manual wind - my first decent watch and now 25 years on it is still a faithful friend
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f1colin wrote:My Rolex Oyster manual wind - my first decent watch and now 25 years on it is still a faithful friend
Likewise with the Seamaster (20 years). It was just about my only watch for 17 years, so it shows the signs of hard use. It's having a gentler life now and I'm working on the case, which is starting to look better!
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This is not going anywhere on my watch (pun intended):

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Surprise surprise!

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Some months ago a friend of mine gave me his old Seiko "Panda". Bought in 1971 in a tax-free shop in Tenerife, it was worn for a couple of years while my friend was working on deck as an AB. Then he saw a shipmate have a finger pulled off because his ring got stuck on a wire and realized that wearing a watch on deck was inviting disaster.
The watch went into a box and stayed there for 38 years :-)

I had a new crystal fitted ( the old one was scratched beyond belief :-) ) but ever since I first put it on my wrist, it has kept perfect time.

The watch is beautiful, it was a gift, and it has found a permanent new home with me.

Borrowed pic, but very close to what it looks like now.
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