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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-12-2021, 09:47 Thread Starter
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Do you remember these watches?

The watch Hans bought me for Ģ18.00 many moons ago has decided itīs time I had a new one, itīs kaput.

Before I had this watch we both had the Ģ2.00 battery watches garages used to sell, does anyone else remember them? They lasted a couple of years or maybe more.
Internet has a lot of information, but I canīt find anything regarding these watches.
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Who can forget them? I've had a Casio since 1993, given to me when I filled up our car with petrol in Torquay, Australia prior to our drive along The Great Pacific Road. I've worn it on every fishing trip I've been on since then, it has been in and out of bait tanks thousands of times and still keeps perfect time to this day. From when it was given to me I have only replaced the battery once.
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I have never bought a watch. My brother gave me an Omega when I was 21, a fantastic watch, about the same size and thickness as an old penny, his pride and joy, it kept pretty good time for a wind-up, It wasn't new when I got it, he had bought a Rolex and knew I liked the Omega. I have no idea what happened to it though, I'm not a watch wearer usually so only for special occasions, but I went to put it on 20 or so years ago and it had gone, box and everything, I was mortified as it was the only thing he ever gave me, he'd gone by then so I didn't have to tell him.
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Is there a photo or something missing Jan? What kind of watch is it?

I havent worn one for over a decade. Not so much of a need now when your phone displays the time I guess.

I have two sat in a draw. A rather nice Seiko I inherited from my uncle and a lovely Rotary Watch my now long gone Mother in Law bought me. The Rotary is really retro old school but it was water proof to 200m. I accidently tested it once. It fell off my wrist when the strap broke getting on my boat when it was on Windermere Marina. It was in about 15 feet of water and I could see it but couldn't find anything to retrieve it and I was buggered if I was going to attempt to swim for it. It was there for over three weeks. I could see it every time I went back to the boat but couldnt hook it with anything. Eventually I got this telescopic golf ball retriever with a metal thing on the end for picking up golf balls out of ponds and I managed to snag it in that and slowly bring it back to the surface. Nearly a month in the water and it was absolutely fine.
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The watch Hans bought me for Ģ18.00 many moons ago has decided itīs time I had a new one, itīs kaput.

Before I had this watch we both had the Ģ2.00 battery watches garages used to sell, does anyone else remember them? They lasted a couple of years or maybe more.
Internet has a lot of information, but I canīt find anything regarding these watches.
Wot watch?
Who said it was a Casio?
I do have an old wind up from 1960 that still works and had a date.

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I donīt have one now, but Drew does, maybe he will be kind enough to show us a picture if we are very nice to him.

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I have never bought a watch. My brother gave me an Omega when I was 21, a fantastic watch, about the same size and thickness as an old penny, his pride and joy, it kept pretty good time for a wind-up, It wasn't new when I got it, he had bought a Rolex and knew I liked the Omega. I have no idea what happened to it though, I'm not a watch wearer usually so only for special occasions, but I went to put it on 20 or so years ago and it had gone, box and everything, I was mortified as it was the only thing he ever gave me, he'd gone by then so I didn't have to tell him.

My brother gave me an Omega. I gave him Omicron ... [I've waited 52 years to be able to use my O Level Ancient Greek ...]


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My brother gave me an Omega. I gave him Omicron ... [I've waited 52 years to be able to use my O Level Ancient Greek ...]


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I wear a Timex which I bought over 20 years ago. It started out as 'gold' plated but is now completely silver as its worn off. It still keeps excellent time and cost me less than 30 quid I think. The same model can be bought today for 40 quid.

I also have a Sekonda Quartz which doesn't work and was my late fathers watch which I have been meaning to get reconditioned for years. Maybe this thread will remind me to do it as it's about the only thing of his I have to remember him by.
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So it seems only Drew remembers the Ģ2.00 watches you could buy from garages, you other lot ate obviously far too young.
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