Watch sightings and stories

petkr

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I feel it could be usefull with thread like this after I saw this watch this week. I was at an aerospace congress in Stockholm and happen to engage in a conversation with a (very) old but young at heart airline pilot. I could not help but noticing that he had something interessting on his wrist. I asked him about it and he proudly showed me his Speedmaster ”broad arrow” that he bought new in 1957 when he was 25. I was of course completly blown away. He told me had only recently been really aware of its true significance when he had it serviced. He told me he had no intention selling it, but after him his son would get it. I think it is something I also can relate to with my Speedmaster I got after my own dad. It is a really powerfull memento when it is something I saw him wear so often for so such a long time.
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SteveHarris

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I've wanted to engage people so many times about the watches on their wrists but always worry they'll think I'm odd! Must be the English in me I think... we don't tend to speak to anyone :censored:
 

Joe_A

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I guess I just don't go to a sufficiently large variety of venues these days, stopping along the way long enough to observe people wearing unusual watches. Most often, I see either boutique watches on women - Michael Kors and the like, or else I see quartz or meca-quartz watches on men. I do notice chunky chronos and some Seikos now and then.

I am having a major renovation done on a second home and my architect has a couple of watches of interest at least one of which is a modern Rolex Daytona on a leather strap. I haven't found an appropriate moment to engage him either and while attending meetings with him I have worn both my Graphs (not at the same time, of course,) as well as my IWC Mark XV and my latest Gallet . . . and he's never noticed. ;)

Thank goodness I am not a vain person who cares whether anyone notices my watch or not. :)
 
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