Big day for my son...

Big day for my son...

Joined: October 26th, 2004, 7:00 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:24 am #1

Maybe...

I went to an awards dinner tonight where
he's finishing his second year of college.

I've never convinced him to wear a watch,
but tonight I took a SKX009 on a rubber strap
with me, and he seemed to want to give it a try.

I told him to give it 30 days, if he doesn't like
it after that, I'll never bug him again about wearing
a watch. Hopefully I'll be posting a pic after I see
him in a few weeks. Seems as though a lot of kids use
their cell phones as their "timepieces" also.

I hope he takes to it. One day, a long long time from
now, dad will be leaving him a nice collection of watches.
I'd like it to mean something.

I think he wants to wear one if he can get use to it.
The right watch can make a statement about the wearer.

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RICK
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:32 am #2

That is a cool choice for a young man as it is sporty and the pepsi bezel insert gives it some visual interest.

I know some younger folks and they all have cell phones and they seem to spend a lot of time texting. Even though I carry a cell phone all over the place I always look to my wrist for the time.

I have to wonder if watches are destined to become fashion and status symbols and will lose their primary role as a convenient tool to tell time...
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Joined: October 26th, 2004, 7:00 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:37 am #3


Fashion may play the biggest role.
We'll see how he takes to the watch.
It looked good on him. I agree that
the pepsi is a sporty, but strong
looking watch. If he decides not to
wear it, I'll give it some wrist time.




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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:40 am #4

You must be very proud.

Now back to the 009...

What initially drew me to diver's watches was that they could go anywhere and do anything. A cell phone cannot go into the pool or get reception in the boonies. That 009 will happily go anywhere with your son and take pretty much anything he throws at it.
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Joined: October 26th, 2004, 7:00 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:42 am #5


He was worried he'd scratch it. He gets that from me.
I told him to not worry about it. Swim in it, play in it,
whatever. Just wear it.




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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:46 am #6

Just wear it...

That is a great philosophy. If you have noticed I have moved a lot of watches recently. They have been the drawer queens for the most part or ones that did not get worn and were there to complete a collection. I decided to "shorten the bench" if you will and pick up some newbies.

I wear my watches now; possible WABI be darned!
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Joined: October 26th, 2004, 7:00 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:51 am #7


But I have several that are "work" watches.
It has become second nature for me to protect
my left wrist from being hit, or hitting something.

Your collection and tastes have changed a lot over the years.




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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 19th, 2010, 4:58 am #8

The 62MAS I have is all original and IWW restored. So hard to find an original 62MAS bezel insert so this watch is usually worn to dinner or around the house. Like you I have "work watches". Yet, I have worn my SD 600 into hazardous environments and it got banged around on a diving excusion in Antigua in January. Whatever they use in their treatment of the titanium certainly works because the watch is still in great shape despite my best efforts to abuse it.

Being the weird guy that I am I will take a decent selection with me on my road trip next week.

And yes my tastes have changed and continue to do so. I am into Grand Seikos now and my love for Omegas is coming to fruition. I had George's Omega for a time and had it restored and now have the X-33. I see a Planet Ocean and Speedtimer in the herd one day.

Are you still the 6105 king or has some other watches captured your fancy?
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Joined: October 26th, 2004, 7:00 pm

April 19th, 2010, 6:16 am #9


I too like several of the Omega's, maybe a
vintage Certina, a Auricoste Spirotechnique.

But the 6105 is my first and true love of any watch. Everything really comes together in this one watch. The design is both style and function. What watch fits the wrist more comfortably than a 6105 case? It almost stays on the wrist without a strap. The dark charcoal/black dial? Truely a perfect design copied still to this day. The indices have yet to be matched. The hands? The sweep has a very distinct look. The crown guard and case design looks like a stingray. My 6105's keep amazingly good time after all these years. The case backs are even cool. The quirks of these watches are even neat. A "locking crown" that really doesn't lock. That makes for an interesting conversation. The heft of this watch is better than a Rolex. The domed crystal says "business". The oddball lugs. The history. Everything.

Yeah, I won't say I'm the king, but I'm for sure one of the biggest fans.

I wish I had several dozen cherry 6105's.

I've also got a NOS, MINT, 62MAS.

It's for sure a drawer queen. Just a piece of Seiko history to be preserved for the future. I may do as you do, and wear it around the house as I watch reruns of Sea Hunt.








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Joined: April 13th, 2008, 10:31 pm

April 19th, 2010, 7:53 pm #10

Maybe...

I went to an awards dinner tonight where
he's finishing his second year of college.

I've never convinced him to wear a watch,
but tonight I took a SKX009 on a rubber strap
with me, and he seemed to want to give it a try.

I told him to give it 30 days, if he doesn't like
it after that, I'll never bug him again about wearing
a watch. Hopefully I'll be posting a pic after I see
him in a few weeks. Seems as though a lot of kids use
their cell phones as their "timepieces" also.

I hope he takes to it. One day, a long long time from
now, dad will be leaving him a nice collection of watches.
I'd like it to mean something.

I think he wants to wear one if he can get use to it.
The right watch can make a statement about the wearer.

borrowed pic





RICK
...hopefully it will stick.

My 6 year old is currently wearing this



The helicopter moves around the dial as a second "hand". He is just learning how to tell time, but the hands are color coded to the index numbers. I'm finding this is the biggest barrier because he can't understand why straight up can be 12 and 60 at the same time.

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