I have had a fascination with watches since as far as I can remember and been collecting for a few years now.
My first watch was a snoopy watch when I was 8, I think it soon broke and got lost, then I spotted a digital watch with 30 melodies at the local market in 1981. I pestered my mum for weeks until she bought me one and kept that watch for 5 years until my sister smashed the crystal/display. I asked her why and her excuse was I had a new watch! I had just treated myself to a simple Casio from Dixons with my paper round money and was smitten with it.
Recently I purchased a Seiko calculator watch from 1980 (C359-5000), I had tried doing a swap at school for the exact same model back in 1980 but the deal went bad as the other kid admited it was his dad's and he had better have it back, I reluctantly passed it back and he passed me back the Green Hornet Dinky car I had traded.....long story short, I just bought the same model and got a flashback to 1980 when I remembered resizing the slide bracelet and setting the time and date correctly then typing "BOOBS" on the display.
Fast forward nearly half a century and I find myself obsessed with watches, mainly Seiko. It has become an addiction which must be fed and I have joined this wonderful forum to be among likeminded watchoholics. I have some great projects and am delving deeper into the repair side but am held back by health issues, so take my time.
Post by leffemonster on May 20, 2022 21:35:43 GMT -8
Welcome to the Sushi Bar from another UK tinkerer (Kent). You’ll find plenty on here to fuel your habit.
I often wish I’d kept every watch I had as a kid, and that my dad had kept all his as well - we both had plenty of variety from memory, even though I can’t recall most of them now (I blame the alcohol…)
Welcome cmb and thanks for the great intro! I'll have to admit to having several of my youth watches purchased back for my collection. the Seiko RC-1000 is the pinnacle of that era for me. Here's a quick intro to it: The Seiko RC-1000. I'm fuzzy on what came before it (like leffemonster), but I knew what I wanted back then, a Casio CFX-200 Scientific Calculator watch which I was not able to convince my parents to buy for me. It wasn't until 2003 that I finally came to own one. After the RC-1000 it was a Casio DBC-61 which hasn't made it back into my watch chest just yet.