Everybody should have a Seiko in their collection, right?
This one is my dad’s watch. When I started to get interested in watches, he told me that he had an old watch that he never wore, probably 20 years old, in a drawer somewhere. I’ve always known him with his trusty timex ironman on his wrist. The next time I saw him he gave me his watch. ‘Needs a new battery,’ he said. We got a new battery, but it still didn’t work—it was dead…for a moment. Luckily, with the help of a transplant from another donor (thanks ebay), I was able to replace the movement and revive the watch.
It’s not expensive—not even worth the cost of the new movement in terms of money. But I love it, and it makes me smile knowing it came from my dad, pulled wrist-hairs and all.