Watch caring memories

Lately, I've been trying to buy watches just for an occasion so that when you wear it and look at it, it brings back fond memories of the occasion it was bought for. At the end of the summer season and my work at sea, I bought this g-shock just to remind me of the wonderful summer spent with friends, colleagues and good emotions. (and also because I want it for a long time) Today when i looked at it i immediately remembered the smile i got every time i lift my eyes to look at sea from the beach bar i was working! Do you guys buy a watch to associate with some memory or happy time in your life?

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Always good to be able to conjure happy memories of the sea when you’re far from it. Well done.

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TickyBurden

Always good to be able to conjure happy memories of the sea when you’re far from it. Well done.

Absolutely my friend! 

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So I used to do that, but occasionally I’ve found that some of the memories I no longer want to recall so the association with the watch is sullied.  I’ve switched to buying what interests me and then wearing it to make new memories ☺️☺️

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Cool. Also that is a very nice watch. 👍

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Nice watch and memory. On my wrist today is a Korean Air dual time watch from one of my early trips to Korea in 1999. I purchased it on the plane on the way there, first time I ever made an in plane purchase. I’ve been to Korea multiple times; this brings back nice memories always. 

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Yes I do, but I also realized that’s a hook that can quickly become a easy gateway to justify a purchase.

I have downplayed that rationale as I have also become more considerate in each next acquisition step.

On the other hand, all watches I have in my core collection are biographical to some extent and I associate them to different stages I have gone through.

We storytelling creatures are fantastic in shaping our own narratives, aren’t we.

Your post really resonates with me because I also just got a G-Shock this last summer to celebrate our family’s adventures. 
I have the same endearing feeling towards it, as I believe you do, and I really like that 🤘😉

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mattyb

So I used to do that, but occasionally I’ve found that some of the memories I no longer want to recall so the association with the watch is sullied.  I’ve switched to buying what interests me and then wearing it to make new memories ☺️☺️

Yeah, i can see that happening, but only if its connected with people. 

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TalkingDugong

Cool. Also that is a very nice watch. 👍

Thanks 😊

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Robcollects

Nice watch and memory. On my wrist today is a Korean Air dual time watch from one of my early trips to Korea in 1999. I purchased it on the plane on the way there, first time I ever made an in plane purchase. I’ve been to Korea multiple times; this brings back nice memories always. 

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Great looking peace. So today we both are with good memories on our wrists 😁

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Da_Dutch_Collection

Yes I do, but I also realized that’s a hook that can quickly become a easy gateway to justify a purchase.

I have downplayed that rationale as I have also become more considerate in each next acquisition step.

On the other hand, all watches I have in my core collection are biographical to some extent and I associate them to different stages I have gone through.

We storytelling creatures are fantastic in shaping our own narratives, aren’t we.

Your post really resonates with me because I also just got a G-Shock this last summer to celebrate our family’s adventures. 
I have the same endearing feeling towards it, as I believe you do, and I really like that 🤘😉

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I agree with everything you said in the beginning and my watches are the same for me, they mark some period of time in my life. Also, great watch my friend, for great memories! 😊

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Fair enough 😃

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Borislav

Yeah, i can see that happening, but only if its connected with people. 

It was and wasn’t.  When i bought my snowflake it was to celebrate going through one of the toughest years with the most change (separation leading to divorce), losing 70lbs, finally becoming happy in my own skin.   But as the years beyond that have had even more changes and ups and downs, I didn’t want to look backwards on that time so I unconsciously stopped wearing it very often.  On the other hand the DH1937 I got because I fell in love with the dial and the conversations I had with Dan on Instagram became one of my most worn watches and I happened to be wearing it when I started dating the woman I’m still with.  I’ve made memories with it and it will hold a stronger position in my collection as a result. 

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mattyb

So I used to do that, but occasionally I’ve found that some of the memories I no longer want to recall so the association with the watch is sullied.  I’ve switched to buying what interests me and then wearing it to make new memories ☺️☺️

...and that is precisely why I don't miss the Rolex GMT II I had for thirty-some years. It belonged to times in my life, good and bad, that belonged to another me. Apologies for waxing maudlin! 

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KYwatchguy

...and that is precisely why I don't miss the Rolex GMT II I had for thirty-some years. It belonged to times in my life, good and bad, that belonged to another me. Apologies for waxing maudlin! 

"it belonged to another me" is perfect for describing it!!! No apologies necessary