Making memories with a watch

...is this really a thing? I don't get it. I see it mentioned quite often, but for me other than "X bought me this watch so it will always be in my collection", I don't tie a watch with any event. I know the watch I wore to my wedding/ on honeymoon but I don't actually remember it specifically being on my wrist, and I don't tie those moments to that watch. Am I in the minority?
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I agree. I just don鈥檛 see inanimate objects that way.

I was with you until I participated in #watchjourney2023 and it was one of the more fulfilling things I鈥檝e done this year, and gave me greater appreciation of the thing you strap onto your wrist every morning. Taking a watch on a trip and documenting it will be something I鈥檒l never forget.

Agree with you on the making memories part, not sure I get that. But also, most of my watches have been purchased to celebrate an achievement so they have an emotional attachment in that way. So maybe I鈥檓 some weird hybrid?! 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檪锔忦煒

Here's three. The Orient and Suunto were my first dip into autos and first issued respectively. Both went to Afghanistan with me, wore the Suunto a bit more 馃槀. But the Mako was in my kit always.

The Lorier my wife got me for our 5 yr, after doing all the research on her own, and getting it engraved. Worn it through a lot.

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Forgot, love the engraving, she did a good job. 馃憣馃徎馃馃徎馃馃徎

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solidyetti

Forgot, love the engraving, she did a good job. 馃憣馃徎馃馃徎馃馃徎

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Wow, if you forget the anniversary now you will be consider a superjerk. Nicely played in her part.

I have definitely got an emotional attachment to most of my watches. I currently have eight watches and of those, two were bought for me for significant birthdays by my family. One belonged to my late dad, bought by my mum for his 60th birthday. One belonged to my late uncle which was presented to him for 25 years service with the company he worked for. I have three watches that were bought with money that was gifted to me. They all have memories associated with them. 馃檪

Meglos

Wow, if you forget the anniversary now you will be consider a superjerk. Nicely played in her part.

Lol 馃ぃ yup.

Every watch in the collection has a story. My girlfriend would say, "Don't ask him."

I've been wearing a watch continously since I was 8 or 9 years old. That's an entire lifetime of memories during which I was wearing a watch.

However, I can't think of a single occasion where one of my watches was the focus of a memory, beyond the obvious 'when I bought it' moment (and quite often the fondest memories of the purchase are the other things I was doing that day).

I like watches, but they're not actually important to me.