Heirloom Watches

Seeing my grandma today. This was given to my grandpa by his father when he had my dad, engraved, then passed to my dad  and engraved when he had me.  It then came to me when I had the twins. Nowhere left to engrave it.  When my dad gave it to me he said it’s not a “fancy” watch but it is very special. Personally I think it’s a great old dress watch from a solid Swiss brand (that seems to be making a comeback with the ocean star, OS GMT etc.) I’m also taking it to get serviced today so saying goodbye for a bit to it. I was wondering if anybody wanted to post any heirloom pieces they are fortunate enough to have recieved.

·

An incredibly beautiful watch with a great story! And the Multifort line is still in Mido's catalogue. 
My grandfather and my great-grandfather both had a pocket watch. My grandmother always kept them safe and decided that she wanted to give one to my cousin and one to me. They are both in service right now but when they come back she'll let us decide who gets which one.

·

That is a really lovely Mido. I received a couple of watches from my grandfather: a Seamaster that is being serviced and a beater Pulsar:

Image
·

They all need work, but over the summer, my grandparents gave me these:

Image

More details here:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/JBird7986/posts/calling-all-crunchers-community-assistance-required-14685 

Coincidentally, one of them was also a Mido:

Image
·

Holy guacamole...a vintage Powerwind? Nice. 

·

Awesomeness!  Heirloom watches are the best watches to receive, and at this point in my life pass on.  Following my Mom's lead, I have begun passing some things on while I am still around.

You will be surprised how nice the passing things on can be when the time comes.

·

Great story. Thanks for sharing. 

·
Image

I don't know if I got, stole or saved this but it is mine now. It isn't worth anything so there was some crazy talk about having it melted because it's gold case and gold dial. Yeah, wasn't going to happen... 

It's basically unworn so has very little "real" memories attached to it I guess (it did survive a war though) but was bought by my grandparents many years ago in Italy. I got it serviced and now a strap is being made for it. 

·
MegaBob
Image

I don't know if I got, stole or saved this but it is mine now. It isn't worth anything so there was some crazy talk about having it melted because it's gold case and gold dial. Yeah, wasn't going to happen... 

It's basically unworn so has very little "real" memories attached to it I guess (it did survive a war though) but was bought by my grandparents many years ago in Italy. I got it serviced and now a strap is being made for it. 

Beautiful De Ville

·

I've got two vintage Midos. Wildly underrated watches. Good stuff 🍻