Have you ever destroyed a watch? - And was it expensive?

I'm asking because I've noticed that most stories I've heard about broken watches were really expensive ones. 馃聽

When I was 16 I spent 3 months in Denmark with a steel watch that was missing half the glass and had a strap that I made from some old chains. I even made the "spring bars" from a keyring.聽

Damn I wish I had a photo. I don't even know what brand it was or where I got the original watch before it broke.聽

聽Maybe from a charity shop or car boot sale in England (similar to an American garage sale but it's in a big field).

I've destroyed something like 20 watches over the years. 聽They were all Kenneth Cole fashion watches from Costco - had no idea that I should have simply had a G-Shock, which would have survived the biking, hiking, and rock climbing just fine.

I suspect we hear all these stories about high end watches getting destroyed, because those are the watches that cost a lot to replace!

HotWatchChick69

I've destroyed something like 20 watches over the years. 聽They were all Kenneth Cole fashion watches from Costco - had no idea that I should have simply had a G-Shock, which would have survived the biking, hiking, and rock climbing just fine.

I suspect we hear all these stories about high end watches getting destroyed, because those are the watches that cost a lot to replace!

Wow. Doing hot chick stuff must really take its toll on the watches.

I stopped my Seadweller in a bad surfing fall a few years ago. 聽A service and fixing whatever I did to the inside (broke the mainspring, maybe) was about $500.

I remember the thought process:

  1. Bang
  2. Dark
  3. Ouch
  4. What happened?
  5. Where am I?
  6. Am I OK?
  7. I should get out of the water
  8. Recheck, am I OK?

Later that night. 聽Huh, my watch stopped.

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I stopped my Seadweller in a bad surfing fall a few years ago. 聽A service and fixing whatever I did to the inside (broke the mainspring, maybe) was about $500.

I remember the thought process:

  1. Bang
  2. Dark
  3. Ouch
  4. What happened?
  5. Where am I?
  6. Am I OK?
  7. I should get out of the water
  8. Recheck, am I OK?

Later that night. 聽Huh, my watch stopped.

Ouch聽