Show Us Your Oldest Watch You Have Owned Since Day One.

It was Christmas morning 1985. While sitting cross-legged on the basement mauve-colored high pile carpet next to the tinseled-out tree, I unwrapped a particularly square-boxed present…that from inside revealed a black textured plastic box which had printed on its bottom corner in gold lettering, “SEIKO”. 

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Hallelujah! Unto me was given that day my lovely all gold-tone, faceted crystal Seiko 6923-7099!

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This is my oldest all original ‘daily wear’ watch, and frankly one of my most accurate and reliable time pieces. I’m astounded at how well it has aged over the last 37 years!

Show us your oldest daily wear watch you have owned since day one and tell us a little about it. 

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I've really only been collecting a year, but this was the first watch my parents gave me.  Not sure how I still have it.  Was a gift in 1976 for my 6th grade graduation (I think).  I knew nothing about watches back then, only that I really liked the dark color dial with the gold bracelet.  I do not wear it, but will have to get a new battery and maybe I'll put it on for special occasions.  

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This is my oldest, Swatch Irony 4 jewel v8. I want to say 1998, was my first stainless steel Swatch.

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IceCreamMan

I've really only been collecting a year, but this was the first watch my parents gave me.  Not sure how I still have it.  Was a gift in 1976 for my 6th grade graduation (I think).  I knew nothing about watches back then, only that I really liked the dark color dial with the gold bracelet.  I do not wear it, but will have to get a new battery and maybe I'll put it on for special occasions.  

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Wow! I love the bracelet! You definitely need to get that one going.

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MinnKonaMike

This is my oldest, Swatch Irony 4 jewel v8. I want to say 1998, was my first stainless steel Swatch.

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Awesome skeleton hands!

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Oldest surviving piece, a birthday gift in 1978.  My Father purchased this (and a gold one) at Abraham & Strauss in New York.

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Beautiful watch  ! At first, I thought it's a prx

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Posted it several times before. Got this Seiko SQ100 in the 1980s. (This is a recent picture, and you can tell the abuse it took over the years. Still working just fine, even though the minute track has faded.)

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This is the oldest watch I still have (or can find - I do have a manual Timex somewhere from my childhood but cannot find it - I really do want to find that one and see if my memory is remembering it correctly)...

Bought this one in Southampton (Long Island) during a Summer vacation with my girlfriend (now my wife) back in the 1980s...obviously I replaced the strap a long time ago and knew not what I was doing...I will have to dig it out again and give it a proper sized strap for the lug width...

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Rolex 15038 34mm Date my Mom bought me in October 1986. Bought at Chow Tai Fook in Kowloon. She had a Hong Kong gold band on it, which I have retired, and I had Rolex install an alligator band with 18kt clasp when it was serviced 5 years ago. It keeps great time.

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I'm not Jesus so I wasn't there on day 1. 

I'm like 2000 years late to the party. ☹️

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ChronoGuy

This is the oldest watch I still have (or can find - I do have a manual Timex somewhere from my childhood but cannot find it - I really do want to find that one and see if my memory is remembering it correctly)...

Bought this one in Southampton (Long Island) during a Summer vacation with my girlfriend (now my wife) back in the 1980s...obviously I replaced the strap a long time ago and knew not what I was doing...I will have to dig it out again and give it a proper sized strap for the lug width...

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I am in Club Fossil as well. This was a gift from my sister in law in the mid-90's. I lost some watches in Katrina which would have been earlier. My father's old Timex was probably tossed in the 1970's. (That's what happened to old Timex.)

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My Grandmother gave me the silver Seiko Watch in 1982 when I was fifteen she had been on holiday to Asia and brought this Watch back for me so I’ve had it for 40 years. I also have her old watch she passed away around 5 years ago at 98. Last year I serviced both watches.

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SurferJohn
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Oldest surviving piece, a birthday gift in 1978.  My Father purchased this (and a gold one) at Abraham & Strauss in New York.

The design is such a grand template for so many watch designs today. The cushion case is fantastic!

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CitizenKale

I'm not Jesus so I wasn't there on day 1. 

I'm like 2000 years late to the party. ☹️

Well dang… that’s a bummer.

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hbein2022
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Posted it several times before. Got this Seiko SQ100 in the 1980s. (This is a recent picture, and you can tell the abuse it took over the years. Still working just fine, even though the minute track has faded.)

Is it still super accurate?