Could you/do you lend out your watches? (1WC update)

Today I am sadly posting back this awesome Benyar that @VintageNat 聽very kindly allowed me to borrow for a few months.聽

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I've always craved a Panerai type watch but wasn't sure about the style or size, so her kindly sending this to me to test drive was an awesome way to get to know what I liked and disliked about this particular look. So big thanks to Vintagenat. You are amazing 馃嵒

In contrast, my son (10) came to me recently and asked to borrow one of my watches while he went out on his bike.

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After wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes I eventually dug him out an old Casio of his dad's and slapped it on a nato for him. I was convinced that would be the last I saw of it, but surprisingly he actually looks after it, absolutely loves it and now wants to talk about the calculator watches he can use to cheat on school tests.

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This brings me to my recent problem of my Baltic from @HotWatchChick69 聽which is an absolutely fabulous watch.

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It wears just perfectly, the dial is lush and every time I look at it I smile at the thought of all the d*** pics arriving in HWC69's DMs now.聽

It's a gorgeous watch.... too gorgeous... how am I supposed to resist putting this thing on my wrist in the morning when I'm supposed to be wearing my Seiko every day until either I die or @TonyXXX and @chronotriggered do? The only answer was to remove the temptation. After @Gasworks magnanimously backed down in the auction for this watch he has now kindly agreed to be it's caretaker and enjoy it in Wales for the next few years or so while I continue on with this dumb as hell 1WC challenge. Temptation removed, problem solved. I'm still in the game folks.

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So for me, borrowing and lending watches has been a positive experience so far. Anyone else lend anything to others? Would you if asked? Even your special ones??

I鈥檓 generally on the lending side of this equation. 聽I don鈥檛 think I鈥檝e ever worn a borrowed watch. 聽

I never lend watches or anything else now, been burned too many times. However I gave my youngest son (17) a G-Shock he wears every day. I鈥檝e tried offering him others, but he鈥檚 not interested in any other watches at all. My eldest (19) has had maybe 3 or 4 in total, I got him a Timex Expedition which he first mangled the date function, then got wet and destroyed, now he rocks a Casio Duro and loves it. I鈥檝e educated him on proper care, so hopefully it鈥檒l last longer than the Timex. He鈥檚 had an auto and a digital, but isn鈥檛 really interested in them.聽

You are describing a social phenomena that is completely alien to me. 聽Wear someone else's watch? Have someone wear mine? Like we are watch buddies or something?

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I can imagine wearing some of the more interesting pieces that I have seen on WC. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wear a 70 year old Bulova that you have to shake to start.

In any group or organization, WC would qualify, there are certain members who disproportionally contribute to unit cohesion. You are one.

No I do not. My watches are not insured and to lend a person a multiple thousand bucks item seems like a bad idea to me. Statistically it will go wrong at some point. The only exception is my GF who knows how valuable those watches are (to me). But she generally has her own collection and wearing one of mine happens very very rarely.

We have responsible children, we have irresponsible children. Yes and no.

  1. I would have no problem lending a watch out, but might feel nervous about borrowing one
  2. 聽You can鈥檛 prove any of those d*** pics were from me.聽

I'd have no problem loaning my watches out.

i borrow many of my friends watch all the time, but it is just to fulfill my thirst for making a content and photograph it. and i make sure i'll take care of the watch. for lending someone a watch it depends on who's borrowing, if he/she but usually he馃槀 making sure to take care for it then i guess its fine. for once one of my friend borrow my dad's longines for his wedding and its okay for me to lend it to him

Davemcc

I鈥檓 generally on the lending side of this equation. 聽I don鈥檛 think I鈥檝e ever worn a borrowed watch. 聽

Vintagenats Benyar is the first time I've ever borrowed a watch (not counting my husband's). It was great trying it out but there was massive anxiety that I'd accidentally wack it on something and damage it. 馃槵聽

synaptyx

I never lend watches or anything else now, been burned too many times. However I gave my youngest son (17) a G-Shock he wears every day. I鈥檝e tried offering him others, but he鈥檚 not interested in any other watches at all. My eldest (19) has had maybe 3 or 4 in total, I got him a Timex Expedition which he first mangled the date function, then got wet and destroyed, now he rocks a Casio Duro and loves it. I鈥檝e educated him on proper care, so hopefully it鈥檒l last longer than the Timex. He鈥檚 had an auto and a digital, but isn鈥檛 really interested in them.聽

Yes, I can imagine it could be an unhappy story sometimes. I would only lend a watch (or anything else) if I'd be ok not to get it back. I think I'd be much more inclined to give a watch away.

Dude... 聽

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I specifically sent the watch to you via FedEx so that you'd have it immediately... 聽so as to force you out of the 1WC!!!

Really cool idea. I think I definitely would if I knew the person a little bit and trust was mutual. I don鈥檛 know that I could loan to a complete stranger though.聽

For all I know you are ALL 10 year olds posing as middle-aged white people talking about watches.

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Yeah me and @TypeBFlieger 聽swapped my Farer and his Meistersinger not too long ago. Really fun way to try out each other's watches without having to buy one 馃

Aurelian

You are describing a social phenomena that is completely alien to me. 聽Wear someone else's watch? Have someone wear mine? Like we are watch buddies or something?

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I can imagine wearing some of the more interesting pieces that I have seen on WC. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wear a 70 year old Bulova that you have to shake to start.

In any group or organization, WC would qualify, there are certain members who disproportionally contribute to unit cohesion. You are one.

I would absolutely wear a 70 year Bulova and channel my inner Ava Gardner, though I would be utterly terrified of damaging it.

@VintageNat was embodying everything fabulous about this community months and months ago by offering her watch up to an unknown on the internet, and the numerous random acts of kindness and trust are what continue to make this community something special. 鉂わ笍

Yeah sure depends on the watch I guess鈥

I haven't lent or borrowed any watches. 聽Within my family, I'd lend a watch, but I think I'd only be open to lending the cheapest of them (my Tandorio field) outside, simply because I bought it as a novelty and I don't expect it to last long term.