Does watch collecting run in the family?

I know sometimes watch collecting runs in some family’s but I think that is rare. I am a first generation watch collector.

If it does run in the family. What watch do you remember the most that your parent collected?

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No, just diabetes :-) that being said I inherited 2 70‘s omega watches from my father.

In retrospective a toolwatch would have been a better fit since he was always working with his hands.

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Unfortunately no…the details of my life quite inconsequential…

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Not in my case. All people has smart watches except 1% population, us.

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my grandma told me just a few months before her passing that she noticed my watch and that she remembers how she was always wearing a watch when she was younger even when it eventually broke shed still have it on wrist

that was such a nice moment for me and i think ill engrave her name on my next watch purchase :)

of course ill never sell it

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My grandfather always wore a Timex, and for the last few years of his life he wore a Fossil. When he passed I asked for his Fossil watch.

My great uncle passed and he wasn’t necessarily a collector, but he had a couple nice watches. He had a Lorus that I sold, regrettably. He also had a two tone Seiko date watch but the movement was busted so I sold it. I ended up keeping his Hamilton quartz watch that he received in 1982 for his 25 year anniversary at Bambergers.

I have two Timex Marlins from the ‘60s that belonged to my other grandfather.

My dad is also not a collector, but he has always worn a watch. He gave me a vintage Waltham that was his first watch, and he gave me a Seiko that I wear daily. He has 2 Seikos and a Bulova Accutron that he wears. We have plans to buy matching Rolex Datejusts in a couple years. He’s still not a collector though.

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My dad got me into watches indirectly, I always knew he liked watches and noticed he had a small collection, and whenever I needed a new watch as a kid he'd be the first out to get one for me.

As I got older and got into watches it was sort of a revelation for me, he's since given me a few of his old watches that he wore when he was younger, including the one he bought with his first pay cheque.

My collection is also inspired by his, he got into Christopher Ward very early on when the brand was tiny, so my first mechanical watch I bought was a CW, he daily wears a Luminox, so I bought a Luminox etc etc.

I've noticed recently that he's digging out some of his less worn watches and wearing them again, something I think that he gets from me, so we inspire each other.

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One of my brothers has over 1,000 quartz digital watches.

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None but a few I noticed they had fashion watches few Citizens my uncle had that classic bulova accutron still remember it.

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Well my brother is a ‘Rolex bro’ if that counts..

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No, but Mum worked at the local charity shop for 25+ years, and my Dad put batteries in the donated watches ready to sell.

So experienced A LOT of pretty naff watches as a youngster.

Guess that's why I dislike low quality cheaper stuff 🤔

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Not in my case. All people has smart watches except 1% population, us.

that is very true