Daily Dress Watch

I recently was thinking about my mindset before I got into the hobby. I wore a Daily Dress Watch. I never looked at it as a dress watch, I just wore it, it was my watch whether I was hiking, construction or at a wedding with a suit. Looking back, I took a lot of pride that I wore that one watch for 17 years. It was a Citizen eco drive and still works perfectly (pictured with this post). I just never thought of it as a fashion accessory, it was simply my watch. The below describes me perfectly.

The type of watch your Dad or Granddad would wear every day, with everything, then set it on his nightstand or dresser each night.

Now with over 100 watches, I kind of miss that one daily dress watch. Did you guys have one?

For 23 years.

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I do miss the don't-give-it-much-mind innocence of wearing a watch prior to discovering the "watch community".

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It's kind of sad actually that children of watch enthusiasts will most likely never think of a single watch as being the familiar one that occupied the night stand or was always on wrist during special occasions.

FlatteryCamp

I do miss the don't-give-it-much-mind innocence of wearing a watch prior to discovering the "watch community".

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It's kind of sad actually that children of watch enthusiasts will most likely never think of a single watch as being the familiar one that occupied the night stand or was always on wrist during special occasions.

There is something so beautiful about a well worn watch.

I definitely did. It literally was my dad鈥檚 watch. I wore it for everything as a teenager untill it broke. Brought back to life in the last few months

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burntleaves

I definitely did. It literally was my dad鈥檚 watch. I wore it for everything as a teenager untill it broke. Brought back to life in the last few months

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That's awesome that you have your Dad's watch, glad you got it working again. It's a nice looking watch!

This Citizen Eco-Drive was my daily watch for a few years. I sold it a couple of years ago to another watch enthusiast, since I stopped using it.

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TimexBadger

That's awesome that you have your Dad's watch, glad you got it working again. It's a nice looking watch!

Thank you. If it didn鈥檛 exist I鈥檇 probably be not so interested in watches and it probably influenced certain things that I look for in watches. Do you think that was also true for you?

burntleaves

Thank you. If it didn鈥檛 exist I鈥檇 probably be not so interested in watches and it probably influenced certain things that I look for in watches. Do you think that was also true for you?

I always had a thing for watches, but never really did a deep dive until Covid hit, but even before I recognized how much I was into them, every time I would be in a department store, I went straight to the watches. I didn't even know why, but just loved looking at them and I remember looking for a nice Timex watch because of the memories I had as a kid and the only thing I could find is their lower tiered watches and wanted to see if they had a dressier watch. I had a thing for seeing the word Timex on the dial. lol. Strange, but true.

RichardQ

This Citizen Eco-Drive was my daily watch for a few years. I sold it a couple of years ago to another watch enthusiast, since I stopped using it.

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That's a beauty!

I was a one watch guy until my 40s. Usually it was a $5 plastic digital that I picked up at a drugstore counter when the old ones plastic strap broke.

Then my wife got me a $70 Cardinal and thought I鈥檇 be mad because she spent so much on a watch.

Then she wanted a nice watch for her 40th birthday so we spent a couple grand on that.

Then all hell broke loose on the watch budget.

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Since 2005...

Davemcc

I was a one watch guy until my 40s. Usually it was a $5 plastic digital that I picked up at a drugstore counter when the old ones plastic strap broke.

Then my wife got me a $70 Cardinal and thought I鈥檇 be mad because she spent so much on a watch.

Then she wanted a nice watch for her 40th birthday so we spent a couple grand on that.

Then all hell broke loose on the watch budget.

Yes, then its a full blown addiction. lol

hakki501
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Since 2005...

Nice rugged watch. It's been a good soldier. lol

TimexBadger

Nice rugged watch. It's been a good soldier. lol

Hehe, it had no choice but to soldier on. In fact, I "resurrected"it back in Feb 2022, and it's been my most accurate watch ever since.