What started it for you?

My wife really regrets buying me this SNK809 several years ago. My first mechanical watch after a few G-Shocks and Swatches and quartz Seikos over the years. Started my hobby come addiction. What watch started it for you? Do you still have it?

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For me, what started it all was my First Communion watch in the 70s, unfortunately I don't have it because like every child I ended up destroying it.

Mine was either a Smiths or Timex in the 1970's.

Was saying on here yesterday how I remember I scratched up all the acrylic crystal so it was only readable when I licked it. ..馃ぃ

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Mine was either a Smiths or Timex in the 1970's.

Was saying on here yesterday how I remember I scratched up all the acrylic crystal so it was only readable when I licked it. ..馃ぃ

I鈥檓 sure no one mocked you for that. Yah cheeky little watch-licker.

It鈥檚 a Dassari from Strapsco but it was originally a buckskin color. I darkened it with some mineral oil.

Swatch Sistem51鈥till have it.

Love the SNK. Have the green one in my collection.

Orient Kamasu. A green Seiko SNK was my second automatic watch 馃榿

First time I hit this drug I was 10/11 years old. My dad gave me a gold Seiko SNKK and I've been hooked since. My lady has not fully come over to the dark side but she's an enabler and I appreciate her very much for it.

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My first ever watch. Never had a digital watch in my life. Now I'm fixing to get myself a square g shock and try it out.

Seiko - had it for many years and then sudden craziness - mid life crisis

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I started out with a titanium Seiko Kinetic years ago and from that point, I was hooked. I don鈥檛 have that watch anymore, but I really wish I did.

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Maybe someone can help me out, because honestly when I bought this watch maybe 8 years ago (?) I wasn鈥檛 even thinking about reference numbers or keeping the paperwork, so I can鈥檛 say I know exactly what this watch is beyond an Orient dress watch. I didn鈥檛 even really get how automatic watches worked, and even though it is a simple technology it kinda blew my mind that it didn鈥檛 have a battery and didn鈥檛 need to be wound. The dial layout and configuration is also one I still find unique and quite attractive, even if I don鈥檛 really wear it anymore.

I had a small collection of three that I didn鈥檛 consider a collection or myself a watch enthusiast yet, not until after I caught the illness to collecting knives, my fever diverted towards watches rather recently and I got this Citizen:

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