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kleinbl00  ·  1725 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you wear a watch? Why?

My wife's watch:

We re-used the movement from her old watch:

(she got sick of bumping the spikey buttons with her chin while delivering babies, but she wore it for 5 years before Bjorn smoothed out the damn buttons)

thenewgreen  ·  1725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is the watch that I gave to my wife when she graduated from med school. My thought is that someday it can be handed down to my daughter when she graduates from med school, or when she plays carnegie hall for the first time. Either one. No pressure though.

kleinbl00  ·  1725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You win the thread.

don't tell 'wage you bought someone a Rolex. She'll burn you at the stake.

thenewgreen  ·  1725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, there's a reason I didn't post the photo and just the link. From a percent to purchase standpoint, it will likely retain it's value more than any other watch in this thread. Therefore, it's less frivolous than it may seem. Should we ever fall on hard times, that thing can fetch us some mortgage payments, a Casio.. not so much.

mk  ·  1725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It makes perfect sense to me as an heirloom. Especially as it measures the passage of time. I'm happy to have my grandfather's.

thenewgreen  ·  1725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I remember you telling me the story of how that watch came to be in your possession.

-couldn't really have a watch thread without that link.