Yep, don't wear it. I'm not even sure if it works anymore, might try a new battery someday.
I think I recently trashed my blue fossil from the 1990s. The bezel didn't turn anymore, and the movement was shot - but it was a pretty watch... for Nortel Networks, of all things...Yes! I still have my old blue dial Fossil I got in high school. I need to wear it some. My second watch I ever got was Citizen from my wife in high school (we started dating when I was 14). I was an idiot and shortly after we got married I washed it and the crystal broke. I threw it away instead of trying to fix it. What a dumb decision. Who would have ever thought I would have became a big time watch enthusiast and would now miss it so much!?
I think Rolex has gone the way of the Chevy Corvette and other nostalgic status symbols. There was a time when any working man could afford to buy a Corvette. They weren't outrageously priced supercars. When they first came out, they were about the same price point as a Ford Explorer is. Now they start at double that.My first real watch that my dad gave me. He bought it way back when, in a mythical time when you could actually buy a Rolex and even get a discount! Yes, 'tis true!
Anyway, this one has been through a lot and is now relaxing as a watch I still wear, but not all the time. I'm going to keep it in good shape and give it to one of my kids when the time is right.
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I have a theory of how that may have happened given your methods of demonstrating its features…My mom gave it to my dad in the early 70's if I'm not mistaken. He didn't like to wear any jewelry so it sat on his drawer until I confiscated it (with his consent). That was when I was in 4th grade, around late 70's. I don't remember how nor when it broke and but I remember skipping it, glass down, across the school parking lot to demonstrate its "scratch proof" crystal (it was a big selling point by then, I believe). Anyways, I plan to fix it soon. View attachment 15865995
That was my first watch, also. I recall it was difficult to read the LED display outside in the sunlight. Congratulations on holding on to yours, as I have no idea what happened to mine.My first watch was a TI Star Wars digital (how appropriate for Star Wars day). I still have it but sadly it no longer works. (Not my photo)