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My dad has always rocked a Seiko of some sort, and lately he won't go for anything but a Seiko kinetic. He lost his old one so his wife got him one of those new beautiful Seiko Kinetics with the Sapphire; gorgeous watch.
He doesn't much care for the automatic thing; I can't see him bothering to maintain it, really.

But my friend, who knows nothing of watches, told me one of his earliest memories is his dad flicking his Omega watch on his wrist when he first put it on. I thought that was cool.

So yeah, what does/did your dad wear? Was he a watch guy? Did he get swept up in the convenience of quartz technology? Something digital, perhaps?
 

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My Dad passed away in 1990. He had a watch, but my son has it now. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it was a Timex of some sort. I do remember it was a silver color w/ a white dial. He was not a watch guy. He would only have one watch at a time. This last one I mentioned I do remember was a wind up mechanical. Not quartz and not automatic.
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My dad used to collect watches, he's worn everything from Timex to a Patek Philippe. I think he's worn Omegas the most, a lot of the 50's bumper autos and Seamasters, Constellations and De Villes from the 60s and 70s. He's also worn various Rolex, Tudors and Seikos. I think his favorite brands are Omega and Rolex, with Patek Philippe as his grail. He usually prefers handwind over automatics for everyday usage (vintage Rolex, Baume et Mercier and GP from the 40s and earlier). He's worn a few quartz watches in the past (Seiko and Junghans the most), but he definitely has a soft corner for mechanicals and wears them a lot more. Currently, he's cycling a vintage Tudor, a Timex Indiglo quartz and a Rolex DateJust/President.

Oh, I forgot pocketwatches, he has a few and loves them too. And he loves old clocks, anything from mantelpiece to carriage to wall clocks. He has a JLC Atmos which is his pride and joy and a very old German wall clock which belonged to his granddad which he treasures.

He's also warned me about the hobby and to keep away, but the lure is just too strong ... like those Sirens in Odysseus luring ships to their doom :-d
 

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My dad beat his watches to death as an industrial painter (bridges, electrical transmission towers) so he never spent much on an individual watch, but he always had one on his wrist. The last powerful memory I have of him is my placing a watch on his wrist during his final viewing.
 

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My dad was a traditional kind of guy, so he never went for the quartz revolution.
Throughout my life, I saw my dad wear only three watches:

-a Tudor he got while stationed in Europe with the RCAF in the early 1950's. I had it restored and wear it now .
(pic here: https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=382913)

-a Sicura "diver" . It came by mail packed in a tube filled with water! Didn't last him very long though.

-Rolex Sub bought in Lucerne in 1976 which he wore until his passing in 1999.

He came from a very poor family, so I doubt he had a watch prior to his Tudor
 

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My passion for Yemas, came from my dad who still has his yachtingraf kept away. Other than that I recall a Casio that he gave to me further down the line, and because of that he bought a Citizen Windsurf. Recently he got a Nautica that was offered and that's about it. Further more he never was/is a watch guy.
 

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My dad used to wear a watch everyday, typically a digital of some sort. He tells me now that he does'nt understand why I like watches so much. He once had this gps watch that looked rediculous!! was probably 8 years ago.
 

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-a Tudor he got while stationed in Europe with the RCAF in the early 1950's. I had it restored and wear it now .
(pic here: https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=382913)
Sherry, did you know that if you click on the number at the top right corner of your post then copy the URL and paste it into your post, anyone who clicks on the link will be taken directly to your post instead of sorting through the whole thread? Just an FYI. :-! I found out by accident one day.

Here's the link to that exact post: https://www.watchuseek.com/showpost.php?p=2865593&postcount=13
 

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My dad never had much money, so he likely wore the typical pin levers or cheap windups that were so common in the 1940s and 1950s. He died in 1963. None of his watches have survived.
My grandfathers' pocket watches have continued in the family and will likely run for a 5th generation at least.
 

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I'm still living with him, so I have a slightly different perspective.
Most of my memories are of him wearing something inexpensive (e.g. Timex.) Then he got a gold Movado dress watch that he wore for a while.
However, when he was made CFO of the company he was working for, he decided to get a nice car and a nice watch. He ended up with a Carrera S and a Breitling Superocean.
He's also got a Victorinox Airboss Mk IV and a Polar. He wears the Vic a lot.
 

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My dad was never really into collecting watches but he usually wears one. He has a few relatively inexpensive ones and I most often see the blue-dialed, two-tone Seiko quartz that I bought him for Christmas when I was around 17 or so (I'm 24 now).
 

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A gold tone Seiko quartz that he got twenty years ago upon his retirement. He is a simple man (not a bad thing) that just doesn't get my fascination with watches or in having multiple watches.
 

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It seems Seiko has kind of cornered the "dad" market... my dad's also sworn by them, and wears a black alarm chronograph (SNAA30 I think)... it looks pretty sharp in the actual metal, more so than in the pictures. He's too practical for a mechanical watch, I think, especially since he wears them pretty hard. He probably doesn't have much of a concept of watches past the $400 price range... so when he bought me a beautiful Seiko titanium kinetic for Christmas one year in college (that was probably twice the cost of his own watch), it kind of took me by surprise and I think really renewed my love of watches. Some day I'd like to return the favor, maybe with a nice Rolex Milgauss.
 

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My late father's watch was an engagement gift to him from my mother in the late 40's.


It's extremely small by today's standards 21mm X 37mm with a lug width of 14mm.
 

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My dad wore mostly handcuffs on his wrists.






Just kidding. The smartass in me had to answer that way when I read the title. My dad wears mostly cheap crap that costs next to nothing.
 
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My dad is not big into watches at all- he has a few two-toned seikos that he wears regularly, and a simple quartz Wenger for when he goes skiing. Has a couple watches sitting in his dresser that don't get worn; I am hoping he decides to send some of them my way in the future- mostly my late Grandfathers Rolex Oyster Speedking. :-!
 
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