One of my favorite pieces from my dad's collection
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One of my favorite pieces from my dad's collection

When my dad passed, my brothers and I split his automatic watch collection.

My dad had this absurd collection of automatic watches which he passed on to my brothers and me. By "absurd", I mean AWESOME. I love a good time piece! It's a good idea to have many.
Automatic watches are probably one of the best modern inventions, because there's no winding involved-- they're self-winding. You just set it and forget it, until the battery dies and you need to replace that. But that isn't a common occurrence throughout the watch's lifespan. There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from.
My brothers and I fought just a little bit over who would get which of our father's pieces. He didn't specifically delegate which would go to whom, just that we were to receive them when he passed. A time piece, my father taught us, was an important staple in a man's wardrobe; even with the invention of smart phones.
I know most women don't wear a time piece anymore, but if you pay attention, just about every man still does. At least, in the professional world or if he's a man of great taste.
I wish I had had a son so as to pass on my own collection. My girls aren't into watches at all, but I understand.
How gorgeous is this watch??
How gorgeous is this watch??
Another older automatic watch.
Another older automatic watch.
This piece is unique. I've always loved the shape of it.
This piece is unique. I've always loved the shape of it.
A classic piece.
A classic piece.
I love the retro feel of this one.
I love the retro feel of this one.
Another fun retro one.
Another fun retro one.
An older automatic watch.
An older automatic watch.
“There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from.”
It's important to match your outfit
It's important to match your outfit