I was doing a little yard work and got thinking...

Oct 06, 2021,21:13 PM
 

I was doing a little yard work and got thinking...

About how so many people are afraid of their watches these days.  Perhaps it is due to the "flipping culture" or seeing watches as an "investment" but the aversion to living with your watches is a head scratcher to me.  How many dive watches never see a drop of water?  Or even worse, how many never get the plastic peeled off (or new plastic added)!

To me, watches are meant to worn and enjoyed.  They will get scratched and dinged.  And that's okay, because it means they have lived and built memories.  They have fulfilled their purpose.

I understand that some people see each ding as a something that devalues their watch but, to me, a watch that sits in a safe is truly worthless.

Here's to the crazy ones; Here's to wearing your watches.  Here's to living life!


So does anyone else live their life with their watches as opposed to living your life around your watches?  Let's see some watches being worn!

Wear your watches in the best of health, friends.

-Paul

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Here you go Paul - My BP FF Bathyscaphe in its natural habitat....

 
 By: templetowers : October 6th, 2021-21:27
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Love it!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 6th, 2021-22:40
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Amazing!

 
 By: Cookies : October 7th, 2021-05:38
This made my day. I can dream of doing this soon.
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Thank you 🙏 and I hope you do you won’t regret it 😉

 
 By: templetowers : October 7th, 2021-16:52
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Maybe a shark comes up

 
 By: Cookies : October 7th, 2021-16:54
I had a great white shark encounter once while swimming. It was harrowing.
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And another one .... my Pita Oceana beating another path...

 
 By: templetowers : October 6th, 2021-21:30
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That's a super cool watch, in any environment :)

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 6th, 2021-22:41
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Ooo

 
 By: Cookies : October 7th, 2021-05:39
Love the adventures.
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North Pole …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 6th, 2021-21:40
No problem .. ...  
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That’s an absolute beautiful shot Cpt 😎

 
 By: templetowers : October 6th, 2021-22:13
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Thank you 🥶

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 7th, 2021-08:39
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Fantastic shot!!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 6th, 2021-22:41
And the fact that you've actually been to the north pole is really amazing. It's on my bucket list.
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Wow! When was that?

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 6th, 2021-22:47
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Outstanding shot!!!!

 
 By: aperna : October 7th, 2021-00:15
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Spectacular!

 
 By: blau : October 7th, 2021-02:19
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Ahh

 
 By: Cookies : October 7th, 2021-05:40
What an inspiring picture!!
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Amen brother!

 
 By: kkochheiser : October 6th, 2021-22:00
Kind of like having a fun car and never driving it for fear of dirt. I've always promised myself that if something is too precious to enjoy as intended, I'll just skip it. Others may disagree and that's fine too. Kent
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Exactly! A Ferrari with zero KM on it is a travesty.

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 6th, 2021-22:42
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I've said before...

 
 By: mdg : October 6th, 2021-22:03
...that I have a friend who wears his Patek 5120 to the gym 4 or 5 times a week, leather strap and all : )
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Your friend is a Boss.

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 6th, 2021-22:42
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He is indeed...

 
 By: mdg : October 6th, 2021-23:32
....he flew fighter jets from carriers in the '70s : )
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Bravo Paul!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 6th, 2021-22:48
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Grazie!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:18
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Lol. Brave you young man!

 
 By: mj23 : October 6th, 2021-22:50
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You have to live a little sometimes :)

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:18
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I do what I do with what I am wearing.

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:19
My watches should conform to my life, not the other way around is how I see it.
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Indeed.

 
 By: amanico : October 7th, 2021-21:55
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No need to be too careful. Enjoy every moment of companionship.

 
 By: Bill : October 7th, 2021-01:55
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Amazing activities

 
 By: Cookies : October 7th, 2021-05:41
This is truly the spirit of watch loving
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Fantastic! Now strap on a 5170 and do it all over again :)

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:21
Save the swimming, of course.
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Great selection, my friend.

 
 By: amanico : October 7th, 2021-21:54
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About seven years ago I realized...

 
 By: destrodan : October 7th, 2021-02:06
...that if any one of my watches takes mindshare - worrying rather than enjoying - then it's time for it to leave my collection. As others say, life's too short and we only have so much time. No need to worry about what's supposed to be an thoroughly enjo... 
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Apologies for too much me, too little watch in this photo...

 
 By: blau : October 7th, 2021-02:30
but here I am in Yellowstone National Park in June, wearing my Journe Octa Sport just as F.P. intended! ...  
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And you know what, I am positive the watch survived!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:22
They are tougher than people give them credit for.
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I have to give you credit!

 
 By: blau : October 7th, 2021-19:37
You can see from my latest post that I wore my Patek 5110 for the bike ride to work today (and am about to get back on the bike with it now!). I often wear something a little tougher when I'm planning to bike but it's thanks to you and this thread that I ... 
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Totally agree with you. I too have no safe queens… what’s the point?

 
 By: Monopole : October 7th, 2021-02:48
Beautiful watch you have; keep posting 🥂
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Thank you!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:22
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Yes, absolutely agree. I wear all my watches, no safe queens here!

 
 By: ZSHSZ : October 7th, 2021-03:34
Same as others, if I’m scared to wear it, it’s not fir me... They serve me, not the other way around!🤷🏻‍♂️🥂
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MB&F in the garden? NO, but how about IWC in the worm bin?

 
 By: cazalea : October 7th, 2021-03:49
Diver in the bin -- but only 6 inches, not 2000M Perpetual in the oyster bed Perpetual in the wine glass (it was water, not wine) as the Leap Year jump was in progress Cazalea ...  
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Well, at least I wore gloves :)

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:23
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Wow this is truly the way

 
 By: Cookies : October 7th, 2021-05:39
Using the MB&F like a daily wearer.
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For all that money, I BETTER get to wear it!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:23
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😛

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 7th, 2021-06:15
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Gorgeous photo.

 
 By: amanico : October 7th, 2021-06:19
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Merci Nicolas

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 7th, 2021-06:58
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Great shot!

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:24
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Thank you!

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 7th, 2021-17:58
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Nice photo. Underwater?

 
 By: KCLQMULKU : October 8th, 2021-17:44
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Thanks, Underwater!

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 8th, 2021-18:15
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I knew it! Amazing photo!

 
 By: KCLQMULKU : October 8th, 2021-18:16
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😉.

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 8th, 2021-18:29
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I envy you . I try to wear all my watches as much as possible but i am very careful with them tbh .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 7th, 2021-10:06
When doing something (work on a car or at the house ) I always take off my watch . I even hate it when there is a fingerprint on it 🤷🏻‍♂️ . I hardly sell any of my watches but still try to keep them as fresh as possible.
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The first dig always hurts, but only for a minute.

 
 By: BigFatPauli : October 7th, 2021-17:25
Life is short so go on and live it!
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For me the key word is respect.

 
 By: Uncle Chico : October 7th, 2021-14:31
For the watch and the activity. Tool watches for active endeavours and dress watches for social occasions. But kudos for wearing MB&F while gardening. That's what I call spezzato!
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If it’s too precious to use than it’s too precious to own..

 
 By: jp884 : October 9th, 2021-20:34
At least that’s my philosophy. Cutting some wood for the winter. ...  
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