Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #8 - Why is the watch special to you? - Watch Freeks


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-31-2010, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TVDinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Raleigh, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 25,095
Post imported post

Our Secret Angel is being generous again and has a new contest for the Freeks!

Welcome to the Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #8


** Contest #8 ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

-----------------
Secret Angel Giveaway #8 question for everyone to answer below:
POST A PICTURE OF A WATCH THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU. Could be because it was given to you by a special person, or it marked a turning point in their collecting journey. Regardless of the reason please EXPLAIN why this watch is special - TO YOU.


NOTES:
1) There are no wrong answers why one watch is special to you, but the Secret Angel wants to hear your story. You must explain the story behind the watch you feature and it's significance.
2) ** You MUST post a picture of the ACTUAL watch, and not a stock picture. It is very easy to post images on this site!


-------------

Secret Angel Giveaway Rules:
  • *** At the end of each contest our Secret Angel will read all the entries and pick the winner. The prize watch will be shipped directly to you!
  • *** We will not announce the winner here. The winner will find out they have won once the watch arrives!
  • Once the winner receives their gift they will post about it here in this section for all to see (see below).
  • IMPORTANT - After entering below YOU MUST SEND A PM TO Watch Freeks Angel with you full mailing address so the prize watch can be mailed to you if you win. This information will be kept 100% confidential and only used for shipping the watches to the winner of the contest.
** Once the winner receives their prizes the Secret Angel requests 2 simple things from you.
  1. You please post a new thread on this forum with pictures and info about the new watch you have received
  2. ** Please note that you are not required to do anything, but we strongly hope you will participate and pay forward the positive energy being created by the Secret Angel Program.
----------------

Winner will receive the following watch:
Invicta Men's Sea Spider Chronograph Black Polyurethane & Stainless Steel - Model 6709









Invicta Style 6709
Case Stainless steel
Dial Color Green dial with silver tone hands and black Arabic numerals
Bracelet Black polyurethane and stainless steel
Clasp Type Deployment with safety
Subdials 60 second, 30 minute and 1/10 second
Calendar Date display between 4:00 and 5:00
Movement Swiss components chronograph quartz
Crystal Flame-Fusion
Water Resistant 10 ATM,100 meters,330 feet
Case Diameter 50 mm
Case Thickness 16 mm
Bracelet Width 26 mm
Bracelet Length 9 inches
Series Sea Spider
Style Chronograph
Size Men's
Luminous Hands
Crown Push/pull
Other Tachymeter inner bezel
Material Stainless steel and polyurethane
Value - $100-$150
__________________
Current Collection: a Breitling | an Omega | a Tag Heuer | a Seiko | and a G Shock
TVDinner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Spaceview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Jersey / Arizona
My Photos: View
Posts: 24,243
Post imported post

I'll get this started.

Some of you have heard this story, I hope it will be new to enough of you and that you find it interesting.

My father worked for Zales Jewelers for many years and we moved around a lot as he got transferred every few years. I remember being about 14 or so and living in Pawtucket, RI when my dad came home wearing an Accutron Spaceview. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. Then he held it to my ear and I heard the HUM for the first time. If you have never heard one of these hum then you are really missing something special and you should find one and listen to it. I can't tell you what happened to that very watch, but I knew it that day that someday I would own one. It took me a while but I am lucky enough to have acquired two of them. They are small and I really don't wear them as often as I wear many of my other pieces, but they are important to me and mean a lot to me so they will remain in my collection and get passed on to my kids someday. I own these and use the Spaceview avatar or signature as a tribute to my dad. I miss him everyday and the Spaceviews make me smile when I think about him. I hope you enjoy looking at these vintage pieces. Here they are:


__________________
In Rotation: Accutron Spaceview T Case (1970), Tudor Pelagos 25500TN, Glycine Airman 17 Ref:3917.2, Glycine Airman 08 Chrono 7754, Omega Planet Ocean XL, Raymond Weil Nabucco GMT, Citizen Skyhawk JY0000-53E, Breitling Super Avenger A13370, Boschett Cave Dweller WF LE, Lum-Tec M53 Bronze, Uniq GAF44, Maranez Bangla Ti Cali Dial, Bathy's 100 Fathom, Maranez Bangla Ti LE, Ball Engineer Master II Aviator NM1080C-L3-BK, Orient Pro Saturation Diver EL02003W, REC M5 Mark I, Casio Tough Solar, SWAE Veteran, Panzera BREUER B44-01D (Celtic), Hamilton Sunset H62555153, Prometheus Poseidon, Luxmento Naylamp 300m Automatic Blue, Seiko Recraft, Vostok Europe Ekranoplan, Marina Militare, Hamilton Pan Europ Chrono

Smartwatches: Samsung Gear 2, Ticwatch 2
Spaceview is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2010, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mogollon Rim, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 5,730
Post imported post

My 1884 Elgin PW.

I received this Elgin Pocket watch my father, who received it from his father who received it from? How many of us here have heirlooms like this and they still work? My Grandfather (dad's dad) passed away in 1967, I still remember how Grandpa Harry use to let me play with this watch. Up until 2-3 years ago I was unaware my Dad had it, he passed it onto me after surviving his 2 heart attacks. My dad is still with me at 83, 2 heart attacks later and a nasty battle with gastric lymphoma.

Why is this special, I would say because it's my family heirloom, my only child (son) died in Afghanistan in February, I would have given it to him, it will now go to my sisters son. At least that's how it's worded in my will









sportscenterisnext is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-31-2010, 09:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dickinson, Texas, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 8
Post imported post

Few years ago, my Dad started to get Alzheimer disease. My family decided that we cleaned up our parents' house and let them moved in with me. After everything were set and done, my Mom talked to me one day and shew me something she saved for me after the move. It was a watch. She told me that she wanted to keep the watch just for me because that would be what my Dad wanted to do, too. It was nice watch with special color dial. I was not into watches at that time but I decided to keep the watch anyway because of the name of the watch. The watch is a valuable piece but to me, it is more than just monetary value. It is the gift of my beloved parents. Here are some pictures of the watch:





CoolRob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2010, 10:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Viera, Florida, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 5
Post imported post

Nothing fancy here, just the opposite...

Long before I met my wife, before my sons, the doctorate, and the house in Florida... long before I knew what a Breitling was, or even a Swatch for that matter, I had this...




...my mother's Mickey Mouse watch. She passed away from cancer before she had a chance to see HER son make a life for himself. This one means the most to me. This watch and knowing she sees me happy keeps me going some days.
SRHEdD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2010, 10:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rbmbb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Metuchen, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 2,752
Post imported post



The moment I found this watch for sale, I knew that I wanted to buy it. I PM'd the seller and let him know I was interested in the piece. What I got was so much more than a watch however, because the seller was Rob AKA "Watchguru48".

I have never beforemet such a welcoming,kind,and generous person. A true gentleman that reignited my passion in watches (Until then, I had never heard the name Debaufre).

The watch IS special because everytime I look at it, I am reminded that I am not alone in this crazy addiction of watch collecting. Also, that I have a new found friend in Utah. :b

Thanks again Rob!

rbmbb is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2010, 11:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rb-86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,633
Post imported post

The watch that is most special to my used to belong to my departed uncle. Like most people's great grandparents or grandparents I am the first generation of my family to have been born in the states. My mom immigrated to America from Cuba with only her grandmother in the early 80's. My uncle would join them soon after.My mommet my father here, who had immigrated by himself at 17 in the 1960's also from Cuba,and I was born lol. I was told a story aboutwhenI was born that my mom was resting and a nurse came in and told her that two men were arguing over who was going to take me home,my father or my uncle lmao and that made my momsmile. My uncle wasobsessed meever since.He was a very had worker and loved to take me everywhere and spoil me. Henever got tohave any children of his own so I was the world to him.I don't remember much of him since he died when I was very young. But when I turned 18 my mother gave me his watch and I knew how special and hard it was for her to give it to me but she felt that he would have wanted it. I never really wore watches but I finally did wear it to my high school prom and it sparked my love for watches.I don't know much about it other than it is a swiss made gold gucci. I don't care to know how much it is worth in terms of money because I would rather give up my rolex, or my whole collection for that matter, before I ever let this one go.













__________________
rb-86 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 08:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
UKWolfeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Country Roads, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 8,976
Post imported post

I have to say my all lume dial Oris TT1 may be the most important watch in my current collection. I see my Oris TT1 as the turning point in my collection that really got me looking at finer timepieces such as Oris, TAG, Hamilton and others. I give credit to the design and overall quality of the pieces that changed my whole direction in regards to what I look to purchase going forward. Love my Oris and oh is the lume dial sweet!






UKWolfeman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DenFromNM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 7,803
Post imported post

I have to I would go with. My Zodiac speed dragon that I won from James (TVDinner)on one of his giveaway's. That was the first time I had ever won anything like it before. I will always cherish this watch and never part with it.






The other would be the Vostok Red Square, I was gifted it by our one and only Arnie11. This is another piece that I will always cherish and never part with. To have freeky friends like this what could anyone ever ask for!!!







__________________

Never assume cause a man has no eyes, he can not see.
DenFromNM is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
thunderingpants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kelso, Washington, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 837
Post imported post

Well, this is an easy one for me. I received this watch through this very program. It came just before my wife went into the hospital for her stem cell transplant and I left it in her room during her stay, to have the secret angel watch over her during her stay. She had a rough go for a while, but ended up getting out of the hospital alot earlier than anyone expected. She is doing great now, still gets tired easily, but is cancer free and enjoying life. For this, I would like to thank all involved in this program again, this watch will always have a special meaning to my wife and I.






__________________
Rob\'s ride
thunderingpants is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 03:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
gmen97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Belleville, New Jersey, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,068
Post imported post

I like square watchs and they tend to speak volumes when conducting business meetings. This watch caught my eye and it took a few months to secure it from it's owner however I have it now and wear it often .

My second favorite and it's much more dressy is the S.Coffiman and this one took too long to acquire but it's my go to when not wearing black .


I'm an accountant and i work with enough numbers daily the Roman Numerials are my thing .

:c:c
__________________
Sorry I\'m late,had to figure out which watch to wear.
gmen97 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: , , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 5,876
Post imported post

This is the watch that started my passion and love for watches....my Grandpa's 1940's Gruen Precision Autowind. He gave it to me one Sunday morning in church...as I always sat with him. Usually, he had his leftover pocket change from the week in his coat pocket, but this Sunday, there was this watch in his pocket. As an 8 year old boy at the time, I was very surprised, as he helped me put it on my wrist. He told me it was a special watch, that all I had to do was shake my arm, and the watch would wind itself.

Sadly, less than a month later, my grandpa died of a heart attack. I think I cried for many days, as he was very special to me.



To this day, I still shake my wrist without thinking about it, even when I am not wearing an automatic watch.




Bichondaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
IVXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: East Windsor, New Jersey, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 2,894
Post imported post

For me, it would have to be my Invicta Reserve Speedway that was a bday gift from my parents about 3 or 4 years ago. I really don't wear it that much anymore, but I will always keep and cherish it because it was a gift from my parents, as well as the watch that really got me into collecting.


__________________

Current Rotation
Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive (Orca)
Casio G-Shock DW-6900 MS
Bulova Precisionist Claremont

Too weird to live Too rare to die. HST
SCOTT
IVXX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2010, 08:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
glokid's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Surprise, Arizona, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 115
Post imported post

Invicta Men's 9537 II Collection Elite Titanium Watch

Well, I lost this watch for about 2 years! This was the first watch my kids ever baught me for fathers day. I believe in 1998. In 2008 I had packed it up when I was moving into mynew house. I used my in-laws garage to store boxes. Well some how the box it was in got opened,the watch ended up buried in a bunch of junk.I thought for sure it got thrown out. I was so upset. I love this watch. Well, about a month ago my in-laws cleaned there garage out and found my watch buried, all dirty, some scratches! OMG!!!!:bThat was a good feeling to see my 1st "nice" watch back on my wrist!!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #8 - Why is the watch special to you?-invicta-titanium.jpg  
glokid is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2010, 07:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TVDinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Raleigh, , USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 25,095
Post imported post

bump
__________________
Current Collection: a Breitling | an Omega | a Tag Heuer | a Seiko | and a G Shock
TVDinner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2010, 06:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Buffalo, New York, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 5
Post imported post

First.. let me thank the participants of this community, as I see ALL of what makes up the good stuff of life. On that I will not keep since it would seem too pandering, or at least from me, the same. I joined this forum to share what I am able, to take what others may offer, and gain what I may give. The meat comes of the mean for me. I enjoy the research. I s'pose myself the oddity of the rest, as I do notcollect by name brand or style, but rather provenance to olde tyme pieces of significant history. If you should find yourself of holding the breastwatch of Phillip, or the Chatelaine Du Marquis De Sade, then I can make good of my tutelage. Elsewise, I never wear a timepiece nor have use of, but collect none the less. But for the simplicity of that which follows form and function, I will in my best regard. Vivat ! AK ... AIC reg#

As to the watch, my favorite is always the one I am researching at that moment. My enjoyment comes from the quest in most instances. Here is a current pendant watch I am delved in..;



I have since learned that the publisher was of the infamous Brentano's Bookstore on 5th Ave, NYC and Wabash, Chicago... but I am still hunting for further information along with a few friends. I hope this one does not run dry too soon... it has been tons of fun. Thank you for letting me share
Hatchet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dane1991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Milton, , United Kingdom
My Photos: View
Posts: 4,012
Post imported post

First of all thanks for the awesome giveaway!

So, where do i start... The watch that means the most to me is probably the Omega Constellation that i got from my Grandad. It was the first watch that i ever posted on this site aswell!
The reason it means so much to me is because of how amazed i was when i found it last year. The watch was 60 years old and had not been touched for around 11 years, I picked it up and the hand started sweeping perfectly! I did a time check and it was only 2 seconds fast per day!
The watch also had some writing on the clasp which was my Grandads name and the years of when he was in the RAF, The watch still amazes me to this day and that is simply why it means the most to me I still need to take it down to his memorial plaque and get some photos!













__________________
DANE
dane1991 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
gatzaraki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Juan, , Puerto Rico
My Photos: View
Posts: 850
Post imported post

I'll have to say that there are some awesome history behind all of those watches.
I keep my simple THIS IS MY FIRST GIFT THAT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED FROM MY OLDER SON, FROM HIS OWN MONEY....SO this is why this watch is so valuable to me....
Attached Thumbnails
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #8 - Why is the watch special to you?-img_0733.jpg  
__________________
Solo somos sombras y polvo..Proximo
gatzaraki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2010, 09:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Towanda, Pennsylvania, USA
My Photos: View
Posts: 1,831
Post imported post

My special watch is a Casio Diver. My first wife gave it to me about a year before she passed. She wanted me to have a durable watch that could be worn no matter what I was doing. The only catch was that I had to let it get scratched and not worry about it when it happened. I have worn it outside, in attic's, and hundreds of other places like this without ever worrying about the watch. I still wear it today but, the story of why is a little secret my daughter (her mom) and I share.

Chris



soundaround is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
Moderator
 
four20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southeast of Disorder
My Photos: View
Posts: 10,946
Post imported post

i am fairly new to collecting but have had a few nice watches i've worn over the years (and for years ). finding this site has been so amazing for me because of not only the knowledge i've picked up but also for "meeting" many wonderful people. one of those people recently offered up one of his prized Hamiltons as a trade (well, part of a trade) because his sister needed a laptop for work. i was blown away by Rick's (CurrentTime) offer and his generosity toward his sister. this watch has stepped up my collection not just a notch but about 5 notches- i feel guilty putting it in the same box as the rest of my collection :lol

i feel like a million bucks when i wear this Hamilton but at the same time i think of Rick and his health. as some of you know, he is having some health issues and i hope some positive energy and good karma will flow his way every time i wear it and think of him. you are one of the good guys, Rick. i'm hoping beyond hope for a full and speedy recovery

__________________
You wanna drink? Drink to your leg.
four20 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Forum Navigation

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Watch Freeks forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Program TVDinner The WF Secret Angel 37 03-31-2014 12:15 AM
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #11 - Kindness that was bestowed upon you from someone else! TVDinner The WF Secret Angel 26 05-02-2011 11:14 AM
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #10 - What was the first nice thing you did in 2011? TVDinner The WF Secret Angel 50 01-28-2011 01:15 PM
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #9 - What makes YOU happy - Winner picked Watch Freeks Angel The WF Secret Angel 0 10-27-2010 11:07 AM
Watch Freeks Secret Angel Giveaway #9 - What makes YOU happy? TVDinner The WF Secret Angel 66 10-25-2010 12:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.