An old chum passed away recently and his boy passed this on to me, purely as he knew I was into watches. Being one of the younger set – he has a smart phone that I’m sure is surgically attached – and as he says – it’s got a clock on it – what more do you want? Is it me, or am I getting too old? as I’m obviously not into this smart stuff at all.
It’s a very good condition Citizen Eco-Drive Minute Repeater with a Calibre 9000 movement. Perpetual Calendar and all sort of other stuff that I’m sure my friend thought a good idea at the time, but like me I fancy, the novelty soon wore off. His son told me it was at the back of a drawer and he couldn’t remember seeing his Father with it on.
And that’s the problem with these multi-feature watches. You soon forget how it works, the instructions are long gone and so is the inclination to wear it. The instructions of most Citizen Watches are online somewhere, but who bothers once the watch if off, it’s soon forgotten. As I remember Bill, last time I saw him had a large easy to read Timex watch on his wrist and the complications left far behind.
Trouble is, I doubt I’ll wear it much myself as I suffer the same issues as my pal, fading eysight and memory, so I would definitely need the instructions. I’m afraid these days I like a watch that has the “quick glance ” feature, without standing for a while studying it, just to tell the time or the day or the date and whatever else it’s got.
So I’ve told my benefactor that I’ll probably move it on and if there’s any money received, we can have a drink on Bill.
God rest him.