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Finally got my dads 50th birthday present

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dr House, 17 May 2006.

  1. Dr House


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,181

    Location: London / Prague

    After several months of searching I managed to find a nice watch from the year my dad was born.

    So what do you lot think? It was last serviced in 2003 so I think its in good working order. I plan to have the hands and possible the dial restored and probably put it on a nice crocodile strap with a deployment claps however im having real difficulty finding one.


    I think I may also get him a personal number plate if funds allow. So what do you think of it? I think its quite an original idea to get him something the same ages as him that will last another 50 years
  2. Luke


    Joined: 19 Jul 2005

    Posts: 6,966

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    That's a really nice idea. I hope he likes it and sees it for the thoughtful gift it obviously is.
  3. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    That's nice, i'm sure he'll like it.

    If your dad's 50, did he have you at your current age? ;)

    I'm just messing with your mind... :o
  4. pieman109


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,156

    Location: Ealing

    I'd have liked summat like that a lot when I was 50, nice plain decent looking watch that. Instead trapsed aroung shakespear's birthplace with the missus.
  5. Matblack


    Joined: 23 Jan 2004

    Posts: 15,628

    Location: On my Boat, Drinking

    Got my father a bottle of wine from the year he was born for his 50th, he was very pleased.

  6. gib786


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,799

    Location: Leeds

    thats really nice, a thoughtfull gesture, im sure he'll love it! how much was it? (if you dont mind me asking!)
  7. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    You and your bloody watches Paras :p
  8. Dr House


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,181

    Location: London / Prague

    ah thats a really good idea.

    iCraig, yah i know but I dont spend on computer anymore a decent rolex is around the same price as a top end pc. But I do seem to be getting into them more and more.

    gib786, thanks. I dont really want to post a price because my brother uses this forum also lol ;)
  9. Maz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,387

    Location: Newcastle.

    Thats a nice watch!

    Been looking for one like that for ages, mainly on eBay for my dad!

    Not found a decent one in my price range - but defo get it restored to as new as possible and a black crocodile strap would look very nice with it.
  10. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 50,879

    I'm 50 in 2 years time and if my kids buy me a watch I'll throw it in the bin.
    Rock t-shirts for the win or perhaps tickets for me and their mum to go and see Slayer etc.
  11. Rotty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 40,588

    Location: Notts

    restoring vintage watches often has a detrimental effect on value though on a Datejust shouldn't affect it too much
  12. iSam


    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,098

    Wow, nice watch, leave the strap as it is, it really suits it.