As hinted in my previous Wear and Tear update, I recently got my hands on a new time piece. A vintage time piece for that matter. This particular Omega wrist watch actually belonged to my grandfather, whom passed away earlier this year. The watch dates back to 1975. The nearly flawless watch did suffer a minor accident years ago as a result the glass had to be changed. Lucky the jeweler was able to source the same piece. What’s special about the watch is that it’s actually winding watch, that is it runs on clock work and does not have a battery. I just wind the watch every morning. Really great and accurate watch.
This is however not the only time piece I’m leaving Finland with. The other Swiss watch has a history almost as interesting as the Omega watch. This gold Tissot watch from the late 70′s or early 80′s (could not date back the early stages of the watch), is a family heirloom that got to my possession years ago. Actually I got it well before I was ready to wear the actual watch. So I had it, kept it safe and recently got it cleaned up, replaced the battery and it’s ticking like a charm now. The leather strap I bought recently as the old strap was long gone. I might consider changing the glass as this one has few scratches.
Really happy with the watches. Exactly what I needed as my Tokyoflash watch called it quits recently. The good thing about such vintage time pieces is that they work the same year after year, decade after another. Let’s see if I come across other special watches in the next year or two. Although these should be more than enough to stay on time even better from here on.