Oh man, I indeed reactivated Pa's legendary Casio AQ230 from 1989/90! He wore it for a big part of the 90s, so it looks still really worn.
It was a little work to do, because first it refused to react correctly and the electronics seemed to go crazy, but finally, she woke up and all modi are working fine again!
This working horse model was very popular, 30 years ago and surely many people had it. Of course it was all metal, back then!
I prefer the date modus.
There is another Casio AQ229 with a more roundish body and golden colour, which my father bought some years later in the 90s or early 2000s. Maybe, I will get it working, too.
Here is my mid-20's Elgin. A spectacular find for $12 and it was recently serviced!!!! 15 jewel movement which was their best at the time (for wristwatches). It has the infamous three piece case. I do need to change the wristband to a correct stitched flat.
Here in the US early this morning was the switch to Daylight Savings Standard Time. (We turn our clocks back an hour and then in March we turn our clocks forward one hour.) I turned clocks in the house back an hour and went to turn my watches back an hour.
Over the US Covid shutdown and subsequent work adjustments, I found myself wearing casual watches everyday. I acquired a modified Seiko and a Filson Field Watch (Shinola) for my everyday hard use watches. The Tag Huer watch has been a wrist timepiece for decades. My "dressier watch" has mostly been living in the safe.
Here’s my vintage pocket watches. A French closed face and a Hamilton Railway Special that were my great grand fathers and an Illinois Special that is like one my grand father carried as a conductor on the rail road.