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  1. Stosh

    Stosh Dec 4, 2019

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    This may sound like a creepy/macabre question but bear with me.

    My father passed away in June. He gave me his 1968 Seamaster caliber 550 quite a while ago. It's the watch that started my Omega obsession 40 years ago. I wanted so much to let him go with it, but couldn't do it. I know he would have said, "You're nuts, don't let the worms get it!"

    Anyone care to share any similar stories?
     
  2. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Dec 4, 2019

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    He would have wanted you to have the watch, he gave it to you- and giving it back he would be pissed. I found a finger painting I had made for him when I was 5 that said “ I love you daddy” with my hand prints. I found in his desk when we were cleaning up after he died which means he has kept it for 24 years at that point. I put that in with him, as well as a catalog from my first exhibit which had opened when he was in the hospital so he couldn’t attended- but he was so proud.
    Wear it with pride- enjoy it as his gift to you.
     
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  3. Walid4watches

    Walid4watches Dec 4, 2019

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    Keep it to remember him
     
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  4. Walid4watches

    Walid4watches Dec 4, 2019

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    Give it to your Kid if you can
     
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  5. Stosh

    Stosh Dec 4, 2019

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    Don't have any, so that is ruled out.;)
     
  6. Börn

    Börn Dec 4, 2019

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    I’ve been a Mortician for 19 years. You do not want to know how many fine timepieces I have buried.
     
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  7. Stosh

    Stosh Dec 4, 2019

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    I can only imagine. I'm sure many of the families had the attitude of "it was his, who cares." I couldn't do that.
     
  8. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public Dec 4, 2019

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    BLASPHEMY
     
  9. Croweater

    Croweater Dec 4, 2019

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    It would not be as bad as being buried with your favourite car. It has happened apparently.
     
  10. drhex

    drhex Dec 4, 2019

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    That used to be the way it went, you were buried with your priced belongings, horses, jewelry (and wife...). Would be very impractical today.
    Keep it to remember him - my dad gave me his signet ring the other day which has massive significance for both of us.
     
  11. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Dec 4, 2019

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  12. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Dec 4, 2019

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    There's a lot of watches out there that should be buried, a vintage Seamaster is not one of them.
     
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  13. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 4, 2019

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    Once you are departed ... that’s that. You have no need for watches. Cremation in my family. I wonder how many nice watches jewelry etc. actually make it into the hole.
     
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  14. Canuck

    Canuck Dec 4, 2019

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    If cremation is to be involved with the idea you will keep the ashes, DO NOT leave the watch on the body.:whistling:
     
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  15. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Dec 4, 2019

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    For some reason, the "Tell-Tale Heart" comes to mind.
     
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  16. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 4, 2019

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    Really? Where?
     
  17. wagudc

    wagudc Dec 4, 2019

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    No kids yet . . . adoption is always an option.
     
  18. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 4, 2019

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    Would seem like a meaningless gesture to me - I'd rather my kids get my watches, but respect that this is a right and also a very personal choice. I guess it's similar to the pharoahs. The kings of Egypt were buried with all sorts of treasure in order to keep them in style in the afterlife. :)
     
  19. noelekal

    noelekal Dec 4, 2019

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    To each his own, but personal opinion holds that interment with worldly goods is only silliness.
     
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  20. Canuck

    Canuck Dec 4, 2019

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    I have left instructions with my heirs that I want to be buried with ALL my watches, clocks, and marine chronometers. Not gonna happen! :D

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