A quality timepiece can last a lifetime, and make some great memories along the way. Today’s Fade of the Day is such a quality piece. Pete Sullivan of the UK sent in pics of his Sicura Chronograph watch and gave us all the deets.
Pete got this watch from his parents on his 13th birthday in 1973 for about £20 from Gamages department store (now long gone, just like the Sicura brand). He wore it for a couple of years before another kid at school stole it. A year later, Pete recognized it on the kid’s wrist by the scratches on the bezel, asked for it back, and then wrestled it back from him. He then wore it for another 10 years before it broke and went into a drawer.
After Pete’s father passed, Pete had the watch fixed and wore it for another decade before it broke and once again went into a drawer. When his mother recently passed, Pete figured he would resurrect it again to remember her by. It took some new parts from London jeweler Winegartens and a new face off eBay, but now it’s back in action. Could it keep ticking another 10 years?