I have this weird memory thing, I remember lots of stuff right back to a trip to Ireland to see my grandparents when I was 18 months old, so I remember my first two watches well.
The first was a black faced Timex on a multicolour striped nylon band, given to me for my eighth birthday in 1967 by a lodger we had by the name of Neville. He also took me to watch the original Doctor Dolittle movie, and waiting at the bus stop coming home several Mods beat up a Rocker, bloodying his mouth.
My second was another Timex, a white dialled model on one of those flat-spring expanding bands, which trapped both hair and skin. This was Christmas 1972, and after a few weeks I got so enraged by the band yet again causing me pain, I pulled it off my wrist and stretched it as far as I could. The resulting hoop would have comfortably fitted round my waist.
I remember buying watches from around 1978, cheap LED's which were binned when the batteries gave out. Then in 1983 I bought my first Casio Running Man model, the J-50. After that it was a succession of Swatch watches, a turqoise see-through one, followed by a plain black one with black dial and day-date functions. Next was a Limit quartz with a tiger-eye dial for my 27th birthday, which I wore for quite a few years until it broke. I never bothered wearing a watch again until 2005, when I bought a Seiko 5 with a white dial on Ebay. This watch started me off, I got several more Seikos including a Seiko 5 diver with a steel rotating bezel, which were later sold on.
My first foray into watch sites was with WUS in 2010, then myBulova in 2011 when I bought this watch, which I still have.