We all have and enjoy vintage watches, many of them have had a very long life before we got hold of them, who owned them and what they witnessed is lost to the mists of time, some might have been owned by famous people from history, most were owned by the Hoi Polloi and lived very ordinary lives, some might even have been owned by some of the less savoury characters that have populated our planet.
“Where is he going with this thread?” I hear you say, well, do you think that all the history of a watch can manifest itself in strange ways?
My example, my father recently purchased a nice Labrador watch
Nothing special but he likes it but for some reason it doesn’t seem to want to be in his possession, after three days in his pocket the glass fell out, not to strange on an old watch? This was replaced by the watchmaker it was purchased from FOC, it’s been fully serviced and when left on a stand it keeps perfect time, a few seconds a day, but and it’s a big but, when he wears it the time goes haywire, one day it’ll loose time, a lot of time 15-30 minutes in two hours but the the next day it’ll gain time in the same fashion, this, I can only explain by thinking that the watch really doesn’t like my father for some reason, I’ve worn it for a day and it behaves perfectly, he has no problems with his other watches.
Can anyone explain what’s happening by anything other than accumulated history?
Does anyone else have a similar story they want to share?
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