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    Ever found an old watch with your exact initials / company / organization name on it?

    I haven't but it would be nice to.

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    Re: Ever found an old watch with your exact initials / company / organization name on it?

    The nearest I've come is one with H and S on my grandparents surname initials, unless you count the ones that were engraved for members of my family

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    I've come close, but at this point "no cigar" :-0
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    Re: Ever found an old watch with your exact initials / company / organization name on it?

    Yeah, the CalTech guys got me this when I was the head Honcho over there...
    ...NOT!

    This is on the back of my 1934 Bulova Oakley, just a coincidence.



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    Re: Ever found an old watch with your exact initials / company / organization name on it?

    If you ever want to read some "strange" facts about JPL and its history google "Devils gate" and some of the results will talk about one of the founders/original members who's just a little more than strange. There was a special on the History channel last year about the guy and boy was he strange!

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    boy was he strange!

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    This seems hard to do successfully, assuming the goal is 3 letters in a full name - but easier then winning the lottery ! A three letter exact match has a probability of 1 out of 17,576.

    How about changing your name to match the watch's initials - Bobbee you can do that for your Bulova right ? What about Jonny Paul Lion ? !!!! SDA

    Or how about: 'Jet Propulsion Lion' ?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdasurrey View Post
    This seems hard to do successfully, assuming the goal is 3 letters in a full name - but easier then winning the lottery ! A three letter exact match has a probability of 1 out of 17,576.

    How about changing your name to match the watch's initials - Bobbee you can do that for your Bulova right ? What about Jonny Paul Lion ? !!!! SDA


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    "Jackie Pallo's Leotard."


    If you don't get that, tough!
    B - you're right, it's tough for me, but not Google !!!! A Brit Hulk Hogan I guess.




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    Quote Originally Posted by simpletreasures View Post
    If you ever want to read some "strange" facts about JPL and its history google "Devils gate" and some of the results will talk about one of the founders/original members who's just a little more than strange. There was a special on the History channel last year about the guy and boy was he strange!

    High IQ was probably his curse.
    @simpletreasures - thanks for this Parsons/JPL 'heads up' - considering I was conceived in White Sands New Mexico at the Missile Proving Ground as my Father was a Physicist there......looks like lots of summer reading ! SDA

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    My 'Show-Piece' - Zenith El Primero 'Red' Captain Ltd Edition #255/500
    My 'Grails' - 1920s & 1930s 18ct Gold Eberhard Monopusher chronos - with a Valjioux 65 movements
    My 'Fav' 1917 Silver Moser Trench
    Various vintage watches - Trench-style, Art Deco & 20s-50s chronographs - especially Eberhard & Longines

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