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    Family tradition

    Just for fun, I thought I would post a picture of my favorite watch. It is certainly not the most expensive pocket watch most of you have seen but it is priceless to me because it was purchased by my great great grandfather. The movement dates to 1886 and I am the fifth generation of my family to carry the watch. It has definitely seen some use but still keeps excellent time even after all these years. I am hoping to get it serviced and cleaned over the winter and then I won't be embarrassed to show pictures of the inside (a good cleaning is long overdue). I also plan to start the search for a respectable chain for the watch soon because the original one broke a couple of generations ago.

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    Re: Family tradition

    Wow, that is so cool to have something like that from the distant past. I wish my family had a tradition like yours does!

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    Sentimental value >>> $ value

    Beautiful piece. Glad to hear you plan to get it serviced so you can pass it on to the next generation.
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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    Very nice. I is great to see the family connection so respected.

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    Re: Family tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJohnP View Post
    Sentimental value >>> $ value
    My thoughts exactly. An 18s Elgin is not rare but they are really neat conversation pieces. The personal history makes it even more fun to carry from time to time. I will get the movement serviced but am going to leave the two small dents on the case. That is how it was passed to me and that is how it will stay.

    I have a smaller size 6 Elgin made in 1903 and know much less about its history. You might see a few questions pop up from time to time from me :)
    Last edited by J.W.; September 10th, 2012 at 17:28.

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