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    Family watches

    These have all belonged to family members over the last 100 years.
    Grandfather's Elgin, uncle's Illinois, and a Waltham.
    and a very old keywind watch that my great great grandfather owned. He was a pastor from the 1860's and died in 1890, so this is a very old piece. Very detailed inscription inside stating that it is "Suisse" I assume that means Swiss.
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    Last edited by Fritz618; May 14th, 2010 at 02:07.
    Dave
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    The light grew steadily brighter until he could read the numbers of his dive watch without the aid of the dying beam from the lamp. The hands on the orange dial read ten minutes after five o'clock. Inca Gold [p. 553]

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    Re: Family watches

    Very nice! Even nicer when you have the family history to go with them. Thanks for the look!
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    Re: Family watches

    The Illinois & Elgin look amazing! I wonder how old they are?
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

    - Sherlock Holmes.

    'The Yellow Face'.

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    Re: Family watches

    The Illinois was my great uncle's and he was in WW1. I think he carried this in the 30's. The Elgin I am not sure about, but it is heavy gold filled and has flowery engraving around the case edges.
    Dave
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    Orange Monster
    SKX173
    SKX007
    Omega Seamaster 1960
    and a few other odds n ends
    ------------------------------------

    The light grew steadily brighter until he could read the numbers of his dive watch without the aid of the dying beam from the lamp. The hands on the orange dial read ten minutes after five o'clock. Inca Gold [p. 553]

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    Re: Family watches

    If you can, open the casebacks of the watches and give us the serial-numbers on the MOVEMENTS. We'll be able to pinpoint manufacturing dates for you.
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

    - Sherlock Holmes.

    'The Yellow Face'.

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    Re: Family watches

    Here is my Grandfathers' Elgin, that was given to him by my grandmother as a wedding gift in 1926, doesn't run, but beautiful condition.
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    Dave
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    SKX173
    SKX007
    Omega Seamaster 1960
    and a few other odds n ends
    ------------------------------------

    The light grew steadily brighter until he could read the numbers of his dive watch without the aid of the dying beam from the lamp. The hands on the orange dial read ten minutes after five o'clock. Inca Gold [p. 553]

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    Re: Family watches

    actually I misspoke. it runs great.
    Dave
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    Orange Monster
    SKX173
    SKX007
    Omega Seamaster 1960
    and a few other odds n ends
    ------------------------------------

    The light grew steadily brighter until he could read the numbers of his dive watch without the aid of the dying beam from the lamp. The hands on the orange dial read ten minutes after five o'clock. Inca Gold [p. 553]

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