Hello all, thanks for having me.
I've been lurking for ages when I have a minute spare to gain more knowledge from you all, great forum & was pleasantly surprised to find I could join without giving a blood sample of my first born :) so here I am. Unlucky for you.
Thought I'd give something back for a start so hopefully here's a couple of shoots of some of our passions.
I've decided it's time to start getting these up to complete & working standard as possible, with others help when needed, instead of just care-taking them for their trip on into the future. I'm getting old & would like to pass some of them down to my young one in good condition to care-take next. I think you might like some of them. There's a couple I'll share with you later that are really interesting & unusual. but it'll take time with all this one finger typing stuff ;(
I've had the Longines since my Dad passed it to me at 19 years old, I'm the far side of 50 now :( Boy that was quick :) :)
It was My Dads uncles & he was wearing it when he had a log enter his truck cab while logging in NZ. a very long time ago. The watch was repairable But not uncle Sheldon I'm sorry to say.
I've always admired the workmanship of it even as a kid, guess that's where the passion starts. For these people to make these works of art back then more than likely under candle light just inspires respect for the skill involved.
I've had a go at having it repaired & serviced back in 1980 in Sydney Aust. But a silver plated bezel, plastic lens & wrong hands went on, so I'm going to try & put that right as one of my first of many priorities. It's a Baume as well so well worth my effort as it will out survive me too I expect.
I will be bothering you all a bit in the near future as I have a few things/watches that my research is going nowhere on, so chances are they'll be the first trouble I cause you all ;)
Hope you all like the pics.......& that this works, fingers crossed.