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    WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Really rushed, blurry rubbish shot at work, due to how busy I am supposed to be! :P

    G-9000 today
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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    I'll be wearing my GW6900-1 Atomic today:

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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by snipe1 View Post
    I'll be wearing my GW6900-1 Atomic today:

    Been tempted by this recently!!

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    Beautiful mate!
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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    GW-2000 chrono today:


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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBlazE View Post
    Beautiful mate!
    Thanks! There's a long story behind this one, but I'll keep it short. It belonged to a remarkable man whose life was like an encapsulation of twentieth century European history, and I was privileged to know him well. He was a mountaineer, musician, resistance fighter, RAF officer, engineer and Holocaust survivor. It's appropriate that the watch was marketed as being for 'men of action'. He died three years ago, aged 87 (just after he had spent some time with us in our Krakow apartment, unfortunately...).

    He bought the watch in 1960, or thereabouts. Last week, I was surprised to discover that it was still in the possession of the man who cleared his house. I was able to buy it at a very reasonable price.

    It's A Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, which has quite a notable place in JLC's history, and for me it's a treasure in more ways than one. I'm toying with the idea of a full restoration - once I've sold off most of my personal possessions to pay for it...
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Thanks! There's a long story behind this one, but I'll keep it short. It belonged to a remarkable man whose life was like an encapsulation of twentieth century European history, and I was privileged to know him well. He was a mountaineer, musician, resistance fighter, RAF officer, engineer and Holocaust survivor. It's appropriate that the watch was marketed as being for 'men of action'. He died three years ago, aged 87 (just after he had spent some time with us in our Krakow apartment, unfortunately...).

    He bought the watch in 1960, or thereabouts. Last week, I was surprised to discover that it was still in the possession of the man who cleared his house. I was able to buy it at a very reasonable price.

    It's A Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, which has quite a notable place in JLC's history, and for me it's a treasure in more ways than one. I'm toying with the idea of a full restoration - once I've sold off most of my personal possessions to pay for it...
    Fantastic history! Restoration might kill some of it's natural character that it has picked up over the years... :(
    -=JohnnyBlazE=-

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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBlazE View Post
    Restoration might kill some of it's natural character that it has picked up over the years... :(
    I know, it's a dilemma. On the one hand, it wears its years with pride. On the other, I want it to last my lifetime as well.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: WRUW: Friday, October 1st, 2010

    The postman just brought me my new G-7301B. So that one's on my wrist now.


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