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    Heirloom timepieces

    I have pictures of inherited timepieces. One is a Waltham pocket watch that belonged to my great grandfather and the other is a Baylor Hebdomas 8 days clock that belonged to my grandfather that was a watch repairman. I would like to see anyone else's! Name:  20190610_100524_1560180091414.jpg
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    Grandfathers Omega Constellation



    Uncles quartz GP used on Canadian trains.
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    Re: Heirloom timepieces

    American Waltham from the 20's, movement originally from a size 0 pocket watch from 1880's. This was common source of wristwatches in the teens and twenties. This belonged to my great grandfather who wore it in his cotton warehouse business.

    Also, this Hamilton Winthrop from 1941 belonged to my great uncle. I inherited it after my great aunt died in the early 90's. This is the watch that rekindled my interest in mechanical watches. Both still run though they are both due for service.





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    I am descended from a long line of people who didn’t do watches and as a result nothing has filtered down to me.
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    Re: Heirloom timepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Barge View Post
    Grandfathers Omega Constellation
    Simply stunning
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    Re: Heirloom timepieces

    [QUOTE]American Waltham from the 20's, movement originally from a size 0 pocket watch from 1880's. This was common source of wristwatches in the teens and twenties. This belonged to my great grandfather who wore it in his cotton warehouse business.

    Also, this Hamilton Winthrop from 1941 belonged to my great uncle. I inherited it after my great aunt died in the early 90's. This is the watch that rekindled my interest in mechanical watches. Both still run though they are both due for service.
    /QUOTE]

    Very nice.
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    Nothing too fancy, but keeps excellent time. From my grandfather:

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    1948 IWC brought back from Germany at the end of the occupation...belonged to my Father-in-law...Name:  IMG_1054.jpg
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    Re: Heirloom timepieces

    In 1974 my father got a union job with the City of New York. My parents had 3 kids at that point (wound up with 6), so a stable job changed everything.

    My mother celebrated by buying my father a watch. A little 17 jewel Seiko automatic. My father is a “watch guy” in the sense that he comes from an era where men wore watches. Therefor, he wears a watch. But he is by no means like us.

    Anyway, he wore that watch throughout this entire 20+ years working for the City. He wore it into the new millennium, where it was replaced by an invicta auto, that he still wears. Beaten to hell.

    He took care of his Seiko. Having it serviced when needed. In time, the bezel was lost, and the bezel around the date window came loose, and was removed by a jeweler.

    By the time he handed it down to me, it needed a few replacement parts. I bought an exact model from eBay, and cannibalized it for both the outer bezel, and the date window bezel.

    Anyway, here it is, my mid 70’s (I’d love to find out the exact year), Seiko automatic. Handed down from my father.

    Before picture, missing it’s bezels. It’s also not on its bracelet in this picture, however, it is still paired with is original bracelet.

    After pic. Just cleaned it up, and replaced the missing bezels. Paired with the original bracelet.


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    Re: Heirloom timepieces

    Great grandfather’s IWC



    Grand father’s Elgin



    Father’s 6263



    Mom & Dad’s Le Coulter Atmos



    All going to my son...hope he keeps the family tradition going.
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