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    I am in awe!

    Just met up with a gentleman that was so kind to share with me his keepsake box.

    Full of memories, history and meaning. So rich with value money can’t buy.

    Things he used when he was in Vietnam war. Watch he wore in that war:




    Watch handed down to him from his grandpa.



    Watch given to him by his uncle right before he passed away.




    During a war, his grandpa got shot in his leg. He turned around and shot and killed the soldier that shot him.

    He took this watch from the dead soldier’s pocket.




    An amazing experience and privilege to touch these beautiful pieces of history.
    Last edited by endotreated; August 24th, 2018 at 23:22.
    The stories you have about your watches make them much more valuable than they really are.

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    Re: I am in awe!

    Shouldn’t ever take a watch from a dead soldier

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    Re: I am in awe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy View Post
    Shouldn’t ever take a watch from a dead soldier
    He attempted to kill him, I’d say it’s justified!


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    Re: I am in awe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy View Post
    Shouldn’t ever take a watch from a dead soldier
    Glad my grandad did!
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    Re: I am in awe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy View Post
    Shouldn’t ever take a watch from a dead soldier
    What if it's just a BS heritage story so that it's easier to sell? Maybe he found it on the floor of a bathhouse.
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    Re: I am in awe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy View Post
    Shouldn’t ever take a watch from a dead soldier
    LOL I think you missed the point here Aidy... but alright man, I'll make sure to get in touch with his dead grandfather and let him know what he did was wrong.

    The story he told me is that they both fell in a bit ditch, he got shot in the leg and shot and killed that other soldier... and he was unable to move his legs and was laying next to that dead soldier in a ditch for 5 whole days before they were found... You can't make this stuff up!!!
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    Re: I am in awe!

    A pocket watch worn in Nam?? Now that's different.
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    Re: I am in awe!

    Ok guys no problem

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    Re: I am in awe!

    Quote Originally Posted by pickle puss View Post
    A pocket watch worn in Nam?? Now that's different.
    That's what I thought too. Maybe he was an officer or something - I can't imagine taking one of those with me if I was infantry. Useless.
    "I think I may make bold to say, that there is neither any other Mechanical or Mathematical thing in the World that is more beautiful or curious in texture than this my watch or Timekeeper for the Longitude..." ~John Harrison F.R.S., 1759

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    Phenomenal, this post really hits home how a watch can be the most romantic heirloom, thank you for sharing the sorry.

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