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Wow, I am so late doing these unveilings, the "one watch a day" thing I'm doing in the WRUW threads is taking so much of my free time. So, I'll combine three unveilings in this one (huge) post.


Here is the first package, from the Saitama district in Japan, which should give you a hint who it is from! :-D



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And if the district didn't help, seeing the grocery bag with the newsprint inside may help!



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Hmm, blank newsprint is unusual, I usually get the advertising section of the local newspaper.



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The usual bubble-wrap bundle is found inside the newsprint.



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And there is the first watch of this unveiling.



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It is a stainless steel cased 1955 Seiko "Super", on a very old strap!



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Here is a closer look, I like the thin lines to the cardinal points! This is a 17 jewel hand-wind movement, and this example features a "antishock" design, that my other, gold-plated 1955 Seiko Super doesn't have.



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A look at the crown side.



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And here is the other, plain side.



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Here is the required vintage watch case-back picture too! :-D



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Here are both of my 1955 Seiko Supers. side by side.



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Okay, package #2! Gee whiz, it's looks familiar!! :-D



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The grocery bag...



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Ahh, now I get the local newspaper...



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The bubble wrap...



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And the second watch. Hey, no strap on this one?



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Nah, you don't get a strap with a pocket watch! :-D



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Here is a closer look, it's another 1955 Seiko hand-wind, with a 17-Jewel Diashock movement. This one is a Seiko "Unique" model.



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Here is the crown...



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This is the bottom of the watch, where you can barely see the rectangular section that can be pushed in to mount an "omega" shaped loop to put the watch on a chain. Unfortunately I didn't get the fob attachment with this one, but I know a machinist that can make one for me!



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This is the case-back, with a neat golf ball pattern. The assumption is that you woud carry this watch when golfing, instead of wearing a wristwatch which could be damaged by the shock and vibration of your club striking the golf ball. :-O



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So here are my three 1955 Seiko hand-wind watches! i955 is an important year to me and my family! And I love the Seiko "S" too! But, I have one more unveiling to go!!!



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Here is the third package I'm showing...



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And inside... :-O


What the heck is this!?!?



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Ha! It's weird ties!! :-D This one is a general "antique watch/clock" tie.



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This one is what caught my eye at the sellers auction page, it's a Seiko tie!! How could I resist!!



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The friendly seller had a total of four ties for sale, and I talked him into a discount if I bought all four. This tie is Tobacco themed, the unique pepper sauce made by the McIlhenny Company on Avery Island, a salt dome in New Orleans Louisiana.



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This final tie is also about Tabasco and the McIlhenny Company, and a sideline if theirs, Neptune Brand oysters.



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Well, that was my triple unveiling, with dual 1955 Seikos, and some very sophisticated silk ties! :-D



I still have another one or two to do, so toodle-loo!



- Thomas