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    Your oldest watch?

    What is your oldest watch? Does it have a story?
    Here's my 1950 Omega in stainless that belonged to my maternal grandfather.

    By the way, I realize this isn't a high - end piece. Hopefully, others here can show us a few vintage pieces that mean something to them whether they're HE or not.
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    I have an older pocket watch laying around, but my oldest wrist watch is a Marvin Hermetique circa 1930's to 1940's in 18 KT gold. Was probably high end at the time.

    No story unfortunately. Just a random acquisition.
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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    Tomorrow, May 5th, I bought my Lucien Piccard, 58 years ago and most everyone here knows its story; wearing it now.
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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    Great grandfather’s Elgin, circa 1880.


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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Tomorrow, May 5th, I bought my Lucien Piccard, 58 years ago and most everyone here knows its story; wearing it now.
    Do you have a link to the story? ...I’m new here


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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    1926 Major Elgin

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    another one recued from my Father in Law. I've had it serviced and the old girl is ticking along nicely.
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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    I have Grandpa's Benrus automatic, not sure how old it is, probably worth just south of $50.
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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    One story, I wore it during the 'Cuban Missile Crisis' while on alert; try a search.
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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    Far from high-end, far from valuable, the watch I remember my dad wearing when I was a kid, teen. I always sat to the left of my Dad at dinner / lunch / breakfast and remember listening for / hearing the winding of the watch whenever he moved his arm.

    This Lincoln automatic is older than I am and a gift from my Mom to my Dad when he graduated (I think) - that was before they got married in 1957. The watch stopped working at one point and ended up in his drawer, replaced by some quartz model. I got this one (plus 2 more) in 2011 - I actually asked for them. Checked with my 3 brothers if anyone gad an interest in these watches - none of them did.

    An acquaintance, studying to become a watch repair person, offered to get them back in to running condition, cleaning, etc., call it "sympathetic restoration" at cost. Still, the money spent on parts is probably higher than the monetary value of the watch, yet a far cry from the sentimental value.

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    Re: Your oldest watch?

    Elgin 14k Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch Sr# 4333276 Case # 15359 C.W. MFG CO 1890 11j size 6s (run 3000) Mom’s Attic Mystery Owner.
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    American Artisan Series by Vortic Watch Co-1919 Burlington 275 21j 12s 35487

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