2 good stories, Art. Thanks for sharing. [nt]

Mar 25, 2020,23:46 PM

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True watchmaker . . .

 By: Dr No : March 25th, 2020-19:18
. . . tales , as told by . . . . . . yours truly. My pal Van owned jewelry stores in the San Fernando Valley. One day, after he'd been in business for decades, a customer walks in to his second store and asks if he's the same Van that owned a store at ano...  

Van retired a few months ago from the jewelry business . . .

 By: Dr No : March 25th, 2020-20:07
. . . but added on a room at his home to house his jewelry bench and tools. He's still repairing jewelry for established customers, just not on a commercial basis for walk-ins.

Forced to change a battery for no charge...

 By: patrick_y : March 25th, 2020-19:37
No charge as in a battery that has an electrical charge? Is that the pun? Seems like he lost a battery in the first story, but didn't succumb to the trick by the lady in the second story.

Correct . . .

 By: Dr No : March 25th, 2020-20:07
. . . on both counts! ;-)

My friend Ken taught me to carefully photograph each watch that came in, especially jeweled ones

 By: cazalea : March 25th, 2020-21:01
He had been accused by new customers of stealing the diamond chips out of their watch bezels... ...  

I fixed this watch for my good friend Hal, when he was in the hospital

 By: cazalea : March 25th, 2020-20:51
He had worn it 60 years, since his wedding. As soon as he came home, he asked for his watch back. Against my better judgement, I took it to him. A few days later, he passed away, and the watch disappeared (caregiver or nurse). I combed the house multiple ...  

The same happened to my pal Rube . . .

 By: Dr No : March 25th, 2020-21:16
. . . when he was in conservatorship. A Patek Calatrava and Rolex 1803 stolen. When I informed the County agency that oversees conservators, they shrugged and essentially said, "Prove it." ;-(

I love how the ladies looked in the fifties and sixties of the last century... :-)

 By: George Gently : March 26th, 2020-02:11
I mean, look at that lovely readhead... (Sorry for the OT guys, having trouble focussing. That darn Covid-19 Virus!)

Glamorous days ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 26th, 2020-02:31
From a bygone era.

True, Captain, true... [nt]

 By: George Gently : March 26th, 2020-02:35

It was the look and ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 26th, 2020-02:39
The way they they could carry it off.

She can carry it off [nt]

 By: George Gently : March 26th, 2020-02:59
No message body Christina Hendricks ...  

He, he

 By: George Gently : March 26th, 2020-08:51
Idem dito, Dr.

ROFL 🤭 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 26th, 2020-10:34