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Horological Meandering: Pocket watches

They have come full circle! They need a pocket to house them as before, just the same now as does the iPhone. As a child at junior school I recall most fellow (male) pupils (but not me) with their pocket watches on leather pendants with one end fixed to their jacket at the button hole in the left la
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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: Watch boxes

The faux leather in the older watch boxes I have have deteriorated and some are unusable because the plasticiser has leached. When the metal of the watch comes into contact, the "leather" de-laminates and sticks fast to the watch. If I want to use a box, which is very rare, I have to line the faux l
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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: First watches

My first watch was a Newmark gifted to me aged 7. It drowned in a communal bath when I was a border at school. My second was an Ingersoll at age about 9 that went for repair and never came back, in spite of my frequent visits to the workshop. That was where I first had my eyes opened to the workings
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By: chippyfly
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Photography: Lovely place to relax

Visited by light aeroplane a few times with friends several years ago for a great lunch at the restaurant shown here and more recently via a cruise ship from Paris for an overnight stay. Lots of good and sometimes whacky art shops! Clive
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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: My two Mavados bought at London auction from the estate of a Dutch collector say greetings plus my 1930's Rolex

.925 silver tortue case and 18ct white gold rectangular case. Both calibre 150 movements. Great to see your Movado: I never expected to see such a 1940's Movado marvel elsewhere. Best, Clive
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By: chippyfly
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Zenith: Each to his own

Very interesting as I have two chrono's with the cals 40.0 and 400 inside. This reincarnation looks like ugly ironmongery to me. The case proportions are all wrong and I would not wear one. I hope my opinion does not offend. Could do better! Clive
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By: chippyfly
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