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    That's a nice collection, audio enthusiasts have great taste Speedmasters are a particularly lovely watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    I might say they all still work and keep pretty good time in general although are in need of a service. The Elgin B.W. Raymond Pocket Watch movement cost $35 in 1888 plus case of choice. a fair amount and a very nice big watch. My favorite, and I bought it from a US collector many years ago who was needing money to do up his oldsmobile classic car
    $35 + in 1888 would have been a proper luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    A Rolex Oyster given to me as a 21st birthday present by my parents.
    Respect, Barry. That's a very nice thing. What type of strap is on it and what colour is the face? Some pics of the watch would be good, as there are various different types of ROs

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    I have a Rolex Submariner which I bought in 1970 for the princely sum of £84. I couldn't afford the model with date as that was £96. It now needs a full service which is likely to cost £500 or so. It now resides in my sock drawer.

    I also have an Oris along similar lines to the Submariner but with a date. Around 6 months after I bought this it was running slow, so Oris rebuilt it and it now runs very well, losing just one second/day. A beautiful thing with a crystal back, so you can see the mech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Respect, Barry. That's a very nice thing. What type of strap is on it and what colour is the face? Some pics of the watch would be good, as there are various different types of ROs

    Marco.

    Yep, pics are definitely what this thread needs

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    A vintage Roamer Stingray automatic. Three vintage Omegas, an automatic Geneve, a Megasonic, and a Quartz De Ville. Two Seikos, a 5 and an Alpinist.

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    Fancy Elgin Railroad/military dial. 1937



    Fancy Hampden 1920



    Movement from the $35 Elgin(not one above) 1891. started in1888.



    Waltham Appleton Tracy sidewinder with tulip hands 1889



    Quite rare this and very big n heavy...Dueber case still has its watch service papers





    Nice Hamilton Traffic Special. re issued by Hamilton in 1950's



    silver chain has a silver whale with a jonah inside praying(it opens)
    these were originally used by Traffic cops and trolley car conductors
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    I have a Rolex Submariner which I bought in 1970 for the princely sum of £84. I couldn't afford the model with date as that was £96. It now needs a full service which is likely to cost £500 or so. It now resides in my sock drawer.

    I also have an Oris along similar lines to the Submariner but with a date. Around 6 months after I bought this it was running slow, so Oris rebuilt it and it now runs very well, losing just one second/day. A beautiful thing with a crystal back, so you can see the mech.
    The submariner would be well worth servicing, that's a whole lot of a watch for £500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Fancy Elgin Railroad/military dial. 1937



    Fancy Hampden 1920



    Movement from the $35 Elgin(not one above) 1891. started in1888.



    Waltham Appleton Tracy sidewinder with tulip hands 1889



    Quite rare this and very big n heavy...Dueber case still has its watch service papers





    Nice Hamilton Traffic Special. re issued by Hamilton in 1950's



    silver chain has a silver whale with a jonah inside praying(it opens)
    these were originally used by Traffic cops and trolley car conductors
    That's a beautiful collection, I can see why you are a fan.

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    Thanks. Got quite a few more lying around, including a couple of newer ones and some wristwatches. the son nabbed most of them tho.(wrists)

    they are nice to wear with a nice suit and waistcoat.
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    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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