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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    You carry a pocket watch? Isn't that a bit old fashioned? Next you will be telling me that you shoot film with one of those old cameras with the bellows and ground glass. When I started in sheet metal as an apprentice, my foreman used to yell, "Hurry up, we're not building a watch!".

    No I have never worked on Diesel engines. That's some pretty close tolerances on those injector bodies. I did a 3 angle valve job on a slant 6 gas engine once. I haven't done much machine work.
    Yes indeedy. A Waltham 16s, 23 jewel Vanguard - their top of the line RR watch, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism, and five positions, with gold jewel settings, gold second wheel, diamond endstones, and a double-sunk vitreous enamel dial. You wind it every morning. It was made the year the Titanic had that encounter with the iceberg, and if I carry it carefully it runs within 30-40 seconds/month. And I have several of them old "box cameras".

    Edit - This model Waltham, almost - the regulator is different - http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-23-...item3cda1917c4
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Yes indeedy. A Waltham 16s, 23 jewel Vanguard - their top of the line RR watch, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism, and five positions, with gold jewel settings, gold second wheel, diamond endstones, and a double-sunk vitreous enamel dial. You wind it every morning. It was made the year the Titanic had that encounter with the iceberg, and if I carry it carefully it runs within 30-40 seconds/month. And I have several of them old "box cameras".

    Edit - This model Waltham, almost - the regulator is different - http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-23-...item3cda1917c4
    I really wish the front looked as good as the back.. It's so pretty in the back but the front is so blah, why have all that gold if it's hidden, at least the hands and numbers could have been gold. But still an amazing timepiece. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." ~Dennis Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    I really wish the front looked as good as the back.. It's so pretty in the back but the front is so blah, why have all that gold if it's hidden, at least the hands and numbers could have been gold. But still an amazing timepiece. Thanks for sharing.
    Stone, it's a railroad watch. The dial is designed for one purpose, ease of reading. The timekeeping commision had fairly strict standards. Gold hands and numerals? Please. I wouldn't own it if it looked like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Stone, it's a railroad watch. The dial is designed for one purpose, ease of reading. The timekeeping commision had fairly strict standards. Gold hands and numerals? Please. I wouldn't own it if it looked like that.
    Yea with elegant mother of pearl inlayed into the center of the hands and numerals

    Ok now I understand why it's designed that way, makes sense, ease of viewing.
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