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    Fortunate to have an independent authorised repair centre locally. Convincing the other half is the issue.

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    Wow, you are actually dwelling in the sea with that watch on in this photo. Pretty cool!


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    Quote Originally Posted by misteredwino View Post
    Wow, you are actually dwelling in the sea with that watch on in this photo. Pretty cool!
    Thank you. It got wet today, too. :-)
    I've gone through 4 or 5 diving computers in the time I've had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Big Spendur, a question for you or anyone else, please,,,sort of on topic,,

    2 weeks ago this watch was passed down to me. It belonged to my great grandmother, she carried it as a young girl in the late 1890's. It had been passed down through the women in our the family, but was re-routed to me, rather than my sister( it would have been on Ebay by now ) , I'm the keeper of the family records on my mother's side.

    It does not run, it appears in fine shape. I would like to have a professional look at it. I have tried my GOOGLE FU for South Florida, but no results. Do you know a trusted professional who could evaluate it? What would you do?

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    Here is an update on my great grandmother's watch that I first posted a few years ago. After the first post in 2013 I sent her to Australia for 4 months to a known watch maker down there. He could not find the parts there , so she was shipped home.

    I kept her put away until 4 months ago & she was shipped to a watch maker in Franklin, North Carolina. The watch maker is Rusty Tuggle & he was able to find original parts to get her going again.

    She came in today beautiful & working. She will go to a granddaughter , if I'm lucky enough to have one.

    The woman who first wore this watch was my great grandmother & here is her photo at the time she would have been wearing it. She was 16 years old at the time of the photo. The photo is from the late 1890's.

    Thanks for looking,,,,,,


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    Well done John!

    But don't just put it away, wear it until you have someone to pass it down to.

    Don't forget, if you do put it away wind it up at least 1x a month to keep the lube fresh or it will stop running within a couple of years.
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    Thank you Nelson.
    I took it around to friends today to show it off. Rusty said it was an "everyday" watch, the Timex of its day, but still adequate in keeping time.

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