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    Default Swedes don't fit...but there is a Bright Side...actually 2 Bright sides...

    Well, the pair of Joh. Engstrom straights I purchased online to hopefully complete my cobbled together 7 day set of Engstrom (replacing a pair of Engstrom Framebacks) ended up being way too big for the Tiffany & Co. Days of the week case. The spines and monkey tail are just too chunky and thick.

    On a positive note, the pair came cased in ALSO a Tiffany & Co. New York case. I had read that Engstrom and Tiffany had a strong affliation and stockists agreement in the late 19th and early 20th Century.... so that was VERY cool. The seller, an online Coin Silver & Gold operation in New York had not listed them as such with that provenance. WIN in my book if in fact it is the appropriate case.

    2nd win today, I awoke a 4:30 am to hit a very large Flea Market here in Florida that does business on Mondays only seasonally. It is not exactly Brimfield but it is fairly solid. I gather some of my favorite things in the books, maps, ephemera, and photograph areas....(saw ONE straight razor all day btw and poorly honed G.W. "Pipe" razor).... before I hit the exit I was drawn to an area with lots of cases.... Great amounts of cool wristwatches, Vintage Omega, Wittnauer, Gruen, Hamilton, Seiko, Vulcain, on and on. Since I was wearing my Seiko SUMO diver I asked the guy if he had any other vintage Seiko watches. He pulled out a watch roll from behind him on a rolling cart. Yes, there was one more..... I inquired what he needed to get out of that particular watch and he said he would LIKE to get $125....I opened my wallet and pulled out a $100 bill and asked if that would work also. He responded "of course". I handed him the "C" Note, put the watch on my wrist...( a little loose on an incorrect stainless bracelet), shook hands with him, exchanged business cards and headed for my car to drive back to Tampa. WIS / WatchGeeks will know this fairly scare 7A28-7030, the FIRST ever Analog Quartz Chronograph.
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    Unfortunately, the only watches that appeal to me have a connection to razors.

    Which means Jaeger-LeCoultre, and I don't have that kinda cash. :P

    Sweet scores all the way round, though!
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    Better snag a Reverso then by JLC
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiqueHoosier View Post
    Better snag a Reverso then by JLC
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    I'm sure I'll find one hiding behind a winning lottery ticket that magically appears in my pocket!


    Though I lied. I would also own an antique Jaquet Droz if I could.
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    I'm lucky if I can find a Timex Y'all suck!

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    I live in a very remote and sparsely populated area. I would love a chance to go to the big flea markets.

    I appreciate the post of your adventure.

    I'd love a vintage Seiko.

    I'm sorry your blades do not fit in your seven day box.
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    Very nice!
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    Thank God I don't suffer from WAD.. My mobile phone is my watch..
    V nice by the way.
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    You are a very lucky man! That's a win all day long in my book very well done on all counts.
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    Very nice razors and watch!

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