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      02-26-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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Vintage Watches

Anyone here keen on vintage time pieces?

To be honest, I'm not sure if I'd wear one on my wrist vs the newer model Rolex and Omegas I have currently, unless the occasion really calls for it, but I love old pocket watches.

And... I was in Prague this last weekend and while walking around near the old Jewish Cemetery, blocks from the new Rolex, Omega, Bvulgari, AP, etc etc. boutiques, I found a quaint old watch shop - one you would imagine from the movies. They had some new souvenir pieces, but the places was ticking with old time pieces.

I have a soft spot for Omegas and saw that the gentleman had about 5 pocket watches near the back of the store and ended up picking one up for about the equivalent of $350.

I immediately took it down the road to the Omega boutique and the AD was thrilled to take out a loop and what he called the Omega 'bible' to authenticate and date the watch.

He isn't a manufacturer, so we couldn't be certain of the complete authenticity/originality of the piece (as it didn't come with papers), but he gave the watch back to me with a smile and said the serial numbers lined up and it looked to be very real and from the 1930s (his exact words in broken English were that he was 'highly optimistic').

Sorry for the long winded story; so are there any other members here with vintage watches (whether purchased second hand or passed down from family members)?

I'd love to hear the stories!
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Great purchase.
Will you attach a pocket watch chain to it?
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Vintage watched are too small by today's standard, but vintage picket watches are great. I have many vintage American PWs, from the era when the best time pieces in the world were made here.

I have a couple of Hamilton 923s converted to wristwatches. May be the best movement ever.

http://www.rgmwatches.com/rgmblog/20...atch-movements
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Great purchase.
Will you attach a pocket watch chain to it?
Thank you! And yes, I just need to find the right one! Honestly not really sure where to look
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May find this interesting.
http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=7460893&rid=0
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One of the very few benefits of driving 52 Morgan Flat Rad is that you're unlikely to pass yourself anytime soon. Vintage watches are sort of like that.... these range from 1940 to1962, the smallest is the Omega at 37 mm
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