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Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch

Most people on the Forum will have either owned or know someone who owned a Pocket Watch.
This youtube video of someone assembling a pocket watch is quite entertaining in it's own right as well as educational as it's done in real time and the chap sounds human which makes a change from the usual musical background.
Be warned it's quite long so you may give up before the end.

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Re: Pocket Watch

He had more patience with the balance wheel than I would.
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Re: Pocket Watch

Yes, a man with a lot of patience. Love his running commentary  Smiley
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Re: Pocket Watch

I always remember my granddads pocket watch, Oh how I wish he gave me It before he died, I would of treasured It forever. Sad
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I have my father's wrist watch that he purchased in Cairo during the last war.
I remember buying an Ingersoll pocket watch for about £3 collected birthday money when I was about 14 and feeling very grown up.
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Re: Pocket Watch

Think I would have said those funny words a bit more
Just watched it during my free time - 34 mins and 160M
Makes you wonder how he has the bits laid out for assembly
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I was given a pocket watch with a stamped on every link silver chain by my dear parents in 1943 for passing my 'matriculation'!
I wore it in my jacket breast pocket for school every day and later took it with me into the forces.
It was obviously a great pride and joy to me, as is incidentally , a gold signet ring from my parents for my Coming of Age at 21....
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I was given a watch by my parents for my 21st, I was given the choice so I selected a mechanical Seiko...yes they did make non-battery watches then, and very good it still is 45 years later and still working well, although to be fair I don't wear it much nowadays.
The giving of watches for a 21st birthday seems to have been something of a tradition then. My older brother still has his gold Rotary in daily use that he had for his 21st nearly 50+ years later, and still going strong.
Watches are not made like they used to be. Unless of course you buy the variety that you need a fair sized mortgage for.
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