[time-nuts] How good are mechanical watches

Dave Brown tractorb at ihug.co.nz
Fri Apr 20 18:12:32 EDT 2007


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From: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
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Subject: [time-nuts] How good are mechanical watches


>> John (who still wears a mechanical watch)
>
> Speaking of mechanical watches...
>
> Does anybody make good ones anymore?  Is there a good web page on 
> this area?
>
> Many many ago, a friend showed me his new toy, an accurate pocket 
> watch.  I
> forget the brand.  I think he said it was from the railroad days. 
> I'll bet
> he still has it.


Still have my father's Waltham.  Hamilton and Elgin were fairly 
popular watches in railway circles as well.
Used to see ads for Hamilton in the National Geographic- waaaay back!
No idea if any of these are still being made-I think it unlikely.
DaveB, NZ 




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