[time-nuts] How good are mechanical watches
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.
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