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Old 01-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #31
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I did have a few old pocket watched. Sold em a few years back.

How about Old watch company stock certificates??



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that's pretty cool!

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In the newer modern stuff, I have Timex, Fossil, Omega, Rolex, Casio, Citizen, Seiko, Orient, Guess, Hamilton, Tissot, Bulova, Alpha and probably a few more I can't remember.
Russian: Sakonda, Vostok, Moscow Classic, Poljot.
TV brands: Invicta, Android, Stauer, Sthurling, Croton, Swiss Legend, Ingersoll
Vintage: Timex, Waltham, Elgin, Bulova, Whittnauer, Hamilton, Gruen, Illinois, Longines
Pocket: Waltham, Elgin.
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Wow!! You weren't kidding!

What's the quality like on the ingersoll's? Weren't they made in USA in the past?
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Im a watch nerd too... Heres some of mine
I tried to copy sonic's pic on these first 2...

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Im a watch nerd too... Heres some of mine
I tried to copy sonic's pic on these first 2...
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Wow! very nice. And real close to mine!...I like that Hammy with the train fob too. That one looks in near perfect shape.
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Wow!! You weren't kidding!

What's the quality like on the ingersoll's? Weren't they made in USA in the past?

Yes, like other brands, Ingersoll was once made in the USA. Now, like other brands, they are probably made in China or elsewhere by the highest bidder. The quality on the current Ingersoll watches is not that bad. I have two automatics and they both run great and keep good time; probably Chinese movements. There is currently some good stuff coming from China even though some of it has been hit or miss.
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Wow! very nice. And real close to mine!...I like that Hammy with the train fob too. That one looks in near perfect shape.
I was thinking I have a couple watches like that.....

Thanks.. I really like the old railroad watches.. It was my Grandfathers when he worked for the Railroad in the 50's. My grandma told me how they had to save up to buy the watch, before he could get a job at the RR. Because Hamilton railroad specials were the only watch you could own at the time.... The other without the fob was my dad's but he never worked for the RR, and just liked to collect watches....
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A old Illinois salesmans watch... Has a clear back to show the movement.

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Heres a nice one. It was given to a Fire chief on his retirement.. Its engraved on the back and has clippings from various newspapers. One even has a old gun ad..... (Well, some of it..)

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Thanks.. I really like the old railroad watches.. It was my Grandfathers when he worked for the Railroad in the 50's. My grandma told me how they had to save up to buy the watch, before he could get a job at the RR. Because Hamilton railroad specials were the only watch you could own at the time.... The other without the fob was my dad's but he never worked for the RR, and just liked to collect watches....
I love quality made mechanical devices. That's why I like firearms, they are the last product of an era where people cared about what they make. Designed, machined and assembled to perfection.
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