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"Pocket watches"... out with 'em! Come on, lets see them!

  1. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 18, 2018

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    Like Seikos, there seems to be a lot of pocket watches hiding in the Omega Forum woodwork. So lets see them! Hold nothing back, Omegas, American railroad pieces, Russian... um... stuff... all of it. If you know the watch's history lets hear it.

    I'll kick it off... Digging through Dad's stuff recently (they're downsizing to an apartment) I found a stash of his old railway stuff.

    First... his Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer pins. Cool stuff as he started out on steam engines.
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    The engine in the book is a CNR Mountain class engine.... number 6060 of this series still survives in a museum in western Canada, he ran that very engine when it was still in regular service. The watch is a Hamilton 992B of the type he wore on the engines.
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    The 992B movement, Dad's watch is still around as well.
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    The picture is likely of Port Arther station (now Thunder Bay) as that was Dad's home ground.
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    So come on guys... out with the history! Let see it.
     
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  2. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 18, 2018

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    Good idea, boss. :thumbsup:

    All my pocket watches are American railroad machines.

    NOTE: The Mad Dog action figure pictured below is authentic...also, the Hooters Girl action figure pictured below is authentic.

    18s 21j Illinois A. Lincoln...
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    16s 23j Hamilton 950 and 950B...
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    16s 23j Elgin B.W. Raymond 494 and Veritas 376...
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    16s 23j Elgin B.W. Raymond 494 and 21j B.W. Raymond 571...
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    Playing "Double-Dog Quick Draw McGraw" at the donut factory with the Elgins pictured directly above...
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    Playing "Quadruple-Dog Quick Draw McGraw" at home...
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    16s 21j Hamilton 992 and 992B...16s 21j Illinois Bunn Special Sixty Hour and 18s 21j Bunn Special...
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    18s 21j Illinois A. Lincoln...
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  3. time flies Feb 18, 2018

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    Have fun
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  4. Looneytoons Feb 18, 2018

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    I just acquired my first pocket watch and was looking for a thread to show it off... waltham pw1.jpg

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  5. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Feb 18, 2018

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  6. bubba48 Feb 18, 2018

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    My three Americans

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    The crown is now fixed but I haven't a new pic

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  7. tyrantlizardrex Feb 18, 2018

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    I think this little Omega is from the turn of the century, and is a fob/pendant at 35mm designed for a lady, with a 13’’’ movement inside.

    I fell in love with the case and decided that it needed to come and live with me.

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  8. GregH Feb 18, 2018

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  9. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 18, 2018

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    as long as it is a chronograph....
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  10. Canuck Feb 18, 2018

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    Where to start. ::confused2::

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    The above are mostly American railroad grade. But the Swiss made a good railroad standard watch as well. This one is a Louis Brandt (Omega) grade CCR, 19xjewel model. Swis kakers such as Brandt, Longines, and Zenith made railroad standard watches which were approved on Canadian and some AU S railroads.


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  11. TexOmega Feb 18, 2018

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  13. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Feb 18, 2018

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    Ummm...no.

    :D

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  14. mayankyadav Feb 18, 2018

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    I so badly want to have at least one in my possession:). Love the idea of these watches. wish they stil made them..
     
  15. Toishome Feb 19, 2018

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    Last thing I was looking for was a watch :cool:
     
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  17. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 19, 2018

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    Just one these days :(

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  18. Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Feb 19, 2018

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    Once upon a time
     
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  19. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Feb 19, 2018

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  20. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 19, 2018

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    '48 Ball 999B, made by Hamilton & 1915 Seth Thomas clock as supplied by Ball to the railroad.
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    24jewel Illinois Bunn Special.

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