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Sunday, December 16th, 2007
5:08 pm

Nazi marine chronograph probably used for rangeing ships guns or timing torpedoe runs
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
2:12 am
So, anyone know about Ole Mathiesen? Ran across one of their watches the other day and liked the clean design. Looks like quartz is their mainstay, but they've come out with a commemorative mechanical which naturally piqued my interest, so I was curious if anyone has any comments or info on 'em.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
7:00 pm
Hello, I joined this morning, but didn't have a chance to write an intro =)

A while back, I was looking at getting a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona for my husband. It will be our 15th [Dating] Anniversary in just over a year from now and I wanted to get him something. After all, he didn't bat an eye buying me engagement/wedding rings (that I love! and still get compliments from random strangers on! =) I wanted to get him something in the $10K range too. It would be a bit of a struggle for me, financially, but I can't stop thinking that I want to do it and, despite everyone else's less expensive suggestions, I can't think of anything else I'd rather get him.

Recently, I was oggling over Mont Blanc personalized Fine Liners. As I said in my journal entry, I don't know if this is a part of growing older but, more and more, I'm finding comfort and satisfaction in owning quality, high-end, heirloom-ish, investment-ish material objects.

I don't need them, I certainly don't need to be spending hundreds of dollars for a freaking writing stick and it's still a tough decision to justify buying expensive stuff, so I'll probably just stick to drooling over pictures for now =) But there's a "measure of success" feel to it. It says I've made it; I've done well for myself to be able to pay for something like this on my own steam. I'm beginning to understand the companionship and sentimental value in these possessions.

Anyway, I'm glad I found this community. =)

Sunday, July 10th, 2005
3:51 pm
Pocket Watches Part Duex
Hi, I've gotten new pocket watches since my last post, so I thought I'd share them. I'm using a different camera, sorry if the photos aren't that good.

Das Watches!Collapse )

Current Mood: There is a one-eyed snake in your pants . . . and it wants a cookie.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
9:51 pm
Pocket watches and such
Hi, first post. My name is Steve and I've recently discovered how much I love pocket watches. I don't have any antique ones, but the ones I do have are all pretty cool, at least in my opinion. So, here we go. I got all of mine from this fly by night dealer who comes to school from time to time. I think I'm turning into a collector.

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Current Mood: As though I am at one with the universe . . . FOR I AM NOT WEARING PANTS!
Thursday, February 24th, 2005
7:44 am
On watches and fountain pens
Couple things I'd run across some time back, and just recently spent some time tracking down again. Figured I'd put them up here in case someone else would find them interesting--and so I'd have a place to find them again more easily in the future. :)

The first is an article about a nifty Paul Gerber complication (Macromedia Flash needed to see the inline animations).

The second is a pen anecdote someone wrote for a site which no longer exists. I copied it straight from the original version, unedited. Hopefully Peder won't mind me posting it here.

A Fountain Pen StoryCollapse )
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
10:31 pm
New toys!
And now, how about a little show-n-tell to try getting this place moving more? Here're a few new additions I've acquired this week
Clickie for mo'biggah!

The Wahl Oxford dates back to the 1930s, and was their less expensive alternative to the venerable Dorics. It's a bit grungy looking and the piston filler needs fixing, but the nib's in really nice condition, there's no obvious damage or marks, and it's a pretty cool color.

In front is a Poljot in their Sturmanskie line with 3133 mechanism, an older all-titanium limited edition made from decommissioned SS-18 missles. Ugly beast, ain't it?

And the Pelikan pen holder's a reproduction of one they made years ago for displays. It's a little too small to hold my M1000, but I knew it would be. Guess I'll just have to get an M800 for it now. :)
Friday, September 10th, 2004
9:34 am
hello, my name is alice, I just found this journal, I couldn't figure out how to post, then I joined and it let me post, anyhow, I have been collecting watches for some time and am working on fixing and restoring them, a good timepiece is one that is hard and/or expensive to find now a days and I wanted to be able to bring them back to life, I love the idea behind this jounal, well done, it is about time for one...
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