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I found this (actually similar to)1902 Elgin pocket watch today in an antique shop. The inside and face was absolutely pristine. The outside case work was not quite as ornate but similar in style. Obviously this is way outside what we usually post and I haven't worn one in years, but it was just a beautiful piece and it really captivated me. Still working over 100 years later... just though it was cool and some may be interested.
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Is there really no love/interest for antique pocket watches out there? I was hoping somebody may have some info or comments on this.
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Missed that part, had seen the std. order form.
The local watch shop has a book with straps, so it was more a question of finding something special and personal and not cream croc etc.
That looks great and a great way to reuse the wallet and get instant patina.

 

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you got two identical straps out of the wallet? that's a pretty cool way to reuse/recycle something that you like... I can see the Gucci imprint on the end of the strap!

Yes Kid N - I was happy if I got the one - but got two! smile.gif Sharp eyes, yes that is the original wallet corner 'logo' imprint on the tip of the second strap. 

Finn, strangely from a worn drying wallet i got 'brand new' straps (not much patina) - They actually were/are as good as OEM.  The strap maker using the internal wallet soft leather for the strap 'backing' and the main wallet outer for the outer strap. Its a great way to recycle something like a wallet thats been with you for years and now continues to be in a different form!  

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Every year or two, I get a white ostrich strap for my mother-in-law's reverso. She's very petite so both the hide and size have to be custom. ABP always does a nice job and keeps my MIL and wife happy.
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Casual Thursday

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I have no idea how you guys keep watches in such immaculate condition - I bang my watches everywhere and they're full of scratches, cuffs and dings
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I have no idea how you guys keep watches in such immaculate condition - I bang my watches everywhere and they're full of scratches, cuffs and dings

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Is there really no love/interest for antique pocket watches out there? I was hoping somebody may have some info or comments on this.

It's a shame; but generally there isn't. I guess because pocket watches have fallen out of fashion; there isn't as much of a demand even for high quality pieces.

It's a great looking piece though...you mention that you "found" it; does this mean a purchase?
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beautiful. steel or 18k?
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I have no idea how you guys keep watches in such immaculate condition - I bang my watches everywhere and they're full of scratches, cuffs and dings

inorite?!?
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Is there really no love/interest for antique pocket watches out there? I was hoping somebody may have some info or comments on this.

sadly not so much. some are pretty, but i dont jack about them. here is one i like tho, jlc.

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and the famous patek graves...

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After saving for a long time, I finally got myself a real watch. I keep forgetting to take pics of it, but here is what I got:

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Speedys get quite a bit of love on here, but I haven't seen this one posted yet....the new 9300
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I very much like Omega, congrats Mr. Enjoy it!

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Got this as a gift. I love it. Might not be everyone's taste.
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I very much like Omega, congrats Mr. Enjoy it!

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After saving for a long time, I finally got myself a real watch. I keep forgetting to take pics of it, but here is what I got:
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Speedys get quite a bit of love on here, but I haven't seen this one posted yet....the new 9300

 

I actually tried this on at the omega boutique. Too big for my wrist (especially the height) but the watch is beautiful and the caseback is awesome. Can't wait to see some wrist shots!

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How can people not "get" Panerai when they see hotness like this. Such a phenomenal piece of design
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