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Old 10-01-2011, 02:13 PM
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First off, please forgive me - I'm not a pro photog, and don't have all the light boxes, diffusers, and other goodies some of you guys do. I'm kinda busy today, so these are quick and dirty shots.

Anyway, I know some of you are into watches, so I thought I'd share these.

Grandfather's 1967 Ruger OM Blackhawk (.357) and High Standard Sentinel Imperial (.22, year unknown) standing guard over great-grandfather's American Waltham Watch Co. pocket watch (right one with white face, dated 1891-1892) and great-great-grandfather's Elgin (green face, dated 1886-1887):



Great Grandpa's American Waltham:



Great-Great Grandpa's Elgin:




Again, sorry for the crappy pics. Once I get them working again, I'll work on getting some better pics I just thought it was a neat collection, what with being passed down through the generations, and wanted to share.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:17 PM
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Great topic.
Vintage Swiss watches are another passion of mine.

DS and Omega Constellation:




Jim Hoag CC and Omega Connie:



Couple of Baers and an IWC Diver:



Baer, AR and GMT Rolex:



Baer CVll and Sub:



And yes, I was bored today. I "de-gloved" the skin from my left (thank God-I'm right hand dominant) index finger and am laid up.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:36 AM
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Another mechanical watch hobbiest here.

Unfortunately, I don't have any shots with my revolvers, but here's an IWC 3706 Spitfire chronograph with Ed Brown:



And my Omega Planet Ocean with my Walther P99 in a James Bond homage:



Lately my interests have been running more to old double action Colt and S&W revolvers than watches and semi autos though.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:50 AM
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Here's a couple:



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Old 10-02-2011, 04:16 PM
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This is a great thread and I love this pic.
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Here's a couple:
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:01 PM
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+1 been drooling over that for a while
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for the compliments, guys. The Colt is a standard WW1 repro with Hogue double-diamond walnut WW1-style stocks. It has a Metalform repro pre-WW1-type magazine in it. A nice combo. The photo is of my Grandfather, Logan Hensley, 29th Inf Div, somewhere in France after the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918. Watch was his, unnamed, but purchased by him sometime around 1910. If you look closely, you can see part of an AK "Krinkov"-styled sub-gun in the below photo, carried by the Soldier behind me, that worked well as a close-in vehicle weapon.
PS-Love the Hoag 1911. Used to hang out in his shop in LA years ago.

Here's another: Remington-Rand, me and my GMT Rolex in An Najaf Province, Iraq, 2004:


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Old 10-03-2011, 08:45 AM
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Here's another: Remington-Rand, me and my GMT Rolex in An Najaf Province, Iraq, 2004:

Glad to see someone actually wearing a watch. I have the same ( I think ) watch as you. Rolex GMT (Mine says Master II). Worn it everyday since 1997. I don't take it off. It's the only watch I own actually. I have found that exposure to the sun has faded the red quite a bit.

I like it when people pop up and ask if it is safe to wear their watch and shoot their weapons. Every round I have fired since 1997 ( a lot ), every fight, every jump, every training, every various training, has been done wearing my GMT.

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:37 AM
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watches and pistols

Buy a timex and spend the money on somemore pistols!!!! As you get older time goes by toooo fast so the watch is lways slow!
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:26 AM
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You gentlemen have great taste in both guns and firearms; one day I hope to own an IWC and a Rolex, and a revolver for that matter.
Until then, Colt S70 and Longines Hydroconquest automatic.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:05 PM
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:08 PM
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I have found that exposure to the sun has faded the red quite a bit.
A replacement all black bezel will revamp the look of that old GMT.



That pepsi bezel that came with the watch was 20 years old. It wasn't really fading but I got tired of looking at the same thing over and over. Got the itch and went shopping, just couldn't justify spending $7000 for a new GMT (they have the new black ceramic bezel amongst other things). A friend suggested replacing the bezel. So that was a cheap solution to the itch.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:40 PM
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I like the black bezel on your GMT, "Ricky T". I've been told that the "pepsi" bezels (now discontinued) are becoming sought-after collector items. I confess that I like the faded look; the watch is saying it's "been around".
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:54 PM
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Buy a timex and spend the money on somemore pistols!!!! As you get older time goes by toooo fast so the watch is lways slow!
I personally wouldn't own a watch now (in my later lazy years) that didn't have atomic timekeeping ability.

For the price paid for some of those Rolex's, they better set themselves, or lure in virginal, nymphomaniac models for me when I decide to wear it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:30 PM
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come on guys more vintage pocket watches , lets see more Eelgins, Waltham, Ball, Illinois and a few Seth Thomas's
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:53 PM
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come on guys more vintage pocket watches , lets see more Eelgins, Waltham, Ball, Illinois and a few Seth Thomas's
How's this?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:47 PM
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doesn't get much better than that!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:47 PM
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Damn my pic-posting lameness! I have many guns & vintage watches. But the combo I would post if I could figure this @#$%^&! thing out is Great Grampa's Gold Seth Thomas pocketwatch (with pocket-worn engraving) & his Sharps Pepperbox in .30 rimfire. Picture it in your minds, I guess.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:23 PM
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Ok, so my Harley-Bulova isn't such a fine timepiece, but it perpetually and precisely never fails to remind me of what time it is.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:26 PM
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Ok, so my Harley-Bulova isn't such a fine timepiece, but it perpetually and precisely never fails to remind me of what time it is.
Yeah, but where's the Roscoe? Just kidding... nice watch. Like guns, you can never have TOO MANY cool watches.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:07 PM
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A replacement all black bezel will revamp the look of that old GMT.



That pepsi bezel that came with the watch was 20 years old. It wasn't really fading but I got tired of looking at the same thing over and over. Got the itch and went shopping, just couldn't justify spending $7000 for a new GMT (they have the new black ceramic bezel amongst other things). A friend suggested replacing the bezel. So that was a cheap solution to the itch.
Hmmm...I didn't know that was an option. Have to admit, my watch has quite a few scrathes on it. Some major ones. But then again...so do I.

BTW...nice knife. I will be working their booth at SHOT again this year.


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Old 10-04-2011, 05:41 PM
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Waltham 16s from 1908 (case is slightly newer) with Galco mag pouch:

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:00 PM
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Waltham 16s from 1908 (case is slightly newer) with Galco mag pouch:

VERY nice! This watch thing could be bad (as in another addiction). Keep 'em coming. Some really nice photography, too!
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:15 PM
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Hmmm...I didn't know that was an option. Have to admit, my watch has quite a few scrathes on it. Some major ones. But then again...so do I.

BTW...nice knife. I will be working their booth at SHOT again this year.


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Thanks. The store that I got the bezel from is a Rolex authorized dealer and they carry the extra bezels, installation was free. If your watch is the same generation as mine, you need to make sure you order the bezel for them. The current production's ceramic bezel won't fit the older watch.

I'll try to remember to stop by the KaBar booth and say hi at SHOT in 2012. Booked room and flight already.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:53 AM
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For the price paid for some of those Rolex's, they better set themselves, or lure in virginal, nymphomaniac models for me when I decide to wear it.

Not exactly what you described, but I have had a few strippers notice my SeaDweller.
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