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Offline LeftAngle

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My first good watch...
« on: November 27, 2011, 12:00:53 PM »
In 1962, I purchased my first "decent" watch (one that wasn't a Timex) in California, when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton.  I loved the large lum triangle and hands that allowed me to see what time it was all night long.  A year later, I was on board a Navy transport, working it's way north off Vietnam.  I was standing on deck, with my arms folded, leaning on the rail, when "pop", the clasp, or one of the pins let go and I watched it pirouette into the South China Sea.  I think it wanted to explore the reefs there...  My question is, do you think it's still in operating condition?

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Re: My first good watch...
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 12:21:02 PM »
Well, one thing is for sure, it is not running any more. The Sea, and its salt, does reclaim all I would think.
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Offline LeftAngle

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Re: My first good watch...
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 02:55:18 PM »
Ahh, I was afraid of that... 50 years of Post partum remorse is probably long enough, so I guess it's time to start looking around for another one.

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Re: My first good watch...
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 03:04:35 PM »
My bad... It was 1965, not 62... Senior moment.

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Re: My first good watch...
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 04:13:35 PM »
 :shuc :yeller  never fear, there are plenty available to reclaim your memories, start looking!! i have a sea wolf i bought new at ft benning GA in 1968. if it could talk the stories it could tell! whoa, i guess it is better that it stay quiet. good luck on your quest, be sure to check em out here BEFORE you buy.

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Re: My first good watch...
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 10:43:00 AM »
I certainly will.  My wife has to get over the shock of my new Accutron Spaceview first before I start actively looking for a " What... ANOTHER watch!?":) Thanks

 

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