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GUEST,DWR BS: Old Wrist Watches (63* d) RE: Old Wrist Watches 19 Aug 10

I have my Dad's Elgin pocket watch with the winder on the side. (converted from a key wind about 1920)

His Dad had bought it USED about the turn of the century. I found out through the serial number that it was new about 1875. Value? Not all that much, well worn but well loved. If I make it out to Arizona next month, I plan to turn it over to my nephews.

How many of our fancy multitasking watches will be around after 135 years or so? I've got three in working order at the moment. If one dies, no new battery for it, into the trash it goes.

I've also got the wristwatch given to my Step-Dad when he retired. It's valuable, too, but only to me.

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