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    Posted 3 years ago

    beyemvey
    (214 items)

    This watch came down to me from my father, and from his father before him. Prior to that, it may have belonged to his father who was a railroad man. If that is not the case, it may have been a wedding gift from my grandmother. They were married in Twin Falls, Idaho. The watch was assembled by E.D. Harrison of Pocatello, Idaho. I keep it in a glass dome because it means so much to my family. It has had a recent clean lube, and adjust and also a new crystal. The movement is a railroad grade Vanguard Premier 23 jewel movement from Waltham, Massachusetts. It features beautiful engine turning, gold inlaid engraving, and beautiful red jeweled bearings. The watch is lever set which can be accessed by unscrewing the front bezel. It has been lovingly passed down from one Robert to the next, and some day, I will give it to my son Robert.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Congratulations on your 200th BMV !!!!!!
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Very nice. Especially to know its family history.
      Amusingly, I did the same thing with a very similar dome.
      Also..... I'm also Robert. LOL.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      That's a wonderful heirloom Bob not Bill.
      It looks lovingly kept. The dial is so clear, and beautifully laid out.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Congrats on #200. The watch looks great in that glass globe.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      What a great family heirloom, display and... congrats for sharing such a nice 200th post :-D
    6. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 3 years ago
      Beautiful! So wonderful to have a great symbol to represent the passing of time and generations...
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful heirloom to pass on down the line. Congrats on your 200th post!!
      I had my 2nd great Uncles' 1905 Elgin pocket watch restored and display it in the very same display case that you have.
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/170730-my-2nd-great-uncles-1905-gold-elgin-poc
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      congrats and it is very special!!
    9. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Kevin!
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Appreciate it Robert... I go by Bob to friends, but am Robert professionally :-)
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Karen... actually they fixed a small chip on the dial at 11:58 :-) steady hand :-)
    12. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Glad you like it fortapache :-)
    13. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Muchas gracias kyratango!
    14. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the kind thought vintagelamp!
    15. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Very nice watch on your post J. Scott & thanks for your wonderful comment!
    16. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sean for helping to make this post special!
    17. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Also thank you to... TassieDevil, Zilla, bijoucaillouvintage, Caperkid, roddyq,
      blunderbuss2, & JImam!
    18. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) Roycroftbooksfromme1 :-) ttomtucker :-)
    19. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you BelleEpoque!
    20. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you j_daze & famatta127 !!!
    21. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Brunswick & Lady Picker!
    22. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) Beachbum58 !!!
    23. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Gracias Chevelleman69 & sanhardin!
    24. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Hi Radegunder!
    25. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Congratulations on number 200 Bob :-) It has such a wonderful history, and most importantly, it means so much to you. Thanks for sharing!
    26. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you for helping me celebrate Rick :-)
    27. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) shughs :-)

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